Category Archives: Science

Global warming could suffocate life on Earth as oxygen levels fall, research shows

Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to researchers from the University of Leicester published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. A study led by

Supervised injection facilities would be cost-effective in Toronto and Ottawa, research finds

Establishing up to three supervised injection facilities in Toronto and up to two facilities in Ottawa would be cost-effective, researchers reported in the journal Addiction after updating a 2012 analysis that recommended establishing supervised injection facilities in Toronto and Ottawa

Fish could have emotions and consciousness, biologists find

Fish could have emotions and conciousness, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences, which has for the first time observed in fish a phenomenon known as emotional fever – the increase in

Parental absence affects brain development in children

Children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America

Canada will sign TPP soon, Obama says

Canada will soon sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, US President Barack Obama revealed following a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Manila today. “We’re both soon

Pesticide exposure impairs bumblebee crop pollination, study finds

Low-level neonicotinoid pesticide exposure affects the pollination services provided by bumblebees to an economically important crop, according to a University of Guelph research published today in Nature. “Until now, research on pesticide effects has been limited to direct effects on

TPP will cause unnecessary suffering by making medicines unaffordable, MSF warns

The recently released text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the deal contains dangerous provisions that would dismantle public health safeguards enshrined in international law and restrict access to price-lowering generic medicines for millions of people leading to unnecessary suffering

TPP: Chapter By Chapter Analysis

After years of secret negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released last night. Civil society is going through the text with a fine-toothed comb to uncover provisions that threaten the rights, freedoms and the well-being of

TPP: Cancer for Canadians and closed doors for Canadian dairy exports, whistleblower scientist warns

Allowing milk from hormone-treated cows in the United States into Canada under the Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase the cancer risk for Canadians while making it more difficult for the nation’s dairy farmers to export Canadian milk overseas, according to a

TPP: A good deal for Big Pharma

On Oct. 5, negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a a multi-nation deal held in secret between twelve Pacific Rim nations, reached an agreement said to cover more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Those participating countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada,