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Bayham sub bid leaves broad wake

July 31, 2010

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The mayor of Bayham is confident Port Burwell will become the new home of the decommissioned submarine HMCS Ojibwa. Lynn Acre said Friday her council met in special session to confirm for federal officials it has a lakefront site available and is willing to sign a long-term lease to attract the sub it sees as […]

Warning issued amid uptick in drownings

July 31, 2010

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Laura McLachlan of the Elgin-St.Thomas health unit said Port Burwell Provincial Park beach, which had been closed since Wednesday because of high bacterial levels, re-opened Friday afternoon after testing clean. “That should make people happy,” she said. via Warning issued amid uptick in drownings | London | News | London Free Press.

Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring

July 30, 2010

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The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, […]

NDP accuses Harper government of information control in Wikipedia incident

July 30, 2010

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The NDP says the use of Defence Department computers to remove criticism about the Harper government’s plan to purchase a new stealth fighter raises questions about oversight at the department and misuse of public equipment. On Thursday, The Citizen reported that Defence Department computers in Ottawa have been used to vandalize information on a Wikipedia […]

Rising Sea Temperatures, Global Warming, Mass Extinction Parallels

July 30, 2010

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The parallel in ocean chemistry between the past and present isn’t limited to oxygen depletion. The Permian ocean became more acidic as the climate changed, just as the modern ocean is doing. The ocean has absorbed about 30 percent of human-produced carbon dioxide to date, and as a result, its waters have experienced a 30 […]

Charges dropped against man who got too close to G20 fence

July 29, 2010

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“He appeared today…and there was no information in the court and he wasn’t on the docket, so…there was never a charge, even though he was arrested and detained on the basis of the regulation,” Morton said, adding Vasey is now considering a lawsuit. via Charges dropped against man who got too close to G20 fence […]

A clear picture of accelerated warming that shows no sign of levelling off

July 29, 2010

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The 2009 State of the Climate report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) brings together for the first time nearly 50 independent records of global trends covering 10 aspects of climate change, from temperature rises over land and sea and increases in ocean heat content and sea level to decreases in snow […]