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Washington Monument cracks as earth quake rattles east coast
Washington Monument cracks, three of four pinnacles topple from famed Washington National Cathedral -- and nuclear plants are being investigated for "unusual events".
Aug 23rd, 2011
Rove: Sarah Palin will run
Sarah Palin will announce her candidacy for the U.S. Presidency "sometime around Labor Day," former Bush chief-of-staff Karl Rover said yesterday. Palin is scheduled to be the keynote...
Aug 20th, 2011
Alberta oilsands at the centre of White House protests over next two weeks
Environmentalists pull out Hollywood star power to argue that oilsands crude is too dirty a deal for American refineries.
Aug 19th, 2011
"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat
Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.
Aug 14th, 2011
U.S. expected to demand billions in penalties over B.C. softwood lumber
Americans claim BC subsidizing lumber, giving local mills a sales advantage.
Aug 9th, 2011
CIA secretly kept eye on Canadian economy, tar sands, mining during Cold War
Declassified reports say Trudeau was torn between urge to play leader of Third World and desire to hold his own with industrial giants.
Aug 7th, 2011
Republicans, Democrats face off over Alberta oilsands pipeline
TransCanada pipeline the battlefield as America debates the cost and the safety of shipping oilsands crude to the Gulf.
Jul 26th, 2011
Hollywood royalty mingle with the real thing
Prince William, Kate mingle with stars before heading to skid-row dance academy.
Jul 10th, 2011
Canada is no longer at the forefront of cigarette package regulation
The United States government has just announced that cigarette packages will soon have to display graphic warning labels that cover 50% of the box. The media are abuzz about the “scary” and “gory”...
Jun 23rd, 2011
US Department of Defense and the Rocky Mountain Institute: Energy security makes strange bedfellows
What do a famous environmental scientist and the US Department of Defense have to offer each other? Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute has promoted energy systems based on...
Jun 22nd, 2011