Productivity gains outpace steep rise in agricultural energy use since 1990

Productivity gains outpace steep rise in agricultural energy use since 1990
CALGARY — Third-generation farmer Ron Lamb remembers his father pulling six-metre-wide crop-seeding equipment around his southern Alberta grain fields in the 1990s, overlapping on each pass to make sure he covered all the ground. “When my dad was seeding the soil, he was using a 20-foot-wide piece of machinery and he was eyeballing or judging how much overlap on each pass... Read More

Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine

Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine
BERLIN — Hundreds of climate activists called an end to their protest Sunday inside one of Germany’s biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave, citing life-threatening danger, and authorities pulled some protesters out. The Garzweiler lignite coal mine has been the focal point of environmental protests in Germany’s Rhineland region since Friday, when 40,000 students rallied for... Read More

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: BlackBerry earnings BlackBerry Ltd. will report its first-quarter results on Wednesday. The company beat analyst estimates for profit and revenue in the previous quarter and announced an upbeat outlook for its current 2020 financial year including estimated revenue growth of between 23 per cent and... Read More