HALIFAX — Chris Fogarty remembers the moment 20 years ago when he transmitted a weather bulletin warning that hurricane Juan would make landfall near Halifax, churning out gusts at 140 kilometres per hour. With the storm's arrival only 36 hours away, the meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre was worried the alert would be ignored. "We had gone through almost two decades of very little hurricane impact in Canada," Fogarty said in a recent interview, recalling how Juan would become the
Readers of a certain vintage — pensioners, say — will appreciate the lore that comes with "freeze in the dark," with regards to Alberta and energy.Forty-some years ago, it came on a bumper sticker sold around Alberta, to convey the fury triggered by Ottawa's Natural Energy Program and how it inhibited the oil sector:Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark! A 2023 variation on the old slogan arrived Thursday, in stark black and white on a podium next to Premier Danielle Smith, as she warned a
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Rina formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said, as forecasters continued to monitor another tropical storm at sea. Rina had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was centered 1,190 miles (1,915 kilometers) east of the Northern Leeward Islands. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect for the storm, and there were no hazards affecting land. The storm was traveling north-northwest at about 10 mph (17 kph). Meanwhile, Tropi
A humpback whale was rescued after getting tangled in rope and chains attached to a buoy off the southern coast of Australia earlier this month, the Sea World Foundation said.The foundation said that the “intricate rescue operation” took place 10 miles off the coast of Disaster Bay, between Green Cape in New South Wales and Cape Howe in Victoria.The foundation added that it took around 15 minutes to cut the ropes around the whale.After being released, the whale continued its southern migration accompanied by two other whales. Credit: Dr. Olaf Meynecke via Storyful
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has vetoed Republican-sponsored bills to undo federal protections for two endangered species that have seen their populations plummet over the years: the lesser prairie chicken and northern long-eared bat. The two GOP measures would overturn “science-based rulemaking" that offers important protections for the once-abundant species and would undermine the Endangered Species Act, Biden said. “The lesser prairie-chicken serves as an indicator for healthy grassl
Two of the biggest threats to Canada’s progress on climate policy are misinformation and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, says Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault. Guilbeault made the remarks Wednesday during a keynote address to the Canadian Club of Ottawa. Poilievre’s approach to climate policy goes beyond a “casual disregard of facts and science in pursuit of partisan advantage,” Guilbeault said. He highlighted the Conservatives’ current oppositional stance on pollu
STORY: On Monday (September 25), Silvia Macias, her son Santiago, and family friends Nathalia Fuentes and Angela Chapa visited the Chipinque Ecological Park and talked about the possibility of encountering a bear, common wildlife in the Nuevo Leon state area, without expecting their prediction to come true. Fortunately for them, the three came up with a plan to deal with the potential situation.In the video shared earlier this week, Silvia Macias is seen holding her son Santiago close to her chest and covering his face as the bear devours their food in front of them. Macias told Reuters that her son Santiago, who has Down syndrome, is severely afraid of animals, so she decided to cover his eyes. As Santiago's uneasiness increased, Angela says she held a plate of food up to the bear’s nose for him to smell and tossed it away so that he would get off the table and go and get the last bits of food. When he walked away after a little over four minutes, the women and the child left the table and went to a bathroom, where they took refuge, they said.In the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon there is a zone registered as a protected natural area with a surface area of 177,395 hectares, the place is recognised as the natural habitat of the Ursus americanus. The black bear is a species listed as endangered by the Mexican authorities.
Glendale is taking the first step toward becoming a bona fide urban centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake – with the unveiling of a major new development complete with four highrise condo towers for the area's growing number of inhabitants. Michael Rietta, an architect retained by developer White Oaks Tennis World Inc., presented designs for a mixed-use highrise development at a virtual open house meeting on Sept. 19. The proposed development will be built on almost two hectares (about five acres) near