Al Shaw, Irena Hwang and Caroline Chen
The next pandemic could emerge from the edges around these patches, where wildlife and humans mix.

Mar. 16, 2023

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Robin McKie
A savanna elephant in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. The total biomass of savanna elephants was estimated in the study to be half that of the 2m tonnes cats collectively weigh. Photograph: Arterra Picture Library/Alamy

Mar. 18, 2023

The total weight of Earth’s wild land mammals – from elephants to bisons and from deer to tigers – is now less than 10% of the combined tonnage of men, women and children living on the planet.

A study by scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, published this month, concludes that wild land mammals alive today have a total mass of 22m tonnes. By comparison, humanity now weighs in at a total of around 390m tonnes.

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Rebecca Chew/The New York Times

'In the long term, the best guarantee of American security has always been American prosperity and engagement with the rest of the world.'   And Canada?

Mar. 11, 2023

America’s increasingly confrontational posture toward China is a significant shift in U.S. foreign policy that warrants greater scrutiny and debate.

Al Jazerra and News Agencies
French firefighters during a demonstration near Place de la Concorde in Paris after the French government pushed a pensions reform through parliament without a vote on March 16, 2023 [Thomas Samson/AFP]

Protests rage after the French leader bypassed opposition and used a special constitutional power to raise the retirement age.


French riot police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to clear demonstrators from a central Paris square where a crowd of thousands had gathered to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s pensions reform.
Andrew MacLeod
LNG Canada’s Kitimat project will reduce global emissions, say proponents. Critics say it will bring a big increase in its first few decades. Photo from LNG Canada.

Mar. 16, 2023

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon says exporting more liquefied natural gas from British Columbia will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

But is he right?

Thomson Reuters
A woman at a displacement centre is pictured in Blantyre, Malawi, on Tuesday. (Thoko Chikondi/The Associated Press)

Mr. 15, 2023

Cyclone is set to be the longest ever recorded

The death toll in Malawi from tropical cyclone Freddy has risen to 225, the country's disaster management agency said on Wednesday, up from 190 reported on Tuesday.

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs also said in a statement that 707 people had been injured in the storm and 41 reported missing, as heavy rain continued to affect several parts of the southern African country.


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