How Bitcoin’s carbon footprint could be offset by blockchain’s green applications

Speaking with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

My interview with Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is in exile in Lithuania.

She speaks about her husband’s incarceration, life in exile, and Canada’s support for the opposition movement.

Read and watch:

PPE litter – the other ‘plague’


Read the full article here

Watch the TV report below:

Worshipping in a pandemic

My feature report on how worshipping has had to adapt, and how the pandemic may affect it into the future.

Brexit: The End of the Beginning

After three-and-a-half years of rancour and delays, the UK finally leaves the EU. Here’s my take from Westminster on Brexit Day:

Apple Maps’ Crimea border shift highlights role of online map providers in defining statehood

Tech giant Apple recently changed the borders of Crimea for users of Apple Maps in Russia.

The border shift is highlighting the role of online map providers, including Google and Microsoft, in defining accepted international frontiers and sovereignty.

Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/6306941/apple-maps-crimea-statehood/

Disputed regions

 

 

When covering a story changes the story

In May 2019, I discovered that the family of a Canadian solider, who was killed on D-Day, didn’t know a Normandy school was about to be named after him. In fact, his sister thought I was a scam artist when I first called her. Just a few days later, I sat down with her in they newly-renamed École Louis Valmont Roy.

Is flight shaming the next climate change conversation?

My three-part series on the conversation surrounding the climate change impact of commercial air travel. Read and watch here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5475837/flight-shaming-climate-change-emissions/

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http://globalnews.ca/video/5477440/campaign-takes-off-to-encourage-people-to-fly-less

https://globalnews.ca/video/5490634/taking-a-pass-on-gas-electric-planes-may-be-future-air-travel

http://globalnews.ca/video/5482146/how-to-make-air-travel-more-environmentally-friendly

 

Normandy school renamed after New Brunswick D-Day hero

How a Normandy village chose to recognise the bravery of Canadian solider Pte. Louis Valmont Roy on D-Day.  His sister and nephew travelled from Canada to unveil the new school name, 75 years after the soldier’s death.

Watch the full story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5367370/normandy-school-renamed-new-brunswick-d-day-hero/

 

The complex history of deciding who can compete in sports as a woman

High-profile sports events are invariably divided into female and male categories, but human beings do not always fit into one of those categories.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates that between 0.05 and 1.7 per cent of the population is born with intersex traits, also known as differences of sex development (DSD).

So, what happens to athletes who fall somewhere between the male and female categories?

https://globalnews.ca/news/5228689/sports-competition-women-caster-semenya-cas/