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Digital disruption on the farm

INNOVATION is a word that brings to mind small, nimble startups doing clever things with cutting-edge technology. But it is also vital in large, …

Farming

The colour of pollution

BEFORE the Clean Air Act was passed in 1970 many Americans led shorter, sicker lives because of pollution. White-collar workers in Gary, Indiana, a …

EPA

Full circle

ON MAY 9th American customs and border-protection officials launched an aerostat—a fat, tethered balloon—above the coast of Puerto Rico. Its job is …

Dominican Republic

Fiscal blackmail

PEOPLE go to great lengths to avoid paying tax. One popular trick in the Middle Ages was to become a monk; these days, shell companies in the …

Behavioral Economics

Innovation by fiat

IN A suburban office on the road to Luxembourg airport, a small group of civil servants is busy picking the next generation of European venture …

Venture Capital

Athabasca Glacier could disappear within generation, says manager

What's believed to be the most-visited glacier in North America is losing more than five metres of ice every year and is in danger of completely …

National Parks

John Lennon, Johnny Cash are our modern 'saints,' researcher says

A researcher at the University of Waterloo, Ont. is suggesting that dead celebrities have, in some ways, become the "saints" of today's consumer …

Celebrity Gossip

Ottawa axes questions from post-advertising polls

What we don’t know won’t hurt us. But what we do know just might.<p>That may be a new calculation the federal government is making. Ottawa has quietly …

Canada

Andrea Horwath's 'sophomore jinx' has NDP worried

"Aren't you ready to put the Liberals in the penalty box?"<p>That's the closing pitch line of an Ontario NDP election TV ad.<p>But, ironically, that's …

Elections

Elliot Rodger's parents raced to stop California shootings but were too late

It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly …

Santa Barbara

Pope Francis strikes a balance as Mideast tour ends

Pope Francis wrapped up his Mideast pilgrimage Monday with a balancing act of symbolic and sometimes spontaneous gestures to press his call for peace …

Pope Francis