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Enbridge pipeline replacement gets conditional approval

CALGARY — Canada’s National Energy Board has granted conditional approval to a massive Enbridge Inc., project to replace a pipeline that would enable more Canadian crude to flow into the U.S.

The $7.5-billion Line 3 Replacement project involves rebuilding a 1031-mile (1,660-kilometre) pipeline that’s nearly a half-century old and has had several ruptures over the years.

Growing antibiotic resistance opens market for alternative solutions

TORONTO — A hundred years ago, a small wound could result in death if an infection spread. That could become reality again as the world threatens to return to a pre-antibiotic era due to antibiotic resistance.

Some have pointed to the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock feed as a culprit, resulting in urgent calls to quell their use and find alternatives.

Shellfish behaviour: US lobster industry at odds with Sweden

PORTLAND, Maine — Exactly how 32 American lobsters wound up in Swedish waters isn’t clear. But because some of them were wearing the rubber bands that are put on lobsters’ claws in captivity, many suspect the shellfish had been exported to Europe and then either escaped into the wild or were set free by animal rights activists.