Fraser Valley farmers won't know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil
News/Canada/British Columbia: Images of oil, garbage and jerry cans drifting through the water create the immediate impression of an agricultural nightmare, but experts say it will be weeks until assessments can confirm exactly what damage might have been done to some of the most fertile farmland in the province.
Meet the robot that can write poetry and create artworks
When people think of artificial intelligence, the images that often come to mind are of the sinister robots that populate the worlds of "The Terminator," "i, Robot," "Westworld," and "Blade Runner." For many years, fiction has told us that AI is often used for evil rather than for good.
These products aim to help kids rebuild social skills amid concerns about pandemic impact
Meditation toys to help kids manage their feelings. A Lego kit for coding, with a focus on problem-solving skills. And an Amazon video chat portal that uses holograms, games and puzzles to keep little ones engaged on calls.
Offshore wind farms could make Nova Scotia an 'energy-exporting region'
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Natural gas platforms near Sable Island, N.S., were dismantled and removed years ago, but someday the shallow shelf in the North Atlantic could once again produce energy: renewable energy from offshore wind turbines.
Canada has the minerals needed for EVs. How much bargaining power does that really give us?
News/World: There’s this emerging notion of Canada as an impending superpower in the mining of critical minerals that will run defining technologies of this century. People are even talking about it as a geopolitical weapon. Let's pause here for a reality check. Here's what Canada has, and doesn't.
Up to 10% of homes could now be 'uninsurable' because of flood risk. Could yours be one?
News/Canada: Marketplace reveals many homeowners are unaware of and unprepared for the growing threat of flooding because of confusing insurance policies, murky real estate rules and incomplete floodplain maps.
New Green Party leader knows the trauma of environmental damage first-hand
News/Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we hear from interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner about their tragic experience with mudslides and explore the sustainability benefits of roundabouts.
Canada's climate change efforts going from 'failure to failure,' says commissioner's report
News/Politics: Despite three decades of action, Canada’s emissions have risen 20 per cent since 1990, the country remains unprepared for climate disasters and recent subsidies to the oil and gas sector have not delivered the promised emission reductions, according to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s fall reports.
Another series of storms set to roll through regions of B.C. devastated by floods and mudslides
News/Canada/British Columbia: Communities left reeling by significant floods and mudslides in southern B.C. are set to face another series of storms heading into the weekend, even as widespread damage continues to affect key highways and supply chains, and thousands remain away from their homes.
Ontario veering off track from its climate change targets, internal forecasts reveal
News/Canada/Toronto: The Ford government is nowhere near on track to achieving its targets for cutting Ontario's greenhouse gas emissions, according to new internal forecasts that have never before been made public.