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Glass or plastic: which is better for the environment?

For centuries we have used glass to store food, beverages, chemicals and cosmetics. But is it time to find a more sustainable alternative?
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Manitoba silica sand mine sparks fear and debate on green energy

A Calgary company wants to mine silica sand from southeastern Manitoba to spark a green energy boom, but residents worry for their water and their way of life.

From farmland to frac sand

From farmland to frac sand

In the Midwest, fertile soil is being excavated in pursuit of fossil fuels, while communities suffer.