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Toronto storm causes flooding, downed power lines
Toronto police say that Tuesday's storms have led to reports of wires down, some fallen trees and flooding.
The storm that swept across much of southwestern Ontario brought between 15 to 20 millimetres of rain with locally heavier amounts, CBC meteorologist Michelle Leslie said. At Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue West, the unofficial total was a whopping 58 millimetres.
Markham: 14.6 mm
Mississauga: 11 to 20 mm
Downtown Toronto: 14.5 mm
Brampton: 40 mm
Dufferin and Steeles: 58 mm
COMMENTARY: Food is a terrible thing to waste
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It is one of the most sought-after minerals on earth. Solar cells, cellphones, tablets and even the production of electric vehicles rely on the extraction and production of cobalt to produce the rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries that we rely on to power our daily lives. (Read More)
Why Buffalo’s blizzard could never happen in New England - The Boston Globe
Buffalo has Lake Erie. New England has the Atlantic Ocean. There lies the biggest reason why an epic storm like the one socking a sliver of upstate New York this week with 6, 7 and even 8 feet of snow in some places, is so unlikely to ever happen here....
How new technology and weather forecasting are helping the poor ...
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Artificial intelligence at the service of schools and society
The great race in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now a global reality and Canada is intensifying its commitment and investment with the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, with over 100 million Canadian dollars destined for the new generation of technology and computer skills. (Read More)
Accident Tolerant Fuel
This March marks five years since Fukushima. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake opened up the sea floor and within an hour, a wall of water almost 50 ft (15 m) high would drown the coast of Japan. (Read More)
Cellphone apps, theater production help teens recognize, treat depression - The Boston Globe
Clinical depression among teenagers is moving from the shadows into the spotlight. Teens who suffer from depression struggle to talk openly about it, but now cell phone applications are providing a new tool to help them recognize and seek help for it, and theater is providing a stage for them...
With Zero-Waste grocery stores popping up around the GTA, we wondered whether this trend could stick around?
With Zero-Waste grocery stores popping up around the GTA, we wondered whether this trend could stick around? Sustainability expert Michelle Leslie joins us to discuss. (Listen Here)
In The Eye of the Storm
Late August brought with it an unimaginable storm to the Texas coast as Hurricane Harvey barreled onshore as a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds at 209 km/hour…
It marked the first time a Category 4 storm made landfall in Texas in over 50 years according to The Weather Channel. (Read more)
Almost half the food produced in the U.S. and Canada is thrown away, Mike Stafford says. 'We have created a society that considers food, the most basic human need, disposable.'
Inuit Communities and Climate Change
Fall in New York City is a time of year marked by cooler temperatures and a hot Broadway line up. This September, the Big Apple will be buzzing with more than just fine food and artistic flare as world leaders, environmentalists and citizens will gather for Climate Week to discuss climate change, low-carbon societies and sustainability. (Read More)
Making Gasoline from Air
It is a critical climate-changing greenhouse gas that traps heat inside the earth and is a major contributor to sea ice melt, ocean acidification and global temperature increases… Carbon dioxide Companies around the world are using science and tech to capture this CO2 and turn in into renewable fuels... (Read more)
Energy in Abandoned Wells
Oil prices bottoming out have slashed thousands of jobs in Alberta and unemployment rates have risen just as dramatically as revenues have declined. The number of people out of work sits in the tens of thousands and unemployment among young people stands at close to 14 percent according to the latest figures from the provincial government. (Read more)
World's Water Crises
The threat of living without water is overshadowing life. A multi-year drought has stricken the region, wiping out orchards and plunging water reserves. Economic uncertainty looms. As does “Day Zero” — the day when the amount of water contained in the dam falls beneath 13 percent and the taps turn off, allowing Cape Town to run dry. If “Day Zero” happens, it will put the city into the history books as the first place in the world to turn off its water supply. A humanitarian and environmental ...