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Empty Highways Burst with Color in Bold Landscape Paintings

Grant Haffner captures burning sunsets through the prisms of memory.<p>Inspired by quiet rural roads and grand, open landscapes, artist Grant Haffner creates vibrant neon depictions of sprawling vistas bursting with bright color. The artist captures the speed and rhythm of a fleeting countryside and …

Gustav Klimt painting sells for £48m at Sotheby's underscoring resilience of high-end fine art market

Any headwinds that sectors of the UK economy might be weathering at the moment don’t seem to be percolating through to the world of high-end fine art.<p>…

Alberta's oil and gas wells are triggering a multibillion dollar bill

Landowners south of Calgary started to notice signs of trouble about a year ago.<p>Gary Smith, who has a sour gas well and two sour gas valves on his …

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food 2017

The food industry is rapidly changing as consumers develop an appetite for bold new flavors, healthier and more eco-friendly options, and more control over how their food gets served, delivered, and made. These 10 companies have hit on strategies that are serving up the biggest change in the …

Food

Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Venezuela's Living Conditions Survey found that nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of at least 19 pounds in 2016 …

Four famines put more than 20 million at risk of starvation

More than 20 million people are at risk of dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned last week.<p>Conflicts in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up food prices while a drought in Somalia has …

The supermarket food gamble may be up | Felicity Lawrence

Brexit, migration and climate pressures mean our ‘too big to fail’ global food chain could unravel<p>The UK’s clock has been set to Permanent Global Summer Time once more after a temporary blip. Courgettes, spinach and iceberg lettuce are back on the shelves, and the panic over the lack of imported …

Agriculture

Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six months | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.<p>A woman uses a stone grinder to make flour in her house in the …

Bishops seek food relief as Kenya declares drought area national disaster

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan government declared the country’s drought a national disaster, three days after Catholic bishops requested such an action.<p>…

Africa

Sisson mine owners see share price climb 56% in weeks before Maliseet deal

Northcliff Resources Ltd., the Vancouver-based firm behind the proposed tungsten–molybdenum open pit mine and processing facility outside Stanley saw …

Canada

Spanish lettuce shortage likely to continue into March, say farmers | Reuters

LOS ALCAZARES, Spain (Reuters) - A shortage of iceberg lettuce is likely to continue into March, Spanish farmers say, because freak weather conditions in the south of the country early in the agricultural year prevented the planting of seedlings to replace ruined crops.<p>Workers process lettuce for …

Environmentalism

Judge rules in favour of Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop

After an eight-year court battle, an Ontario Superior Court judge has found that the federal government failed to prevent on-reserve children from …

Canada

Why Aren’t Rural Canadians in Favor of Trump?

<i>As populism seems to be sweeping across the West, Canada remains a glaring exception.</i><p><b>By Phoebe Sengers</b><p>Change Islands. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)<p>In …

Canada

Quebec sees biggest increase in illegal crossings from U.S., RCMP says

Quebec is dealing with Canada's largest increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing illegally into the country from the U.S., law enforcement …

Immigration

Minnesota churches offer sanctuary as alternative to crossing border on foot

A multi-faith group in Minnesota is offering up their buildings as sanctuary for people whose asylum claims have been rejected in the United States — …

Immigration

Emergency UN meeting in Harare over armyworm outbreak

Experts from 13 countries will spend three days at the summit in the Zimbabwean capital forming a battle plan to defeat the pests.<p>The armyworm is …

Winnipeg grocer wants fresh food to combat hate for newcomers

A Manitoba grocery store that specializes in local food is launching a program this summer hoping to help support new Canadians and combat hate by …

$1.6 billion Fort McMurray transmission line project approved

A $1.6-billion transmission line project running from just west of Edmonton to the Fort McMurray area has been approved by the Alberta Utilities …

Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa. Why it's a big deal

<i>A combination of native African armyworms and Fall armyworms from the Americas are ravaging staple crops across southern Africa. If uncontrolled,</i> …

Southern Africa

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Understanding climate change as a social issue

Earth's increasingly deadly and destructive climate is prompting social work leaders to focus the profession's attention on one of humanity's most …

Vegetable crisis forces UK supermarkets to set sights on US to stock up supplies

Squeezed by the lingering vegetable crisis caused by poor harvests in Southern Europe, many UK retailers are now looking across the pond to stock up …

British Airways

Federal budget money earmarked to help Indigenous communities get off diesel

The upcoming federal budget will include up to $50 million to help remote communities develop renewable energy projects and get off diesel as a power …

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?

The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops. The scene is …

Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.<p>In research released on Monday, scientists at the …

Tackling food waste around the world: our top 10 apps

From helping farmers avoid roadblocks in Ghana to advertising discounted dinners in Singapore, these apps are doing their bit for the war on waste<p>Supermarket chain Asda has become the latest retailer to attempt to use technology to tackle food waste with the launch of an app that allows suppliers …

Sustainability

Game On: Winnipeg students learn app design, coding from the pros

Carly Shuler's Winnipeg startup Kindoma makes video-calling and messaging apps for young children — think Skype for kids with an interactive …