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    Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims

    Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims


    The wildfire that enveloped Fort McMurray in the spring of 2016 is a harbinger of things to come, Edmonton journalist Ed Struzik concludes in his new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape our...

    The wildfire that enveloped Fort McMurray in the spring of 2016 is a harbinger of things to come, Edmonton journalist Ed Struzik concludes in his new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape our Future.

    Astronomers unveil secrets of interstellar visitor

    Astronomers unveil secrets of interstellar visitor


    Astronomers say they've learned more about the first known object to enter our solar system from deep space, including its size and...

    Astronomers say they've learned more about the first known object to enter our solar system from deep space, including its size and colour.

    Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say

    Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say


    An international summary of five year's worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone...

    An international summary of five year's worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought.

    20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win support from Grand Challenges

    20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win support from Grand Challenges


    Twenty Canadian projects have won Grand Challenges funding, among them an Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and...

    Twenty Canadian projects have won Grand Challenges funding, among them an Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and a microchip that can figure out what pathogen is causing diarrhea in children in Bangladesh.

    Bell insider reveals high-pressure sales tactics required on every single call

    Bell insider reveals high-pressure sales tactics required on every single call


    A longtime Bell call centre employee says she is pressured to make a sale on every call, often talking customers into products they don't understand, don't need, and sometimes can't...

    A longtime Bell call centre employee says she is pressured to make a sale on every call, often talking customers into products they don't understand, don't need, and sometimes can't afford

    Truckers take cautious approach to all-electric vehicles

    Truckers take cautious approach to all-electric vehicles


    All-electric trucks have the potential for cost savings for fleet operators, particularly if maintenance costs prove to be lower than diesel, but there are still some significant barriers to their adoption, according to trucking industry...

    All-electric trucks have the potential for cost savings for fleet operators, particularly if maintenance costs prove to be lower than diesel, but there are still some significant barriers to their adoption, according to trucking industry veterans.

    Climate-hit nations say UN talks offer little help for soaring losses

    Climate-hit nations say UN talks offer little help for soaring losses


    Though some delegates and observers claimed progress on key details of the Paris agreement, countries that are immediately threatened by climate change say enough isn't being...

    Though some delegates and observers claimed progress on key details of the Paris agreement, countries that are immediately threatened by climate change say enough isn't being done.

    What are the best ways to shrink your carbon footprint?

    What are the best ways to shrink your carbon footprint?


    Want to reduce your carbon emissions? Curious about whether you’re getting the most for your efforts? Here’s how to figure out how to make the biggest...

    Want to reduce your carbon emissions? Curious about whether you’re getting the most for your efforts? Here’s how to figure out how to make the biggest difference.

    Canada and U.K. form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change

    Canada and U.K. form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change


    Canada and the United Kingdom have enticed 18 other nations to adopt their mutual goal of weaning themselves off coal-fired power — but at least two provinces are trying to negotiate their way out of the federal government's own domestic...

    Canada and the United Kingdom have enticed 18 other nations to adopt their mutual goal of weaning themselves off coal-fired power — but at least two provinces are trying to negotiate their way out of the federal government's own domestic plan.

    Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, record-fast Roadster

    Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, record-fast Roadster


    Tesla Inc. on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future...

    Tesla Inc. on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends.

    Scientists accused of scaremongering, 'overheated claims' with warning to humanity

    Scientists accused of scaremongering, 'overheated claims' with warning to humanity


    A recent global "warning to humanity" endorsed by more than 15,000 scientists around the world includes scaremongering and overheated claims while ignoring much of the progress made in recent decades, some experts...

    A recent global "warning to humanity" endorsed by more than 15,000 scientists around the world includes scaremongering and overheated claims while ignoring much of the progress made in recent decades, some experts say.