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  • Change Agent Rethinking Carbon Dioxide (CO2): from a pollutant to a moneymaker

    Three startup companies led by prominent scientists are working on new technologies to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. The scientific community is skeptical, but these entrepreneurs believe removing CO2 can eventually be profitable and help cool the planet.

  • Canada hopeful US will approve Keystone pipeline

    Obama called Prime Minister Stephen Harper to explain that the decision on Wednesday was not on the merits of the pipeline but rather on the 'arbitrary nature' of a Feb. 21 deadline for a decision.

  • Keystone pipeline rejected over politics, say Republicans

    Obama says he rejected the Keystone pipeline because mandated deadlines would not allow proper a fair review, but Republicans are accusing him of putting politics ahead of sound policy.

  • Is Canada becoming a climate change renegade?

    Is Canada becoming a climate change renegade?

    Canada on Monday became the first country to announce that it would withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change. Did the promise of riches from the country's vast tar sands reserves play a role?

  • Seven worst Christmas toys for kids

    Seven worst Christmas toys for kids

    This year’s list of the worst toys is brought to you by plastics, those bright synthetic polymers that threaten to overtake the living rooms of middle-class parents. They can be classified into three categories: those that assault our senses, those that skank-ify our daughters, and those so bizarre they deserve a spot on late-night TV. Don’t be fooled. Many of these toys make great gifts, at least for someone else’s child, ideally someone who lives out of state. Here's my list of the Top 7 worst Christmas toys for 2011: 

  • Is Canada's oil more ethical than Saudi Arabia's?

    Is Canada's oil more ethical than Saudi Arabia's?

    To boost support for a US pipeline for its oil sands crude, Canada claims it's more ethical than the Middle East. Is there such a thing as ethical oil?

  • NASA says 'we may never know' where runaway satellite crashed

    NASA says 'we may never know' where runaway satellite crashed

    The end to the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite that fell to Earth Saturday remains unknown due to its wide possible debris field. Best estimates suggest most of the debris fell into the ocean.

  • NASA satellite falls on Canada as space junk. No one hurt.

    NASA satellite falls on Canada as space junk. No one hurt.

    The 6-ton UARS satellite — the biggest piece of space debris to fall from the sky since Sky Lab in 1979 — fell back to Earth early Saturday morning. Debris is reported to have been found near Calgary, Canada.

  • What Afghans think of the war: 'Why are you Americans here?'

    What Afghans think of the war: 'Why are you Americans here?'

    Ten years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan to eliminate a terrorist haven and set up a stable government. But today, many Afghans don’t know why the US invaded, have never heard of 9/11, and are increasingly suspicious.

  • Canada Day celebrated with Prince William and Kate [VIDEO]

    Canada Day celebrated with Prince William and Kate [VIDEO]

    Canada Day will be more boisterous than usual in Ottawa this year. More than half a million people are expected to come out to see William and Kate, who start their North American tour in Ottawa, Thursday.