Category Archives: Science

Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren't allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated

Infant formula crisis another symptom of North American ‘managed trade,’ experts say

WASHINGTON — Another cargo jet laden with European infant formula will arrive Wednesday in the United States as the White House scrambles to ease a debilitating shortage — a response some fear could lead to even emptier shelves in Canada

Democrats: Google must protect privacy of abortion patients

More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people's location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions.

Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes marijuana legalization bill

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use, drawing the wrath of fellow Democrats who have fought for years to

Report: Dramatic rise in pesticides in EU fruits, vegetables

BRUSSELS (AP) — The contamination of fruits and vegetables produced in the European Union by the most toxic pesticides has substantially increased over the past decade, according to new research published Tuesday.

Report: Dramatic rise in pesticides in EU fruits, vegetables

BRUSSELS (AP) — The contamination of fruits and vegetables produced in the European Union by the most toxic pesticides has substantially increased over the past decade, according to new research published Tuesday.

WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year term

LONDON (AP) — WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was reappointed to a second five-year term on Tuesday by the U.N. health agency’s member countries. No other candidate

WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year term

LONDON (AP) — WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was reappointed to a second five-year term on Tuesday by the U.N. health agency’s member countries. No other candidate

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19.

Rise of new opioid highlights unpredictable drug supply: Expert

OTTAWA — A national substance use research organization is warning about a new type of opioid that is increasingly being found in Canada's unregulated drug supply. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction said in an alert there is a