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Canada’s Supreme Court Blocks Appeal To Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First Nations over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The court on Thursday dismissed the appeal from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes, and Coldwater…

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Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

A Winning Trifecta For Climate Science And Rationality

First, there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the…

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‘Apocalypse Never’ Review: False Gods For Lost Souls

There is a recurring puzzle in the history of the environmental movement: Why do green activists keep promoting policies that are harmful not only to humans but also to the environment? Michael Shellenberger is determined to solve this problem, and…

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High-tech CT reveals ancient evolutionary adaptation of extinct crocodylomorphs

New insights into the anatomy of the inner ear of prehistoric reptiles, the thalattosuchians, revealed details about the evolutionary adaption during the transition into the ocean after a long semiaquatic phase. These new findings were made possible by the use of a Canon high-tech computed tomography (CT) scanner.

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Antarctic sea ice loss explained in new study

Scientists have discovered that the summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica has decreased by one million square kilometers — an area twice the size of Spain — in the last five years, with implications for the marine ecosystem.

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A carbon sink shrinks in the Arctic

Ice melts in the Arctic Ocean were thought to be drawing large amounts of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, acting as a carbon sink and helping to mitigate greenhouse gases. But new research shows that may not be the case in all areas, particularly in the Canada Basin, where the carbon sink is shrinking, inhibiting the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the deep ocean and store it there.

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Measuring Atlantic bluefin tuna with a drone

Researchers have used an unmanned aerial system (or drone) to gather data on schooling juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine. This pilot study tested whether a drone could keep up with the tuna while also taking photographs that captured physical details of this fast-moving fish.