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Saturday July 3rd, 2021 day edition

image for Canadian inferno: northern heat exceeds worst-case climate models

The US president, Joe Biden, and Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, have warned worried populations to brace for more.

Shocked climate scientists are wondering how even worst-case scenarios failed to predict such furnace-like conditions so far north.

Trapped in a vast heat dome that enveloped western Canada and the north-western US, temperatures had nowhere to go but up.

In Lytton, the Canadian national heat record was broken on Monday, smashed on Tuesday and then obliterated on Wednesday when the local monitoring station registered 49.6C (121F).

The previous week, northern Europe and Russia also sweltered in an unprecedented heat bubble.

“In the present-day climate, getting an extremely hot June is common and is likely to occur twice in three decades.

Climate models capture this effect very well and predict large increases in heat extremes. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says cannabis prohibition is a 'racist and colonial policy' and condemns Olympics ban of Sha'Carri Richardson

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Richardson, 21, was handed a 30-day suspension from the US Olympic team after testing positive for THC, the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis.

"The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy," Ocasio-Cortez said in a post on Twitter.

The move to ban Richardson is the latest in a string of decisions by those running the Olympic games that have been decried as prejudiced. »

One animal destroying the planet could also be critical to saving it

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What’s new — Cow guts, like our own, are teeming with microbes like bacteria, fungi, and other microbes.

The team thus tested how well cow rumen could degrade or break down three common polyester materials found in plastic:.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — A lightweight plastic that is found in many common types of packaging, including water bottles. »

Richard Branson will fly into space on July 11, beating rival Jeff Bezos by 9 days

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Along with wealthy space tourists, both companies expect to fly researchers and experiments from government agencies and companies developing or testing space technology.

Neither company has said how much it plans to charge for a ride to space, but tickets are expected to cost between $250,000 and $500,000.

Even so, some 600 enthusiasts have put down deposits with Virgin for flights once commercial operations begin in 2022. »

Ten churches vandalised in Alberta on Canada Day

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