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China’s coronavirus outbreak exposes perils of country’s exotic wildlife trade

China’s coronavirus outbreak exposes perils of country’s exotic wildlife trade For Globe Subscribers https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-chinas-coronavirus-outbreak-exposes-perils-of-countrys-exotic/ Public https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/world/chinas-latest-virus-outbreak-exposes-perils-of-exotic-wildlife-trade-401792/

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The strange tale of the paid protesters supporting Meng Wanzhou at her extradition hearing

Demonstrators outside B.C. Supreme Court on Day 1 of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing Monday. Actor Julia Hackstaff, far right, says she was told she was appearing as an extra in a movie shoot. (Georgie Smyth/CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paid-protesters-meng-wanzhou-1.5434613

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Canadian airlines feel the pressure of flight-shaming and the ‘Greta effect’

Canadian airlines feel the pressure of flight-shaming and the ‘Greta effect’ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-canadian-airlines-feel-the-pressure-of-flight-shaming-and-the-greta-2/

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Venezuela economic failure and fake or misleading news

Social misleadia, Trump and many of his supporters and others from the far right have been sharing fake or misleading news about Venezuela’s economic failure. Venezuela’s economic crisis is an example of failed leadership, corruption and other issues. It has … Continue reading

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Environmental cost of cryptocurrency mines

Monetary price of health and air quality impacts Computer screen listing cryptocurrencies (stock image). Credit: © Colin Cramm / Adobe Stock https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191113092600.htm Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero — the names of digital-based ‘cryptocurrencies’ are being heard more and more frequently. … Continue reading

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Facebook considers changes to its political ad policy — Quartz

https://qz.com/1768509/facebook-considers-changes-to-its-political-ad-policy/

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SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud charge, to pay $280-million fine

NICOLAS VAN PRAET, ANDREW WILLIS, GREG MCARTHUR SECURITIES REGULATION REPORTER, SEAN FINE JUSTICE WRITER, MONTREAL PUBLISHED DECEMBER 18, 2019 FOR SUBSCRIBERS https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-snc-lavalin-reaches-agreement-to-plead-guilty-to-charges-of-corruption/ After year of political turmoil, SNC-Lavalin gets most of what it wanted in plea deal — Comments This … Continue reading

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