The Daily Populous

Sunday September 29th, 2019 night edition

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While we waited Friday for Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to arrive by car at the terminus of the Evergreen SkyTrain line, some placard-carrying kids hurried to take the train so they could join the climate strike in downtown Vancouver.

They joined an estimated 100,000 who met at Vancouver’s City Hall and marched downtown disrupting both transit and traffic.

Rather than joining with youth in the streets, Scheer and Maxime Bernier — the People’s Party of Canada leader who denies that there is a climate emergency — were the only federal leaders who didn’t participate in climate strike events.

With a veiled reference to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau who loves a good parade, Scheer told reporters he plans to do what youth are asking for.

Unlike the Liberals who promised $187-billion worth of projects in 2015 and never delivered, Scheer promised to spend the money.

Essentially, Scheer promises to make it easier for people to drive their cars to work.

If anything, the Massey replacement is playing out exactly as Scheer says a Conservative infrastructure program would roll out. »

Predators could be the antidote to unhealthy herds

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Predators might be the best solution to disease showing up in wild animal populations, according to a new study.

“The healthy herd hypothesis suggests that predators can play a role in reducing disease risk for wild animal populations,” says Jason Hoverman, an associate professor in the forestry and natural resources department at Purdue University.

We’ve found that predators reduce the density of prey populations and consequently the chances that a sick individual encounters and infects healthy individuals.”. »

The White House reportedly tried to conceal transcripts of Trump's calls with other world leaders, including Russia's Putin and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman

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The White House tried to conceal the contents of phone calls between Trump and other world leaders, including Russia's Putin and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman, CNN and The New York Times reported.

The White House reportedly tried to lock down the transcripts of President Donald Trump's calls with other world leaders, including Russia's Putin and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman, according to reports from CNN and The New York Times.

An intelligence community whistleblower claimed that White House officials tried to "lock down" records of the call, especially the transcript. »

China unveils 500 megapixel camera that can identify every face in a crowd of tens of thosands

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Chinese scientists have developed a 500 megapixel facial recognition camera four times more detailed than the human eye that can identify individuals from crowds of tens of thousands in streets or at sports stadiums.

Dubbed the 'super camera', the technology was unveiled by researchers at China's International Industry Fair last week.

The new 500 megapixel, or 500 million pixel, camera will help to remedy this. »