Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline no longer profitable: Watchdog | Oil and Gas News

Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline no longer profitable: Watchdog |  Oil and Gas News

Canada’s contentious Trans Mountain pipeline is no longer profitable, a parliamentary budget watchdog has found, as the expansion project on the country’s west coast has faced years of delays, skyrocketing costs, and opposition from local communities. In a report on Wednesday, the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer said the Canadian government’s 2018 decision “to … Read more

Truckers to vote on work stoppage over Vancouver port’s ‘penalizing’ rolling age program – BC

Truckers to vote on work stoppage over Vancouver port’s ‘penalizing’ rolling age program – BC

More than 1,000 members of British Columbia’s United Truckers Association are planning to vote on a “work stoppage” next month over incoming regulations at the Port of Vancouver. On Sept. 15, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s revised Rolling Truck Age Program takes effect, banning diesel-powered trucks more than 12 years old from accessing the port. … Read more

Restaurants slam Canada’s ban on plastic containers and cutlery

Restaurants slam Canada’s ban on plastic containers and cutlery

The next time you get a takeout order of spaghetti and meatballs, or a tasty bowl of pho, imagine carrying it home without plastic. Because in another 18 months or so, you might just have to. As the federal government announced long-awaited details of its ban on some single-use plastics Monday — including bags and … Read more

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora where over 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) have been consumed, regional authorities said, while German officials said that residents … Read more

Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

A Southeast Greenland polar bear on glacier, or freshwater, ice at 61 degrees north in September 2016.Photo: Thomas W. Johansen/NASA Oceans Melting Greenland Researchers have identified a previously unknown population of polar bears living in isolation Southeast Greenland. The bears hunt for seals in fjords, on freshwater ice shelves, instead of on rapidly receding sea … Read more

Europe’s Space Agency to Debut Successor to Vega Rocket

Europe’s Space Agency to Debut Successor to Vega Rocket

The European Space Agency (ESA) is getting ready to unveil its medium-lift Vega-C rocket, a worthy successor to the small launcher Vega, which has been in operation for 10 years. Vega-C is undergoing final preparations before launching from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana as soon as July 7, ESA announced on Thursday. 01:57 Rainn Wilson’s … Read more

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name, WHO Announces

Monkeypox Is Getting a New Name, WHO Announces

Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez (Getty Images) An emerging disease is set to get a new coat of paint. Officials at the World Health Organization announced this week that they will soon choose a different name for the disease known as monkeypox—one intended to avoid the stigmatization and inaccuracy of its current moniker. The name of … Read more

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

With 150 millimeters of rain expected to fall in the area by Wednesday, higher than average snowpacks in the mountains and already high river levels, the City of Calgary declared a state of local emergency (SOLE) on Monday afternoon. “I realize that may cause some fear, some anxiety for Calgarians, especially those who went through … Read more

Evacuation alert issued for dozens of homes in the Upper Fraser Valley – BC

Evacuation alert issued for dozens of homes in the Upper Fraser Valley – BC

An evacuation alert has been issued for dozens of properties in the Upper Fraser Valley. The District of Kent has issued the alert for 40 homes in the Harrison Mills area due to rising water levels along the Harrison River. #Evacuation ALERT issued by the District of Kent for around 40 homes in the Harrison … Read more

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope isn’t a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments. But … Read more