Drone users face new restrictions

via The Chronicle Herald Canadians received some clarity Thursday on what recreational users can and can’t do with drones. Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to airplanes, which have more than tripled since 2014. Garneau said that until now, Transport Canada … Continue reading Drone users face new restrictions

Cap-and-trade system could help province’s forestry industry

via The Chronicle Herald If Nova Scotia implements the right cap-and-trade system, it could mean millions for woodlot owners and rural communities. Dale Prest of non-profit Community Forests International predicts a major shift for the province’s forestry industry. “From one that rewards a low cost of production that results in clear cutting, to one that rewards … Continue reading Cap-and-trade system could help province’s forestry industry

Panel member criticizes Nova Scotia’s clear cutting approach

via The Chronicle Herald A panel member who helped the province update their natural resources strategy years ago says the government continues to ignore some of the recommendations. A recent update of the strategy shows the province moving away from reducing clear cutting and whole-tree harvesting, said former panel member Allan Shaw. Last week marked the … Continue reading Panel member criticizes Nova Scotia’s clear cutting approach

All but largest wildfire near Keji under control

via The Chronicle Herald  A water bomber helps fight the fire at the Seven Mile Lake in Annapolis County. (Communications Nova Scotia)  Favourable conditions Tuesday evening allowed firefighters to gain control over several forest fires burning in Annapolis, Pictou and Queens counties as 20 firefighters from New Brunswick are expected to arrive Wednesday to help … Continue reading All but largest wildfire near Keji under control

Canada Wants to Train Everyone to Use Drones in Their Everyday Jobs

via Motherboard - VICE The Canadian government is funding a new training program to prepare students for a future full of drones. Across the globe, drones are being used to map how diseases spread, survey farmland and even deliver pizza. While American regulators have been slow to come up with a rulebook for the evolving industry, … Continue reading Canada Wants to Train Everyone to Use Drones in Their Everyday Jobs

Scientists Can Now Transform Blood Cells into Neurons

via Motherboard - VICE The breakthrough could lead to better pain medication. Taking a trip to a clinic to give blood has just become a mission with a dual purpose. Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to take those blood samples and make adult sensory neurons. Neurons are cells of the neurological system that can … Continue reading Scientists Can Now Transform Blood Cells into Neurons

Here’s What This Satellite Found Mapping Latin America’s Agricultural Decline

via Motherboard - VICE A new study was the first continental-scale mapping of agricultural changes over more than a decade. Over the past few decades, Latin America has seriously upped its game in the global agricultural trade. It's financial expansion during the last 20 years has increased more than any other region across the globe. But … Continue reading Here’s What This Satellite Found Mapping Latin America’s Agricultural Decline