Ford to allow destruction of protected wetland

The Ford government plans to give permission by March 19 to a developer to destroy a protected wetland in Pickering and build a new giant retail warehouse in its place. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will issue the permit to the developer group, Triple Group of Companies, “under duress” as the plan conflicts with […]

The nano sponge that can soak up oil spills in freezing Arctic waters

Scientists have uncovered a sponge that can soak up 99% of oil in the freezing Arctic water. The nano-engineered sponge can clean up oil spills as it is covered in a paraffin-like material that helps it work even in frigid-temperature water. NewScientist reported that oil spills happen at a worrying frequency and that in the […]