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Bird populations in US and Canada down 3bn in 50 years

Bird populations in US and Canada down 3bn in 50 years

Science
Bird populations in Asia and the US are "in crisis", according to two major studies. The first concludes there are three billion fewer birds in the US and Canada today compared to 1970 - a loss of 29% of North America's birds. The second outlines a tipping point in "the Asian songbird crisis": on the island of Java, Indonesia, more birds may now live in cages than in the wild. Scientists hope the findings will serve as a wake-up call. The two studies are published in the journals Science and Biological Conservation. How have three billion birds disappeared? The North America study revealed how many birds were ...
Canada departs U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali

Canada departs U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali

Business
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Canada announced the conclusion of its peacekeeping mission in Mali as over 200 soldiers prepared to return home. About 1,250 Canadian Armed Forces members were deployed during the year-long mission, known as Operation Presence-Mali. Their involvement in the ongoing United Nations-led mission included medical evacuation and logistic and transport capabilities. "The professionalism of Canadian Armed Forces members was on display throughout the past year in Mali," Lt. Gen. Mike Rouleau, commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, said at departure ceremonies on Sunday. "I am beyond impressed with the work our people have done to support peace operations in Africa." Canadian forces have been in Gao, Mali, since July 2018, and delivered 370,000 pounds of cargo during 4,000 ...
US lifts steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada

US lifts steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada

Business
The US has reached a deal with Canada to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium imports in a move that could lead to approval for a new North American trade deal.In a joint statement, the US and Canada announced that a 25% tariff on steel imports, and of 10% on aluminium, will end in 48 hours. It is widely expected the US and Mexico will make a similar announcement soon.The US implemented the tariffs last year on grounds of "national security". Under the agreement, there will be no quotas on how much steel or aluminium the three countries buy from overseas.However, the US and Canada will monitor imports and if a country is determined to be buying in too much, one of the other nations can request a consultation and potentially re-impose tariffs. What does the...