Corb Lund might not be an obvious choice as a campaigner against fossil fuel expansion. But the music star has taken on an unexpected new role, as a leader of efforts to stop new open pit coal mines in western Canada's iconic Rocky Mountains. | Supplied photo

Country music star spurs unlikely coalition against coal

TORONTO, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With hits like the “Roughest Neck Around” that celebrate oil workers, Canadian country rocker Corb Lund might not be an obvious choice as a campaigner against fossil fuel expansion. But the music star has taken on an unexpected new role, as a leader of efforts to stop new […] Read more

Global farmland deals now cover area the size of Finland – campaigners

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Global investors have spent more than $90 billion buying agricultural lands the size of Finland in deals criticized by rights groups for displacing small farmers, according to research published this week. Internationally, there are now 491 large-scale farmland deals covering territory in 78 countries, said the […] Read more