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smiling man in field with sunflowers from the article Roundup roundup: How Ontario uses the controversial herbicide — and what could take its place
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illustration of a car drives on a battery-level reading, with a used battery falling off on the right from the article Can Ontario boost EV battery recycling before it’s too late?
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