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Federal government mulling changes to national beer standards

1 hour 19 min ago
Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle.

Mars rover goes dark as red planet overtaken by global dust storm

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:45
A dust storm at Mars is now global, keeping NASA's Opportunity rover out of touch with Earth.

B.C. fish farms given four years to get First Nations approval

Wed, 2018-06-20 16:18
The British Columbia government has given fish farm operators four years to show the open-net pens don't harm wild salmon stocks and to get approval from the First Nation whose territory they occupy.

U.S. stepping up Earth's protection from asteroids, comets

Wed, 2018-06-20 16:00
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents.

Vancouver Island's 'tectonic dance' revealed by hundreds of tiny tremors

Wed, 2018-06-20 15:00
Hundreds of tiny tremors, felt only by sensitive monitors, have shivered under southern Vancouver Island in the last 48 hours, leading one scientist to predict they may signal what he calls a "tectonic dance."

Instagram to compete with YouTube with new video service

Wed, 2018-06-20 14:17
Facebook's Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube.

University of Alberta researchers spot new fossil species in Italy

Wed, 2018-06-20 14:04
University of Alberta researchers have discovered a new species of ancient underwater lizards.

Russia says U.S. plans for space force herald new arms race

Wed, 2018-06-20 09:04
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern about U.S. plans to create a separate space force, saying that taking weapons into space could trigger a new arms race.

Giant operation against wildlife crime in 92 countries

Wed, 2018-06-20 07:26
International police agency Interpol says a giant operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in millions of dollars' worth of seizures and the identification of 1,400 suspects across the world.

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

Tue, 2018-06-19 14:39
Alaska's Bureau of Land Management says someone stole a 45.4-kilogram mammoth tusk from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive centre in east Anchorage.

Ottawa overreacting by shutting Fundy fishery after single whale spotted: group

Tue, 2018-06-19 14:02
A fishermen's group says the federal government is jumping the gun with a costly fisheries closure in the Bay of Fundy following the sighting of a single North Atlantic right whale.

Canadians sign letter opposing U.S. Arctic drilling in wildlife sanctuary

Tue, 2018-06-19 11:37
Thousands of Canadians are asking American regulators not to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife sanctuary that is home to a crucial transboundary caribou herd.

Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

Tue, 2018-06-19 09:31
You don't just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around.

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:34
Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk.

IBM pits computer against human debaters

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:25
IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

More temporary fisheries closures ordered after right whale sighting

Tue, 2018-06-19 07:12
The federal government has announced a temporary fisheries closure in the Bay of Fundy following a North Atlantic right whale sighting.

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:49
Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space.

Hope fading for whale beached in Newfoundland: 'Maybe it wants to die'

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:28
A stranded whale was freed by a rescue team in eastern Newfoundland on Monday -- only to beach itself again in Conception Bay near Harbour Grace.

Warned 30 years ago, global warming 'is in our living room'

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:10
On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn't approaching -- it had already arrived. Thirty years later, it's clear that Hansen and other doomsayers were right.

Critics question video game loot boxes, but industry says it's doing enough

Mon, 2018-06-18 13:53
Until recently, the only people likely to have heard of "loot boxes" were gamers. But loot boxes and other similar microtransactions in games are earning the industry billions of dollars, and they're now generating a new controversy in the mainstream.