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Green paradise or data-stealing dystopia? Toronto smart city sparks debate

11 Mar 2019

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A planned smart city in central Toronto could lead to a six-fold drop in greenhouse gas emissions by pooling residents' data, said the company behind its development.

FEATURE-Green paradise or data-stealing dystopia? Toronto smart city sparks debate

11 Mar 2019

TORONTO, March 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A planned smart city in central Toronto could lead to a six-fold drop in greenhouse gas emissions by pooling residents' data, said the company behind its development.

Battling 'biopiracy', scientists catalog the Amazon's genetic wealth

20 Dec 2018

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a bid to stop "biopiracy", researchers are building a giant database to catalog genetic material from the world's largest rainforest.

Dozens of indigenous women forcibly sterilized in Canada, U.N. committee hears

23 Nov 2018

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of indigenous women were forcibly sterilized by Canadian health authorities, including as recently as in 2017, said the lawyer leading a class-action lawsuit against the government.

Canada's indigenous people fight for rights with new cash crop: cannabis

17 Oct 2018

TYENDINAGA, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In their struggle to regain control over resources and spur economic growth, Canada's indigenous communities have found an unlikely ally: cannabis.

Cuban farmers shrug off promise of private ownership

20 Aug 2018

MATANZAS, Cuba (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cuba's decision to change its constitution and allow private property ownership has been shrugged off by small farmers, who says the island will never feed itself without far broader reform of state-run agriculture. 

FEATURE -Cuban farmers shrug off promise of private ownership

20 Aug 2018

MATANZAS, Cuba, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cuba's decision to change its constitution and allow private property ownership has been shrugged off by small farmers, who says the island will never feed itself without far broader reform of state-run agriculture.

In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

24 Sep 2017

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming expansion.

FEATURE-In Canada, climate change could open new farmland to the plow

24 Sep 2017

TORONTO, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global warming intensifies droughts and floods, causing crop failures in many parts of the world, Canada may see something different: a farming expansion.

Iraqis track abandoned homes with digital tools

21 Sep 2017

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In camps across northern Iraq, people forced from their homes by Islamic State militants are using their phones to track what is happening to their properties, according to researchers who say returning home is crucial for building a safe future in the war-torn nation.

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