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Ottawa’s next big pipeline problem? Kinder Morgan suing us through NAFTA

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has a new chief of staff, former newscaster Ben Chin, but it’s going to take more than a one-time television …

Canada

Evidence of an oil spill was obvious, but was it a crime?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An acrid stink of petroleum sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling three years ago in a search of a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State Beach, oil was staining the pristine sands and seeping into the surf. Uphill they discovered oil gushing like a fire …

Rowing

Trudeau government won't rule out using force to build Kinder Morgan's pipeline

<b>Nation to Nation</b><br>With Justin Trudeau promising the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will go ahead despite fierce opposition from Indigenous land …

Canada

Kevin Taft on what turned Rachel Notley from crusading critic to big oil crusader

I spent four years in the Alberta legislature with Rachel Notley, from 2008 to 2012. I liked and admired her and was delighted when she became …

Canada

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

Barrie startup contest invites Indigenous people to apply

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 6:13am<p>SmOffice contest will focus on supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs throughout Simcoe<p>SIMCOE COUNTY, Ont.<p>The 2018 …

Startups

No Matter What Happens With Pipelines, Justin Trudeau Is Screwed

Closing the political gap on the Kinder Morgan pipeline may be a bridge too far for our increasingly troubled prime minister.<p>No one noticed it at the time, but when Justin Trudeau took office he set in motion one of the grandest Rube Goldberg machines in the history of this country’s politics. It …

Canada

Research finds runoff from melting glaciers is giving climate change a boost

Melting glaciers are one runaway symptom of global warming, but new research suggests that they might also be a contributing factor. Scientists have …

Global Warming

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea

Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from …

Global Warming

This AI expert found it “both exciting and scary” that Xi Jinping reads his book

Xi Jinping’s bookshelf includes not only classics on communism but also works on artificial intelligence, as TV viewers spotted during his new year’s speech this year. One of the books that helps the Chinese president understand AI is <i>The Master Algorithm</i>, a 2015 bestseller by Pedro Domingos.<p>In a …

Machine Learning

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

Kinder Morgan CEO says Trans Mountain pipeline may be ‘untenable’

CALGARY – The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain expansion …

Canada

Brawl over expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline making project 'untenable,' says CEO

The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada says internal Canadian political squabbles over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline are signalling that the …

Canada

How Amazon Became Corporate America’s Nightmare

How Amazon’s Bottomless Appetite Became Corporate America’s Nightmare<p>By Shira OvideShira Ovide<p>Amazon makes no sense. It’s the most befuddling, …

eCommerce

15 Things You Should Never Say to an Introvert

Introverts aren't magical beings full of sagacious advice who think they're better than everyone else. They make up a pretty big part of the population — one third to half of the population identifies as introverts. Introversion simply refers to the need for time alone to recharge your batteries. …

Self-help

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Tech Startup Incubator

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz …

Silicon Valley

Warren Buffett never spends more than $4 on breakfast

<b>(Note: All figures in U.S. dollars. Check out our Currency Converter for the latest values.)</b><p>Quotes in the article<p>McDonald's CorpMCD▼161.81-0.74-0.46% …

MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But a new breakthrough at MIT enables researchers to spool out …

Nanotech

Small Alabama town raises a big stink about abandoned New York City 'poop train'

A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet.<p>In Parrish, Ala., population 982, the sludge-hauling "poop train" cars have sat idle near the Little League ball fields for more than two months, Mayor Heather …

Environmental Health

The Quantum Race the United States Can’t Afford To Lose

The quantum race is on, and the stakes are high. The winner will gain a military and intelligence edge, as well as a first mover advantage in what is …

Quantum Computing

‘HE FEELS VERY BAD’: Wife frets about drug baron El Chapo’s health

Pint-sized pusher El Chapo is not having a great time in jail.No, not at all, if his model wife, Emma Coronel, is to be believed.The Mexican stunner …

Latin America

Pipeline Spills 290,000 Litres of Crude Oil Emulsion in Northern Alberta

A pipeline owned by Paramount Resources Ltd. released an estimated 100,000 litres of crude oil and 190,000 litres of produced water near Zama City, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Harming Canada isn’t ‘in the best interests of British Columbians,’ Mr. Horgan

British Columbia Premier John Horgan continues to defend his opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on the grounds that it is his job …

Canada

Fredericton vying for $10M smart prize to help better serve the community

The City of Fredericton is putting the finishing touches on its final submission to Canada's Smart Cities Challenge — with high hopes of winning $10 …

Canada

Support for the Trans Mountain expansion grows amidst pipeline dispute

A majority of British Columbians are now in favour of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion according to a new poll released on Wednesday from Angus …

Canada

Palmer: Horgan finds enthusiasm for investing in bitumen refining

VICTORIA — En route to Ottawa for the weekend pipeline summit, Premier John Horgan reacted to speculation that the federal and Alberta governments …

Canada