The Daily Populous

Monday July 4th, 2022 night edition

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If Thomas's preliminary measurements are correct, the behemoth he found in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park would barely fit inside the cabin of a Boeing 747.

Regardless of its exact size, there is no doubt the massive tree is very, very old.

"It came at the end of about a 10-hour bushwhack," Thomas told Gloria Macarenko, host of CBC's On The Coast, on Monday.

He and his self-described "tree hunter" colleague Colin Spratt nicknamed the "awe-inspiring" tree they found in a grove of "primordial" red cedars the North Shore Giant.

Big-tree searcher Colin Spratt stands by a western red cedar in North Vancouver's Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

He and biologist Ian Thomas measured the diameter at breast height (DBH) as being up to 5.8 metres.

According to the University of B.C.'s Big Tree Registry, a tree 5.8 metres in diameter would be the fourth widest on record. »

James Webb Space Telescope operating better than expected

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Bigger and better than the famous Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope launched back on Christmas Day.

Six months later, it’s now sending back pictures and data from outer space while still being ‘commissioned,’ or tested.

The telescope is actually performing better than scientists thought it could. »

Liz Cheney Hints She Might Run Against Donald Trump in 2024

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And if he does indeed throw in his hat in the ring for the Republican nomination, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)

During an interview with Newsmax, Trump said the hearings were an attempt to prevent him from running in 2024.

But “there’s no question: A man as dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again.”. »

China’s Vast Maritime Claims Are Becoming Reality

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Wang began by addressing Canada’s protests over China’s harassment of its reconnaissance aircraft, which were enforcing United Nations sanctions of North Korea.

Under this formulation, this vast maritime commons is unilaterally reclassified as China’s domestic territory, ostensibly marking it outside of UNCLOS’ purview.

Thus, when a U.N.-mandated tribunal ruled in 2016 that its claims were nonsense, Beijing could simply shrug its shoulders. »