Quebecer hopes act of 'horticultural disobedience' will urge others to rethink lawns

A cyclist rides by a re-naturalized garden in Montreal on Friday, July 23, 2021. Ecologists say natural yards have a number of benefits: increased biodiversity, food for birds and insects, less need for water and pesticides, and a reduction of the urban heat island effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson A cyclist rides by a re-naturalized garden in Montreal on Friday, July 23, 2021. Ecologists say natural yards have a number of benefits: increased biodiversity, food for birds and insects, less need for water and pesticides, and a reduction of the urban heat island effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Gunman kills at least 19 children at Texas elementary school

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, after a mass shooting at a Texas school. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

U.S. senator begs for gun compromise after Texas shooting

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who came to Congress representing Sandy Hook, begged his colleagues to finally pass legislation addressing the nation's gun violence problem as the latest school shooting unfolded Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.