Here’s what we’re reading today:
1. Kathleen Wynne will co-operate with John Tory’s toll plan
“‘If Mayor Tory and his council determine that they would like to embark on a tolling of certain roads — local roads in the city of Toronto — then we will work with them,’ Wynne told reporters Wednesday at an announcement related to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.”
2. The Earth’s poles have lost enough ice to cover Texas four times over
“As if 2016 wasn’t rough enough, climate scientists recently discovered parts of Antarctica have now melted. The polar continent’s ice shelf had been spared from rising global temperatures until this year.
“Ice shelves in Antarctica had generally remained steady, and even grew, despite the steady collapse of ice up north in the Arctic. But this year, researchers recorded ice receding at both the northern and southern poles, according to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado.”
3. The Phillipines’ war on drugs, in pictures
“Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines,” one New York Times photographer “documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days.”
4. Most people who see fake news believe it
“Fake news headlines fool American adults about 75% of the time, according to a large-scale new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for BuzzFeed News.
“The survey also found that people who cite Facebook as a major source of news are more likely to view fake news headlines as accurate than those who rely less on the platform for news.”
+1: Stop calling fake news fake – Slate
5. Pandora is now competing with Spotify and Apple Music, but nobody is making money
“On-demand music streaming is a terrible business to be in. It’s crowded and unprofitable. But that’s not stopping Pandora.”