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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
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Ottawa, Alberta poised for conflict over new methane regulations

Ottawa - In May 2017, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions and air pollution from Canada's oil and gas industry. Today, those rules were published, yet not everyone is happy.

Over 40 companies pledge to cut UK plastic pollution

More than 40 companies, including Britain’s biggest supermarkets, Coca-Cola, Nestle and Procter & Gamble, have bowed to growing pressure to tackle pollution by committing to cut plastic use over the next seven years.

Canada invests $2.7 billion in Quantum radar technology

Stealth technology may be on the way out, now that The University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), has received a $2.7 million investment from Canada’s Department of National Defence in order to develop quantum-based radar.

Ford to phase out all but two cars it sells in North America

Dearborn - On Wednesday, Ford Motors announced that it had a first-quarter profit of $1.7 billion, adding that its traditional car lineup will be trimmed soon to just the Mustang and a new Focus Active crossover that comes out next year.

Museum has been sitting on real elephant bird egg since 1939

Buffalo - The Buffalo Museum of Science in New York has been sitting on a very rare find. A collections manager with the museum discovered an elephant bird egg nestled away in a cabinet for more than half a century and erroneously labeled as a replica, or cast.

As tellurium demands rises, so do contamination concerns

Demands for tellurium, a rare element, are on the rise. Some forms of tellurium are toxic, so as the element finds applications in solar panels, rubber production, electronics and more, there are rising concerns over contamination of the environment.

How A.I. could increase the risk of nuclear war by 2040

Artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially result in a nuclear war by 2040, according to a research paper by a U.S. think tank, Rand Corporation.

Biggest fire-fueled thunderstorm event on record occurred in B.C.

Vienna - Large wildfires can fuel "dirty" thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption. We know this because of a study on the biggest fire-fueled thunderstorm event on record that occurred in British Columbia last year.

New technologies impacting the weekly trip to the grocery store

We have talked about grocery shopping in the past and how it has changed in the digital age. But besides bringing the shopping experience online for customers, there are other technologies having an impact on the industry.

A world powered by solar energy is within our reach

Imagine for a minute, a world where all our electricity comes from solar power. Many people might think this is a pipe dream, but believe it or not, it is a reasonable pursuit — and it could be done using only a tiny bit of land.

Canadian government gets failing grade in salmon farming audit

Ottawa - A new audit from Canada's federal environment commissioner found that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has not been managing the nation's fish farms very well, and has failed to enforce rules and manage the risk of infectious diseases.

Amazon expanding home delivery to put packages inside your car

On Tuesday, Amazon announced it has expanded its in-home delivery service called Amazon Key to include deliveries to trunks and backseats of members cars where they cannot be easily stolen.

UCLA study forecasts a severe climate future for California

Los Angeles - A study published on Monday by climate scientists at UCLA forecasts wild extremes of drought and flooding in California as the climate continues to warm.

Electrify America to build network of charging stations across US

Volkswagen Group's Electrify America is rolling out an ambitious plan to partner with retail companies and developers to bring fast charging for electric vehicles to more locations across the United States, and the project is starting this year.

Tesla releases some interesting data for (Middle) Earth Day

Tesla's news on the state of its electric vehicle fleet and energy products was released on Earth Day - focusing on the electric miles driven and the millions of tons of CO2 emissions saved from entering the atmosphere.

Shrine to Osiris and bust of Roman emperor found in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry says Sunday the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater.

Why the experiential supply chain is attractive to millennials

From that $3 cup of Starbucks coffee to meals planned ahead of time using pre-packaged ingredients shipped to your door by Blue Apron, consumers are disrupting the supply chain with their unique demands, creating an "experiential supply chain."

Bipartisan House legislation would repeal Trump solar tariffs

Washington - A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would throw out Trump administration tariffs on imported solar products.

As doors close in the US, China's Huawei shifts to Europe

Shenzhen - As trade disputes continue to simmer between China and the U.S., Huawei, the world's third-largest Smartphone vendor is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asian markets.

Investigation into E. coli outbreak in Alberta, Canada expands

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health has expanded its investigation into the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, beyond cases directly linked to an Edmonton restaurant late last month.
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