High debts and low yields push Canada’s farmers to the brink

Poor conditions coupled with dismal harvests are taking a severe toll on workers’ mental health On an autumn afternoon in the Canadian prairies, golden wheat chaff blows from a rumbling grain dryer, shimmering in the sun like a snowfall. Clarence Zelen…

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‘It’s not fair’: why Havana’s taxi drivers massively outearn doctors – video

Cuba’s strange dual system means that public sector workers and those in private enterprise are paid in different currencies. Laura, a GP, earns Cuban pesos, whereas Rogelio, who was a doctor, now makes more in an hour as a taxi driver than he used to …

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UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companiesThe UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to governme…

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BHP plans to replace coal with renewables at two huge copper mines in Chile

Mining giant says contracts will cut energy prices by 20% and save 3m tonnes of carbonThe mining giant BHP has signed four renewable energy contracts that will replace coal-fired power at two of its copper mines in Chile, a move it says will mean both …

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