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'Biggest Ever' Sinkhole Has Ripped Open in New Zealand, And It's Unearthing History

"What I see in the bottom of this hole is the original 60,000-year-old volcanic deposit."<p>What is thought to be the largest known sinkhole in New …

He fell and smashed his head. She stopped when no one would. Now their story’s gone global

One B.C. woman is hoping to make the world a kinder place by telling the story of how she met a man named Sid.<p>Mariam Roya was leaving the Superstore …

Empathy

Emotional Support Peacock's Owner Was Asked to Leave the Bird at Home Three Times Before Airport Arrival, United Says

Feathers were ruffled this week when news broke that a woman who attempted to bring her emotional support peacock onto a United flight from New …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Inuit Leaders Say: "Earth Has Shifted". Issuing Immediate Warning To The World

If you’re way too conservative or think you’re too cool to believe in climate change, maybe you’ll believe it coming from these wise old …

This photograph of a tiny seahorse hauling a Q-tip is both fantastic and shameful

It’s a pretty rare occurrence when a photographer snaps a gorgeous image, shares it with thousands of fans who adore it, and yet everyone — including …

The most dangerous city in Canada: Grande Prairie

Crime in Canada rose for the first time in 12 years in 2015, led by Western cities<p>Lorne Wald filled his travel mug with convenience-store coffee and …

Canada

The EPA Has Fired Shots at Its Own Optimistic Fracking Report

“The EPA did not support quantitatively its conclusions about lack of evidence for widespread, systemic impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.”<p>In June of 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft report on hydraulic fracturing, a method of removing oil and …

Last year’s flu shot was a bust, Canadian researchers say | Toronto Star

Not only was there a vaccine mismatch with that dominant strain — H3N2 is responsible for about 90 per cent of all flu deaths, especially among the …

Toxic-waste sites hiding in plain sight

<b>(CNN) —</b> David T. Hanson documents the massively invisible.<p>A nature photographer by trade, he long ago abandoned Ansel Adams views of wilderness. Those shadowy canyons and vaulted peaks seem so antiquated in the modern era -- a time when mountains are crushed for coal and rivers are silenced by …

I’ll be ‘proud’ when Canada achieves justice for all

I don't expect defence lawyers to be nice, and so I didn't have any beef with Marie Henein until this week. Then she said that our legal system is one "we should all be proud of," and now I'm compelled to reply: Don't be absurd.<p>It's one thing to state, as Jian Ghomeshi's ferociously successful …

This Mushroom Burial Suit Turns Dead Bodies Into Compost

“This will help create a cultural shift toward a cultural acceptance of death and our personal responsibility for environmental sustainability."<p>The Infinity Burial Suit uses mushroom spores to help the body to decompose.<p>Coeio co-founder and artist Jae Rhim Lee first came up with the concept of an …

TED Talks

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists – for it confirms that human activities are now having a pernicious impact on our …

Pollution

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

North Pole Temperature Jumps Above Freezing From Bizarre Storms

It's unusually warm for being the North Pole.<p><b>Update (December 31, 2015):</b> There has been some debate about how warm it actually got near the North Pole on Wednesday. One buoy maintained by the International Arctic Buoy Program recorded a high temperature of about 33-degrees Fahrenheit. But Dr. Jamie …

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Nature advocates want to ban Albertans from camping in B.C.

Last year, a record number of Albertans camped in the province of British Columbia, and for one group this is a problem. Brian Tingle is the leader …

Regulated out of Existence: Off-Gridders Forced back on the Grid, Camping on own land Illegal

<i>This article was originally published by Robert Richardson at Off Grid Survival.</i><p>It’s something we’ve reported on many times in the past – government …

Alberta on track to have worst air quality in Canada

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the province is on track to have the worst air quality in Canada, and vows the government will put …

Scientists Reveal Homo Naledi, Our ‘Unprecedented’ Newest Cousin

A newly discovered early human ancestor could have used tools and may have even figured out how to bury its dead, scientists said Thursday — a find they said was "unlike anything that we have seen" in the fossil record.<p>The new species, dubbed <i>Homo naledi</i> for the South African cave where more than …

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Ruin My Life and Body

For people with autoimmune diseases, the TPP could make our medication exorbitantly expensive and confine us to a life of pain and isolation.<p>I have a disease called ankylosing spondylitis. It's okay if you haven't heard of it, neither had I before a rheumatologist explained it was the reason I was …

Canada’s mysterious, fabled Sable Island

Misty and mystical, populated by 560 wild horses and a handful of hardy souls, Sable Island has long loomed large in the imagination of sailors and adventurers.<p>When I saw the thin ribbon of sand for the first time, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. This far-flung and fabled island, for most, exists …

President Obama Meets Dog Sledding Champion John Baker and Reassures a Tiny Husky Puppy

President Obama is now a member of an elite dog sledding team – sort of.<p>On a last-minute stop in Kotzebue, Alaska, the president met Iditarod …

In Canada's prairies, crude slump puts first oil patch in reverse | News Home | Reuters

LLOYDMINSTER, Canada (Reuters) - Amid the corn and canola fields of western Saskatchewan, oil foreman Dwayne Roy is doing what Saudi Arabia and fellow OPEC producers are loath to do: shutting the taps on active wells.<p>Sr. foreman Dwayne Roy checking tap for production at an active well site about 60 …

Water licence for northeast B.C. fracking operation cancelled

Print<p>Related<p>The Fort Nelson First Nation has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the …