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Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Tesla’s New Gigafactory is Entirely 'Off-Grid' and Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of the company Tesla Motors, is an entrepreneur not only interested in making money, but also advancing …

Tesla

Second contagious form of cancer found in Tasmanian devils

Transmissible cancers—cancers which can spread between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells—are believed to arise extremely rarely in …

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

The night time 'McRefugees' of Hong Kong

<b>Earlier this month, an elderly homeless woman died in a crowded Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant. No-one noticed her for seven hours. The BBC's Juliana Liu spent a night in one 24-hour restaurant to meet the people the city has dubbed "McRefugees".</b><p>On a major road in the working class neighbourhood …

Five questions about the WHO’s cancer-causing meat announcement answered

Bacon causes cancer and a New York strip steak probably does too. On Monday, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer announced that processed meat is carcinogenic and that red meat, including beef, veal, pork and lamb, probably causes cancer. The announcement has …

Harper boasts of $5-billion surplus over first quarter

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper seized on a new report showing Ottawa recorded a $5-billion surplus in the first quarter as evidence that his fiscal plan is working.<p>As it has during previous election campaigns, Finance Canada continues to publish its monthly Fiscal Monitor reports, which provide …

The 'demi': Why some Quebecers are cutting up their cash

It makes no economic sense. But that hasn’t stopped shopkeepers and locals in Gaspésie, Que., from carving up money to create a local currency.<p>Martin …

This is how many trees are left on the planet

The finding, with 95% accuracy, is about eight times more than previous estimates, but suggests that the number of trees has plummeted 46% since the dawn of human civilization 11,000 years ago - with the number once being above six trillion.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, was conducted …

Economists caution against Harper’s focus on rising home-ownership rate

Stephen Harper is putting a new focus on Canada's rising home-ownership rate, but some economists warn that pushing to drive it higher is a "wrong-headed" approach in an overheated market.<p>In government, the Conservative Leader brought in policies to encourage Canadians to save for their first home. …

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

The drop in commodity prices is destroying Canada's economy

Gone were the dense forests of the East. Gone were the wide-open spaces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. We were in British Columbia - rolling downhill, following the gray-green river downstream, through boiling canyons and lazy flats…<p>Does any country have more bountiful natural resources than …