Day: November 6, 2019

New Study Challenges One Of Darwin’s Major Theories Surrounding The Beginning Of Life On Earth

A new study challenges one of the key theories surrounding the origin of life on Earth first put forward by Charles Darwin. He suggested life first arose in shallow pools of water. However, researchers at University College London successfully created protocells in hot, alkaline seawater similar to the marine environments found near deep-sea hydrothermal vent…

New ecology theory describes ‘frenemy’ networks

A new theory says social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought. “There’s mounting evidence that different species pay attention to each other in the wild, especially if they share predators,” says Mike Gil, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis who is currently…

Starbucks holiday cups: Starbucks unveils five new holiday cups, including an environmentally friendly reusable one, out November 7

Starbucks and the holidays go together like coffee and cream. The coffee chain announced Wednesday that their signature holiday drinks will be available starting Thursday, November 7 — and their much talked-about holiday cups have been unveiled. Four new seasonal cups were revealed on Twitter Wednesday morning, and they are all very merry. In fact, one…

Israel reaffirms its commitment to Paris Agreement

The annual climate change march taking place on Friday in Tel Aviv. (photo credit: RAANAN COHEN) Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin said that Israel is committed to the Paris Agreement and to fight climate change, in spite of the US decision to withdraw from the treaty. “The decision made by the United States to withdraw…

GFL Environmental scraps plans for Canada’s biggest IPO in 20 years after investors balk at price

Waste hauler GFL Environmental Inc. is canceling its initial public offering after facing the prospect of pricing its shares below its marketed range.“At a price below the range, the shareholders decided it wasn’t fair value,” GFL founder and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Dovigi said Tuesday. “We will revisit at a later date.”The Vaughan, Ontario-based company…

GFL Environmental intends to scrap major IPO

The IPO was expected to raise as much as US$2.4-billion, with GFL marketing as many as 100.7 million shares to potential buyers at US$20 to US$24 each. CARLOS OSORIO/Reuters GFL Environmental Inc. is pulling its initial public offering after institutional investors pressed the Canadian waste management giant to price its shares below the deal’s marketing…

More than 11,000 scientists declare global climate emergency in signed letter

An open letter signed by thousands of scientists from around the world may be the clearest demonstration yet of their near-unanimous agreement over the globe’s emerging climate crisis.Published Tuesday in the journal BioScience, the letter includes 11,258 signatures from 153 countries, including 409 from Canada.“We declare … clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,”…