Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan invest $3.4B for science advances
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are investing up to $3.4 billion to advance human health over 10 to 15 years, according to a spokesperson for their philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Instagram offers 'drug pipeline' to kids, tech advocacy group claims
Instagram says it prohibits drug sales, but accounts advertising the sale of Xanax, ecstasy, opioids and other drugs are still widespread and easy to find on the platform, including for young users, according to a report released by tech advocacy group the Tech Transparency Project (TTP) on Tuesday.
Top-emitting Alberta oilsands site got government relief from pollution payments, Reuters reports
News/Canada/Calgary: For three straight years, Alberta's government granted Canada's most emissions-intense oilsands facility reductions in payments that polluters are required to make for generating higher emissions than most of the industry, a government document obtained by Reuters shows.
FAA issues aircraft restrictions linked to 5G technology, warns of possible flight diversions
The Federal Aviation Administration announced a new rule on Tuesday that forbids pilots from using auto-landing and other flight systems at low altitudes where 5G wireless signals could interfere with instruments that measure a plane's distance to the ground.
Tracking omicron: Canadian scientists race to understand new variant
News/Health: Canadian scientists are racing to understand more about the threat of the omicron variant — how fast it spreads, whether it causes more or less severe illness, and if it can escape previous immunity to COVID-19.
Elon Musk doubles down on ending subsidies as competitors reap more benefits
Elon Musk has described electric cars as critical to fighting climate change, which he's said he believes could cause more displacement and destruction than all the wars in history combined. So you might think he'd support the federal government funding electric vehicle charging stations.
Retreating glaciers could create new salmon habitat, B.C. study shows
News/Canada/British Columbia: The retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of British Columbia and Alaska could produce thousands of kilometres of potential new salmon habitat, a study led by researchers at Simon Fraser University shows.
Climate change could cost billions in additional building maintenance: report
News/Canada/Toronto: Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer.