Gabrielle Nicol

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Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

When science goes silent

With the muzzling of scientists, Harper’s obsession with controlling the message verges on the Orwellian<p>As far as the government scientist was …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Federal pledge to build coast guard ships a good sign for B.C. spill response, Clark says

Days after raising concerns about Ottawa's support for marine-spill response on the B.C. coast, Premier Christy Clark says she is "thankful" the federal government is committed to doing better.<p>Ms. Clark offered the supportive comments Tuesday when asked about a federal plan to spend $3.3-billion on …

Climate uncertainty shouldn’t mean inaction

Folks who question the reality or seriousness of climate change are making a lot of noise about how the planet's warming has slowed down or even stopped.<p>Because Earth's atmosphere has warmed less over the past 15 years than most climate models anticipated, these people declare that the models are …

Climate Change

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Climate deniers in their own universe

When 259 authors from 39 countries examine hundreds of scientific papers and arrive at a consensus, perhaps it's worth listening.<p>But in Canada, at any rate, about 30 per cent of the population remains convinced that climate change isn't happening – or, if it is, that it's caused by natural events, …

Climate Change

The tar sands don’t have to pollute the water. So why do they?

In Canada, water is a key aspect of our collective identity. Our geography and history are shaped by water – the water that flows in winding rivers, over spectacular waterfalls, crashes onto shorelines, and rests in lakes that defy logic in their size, clarity, and turquoise depths. No matter where …

Oil & Gas Industry

CN Rail floats idea of shipping Alberta bitumen to Prince Rupert: documents

CN Rail, at the urging of Chinese-owned Nexen Inc., is considering shipping Alberta bitumen to Prince Rupert, B.C., by rail in quantities matching the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, documents show.<p>Internal memos obtained by Greenpeace under the Access to Information Act show the rail …

B.C.’s pledge to keep LNG sector clean faces steep hurdles, report warns

The pledge has come from the highest levels of a province determined to see a giant new industry ship away natural gas and leave billions of new dollars in its wake. British Columbia, its Premier and her lieutenants have repeatedly said, will build the cleanest liquefied natural gas industry on the …

The Inescapable, Undeniable Fact

Hi Tim,<p>It was clear from reading your piece in The Huffington Post Canada that you have helped stir up some defensive emotions from your community of Fort McMurray. In response, it seems only appropriate that I take the opportunity to clarify some of the disinformation you may be inadvertently …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Black Rock

Canada accused of ignoring NAFTA obligations by environmental law association

Canada has so weakened its environmental laws that it is "in violation" of its obligations under the North American free-trade agreement, the West Coast Environmental Law association says.<p>In an open letter released Wednesday, the non-profit legal foundation asks the Commission for Environmental …