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Supreme Court: Canada's Feds do not have to consult First Nations

Ottawa - The Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling today, saying federal ministers do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation, dismissing the appeal of the Mikisew Cree First Nation.

Divisive debate over pipelines Canada's business story for 2016

In an annual survey of newsrooms across the country, the divisive debate over pipelines edged out another hot politically charged topic, real estate, by only one vote, to become Canada's top business story of 2016.

Microsoft's Cheyenne data center to be powered by wind energy

Microsoft announced on Monday two new contracts for 237 megawatts of wind energy capacity, capable of running its Cheyenne, Wyoming data center entirely on wind power.

Shop sells 'expired' food to save people and the environment

As consumers, we have great expectations when purchasing groceries. The packaging must be perfect, no dents in our cans of green beans, and the "sell by" date on our milk has to have at least two weeks left. But we are throwing out good food.

New York's Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant denied certification

The New York Department of State (DOS) has refused to give Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant the certificate required for future use of the Hudson River, citing environmental and public safety concerns.

Shipwrecks along U.S. coastal waters pose environmental threat

In the past 100 years, commerce and warfare have left the coastal waters of the United States littered with thousands of sunken vessels. Even though shipwrecks are fascinating, there are now environmental concerns that need to be addressed.

With worsening pollution, Indonesia ratifies ASEAN Agreement

Jakarta - The burning of forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan to clear land for commercial operations, like palm and paper plantations, has elevated pollution readings to dangerous levels in Singapore and Malaysia.

Op-Ed: Say 'Nano' to reduce carbon dioxide emissions?

A cheap price tag is one thing, but is the new Nano car from Tata Motors safe to drive around in and will it be good for the environment? The affordable Nano could mean that within 10 years the number of cars on India's roads might double.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann Is Bullish On ANWR Oil Drilling

Minnesota Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann returned from her ANWR trip with her nine Republican colleagues and says that we should start oil drilling there as soon as possible.

Op-Ed: Nanotech fears and the 'science of the future' causing concern

Nanotechnology involves building micron-sized machinery. It’s a brand new science, touted for ages, which is now finally delivering some actual products. With them have come some genuine worries about health risks.

Shuttle Danger a Result of Environmental Concerns?

Some information calls into question NASA's change of foam coating material which contributed to the Columbia disaster and is the cause of the current concern for the crew of the Shuttle Endeavour.
 

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