Influential, misinformed Canadian media hurts China-Canada relations: envoy – National |
The Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating an important free trade agreement with China, says the country’s ambassador.

Top court upholds worldwide takedown order against Google
In a groundbreaking decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a worldwide injunction from a British Columbia court ordering search engine giant Google to stop displaying search results for a Canadian company that allegedly stole copyrighted material.

DOE grid study has wind and solar lobbyists spooked — rightly so | TheHill
When Energy Secretary Rick Perry requested a study of electric grid reliability, wind and solar energy lobbyists were predictably alarmed. Perry wanted to know how federal policies were shaping wholesale electricity markets and whether public policies were responsible for forcing the premature retirement of baseload power plants.

U.S. Supreme Court allows Donald Trump to enforce parts of 90-day travel ban – National |
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

For Merkel and Europe, it’s a summer of love: Burman | Toronto Star
As Europe heads into what is expected to be a record hot summer, many of its leaders are basking in an extraordinary glow of political good fortune, or perhaps it is good luck.

This Case Could Upend America’s $29 Billion Solar Industry – Bloomberg…
Ten years ago an engineering professor at Georgia Tech started a company outside Atlanta with the hope of manufacturing solar panels in America. And for a while it worked.

It’s the end of the world, darling. Do you have your platinum bunker ready? – The Globe and Mail
How jolly it must be to live as a billionaire prepper. During the Cold War, a wary family might be content building a bunker in the garage just large enough to fit a bucket toilet and a month’s supply of Rice-a-Roni. Now, the hedge-fund manager and the tech entrepreneur can sail off into the apocalypse in a luxury bunker designed to look like a cruise ship, complete with swimming pools and bowling alleys. It’s high times for the End Times.

James Comey’s Remarkable Story About Donald Trump | The New Yorker…
President Trump appears to be guilty of obstruction of justice. That’s the only rational conclusion to be reached if James Comey’s opening statement for his planned testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Thursday, is to be believed. The lurch of the Trump Presidency from one crisis to the next scandal produces a kind of bombshell-induced numbness, but that should not prevent us from appreciating the magnitude of Comey’s statement.

Factcheck: Grenfell Tower fire and the Daily Mail’s ‘green targets’ claim | Carbon Brief
Three days after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, much of the media coverage of the tragedy is now focusing on the possible causes.

Forest accounting rules put EU’s climate credibility at risk –
Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Dr Joanna I House.

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