More climate pledges needed to avoid 'catastrophic' path, UN says
News/Science: A new report shows the world is on a "catastrophic pathway" toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday.
Google and Apple said to have removed Navalny voting app as Russian elections begin
A voting app created by allies of prominent Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was removed from Google and Apple's online stores in Russia just as polls opened for parliamentary elections, according to a series of tweets from Navalny's team on Friday.
Faroe Islands will review regulations after record dolphin slaughter
News/Science: The government of the Faroe Islands says it will review regulations governing its centuries-old tradition of hunting dolphins after graphic footage of the slaughter of a record catch of hundreds prompted an outcry.
Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into New York City skyscrapers
News/Science: Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses.
This mobile app is helping Afghans navigate Kabul following the Taliban takeover
As the Taliban entered Kabul last month, the team behind the crowdsourced news alert app Ehtesab deserted their office in the city. But they continued their work of providing Afghans with critical information, such as which roads were congested and where outbreaks of violence had been reported.
Firefighters wrap world's largest tree to protect it from California fire
News/World: Firefighters wrapped the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California's rugged Sierra Nevada.
Activists confront Singh over NDP's environmental stance on Fairy Creek, TMX
News/Politics: NDP Leader Jagmeet was challenged by a small group of young environmentalists on Thursday following a media availability in Toronto over his positions on old-growth logging at Fairy Creek in B.C. and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Chevy Bolt owner says battery-fire warning means there's nowhere in neighbourhood to safely park
Radio/As It Happens: Neil Wintle decided to buy a Chevy Bolt to reduce his carbon footprint but now he feels misled, because the car is at risk of catching on fire. "It has turned out to be none of the things I thought I was getting when I bought it," he said.
Butterflies containing not one, but two parasitic wasps, surviving after release on Finnish island
Radio/As It Happens: Evolutionary biologist Anne Duplouy is surprised to see butterflies, containing wasps, continue to survive after an experiment moved them to a tiny Baltic Sea island. She has been tracking the orange and brown Glanville fritillary and its two stowaways, parasitic wasps, that emerge from the butterfly like Russian dolls.
1,428 dolphins killed on Faroe Islands in traditional hunt
News/Science: More than 1,400 white-sided dolphins were killed in the Faeroe Islands in the North Atlantic this weekend as part of a traditional hunt. Animal rights activists say it is the largest single hunt of whales or dolphins ever documented.
North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles
News/World: North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defences, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in duelling displays of military might.
Ebola virus in survivors can trigger outbreaks years after infection
Ebola survivors can relapse and trigger outbreaks at least five years after infection, and long-term follow-up of former patients is needed to prevent devastating flare-ups, according to new research. Scientists already knew Ebola could lie dormant in survivors, who test negative because the virus is in tissue rather than circulating in the blood.
The wealthier, the greener: Why trees are more common in higher-income neighbourhoods
News/Canada/Montreal: A CBC News analysis shows the higher the median income of a neighbourhood in Montreal, the more extensive the tree cover. In other Canadian cities and beyond, researchers are tracking similar dynamics between green space and socioeconomic status, and looking for solutions to address the imbalance.