Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 10 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

World jellyfish numbers increasing raising concerns

It’s not exactly an “alarm” but scientists are concerned about the increasing numbers of jellyfish in the world’s oceans.

Lucas Brotz has been studying jellyfish and produced a report in 2012 indicating that numbers of “jellies” were on the rise. He is a PhD student with the Sea Around Us project at the University of ...

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Weird floods “consistent with changes in climate”

The record-breaking flooding in western Canada is “absolutely uncommon” and “unprecedented,” and it is consistent with changes in the climate, says Prof. John Pomeroy, director of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan. The provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are battling unusual floods now, and the province of Alberta suffered ...

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Activists want an end to Stampede races

It's the biggest show on the Canadian Prairies: the Calgary Stampede.

There are parades, exhibitions, concerts and the rodeo--the richest tournament-style rodeo in the world with over $2-million in prize money.

Two years ago, the Stampede celebrated its 100th birthday.

Backers of the Stampede say the giant party is a celebration of the Prairie way of life. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More evidence of pesticide negative affect on bees

A new study is indicating that popular insecticides coated on crop seeds are harming bees.

Bee deaths around the world have been increasing and are alarming scientists, beekeepers, and many farmers.

One of the most widespread insecticides is a group known as neonicotinoids, which act as a neurotoxin when absorbed by insects.  These are commonly found as a ...

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Government vetoes opposition tour of flood efforts

The minister of defence has vetoed a plan for the leader of the opposition to tour efforts to hold back devastating floods in the western province of Manitoba. Leader of the New Democratic Party Tom Mulcair was to visit a military command post for a briefing on sandbagging operations with the blessing of the premier of the province and the ...

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Tracking why purple martin numbers are plummeting

Researchers have been placing tiny backpack on purple martin songbirds to find out why their numbers have fallen drastically since the 1960s. They hope tracking their migration between Brazil and the Canadian province of Ontario will give them some clues.

It could be that the martins are getting to their breeding grounds in Canada on a set schedule, when ...

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Garde-à-vous! Canada's French regiment to guard Buckingham Palace

Some seventy Canadian soldiers are leaving the country today for a very special duty in London, England.

Members of the Ceremonial Guard and dignitaries of the Royal 22e Régiment to stand guard at Buckingham Palace, St. James’ Palace and the Tower of London on 14, 16 and 18th of July.

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Ottawa will appeal Omar Khadr ruling

Canada's federal government says it will appeal a ruling by Alberta's top court that orders Omar Khadr be transferred to a provincial jail.

The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that the 27-year-old Khadr, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, should be serving a youth sentence in Canada and not housed in a federal prison.

Shortly after the ruling, ...

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Abandoned war-time material causing harm to wildlife

At one time  the project in the Yukon, was considered the biggest engineering project since the Panama Canal

It was called the Canadian Oil project, known now as the Canol pipeline or Canol Road, It was a  1,600 kilometre pipeline, road and telephone line through mountains, forest,  swamp, muskeg, ice, blackflies and mosquitoes.

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