Scientists

Threatening Managers Over Climate Risk?

Owen Clark of the Financial Times reports that a large UK pension scheme is threatening managers over climate risk:One of Britain’s largest pension schemes has given its 130 asset managers a two-year deadline to reduce their exposure to climate change or risk being fired.Brunel Pension Partners ...

Terramera raises $4.6 million CAD Series B extension to reduce global pesticide use

Terramera, the Vancouver Agtech startup on a mission to reduce synthetic pesticides globally, has raised an additional $4.6 million CAD ($3.5 million USD) for its Series B funding round. Terramera originally closed the round in September, with the $59.5 million CAD investment led by Ospraie Ag Scie ...

H|T: The Healthtech Times – Healthtech’s eye on AI

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Today in cleantech: Hopper, GHGSat

Recently, two Canadian startups have announced new initiatives intended to help improve the environment and promote ecological sustainability. Here’s the latest on cleantech in Canada. Hopper to plant trees with every booking Montréal-based travel app Hopper has committed to planting trees with ...

Entanglement at 50 km

An August 29, 2019 news item on phys.org broke the news about breaking a record for transferring quantum entanglement between matter and light , The quantum internet promises absolutely tap-proof communication and powerful distributed sensor networks for new science and technology. However, becaus ...

Aifred Health sole Canadian team among 10 semi-finalists of global IBM Watson competition

Montreal-based Aifred Health has been named one of the top 10 semi-finalists of the global IBM Watson AI XPrize. The startup is the final Canadian team remaining in the multi-year competition. “We have the chance to show the world what we can do.” “Being in this competition up until this le ...

New reproductive tool may help meet consumer demand for “natural” food

Chris Jermey, New Science Communicator Today’s consumers want more from their food, and the beef and dairy industries are constantly striving to meet these demands. As more companies market their food as “natural” – raised without additional use of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics – con ...

Canadian mobile services top G7 affordability ranking

Contradicting the popular narrative, a recent set of reports from PwC Canada puts Canadian unlimited mobile wireless plans atop affordability rankings among the G7 countries. In December, PwC released “Understanding wireless affordability in Canada” [pdf, 4MB] and last week, it released an adde ...

January 30, 2020 in Ottawa: When your city is smarter than you

Should you be in Ottawa, Canada on January 30, 2020 you might want to check out the Curiosity on Stage event: ‘When your city is smarter than you’ at the Canada Science and Technology Museum (from the Ingenium event page), Curiosity on Stage: Evening Edition – When your city is smarter than ...

Judges Point Dismissed Youth Climate Plaintiffs to Political System Corrupted by Fossil Fuel Cash

Read time: 9 mins When a pair of Ninth Circuit Court judges ordered dismissal of a landmark youth climate change lawsuit last week, they concluded that the U.S. government may be harming the nation’s youth through its fossil fuel-based energy policy, but that courts cannot stop that harm. “Rat ...