Featured readers share their snow good deed stories

Featured readers share their snow good deed stories

As most of Ontario continues to emerge from Monday’s winter slump, Star readers shared with us their stories of the kindness and quiet heroism of people across the province. LOVE FOR HEALTH HEROES A reader pointed to a tweet from Halton Healthcare about Georgetown residents clearing snow from all cars in hospital parking lots so … Read more

British Columbia’s Coquihalla Highway is set to reopen to regular traffic on Wednesday

British Columbia’s Coquihalla Highway is set to reopen to regular traffic on Wednesday

The Coquihalla Freeway (Highway 5) is expected to reopen to regular vehicular traffic between Hope and Merritt on Wednesday. The planned reopening to the general public is much earlier than originally planned. Road crews worked around the clock to recover the Coquihalla Highway for essential commercial vehicles and intercity buses on December 20 following catastrophic … Read more

Wild High Country weather alleviates drought, say App State researchers studying mental health impact | mountain weather

Wild High Country weather alleviates drought, say App State researchers studying mental health impact |  mountain weather

HIGH COUNTRY – Residents of the High Country have experienced the full range of weather the mountains have to offer over the past month, but the wild and pushed weather may have a pattern as well as an impact on wildfires in the region. “2021 has been a really unusual year weather-wise because we’ve been … Read more

Vancouver storm damages climate change ‘wake-up call’

Vancouver storm damages climate change ‘wake-up call’

Damage to Vancouver’s scenic seawall in a storm last week could be a sign of things to come as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. “We know we are vulnerable,” Ian Stewart of the Vancouver Park Board told CTV National News. “We are looking at…long-term solutions.” In a severe storm on Jan. … Read more

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Fossil fuel subsidies will likely feature prominently in climate policy debates when Parliament resumes later this month, with a particular focus on how Ottawa will fulfill its recent pledge to end fuel subsidies. fossils by 2023, two years earlier than originally planned. The government’s commitment to phase out public funding of fossil fuels also deserves … Read more

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Fossil fuel subsidies will likely feature prominently in climate policy debates when Parliament resumes later this month, with a particular focus on how Ottawa will fulfill its recent pledge to end fuel subsidies. fossils by 2023, two years earlier than originally planned. The government’s commitment to phase out public funding of fossil fuels also deserves … Read more

Port of Vancouver to ‘slightly’ delay ban on trucks over 10 years old

Port of Vancouver to ‘slightly’ delay ban on trucks over 10 years old

Truckers driving vehicles over 10 years old will not be banned from the Port of Vancouver next month as originally planned. The Rolling Truck Age program, which was intended to help the port meet its climate goals, was due to come into effect Feb. 1, but provoked a backlash from the trucking industry. “We have … Read more

Oldest Known Human-Bred Hybrid Animal Was a ‘Kunga’

Oldest Known Human-Bred Hybrid Animal Was a ‘Kunga’

Four kunga skeletons lying in situ in Umm el-Marra, SyriaPhoto: Glenn Schwartz / Johns Hopkins University. A team of geneticists, archaeologists and paleontologists believe they established the identity of an enigmatic equine from ancient Mesopotamia. This animal is a kunga, which researchers believe was a cross between a donkey and a male Syrian wild ass. … Read more

Tighter federal water protections won’t slow some projects | Washington, D.C. News

Tighter federal water protections won’t slow some projects |  Washington, D.C. News

By MICHAEL PHILLIS and SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration is set to step up oversight of projects that benefited from relaxed Trump-era water protections, but some projects, including a controversial mine in Georgia, will likely be able to escape scrutiny. a new examination. It’s the latest twist in a … Read more

Tighter federal water protections won’t slow some projects | Washington, D.C. News

Tighter federal water protections won’t slow some projects |  Washington, D.C. News

By MICHAEL PHILLIS and SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Biden administration is set to step up oversight of projects that benefited from relaxed Trump-era water protections, but some projects, including a controversial mine in Georgia, will likely be able to escape scrutiny. a new examination. It’s the latest twist in a … Read more