Canada is emerging as the largest supplier of energy to the United States. It's electricity, natural gas and oil are all being shipped to America, but environmentalists there and here say it's coming with a hefty price tag.
This waterway also links the Baffin Sea and the Labrador Sea. These waters are downright chilly and mostly covered with sea ice from December on to June. Northern mariners have long known about the fierce tides here.
Quebec's budget is swimming in red ink and the government has proposed hikes in college tuition to help fix that. But the students are upset and took to the streets. That led to a bungled government response that ultimately widened the protests to be a broader rebuke of government over-reach and budget cuts.
Now that COP21 has wrapped up and the first ever binding agreement agreed to, the question becomes how do countries actually hit the targets they have set — targets that will need to increase in the coming years? One answer has a broad consensus: carbon pricing.
New York's Metropolitan Opera just ended its first run of a brand new "Ring" cycle. Several years ago, the Met asked visionary playwright and theater director Robert Lepage to produce Wagner's epic four-part "Ring of the Nibelungen."
Massive demonstrations in the Canadian city of Montreal have continued for more than 100 straight days. What began as a student protest against tuition hikes, now embraces many French Canadians, fighting to protect social programs.
Some tropical butterflies have been turning up as far north as Montreal, Quebec. Scientists at Montreal's Botanical Garden say it's a sign of climate change that the Giant Swallowtail's habitat is shifting north due to milder winters.