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The Climate Change Book the GOP Needs to Read

Joseph Romm’s accessible book about global warming is the right book at the right time, and good enough to persuade even Republican pols of the …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Dr Paul Salaman

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Global Warming

The rise and fall of Detroit as the driving force in the car world

One of the world's great commercial spectacles is being assembled in downtown Detroit – the North American International Auto Show is a glittering cascade of polished chrome, high-tuned machinery and expensive suits.<p>There's enough hype in the air for a dozen Donald Trump events – at the NAIAS, each …

Canada’s tolerant, liberal society is Islamic State’s worst nightmare

When a member of Islamic State wakes up screaming in the night, terrified by a nightmare, it's not images of beheadings or rape or mass slaughter that bedevil him. No, his personal hell is Canada – a pluralistic, tolerant Western society where Muslims and people of all faiths and none are welcomed …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Elon Musk raises the stakes for Tesla Motors

Even As Sales Slump In China, He Revises Forecasts Upward<p>Falling gas prices, production delays and weakened demand in a key market would send shudders through the CEOs of most automakers. None of those problems could dent the enthusiasm Tesla Motors CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has for a vision of …

Vancouver after the big one: 7.3-magnitude earthquake would kill nearly 10,000 and injure 128,000, experts say

VANCOUVER — It’s a typically rainy day in January at 2 p.m.<p>Streets are packed, with businesses in full swing after workers have returned from the …

Emergency Medicine

A snapshot of what’s ailing – and what’s improving – in Canada’s economy

<b>WHAT WENT UP</b><p><i>Household spending</i><p>Cheap gasoline and low interest rates appear to have put consumers in a good mood despite the slowing economy. Canadians spent 0.6 per cent more on themselves in the second quarter. At the top of most shopping lists were a new ride, a night out and more insurance and …

Canada fights back in Buy America feud

A simmering feud over the spread of Buy America rules to a remote B.C. ferry terminal has mutated into a full-blown trade fight, highlighting growing<p>Canadian frustration with U.S. protectionism.<p>The federal government invoked a seldom-used anti-sanctions law Monday that will make it illegal for …

Canadian economy observers brace for weak jobs numbers, call for rate cut

The Canadian jobs picture has looked like a roller-coaster ride of late – one month up, one month down. After an unexpectedly strong up month in May, economists are bracing for a flat or down report for June from Statistics Canada this Friday. Will the report be accompanied by screams? If so, they …

Does Earth Have A Cousin? NASA Thinks So

Does Earth have a cousin? Well, NASA says it does and its name is Kepler 452B.<p>According to the space agency, the Kepler exoplanet explorer telescope …

Get ready for the new normal: dry and drier

California in the Great Drought is a living diorama of how the future is going to look across much of the United States as climate change sets in. Like hippies and "dude," wine bars and hot tubs, mega-churches and gay rights, what gets big in California goes national soon enough. Now, the large …

Could an NDP government grow Canadian productivity?

<i>Ake Blomqvist is adjunct research professor at Carleton University and scholar at C.D. Howe Institute.</i><p>Rising economic inequality has emerged as a major concern in Canadian politics. At the same time, our economic growth has been lagging growth in the United States and many other countries, largely …

Western Canadian ski resorts prepare for warmer future with via ferrata

Participants take part in a four-hour hike on a via ferrata route on Mount Norquay in Banff, Alta. (Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail)<p>Ski hills see a future<br>along the 'iron road'<p>Mountain resorts searching for ways to adjust to a warmer climate are stringing up systems of cables and rungs for <i>via</i> …

Bank of Canada warns economy could be in for a rough ride

The Bank of Canada is acknowledging for the first time that the world may be facing a prolonged oil-price slump, casting a dark shadow over the country's economic prospects.<p>The price of crude, already sliced in half since the summer, could fall further and stay low for a "significant period," …

Renewable energy requirement creates jobs, Berkeley study says

As lawmakers consider new measures to combat climate change, researchers at UC Berkeley released a study saying stronger renewable energy requirements would lead to new jobs.<p>California law requires the state to get 33% of its electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2020. A …

Carrick best reads: The perfect age to downsize your home

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>The perfect age to downsize your home</b><br>It's 64, according to research covered in this article from The Telegraph.<p>Now for another view on this topic…think twice …

Russell Smith: Exposés on EDM festivals shift long overdue blame

The new form of electronic dance music known as EDM that's filling the biggest stadiums and festivals in the world with barely clad, drug-stupefied youth is hated, loathed even, by everyone who does not participate in it. It is especially loathed by the pre-existing rave community, by the house and …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing<p>This past February, in a nondescript industrial building near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a few executives from GE Appliances set out to stage the division’s first hackathon. Louisville is home …

Manufacturing

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

Ford Motor Company

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …