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September 18 -October 1

News QuirksRoland Sweet

Published Thursday September 18, 05:23 pm
There’s a slight problem with this solar power plant
Federal wildlife investigators are urging California officials to halt an application to build a state-of-the-art solar plant after concluding that a similar but smaller existing plant in the Mojave Desert is causing birds to ignite in mid-air at the rate of one every two minutes. The smaller plant,

A Complicated TragedyNathan Raine

Published Thursday September 18, 05:42 pm
Poverty, racism and much more contribute to Saskatchewan’s HIV epidemic
Saskatchewan has the highest HIV rate in Canada (more than double the national average) — and Saskatoon has the highest rate of infection anywhere in the country, responsible for half of the province's new cases annually.Horrific, right? So why hasn’t the issue drawn the attention or

Fighting For HealthDavid Suzuki

Published Thursday September 18, 05:45 pm
Think global warming is making you sick? You’re right.
What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere?According to the World Health Organization, we can.“Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequ

ISIS And FriendsGwynne Dyer

Published Thursday September 18, 05:46 pm
Two more Islamic states emerge in Libya and Nigeria
A coalition of imams and organizations representing British Muslims has written Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State” when talking about the new country carved out of Iraq and Syria by Islamist terrorists. That’s what Abu Bakr al Baghdadi,