The latest self-portrait in a gallery of Earth photos taken from space

Gallery of Earth photos from space

Bob McDonald’s blog: The Solar Orbiter captured images of Earth, Venus and Mars together in a single frame.


WHO experts in Wuhan leave quarantine to start virus origins study

Virus Outbreak China WHO Mission

A World Health Organization team emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.


This armoured vehicle and its crew chase high winds to predict tornadoes on Canada’s prairies


The Prairie Storm Chasers have turned a passion into a life-saving mission.


Learning to jump off a skyscraper takes nerve, even for the world’s fastest fliers


Peregrine falcons have found a home in Canada’s biggest city, but navigating the high winds takes some practice.


Biden pauses oil and gas leases, cuts subsidies to act on climate


U.S. President Joe Biden signed a raft of executive actions on Wednesday to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies, as he pursues green policies he billed as a boon to the economy.


Facebook calls on Canadian government to set social media rules


Facebook says it would welcome increased regulation by the Canadian government, including rules for what kind of content should — or should not — be allowed on social media platforms.


Shrinking ice caps and glaciers could create water crisis, study finds

Shrinking ice caps and glaciers could create water crisis, study finds

A new study finds that as rising temperatures shrink ice caps and glaciers, the impact will be felt on the communities that rely on that runoff water and could lead to a crisis.


Natural gas vs. methane: How the name influences our view of this fossil fuel

natural gas stove element

In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how the term ‘natural gas’ might have something do with its eco-friendly image and what the ‘Greta Thunberg effect’ means.


Doomsday Clock hovers dangerously close to midnight, as experts warn of ‘crossroads’ on climate change

Doomsday clock 2021

The Doomsday Clock, introduced in 1947 as a symbolic representation of how close humanity is to destroying civilization, remains at 100 seconds to midnight, as experts warn the world is at a ‘crossroads’ on climate change, but see some positive developments.


Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

APTOPIX Indonesia Volcano

Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 metres down its slopes.