Politicians say elections law restricting partisan ads is ‘absurd,’ ‘lunacy’

The man whose position on climate change is at the centre of a controversy over partisan campaign rhetoric weighed in Monday, saying Elections Canada is stifling free speech if environmental groups can't produce ads that describe global warming as a real crisis borne of human behaviour.

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Father Raymond J. de Souza: The good (and bad) of carbon tax economics

The economic problem with a 'tax on everything' is that it leaves few options outside of the 'everything' for consumers to make changes in their behaviour.

Crabs are now eating methane-filled bacteria. This shows they’re adapting to climate change, scientists say

Crabs that have a normal diet of a type of plankton have been seen munching on methane-filled bacteria off British Columbia's coast in what experts say could be their way of adapting to climate change.

A Frenchman is swimming across the Pacific, braving shark- and plastic-infested waters to highlight devastating pollution

While Benoit Lecomte swims eight hours a day, scientists will conduct experiments to examine the ocean's deterioration.

Norway is building some of the world’s first battery-powered ferries. Will they lead the way in cutting maritime pollution?

Norway wants two-thirds of all boats carrying both passengers and cars along its jagged and windy Atlantic coastline to be electrified by 2030.


Donald Trump is silencing those who might restrain him

Rex Tillerson was a relatively moderate voice on issues like climate change, Iran and North Korea. He'll be replaced by the hard-line CIA director Mike Pompeo, who is likely to reinforce Trump's most aggressive attitudes toward the rest of the world.


Indigenous leaders welcome chance to invest in Alberta renewable power auction

Indigenous leaders say they are eager to invest after Alberta unveiled a plan on Monday that demands bidders in one of its next two rounds of renewable power project auctions include partnerships with those communities.

‘On life support:’ Research shows common pesticides starve, disorient birds

This is really important science. It demonstrates that neonicotinoid pesticides and chlorpyrifos harm more than insects. They interfere with bird orientation and feeding. And if you think humans are immune to these consequences, well... here is some Kool-Aid.

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