Day: October 7, 2019

Solar power is the red-hot growth area in oil-rich Alberta

CALGARY — Solar power is beating expectations in oil and gas rich Alberta, where the renewable energy source is poised to expand dramatically in the coming years as international power companies invest in the province.Fresh capital is being deployed in the Alberta’s electricity generation sector for both renewable and natural gas-fired power projects after years…

Steve Irwin’s family accomplishes one of his ‘greatest goals,’ opens elephant hospital

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Protesters douse Wall Street bull with fake blood

Scenes from Extinction Rebellion protests in New York City Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue was doused in fake blood this morning by environmental protestors. A woman with the group Extinction Rebellion stood atop the bloodied bull waving the group’s green flag; other protesters, also splattered with the red liquid, staged a sit-in around the statue.…

Climate action protests move to Canadian bridges, including in Halifax where harbour crossing shut | CBC News

Buses are being rerouted and commuters crossing Halifax Harbour will likely face lengthy delays this morning as a protest by environmental activists has closed down the Macdonald Bridge, one of the crossings targeted in rallies also being held in other Canadian cities.Halifax police watch as climate action protesters gathered on the Dartmouth approach to the…

Extinction Rebellion protests: UK arrests as global demonstrations begin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Environmental campaigners are threatening to block government departments during two weeks of protests More than 20 people have been arrested in London at the start of two weeks of protests by environmental campaigners.Extinction Rebellion activists are protesting in cities around the world, including Berlin, Amsterdam and Sydney.Organisers have planned…

Arrests as Extinction Rebellion protests begin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Environmental campaigners are threatening to block government departments during two weeks of protests More than 20 people have been arrested in London at the start of two weeks of protests by environmental campaigners.Extinction Rebellion activists will demonstrate in cities around the world, including Berlin, New York and Sydney.Organisers have…

How a ‘space elevator’ could work on Earth or the moon

This illustration by artist Pat Rawling shows the concept of a space elevator as viewed from the geostationary transfer station looking down the length of the elevator towards the Earth. NASA/MSFC A space elevator on Earth or the moon could make space travel and cargo transport easier, cheaper, and more sustainable.Companies in China and Japan…