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Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021, Trudeau announces

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021, Trudeau announces Trudeau also announced on Monday that he plans to ensure companies that manufacture plastic products or sell them will be held responsible for their plastic waste. The ban could extend to single use items such as straws, water bottles, plastic bags, kitchen utensils, stirring sticks and other fast food accessories. [Full Article...]

You can see Jupiter’s moons with your binoculars today

You can see Jupiter’s moons with your binoculars today And if you miss it this year, Jupiter will be at its closest to Earth again in 13 months, in July 2020, astronomers say. And if you want an extra treat, grab a pair of binoculars and you'll catch four of Jupiter's brightest moons: Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. [Full Article...]

Islanders must conserve water: province

Islanders must conserve water: province Vancouver Island is experiencing drought conditions. The B.C. River Forecast Centre has raised concerns about low snow levels in regions around the province, including the Upper Fraser West, Nechacko, Lower Fraser, East Kootenay, Okanagan, Boundary, Similkameen, South Coast, Vancouver Island and Skeena-Nass. [Full Article...]

Asteroid Warning: 360ft Space Rock Hurtling Towards Earth At 82,080kph

Asteroid Warning: 360ft Space Rock Hurtling Towards Earth At 82,080kph This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89 . It is now around 4.2 million miles away from the Earth, and, despite there being a chance the modeling might be off, the ESA noted that the chance is less than one-hundredth of 1 percent. [Full Article...]

Michiana to be treated to great view of Jupiter

Michiana to be treated to great view of Jupiter This is also around the time when the two planets are closest to each other. When the sun does go down though, you may want to dabble in a bit of sky-gazing . One can see Jupiter and three of its largest moons over the Wasatch Mountains. Monday night in particular, about midnight local time, should provide the clearest view, reports USA Today . [Full Article...]

Save Nigeria from air pollution - Town planners

Save Nigeria from air pollution - Town planners The health implications recorded include respiratory diseases, cancer, brain injury in children, among many others, with high mortality rates. Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than 100 countries. [Full Article...]

Feds Seek To Expand Hunting At Florida Wildlife Refuge

Feds Seek To Expand Hunting At Florida Wildlife Refuge Outdoor recreation advocates praised a Trump administration proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing on 1.4 million acres in national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, but conservationists fear it could weaken wildlife protections in some areas. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Mars Helicopter flight demonstrator soars into final testing

NASA’s Mars Helicopter flight demonstrator soars into final testing Science fiction is getting closer to reality folks! InSight landed safely on Mars on November 26 last year, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet. The helicopter will separate from the rover after landing. The mission carries a number of scientific objectives, but perhaps the most exciting is the plan for the rover to collect and store samples from the... [Full Article...]


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