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More than half of food wasted

More than half the food produced in Canada is wasted and the average kitchen tosses out hundreds of dollars worth of edibles every year, says a study researchers are calling the first of its kind.

“It's a lot of food,” said Lori Nikkel of Second Harvest, the Toronto-based group working to reduce food waste that commissioned the study.

“We waste more food than we consume.”

Half of chinook salmon populations in decline

Half the country's chinook salmon populations are endangered and most of the rest are in decline, according to a science committee that monitors the health of wildlife populations.

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada reported yesterday that of Canada's 16 Chinook populations, eight are endangered, four are threatened, and one is considered of special concern.

Inuit ancestors spun yarn well before Vikings: study

New research is upending old assumptions about what the ancestors of today's Inuit learned from Viking settlers.

And the techniques researchers have developed to show that ancient Dorset and Thule people knew how to spin yarn centuries before the Norse were thought to have taught them could change the way archeologists think about Arctic history.