December 2, 2020

Category: Technology and Science

Technology and Science

Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N.’s nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer. The construction comes as the U.S. nears Election Day in a campaign pitting […]

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Cree hunters get new phone app to report harvest

The association representing hunters and trappers in northern Quebec Cree communities is turning to technology to help land users better report what they harvest and what they see out on the land.  The Cree Trappers Association (CTA) launched the CTA Wildlife mobile app earlier this month for both iPhone and android phones.  The information gathered […]

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Youth-led climate change lawsuit dismissed by Federal Court

A Federal Court judge ruled Tuesday that the Canadian government won’t be going on trial for contributions to climate change — striking down a lawsuit brought by 15 young Canadians who argued the government was violating their charter rights. Federal Court Justice Michael Manson rejected a lawsuit initiated by the youths aged 10 to 19 years old. Their […]

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Western Quebec town strikes back against Facebook troll

A small municipality in western Quebec is claiming a big victory against anonymous online defamation after unmasking a social media user who made public accusations of “illicit actions” against two councillors. The Municipality of Cantley, about 20 kilometres north of Ottawa, won two court injunctions to obtain information from Facebook and internet service provider Vidéotron to identify a […]

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Canada, U.S. researchers gathering virtually to report on endangered right whales

Researchers from Canada and the U.S. are gathering virtually this week for an annual conference that focuses on an endangered whale species. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium brings together academic researchers, government agencies, shipping and fishing industries and conservation organizations. “It really is an important forum to combine all of those ideas because saving the species isn’t […]

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