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B.C. encryption company CEO denied bail on U.S. racketeering charges

The founder of a Vancouver encryption company alleged to have supplied untraceable BlackBerry devices to criminals around the world has been denied bail in southern California. 681 more words

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Daphne Bramham: Oil companies asked to pay their fair share of climate-related costs

Devastating droughts, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, freak snowstorms and sea-level rise linked to climate change have already exacted staggering costs, with billions more to come as land and sea temperatures continue to rise. 804 more words

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Vancouver lawyer's photo exhibit to benefit Rohingya refugees

A Vancouver photographer is doing his part to bolster international aid for Rohingya Muslims fleeing horrific violence in Myanmar.

Lawyer Marco Francesco first visited Southeast Asia more than a decade ago to see a friend who was reporting for Reuters in Cambodia and then travelled to Myanmar in 2010. 359 more words

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B.C. cherry growers hope to benefit from Chinese tariffs on U.S. produce

While China’s new tariffs on U.S. produce have some Canadian growers sour about a potential flood of American fruit to this side of the border, B.C.’s cherry farmers are hoping for a sweeter deal. 573 more words

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The Last Continent: Eradicating rats to save nearly extinct birds in one of the most remote places on Earth

For 18 days in February, columnist Daphne Bramham travelled from the Falkland Islands, through South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula. During that time only one of her reports for a series called The Last Continent got lost in the digital haze somewhere over the Scotia Sea. 1,042 more words

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Five-story pagoda, Soja, Japan

The five-story pagoda of the Bitchū Kokubun-ji rises up in the distance along the Kibi Plain bicycle road in Soja, Japan.


Daphne Bramham: Rats! They're decimating the world's seabirds

Nearly half the world’s remaining ancient murrelets nest on the islands of Haida Gwaii and their survival is threatened by rats.

Like all of the 1.5 million seabirds in Haida Gwaii, ancient murrelets spend their lives at sea, coming to land only to mate and have their chicks. 927 more words

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