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Farmers Sue Alberta Fossil for Unpaid Oil Lease Rent – The Energy Mix

Put off by their tenant’s abrupt decision to cease making its lease payments, two Alberta farmers have launched what may become the first class action lawsuit against unpaid oil leases—a far too common practice that weighs heavily on the public purse, and on rural landowners’ finances.In a statement of claim filed in Calgary in early […]

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Covid for Everyone?

Originally posted on West Coast Muse:
Reality check: There won’t be enough Covid-19 vaccines for everyone for a while. Probably years. Thankfully, the CDC?has some rules?so distribution won’t look like a run on the?Hunger Games?cornucopia. Once a vaccine is approved by the FDA, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will hold an emergency meeting…

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Safety Issues, Cost Overruns Mean It’s Time to Cancel Site C Megadam, Dogwood Says – The Energy Mix

With its price nearly doubling, construction deadlines slipping, and serious geological challenges on the ground, BC Hydro’s plan to complete the Site C megadam on the Peace River may be slipping away, Dogwood B.C. warns in a recent blog post.“The Site C dam was supposed to be a gift from B.C. taxpayers to international fracking […]

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Yes, You Can Adventure in Vermont This Winter | Outside Online

Like just about everything else in life, the way we travel has had to adapt to our current reality. Does that mean your adventure plans are canceled this winter? If you’re headed to Vermont, the answer is a resounding no. If you’re cool with protecting yourself and Vermonters, then the winter adventuring will go on. […]

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San Francisco Passes Landmark Natural Gas Ban for New Buildings – The Energy Mix

The city of San Francisco will begin banning natural gas as a heating or cooking energy source for all new residential and commercial buildings—except restaurants—as of next June, adding to a prohibition already in place banning natural gas in new city-owned buildings.The U.S. Sierra Club called the ban, passed unanimously by the San Francisco Board […]

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Freddie Mercury Statue – Montreux, Switzerland – Atlas Obscura

THIS IMPOSING BRONZE STATUE ON the Montreux promenade features Freddie Mercury striking his iconic pose.The statue is the work of a British-based Czech sculptor Irena Sedlecka, famous for British public figures, but also for oversized Communist statues dedicated to the working man. Sedlecka first saw Mercury perform at the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium […]

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Stefano Boeri’s greenery-covered buildings blossom in China

Following the popularity of Stefano Boeri Architetti’s greenery-covered Bosco Verticale, similar “Vertical Forest” buildings are now taking root around the world, helping to add more plants and trees to inner-city areas. Two of these are now rising in China and are slated for completion early next year.The largest of the two Vertical Forest projects headed […]

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A Study in Scarlet

MOMENT IN TIME: NOVEMBER 20, 1886 On November 20, 1886, author Arthur Conan Doyle sold the copyright to “A Study in Scarlet” for a piddling £25 to Ward Lock & Co., which published it in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. It was this story which introduced Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, to the […]

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WHO advises against treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with remdesivir | CBC News

Originally posted on RGRichardson Interactive Resources:
Gilead’s remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday.The panel found “a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes…

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Scientists produce rare diamonds in minutes at room temperature

While traditional diamonds are formed over billions of years deep in the Earth where extreme pressures and temperatures provide just the right conditions to crystalize carbon, scientists are working on more expedient ways of forging the precious stones. An international team of researchers has succeeded in whittling this process down to mere minutes, demonstrating a […]