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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
Expertise in Education, Unemployment, Health, Politics, Ethnic cultures,   see all» Women's health, Science & space, Pharmaceuticals, Charity & volunteer work, Government, Environment & green living

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Understanding the Arctic's 'ice-ocean governor'

Long-term melting of sea ice in the Arctic may lead to the release of huge volumes of cold, fresh water into the North Atlantic, impacting on global climate.

Senate bill could give electric vehicle tax credit a big boost

Washington - Tesla Inc and General Motors, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.

Cannabis stocks take a hit in Canadian stock market Wednesday

As was expected, Canadian marijuana stocks have been the focus of investors as the country enjoys its first full day as the world's second country legalizing recreational marijuana use.

Op-Ed: I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of Trump's mouth

I turned off the news tonight — to regain some semblance of sanity. In the past few weeks, we have been through two destructive hurricanes and journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. Yet, what has Trump been doing?

PediaSure, Ensure, other nutrition drinks recalled in Canada

Ottawa - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an updated recall for Abbott brand liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans due to possible bacterial contamination.

National security behind using military ports to ship coal

The Trump administration refuses to give up on shipping coal from West Coast ports, even though the states are opposed to the idea. Citing national security, Trump plans on using military ports to get around states' opposition.

Rembrandt painting to be restored online for all the world to see

Amsterdam - "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt, one of the world’s most spectacular paintings, is to be restored under the world’s gaze at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Beginning in 2019, the restoration, expected to take several years, will be live-streamed online.

US pot producer asks Trump to stop Canada's domination of market

An American marijuana producer is warning Donald Trump that Canada is poised to take over the North American cannabis market and he needs to do something to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital in the U.S.

Climate driven crash in insect populations decimating food web

In the past 40 years, there has been a staggering decline, as much as 60 percent, in the biomass of arthropods – invertebrate animals such as insects, millipedes, and sowbugs in the tropical forests of northeastern Puerto Rico.

Power shut off in some parts of California over wildfire fears

Sacramento - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) purposefully shut off electricity to nearly 60,000 customers Sunday night, in fear that predicted wind speeds could fuel another wildfire in Northern California.

Op-Ed: It's time to kick politics out of the climate change discussion

The media is finally starting to ask questions about climate change. I noticed it, and so did quite a number of other journalists after the IPCC report came out last week. Now, it's time to "put politicians feet to the fire."

More drought and heat for barley crops means less beer worldwide

There is nothing quite like the taste of an ice-cold beer on a scorching hot day - but global warming doesn't pick and choose what it will impact in a negative way. A warming planet will result in global barley shortages and a shortage of beer.

Facebook will now allow verified cannabis and marijuana searches

Just a few days ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook ended a months-long block on cannabis and related search results for pages on its platform.

Where to buy pot in Canada may be limited on October 17

Ottawa - On October 17 across Canada, legal marijuana will be available to the public, if you're old enough, but many Canadians will be disappointed to learn they may not be able to buy and consume legal weed then.

TBB — Over 150 sustainable energy technologies under one roof

Copenhagen - Next week the world’s leading event in sustainable energy innovation, The Business Booster, will take place in Copenhagen from 17-18 October. Attendees will gain insight into more than 150 sustainable energy start-ups - under one roof.

Study finds the FDA allows tainted supplements to be sold in U.S.

More than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements were found to contain unauthorized and undeclared pharmaceuticals between 2007 and 2016, according to data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Oilsands bitumen — Producers losing money on every barrel sold

A financial analyst says prices being paid for Western Canadian oil sands bitumen have fallen so far that producers are losing money on every barrel sold into the spot market.

Incoming Quebec government to raise legal age for pot use to 21

Yerevan - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Saturday morning the incoming Quebec government's plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21 could leave an opening for organized crime.

New mechanism found for Arctic warming and melting ice

A new atmospheric mechanism by which warm dust travels from the Sahara Desert across the eastern side of the North Atlantic Ocean towards the Arctic, resulting in a warming Arctic and ice melting in southeast Greenland has been found.

Weather in Canada leaves $3 billion worth of grain unharvested

Western Canadian grain farmers are warning the federal agriculture minister they may not be able to get this year’s multibillion-dollar crop in the bin because of continued snowfall in much of the Prairies.
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