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Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

/ Aug 13, 2018

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

It's barely 6 a.m. and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home — he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritizes rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one ...

Hunting for 'black gold' in Albania's lawless truffle trade

Aug 7, 2018

Hunting for 'black gold' in Albania's lawless truffle trade

Threats, poisoned dogs and massacred trees: Albania's forests are gripped by a war over truffles, the prized and pricey fungi known in this poor European country as "black gold." Evgjeni Pano, a 28-year-old truffle hunter, sets off every morning into Albania's southern mountains with her ...

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Aug 3, 2018

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe and a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting ...