Factbox-China’s New Line-Up of Top Government Leaders

By Yew Lun Tian and Ziyi Tang BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s parliament on Sunday approved the cabinet line-up nominated by Premier Li Qiang, who took office on Saturday in a once-in-five years reshuffle. Also during the National People’s Congress (NPC), Xi Jinping was confirmed for a third five-year term as president. Here are other key […]

Polar bear warnings issued for parts of northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Polar bear warnings have been issued to residents of southern Labrador and the Great Northern Peninsula at the northern tip of Newfoundland. Wildlife officials say migrating bears have been spotted near Port Hope Simpson, St. Lewis and Black Tickle in Labrador and near St. Anthony on the island of Newfoundland. The […]

Greening the Burial of the Dead, in Brooklyn

Long before Richard J. Moylan became the president of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, his job was to help with the landscaping. “I started cutting grass here in ’72,” he told me, as he showed me around the grounds, which span four hundred and seventy urban acres. Moylan’s father and grandfather were both contractors at Green-Wood, too. […]

Climate activists splash Royal B.C. Museum’s mammoth ‘Woolly’ with pink paint

VICTORIA – A centrepiece of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria, Woolly the mammoth, was defaced with pink paint by protesters trying to draw attention to climate change. A statement issued by the new climate campaign “On2Ottawa” says washable pink paint was tossed at the tusks of the three-metre-tall mammoth to protest what it calls […]

New methods find methane emissions underestimated | Globalnews.ca

display_1] A new study using advanced technology shows that heavy oil plants in Saskatchewan are emitting nearly four times more potent greenhouse gases than reported to the government. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, pioneers a new method of measuring methane emissions that challenges current industry practices, says author Matthew Johnson, […]