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Federal government says it must fight ‘grave risks’ of climate change at Sask. carbon tax challenge

Sask., New Brunswick, Ontario arguing carbon tax unconstitutional A primer from Power & Politics.2:25 The federal government is presenting its case in support of carbon pricing in Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal, in response to Saskatchewan’s legal arguments Wednesday that a carbon tax is unfair, uneven, illegal and violates provincial jurisdiction. …

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Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York City

Company announced it won’t build 25,000-job facility because of local opposition Local politicians and activists have voiced their opposition to Amazon’s New York expansion plans.(Sangsuk Sylvia Kang/Bloomberg)Canadian cities in the hunt for Amazon’s HQ2 — but is it worth the shot? In November, Amazon announced it would build a huge …

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Rare black leopard caught on camera

Animal captured with motion-triggered cameras in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas set up motion-sensitive cameras to capture the largely nocturnal black leopard in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in January.(Will Burrard-Lucas/Camptraptions Ltd.) Black leopards — or black panthers — carry a gene mutation for “melanism” that makes …

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World’s oldest known wild bird has a new baby at 68

Wisdom the Laysan albatross hatched a chick earlier in February at Midway Atoll wildlife refuge Wisdom sits in a nest at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial with last year’s chick in a 2018 photo. She and her mate recently hatched a new chick. …

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More than $400,000 in QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency disappears into ‘cold wallet’

Ernst and Young says QuadrigaCX ‘inadvertently’ transferred 103 bitcoins to encrypted offline storage devices The sudden death of Gerald Cotten, founder of QuadrigaCX, has sent the cryptocurrency exchange into a tailspin with more than $180 million unaccounted for. (Facebook/QuadrigaCX) Cold wallets are offline storage devices protected by encryption technology. Cryptocurrency …

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