A driver picked up a lifeless bald eagle — and was shocked when it revived en route to conservation office

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A driver got the shock of his life after a bald eagle he had picked up from the side of the road thinking it was dead suddenly woke up from its slumber en route to the conservation office.


How to have a waste-free Halloween


In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to reduce the waste around trick-or-treating and some of the hurdles to widespread electric-vehicle adoption in Canada.


Trio returns to Earth after 6 months aboard International Space Station

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A trio of space travellers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed in Kazakhstan.


New study of medieval plagues offers insight into spread of COVID-19, researchers say

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The number of people who died from the Black Death in the 14th century doubled about every six weeks, while the doubling rate from the Great Plague in the 17th century was every two weeks according to a new study out of McMaster University that researchers say relates to the current pandemic. 


Tim Hortons, Burger King to offer reusable, returnable containers


Tim Hortons and Burger King have signed a deal with TerraCycle’s Loop program to test an option that would allow customers to pay a deposit and receive their order in reusable, returnable cups and food packaging.


Retiree reveals ‘Alice in Wonderland world’ of P.E.I. microfungi

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A P.E.I. man has just published the Island’s first catalogue of microfungi, documenting more than 800 species including three that have never been identified anywhere else.


Climate change driving food insecurity in First Nations while government stands by, report says


The federal government is not doing enough to support First Nations communities contending with food insecurity problems made worse by climate change — and is aggravating the situation by failing to adequately reduce greenhouse gas emissions — says a new report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch.


Armenia claims it found Canadian tech on downed Turkish drone

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community today to follow Canada’s example by suspending exports of military technology to Turkey — after his defence officials claimed they had found Canadian components on a downed Turkish drone.


A closer look at Canada’s homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidates

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There are at least nine teams across Canada racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, including one in clinical trials and others scheduled to start soon. Here’s a closer look at the scientific teams, their technologies and where they’re at.


COVID-19 outbreaks at foreign mink farms have fur breeders on high alert

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Canadian fur breeders are closely eyeing a series of coronavirus outbreaks at European and American mink farms that have forced authorities to cull millions of animals that may have contracted the disease.