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Countries' new carbon-cutting pledges are nowhere near enough, UN says
News/Technology & Science: The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds.
Black scientists around the world are calling for action, equality and representation
Radio/Quirks & Quarks: After a woman walking in Central Park falsely accused a Black man of assaulting her, social media erupted in support of the scientist who was simply birdwatching causing anger, outrage — and action. Now, Black scientists from around the world are taking part, promoting their work and calling for change.
Ottawa backs $27M open-net salmon farm, ocean sensor project in Atlantic Canada
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A Norwegian company's proposal to open a salmon farm and hatchery in Placentia Bay, N.L., got a major boost Thursday from Canada's OceanSupercluster, a federal innovation funding organization.
Bill that aims to address environmental racism heads for debate in House of Commons
News/Technology & Science: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the effort to get the federal government to address environmental racism and the global energy consumption of bitcoin.
How three brothers solved a tech glitch that was crashing Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine booking tool
News/Canada/Edmonton: Within minutes of its 8 a.m. opening Wednesday, the Alberta system allowing seniors to book for the COVID-19 vaccine had crashed. By noon, a trio of Edmonton brothers had figured out the problem and posted a solution to help others sidestep the glitch.
Dairy farmers advised to stop adding palm oil to feed as butter controversy heats up
News/Canada/PEI: After news coverage of butter becoming harder to melt, possibly due to palm oil additives in cattle feed, the Dairy Farmers of Canada association is recommending that producers stop the practice for the time being.
Playstations scarce, automakers stalled amid semiconductor shortage brought on by pandemic
News/Business: A shortage of semiconductors — the microchips needed in everything from military equipment to coffee makers — is causing delays around the world, disrupting supply chains for smartphones and causing major problems in the auto industry. For consumers, it means a delay getting some products. It could also mean higher prices.
What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry
News/Technology & Science: Canadian companies and governments can seize on the push for electric vehicles happening in the U.S. and become leaders in specific areas of electric vehicle manufacturing and innovation, experts say.
Canada launching $7M project to track international 'dark vessels' at sea
News/Canada/British Columbia: The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will use satellites to identify ships that may be fishing illegally, in a $7 million project to track so-called 'dark vessels' around the globe.
Pigs can learn to manipulate joystick and react to video game screen, researchers say
News/Canada/Calgary: Omelette, Hamlett, Ebony and Ivory, the pig subjects in a Purdue University study, were able to use a joystick to play a multilevel version of a game that loosely resembles Pong.
Kitchener unlikely to ticket many idling drivers — but that's OK, clean air advocate says
Gabriella Kalapos, executive director of Clean Air Partnership, says the city's new bylaw can be an effective tool to get people to turn off their engines while they sit and wait by simply educating them about how their actions affect the environment.