The Terrible Toll of Tar Sands Mining on Canada’s Native People

Jean L’Hommecourt visits a river near the Fort McKay First Nation’s village about an hour’s drive north of Alberta’s Fort McMurray.Michael Kodas

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The Terrible Toll of Tar Sands Mining on Canada’s Native People

Jean L’Hommecourt visits a river near the Fort McKay First Nation’s village about an hour’s drive north of Alberta’s Fort McMurray.Michael Kodas

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Op-Ed: It’s autumn on my farm: Learning to do chores in the dark and keeping up a sense of wonder

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. — 
Muck the chicken coop. Prune the young plum. Harvest potatoes from the stiffening ground. Gather the last sunflower seeds before the goldfinches pick clean the tired stalks.
It is autumn here at Poverty Flats, and we are racing the winter. The days are short. The to-do list is long.
I climb on an unsteady ladder to the cabin’s roof to try sweeping the chimney.

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Op-Ed: It’s autumn on my farm: Learning to do chores in the dark and keeping up a sense of wonder

OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. — 
Muck the chicken coop. Prune the young plum. Harvest potatoes from the stiffening ground. Gather the last sunflower seeds before the goldfinches pick clean the tired stalks.
It is autumn here at Poverty Flats, and we are racing the winter. The days are short. The to-do list is long.
I climb on an unsteady ladder to the cabin’s roof to try sweeping the chimney.

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Soaring Prices Are the Result of Biden’s Failed Agenda

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Posted: Nov 19, 2021 1:15 PM

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Back in the summer, Joe Biden repeatedly dismissed Americans’ concerns about rapidly rising prices. At the time, Biden told us that skyrocketing prices under his watch were “temporary.” In short, nothing to worry about. We now know that Biden was lying.
Last week we learned that consumer prices rose a whopping 6.2 percent in October compared to last year. That’s no minor blip – it’s the sharpest spike in 30 years.

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Yes, plant-based meat is better for the planet

Plant-based meat has gone mainstream. The Impossible Burger, which debuted at a single restaurant five years ago, is now on Burger King’s permanent menu. And McDonald’s is testing its McPlant burger, featuring a Beyond Meat patty, in select US locations. Both plant-based startups are now veterans in a product category that did $1.4 billion in sales and grew 27 percent in 2020.
Under the tagline “Eat Meat.

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