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Canadians think pipelines are safer than trains or ships for transporting oil and gas – but they have little confidence the government is prepared to cope with a potential spill, according to public opinion research commissioned by the federal government: http://cbc.sh/WncCR7O Do you agree with the survey's findings? Weigh in below.

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Typhoon Haiyan's impact revealed in before-and-after satellite images

Several hours before Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 7, DigitalGlobe activated FirstLook, an online service that provides satellite imagery of large scale disasters. Their satellites collected more than 7,300 square miles of imagery in the areas hardest hit by the typhoon — …

'Endless path of misery:' Typhoon aid workers rush to restore vital water supplies

The quest for clean water has become a life-or-death ordeal in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan's massive storm surge and high winds devastated the country, emergency aid workers said, and quick action needs to be taken to prevent further disease and dehydration.<p>International health officials …

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Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

Ranjit Sinha, head of India's Central Bureau of Investigation, apologises for remark about unlicensed betting<p>One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads …

NASA says 'Orion' deep space vehicle on track for 2014 test

The first test mission of a new deep space capsule that could one day take humans to Mars is on track for September 2014, the US space agency said …

Pope Francis 'is mafia target after campaigning against corruption'

Pope Francis's crusade against corruption has made him a target for Italy's all-powerful mafia clans, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned.<p>Nicola Gratteri, who has battled Calabria's shadowy 'Ndrangheta mafia, said on Wednesday that Francis's attempt to bring transparency to the Vatican was …

Los Angeles Times’ images of President Kennedy [updated]

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.<p>Starting in the 1950s, Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts, often visited Los Angeles. His sister Patricia was married to actor Peter Lawford.<p>Two of the Los Angeles Times’ most popular JFK …

Taliban’s Quetta Shura Meet in Islamabad to Press for Peace

In a top-secret meeting in Islamabad, the Quetta Shura has agreed to pursue a political solution with Afghanistan rather than stepping up insurgent …

The Statistics of Evil

In the previous ten days prior to my writing this piece, literally dozens of my fellow Iranians have been executed by the clerical regime that currently rules Iran. Few people know these readily-available facts because Western media and Western governments are singularly focused on negotiating a …

When Polluters Win the Rest of Us Lose

Parents know carbon pollution fuels climate change. Parents know carbon pollution leads to more asthma attacks and increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather. Parents know their families need protection from dangerous carbon pollution.<p>Now there is a bill that would allow power plants …

Why Debt Relief Help Is Broken in America

Being in debt is a terrible situation. You are at your lowest moment in life or darn near close to it. On top of that, you may be experiencing the common side effects debt brings, like depression, hopelessness, feelings of failure or marital strife.<p>The one point most can agree on is being in debt …

Belief in Something Better Is a Key to Success

I'm a proponent of positive thinking--not merely because it feels good, but because it weakens and rewires negative thought patterns in our brain that lead to emotions such as hopelessness, defeat, and depression. For leaders and entrepreneurs, learning how to overcome negative thinking is as …

Dear Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda

"Survivor" is a word I heard all my life. My father was a survivor of events humanity could never fathom: The Bataan Death March, World War II Japanese concentration camps. The <i>hows</i> of survival is equally incomprehensible; one can spend a lifetime piecing together a patchwork of memories to …

Typhoon Haiyan: Global Social Workers Helping for the Long Haul

For the more than 11 million people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, including at least 670,000 displaced persons, aid cannot arrive fast enough. The cash collected, food, water and medicine shipped, and troops and disaster relief personnel deployed from the Philippines and around the …

Maui Whale Watching Tour Finds Young Humpback Entangled In Fishing Line

Maui is on an island-wide search for a young humpback whale that was seen entangled in polypropylene fishing line Monday.<p>Hawaii News Now reported that the Pacific Whale Foundation, a whale advocacy nonprofit based on Maui, spotted the whale while giving its regular whale watching boat tour about …

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Special Education Budget Cuts, Sequestration, Hurt America's Most Vulnerable Students

For American students with disabilities, class sizes are increasing, services are waning and providers are disappearing. More than half of parents who have children with disabilities and responded to a survey say their schools have altered special education services because of declining funding …

An Open-Source Hive To Save The Bees

Bees are dying in droves. Maybe automated manufacturing could give them some help.<p>You may have heard by now: bees are dropping like flies, continuing to die at unprecedented rates, and the reason why is still a bit of a mystery.<p>So to give them a leg up, the group Open Tech Forever has developed a …

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Cholesterol guidelines back away from high-dose statin regimens

Long-awaited revisions to cholesterol clinical guidelines have dialed back previous recommendations to use cholesterol-lowering drugs to force ‘bad’ …

The high life and times of the weed Willy Wonka

DJ Short has been researching, growing, and consuming prodigious amounts of cannabis since the 1970s. Thirty years spent tinkering with seeds in small grow cupboards has produced subtle strains of the plant, and made Short himself a figure of reverence among the cannabis community. <i>Grantland</i>'s Jason …

These two stocks are rare – they pass both growth and value screens

<i>John Reese is CEO of</i> Validea.com <i>and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the National Bank Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it<i>.</i><p>'You can't have your cake and eat it, too": For centuries, mothers have …

Andrew Manske, Alberta Filmmaker, Sets Out To Capture Wolverine Footage In HD (VIDEOS)

Andrew Manske's determination to capture HD footage of the elusive wolverine literally brought him face-to-face with the ferocious beast.<p>Hiding in a …

Inside a green billionaire's crusade

Tom Steyer is Virginia’s $8 million man.<p>The California billionaire spent nearly that much from his personal fortune to make an example of Republican Ken Cuccinelli for his arch-conservative views on the environment. The sum is more than three times the investment that’s been previously reported, …