United States

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".

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...

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.

"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat

Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.

U.S. expected to demand billions in penalties over B.C. softwood lumber

Americans claim BC subsidizing lumber, giving local mills a sales advantage.

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.

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.

Hollywood royalty mingle with the real thing

Prince William, Kate mingle with stars before heading to skid-row dance academy.

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”...

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...