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How to keep warm on a patio without heating the planet

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: How to keep warm on a patio without heating the planet Solar power crowned ‘cheapest …

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U.S. Midwest seeing a surge in coronavirus cases

Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels in an ominous sign of a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder. More than 22,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported on Wednesday across …

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Quebec conspiracy theorist kicked off YouTube for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Quebec’s best-known conspiracy theorist, Alexis Cossette-Trudel, lost another media platform on Thursday when YouTube shut down his account, which had more than 120,000 subscribers. YouTube said it was removing Cossette-Trudel’s channel, Radio-Québec, for “repeatedly violating our community guidelines regarding COVID-19 misinformation.” The news was first reported by Radio-Canada. Last week, Facebook shut down …

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Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an ‘assault’ on Mi’kmaw people

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller today called this week’s raid on fishing facilities in southwest Nova Scotia an “assault” on the Mi’kmaw people and urged police in the region to keep the peace. His comments came as tensions mount over the First Nations lobster harvest in southwestern Nova Scotia. On Tuesday night, several hundred commercial fishermen and their supporters …

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