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Coast guard ship breakdown ends 48-year science survey streak

North Atlantic Fisheries Organization meeting highlighted unreliability of Canada’s research vessels The coast guard ship CCGS Alfred Needler, shown in this file photo, was to complete a summer survey off Nova Scotia but (CBC) “This is the first time that a substantial portion of the survey we were not able …

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Ban on throw-away plastics backed by EU

Straws, some bags, cotton-buds to be forced out by 2021 Under a proposal backed by the European Parliament, single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives, such as plastic straws, would be banned across Europe by 2021.(Canadian Press) EU lawmakers added very light-weight plastic bags, polystyrene fast-food containers and products made …

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Canadian satellites vulnerable to cyberattack, Defence note warns

Intention to protect, defend military space technology a ‘very important change,’ department says Canada’s next-generation Radarsat Constellation Mission satellites, scheduled to launch in February, will use radar to locate ships and keep an eye on the Arctic. The Canadian military already heavily depends on space-based assets for basic tasks such …

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