Harmful effects of wildfire smoke are immediate and could make COVID-19 symptoms worse, UBC study warns

A study by University of British Columbia researchers underscores the immediate, harmful health effects of wildfire smoke and says there are concerning implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the online journal Environmental Health Perspectives, explores a link between high levels of fine particulates in wildfire smoke and increased ambulance dispatches. The research […]

Oumuamua could be a relic from giant clouds where stars are born

When the mysterious object ‘Oumuamua ed through our solar system back in 2017, it was clear it was unlike any interstellar object astronomers had ever seen. It was strangely shaped. It wasn’t an asteroid. It seemed to behave like a comet — it changed speed as it flew around the sun like comets do. But it had no […]

'Regenerative ocean farming' could be coming soon to a coast near you

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: ‘Regenerative ocean farming’ could be coming soon to a coast near you A Siberian oil spill shows how climate change […]

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, in an extraordinary attempt to regulate social media platforms where he has been criticized. The proposed legislation is part of an executive order Trump signed on Thursday afternoon. Trump […]

Why the future of fitness could remain in your living room

Why the future of fitness could remain in your living room

As gyms across North America prepare to reopen, many trainers who have managed to gain a following online during quarantine aren’t sure whether they’ll go back. Zumba instructor Assata McKenzie, who was used to leading a packed room of dance devotees at various Toronto gyms pre-COVID, took the popular Latin-inspired workout classes online when the pandemic began. A […]

How new technologies could protect industrial workers from COVID-19

How new technologies could protect industrial workers from COVID-19

Governments and technology companies around the world are working quickly to unveil contact tracing abilities, which could prove to be an important tool in limiting the spread of COVID-19, especially as more countries begin to loosen restrictions and reopen their economies. Yet while these types of tools are expected to be useful in protecting the general population, […]

Saskatchewan says revenues could decline by up to $3.3B due to COVID-19

Saskatchewan says revenues could decline by up to $3.3B due to COVID-19

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government says the economic fallout from COVID-19 could reduce the province’s revenues by up to $ 3.3 billion. Finance Minister Donna Harpauer says it’s still early days and it remains unclear how long restrictions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus will be in place. Officials say different scenarios on […]

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