Olympia, Greece: Greek actress Maria Nafpliotou (l.) plays the role of High Priestess and transfers the Olympic Flame to Vassilis Dimitriadis, the first torchbearer of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games on Oct. 22. The flame will travel across Canada through over 1,000 communities for 106 days before arriving in Vancouver on Feb. 12.
A Haitian woman, Madame Marcus, holds her newborn baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. A 6.1-magnitude shook the capital on Wednesday morning, a little over a week after the city was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake, which killed and displaced hundreds of thousands.
Canada's Olympic Ice Hockey goaltender Martin Brodeur stretches in Salt Lake City in 2002. Brodeur was named to Canada's team again for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Garden thugs – plants that are invasive – in one part of the country may not be in another.
Long-promised cellulosic ethanol is in modest production, but hurdles remain.
One site helps with unexpected expenses. Another brightens the holidays for the homeless.
The petroleum cartel said it will slash production by 2.2 million barrels per day in hopes prices will climb back toward $75 per barrel.
Two Montreal bakeries compete to make the best rounds of hot, soft bagels.
Trillions of dollars’ worth of oil are present, but the environmental costs are high, too – and growing.