What The European Union Can Learn From CERN About International Co-Operation

Can Europe work? This is the real question being asked of British people on June 23. Behind the details of subsidies, regulations and eurozones lies a more fundamental puzzle: can different nationalities retain their own identities and work together, without merging into some bland United States of Europe? I would like to suggest that there […]

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Tourists and tech bring resilient Iceland back from the brink

When the country lets its banks go bust 10 years ago, there appears to be no timetable for recovery. Things have changed Ten years since the financial crisis in Iceland, the noise of the computer servers mining for bitcoin on a former Nato airbase is many decibels louder than the vast turbines spinning away in […]

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How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practise of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldmanenvironmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was […]

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European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian […]

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Dutch fishermen to sail fleet into Amsterdam in wind turbine protest

Workers say they are taking action in response to vast amount of windfarms being constructed in their waters The Netherlands may be the land of the windmill, but fishermen are scheming a major protest on Saturday against the Dutch government’s latest breeze turbine construction in the North Sea, with an armada of fishing barges sailing […]

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‘ Do-gooders’ no more: Lampedusans turn against refugee tide as patience wears thin

The Italian islanders have turfed out the mayor who offered a haven to migrants, and now they want other Europeans to share the burden Anyone looking for an insight into the growing disenchantment of ordinary Italians as their country is left to deal alone with a summertime surge of migrants on its southern shores should […]

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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm- and hints at spectacular haul of statues

Arm points to existence of at the least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting ancient cargo ever found Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remaining at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world […]

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East Germany’s old ours transformed into new pond district

Despite a 2.2 bn regeneration programme, the Lusatian Lake District project, on land once occupied by the GDRs industrial heartland, remains relatively unknown to non-east Germans. So we took a tour This was once one of the dirtiest areas in East Germany, says Sren, my tour guide from IBA Tours, as our motorcycles swoosh through […]

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‘Hungry bear’ crisis leaves two people dead in Russia’s far east

Overfishing and fewer food sources constructing bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year Two people have been killed by bears in Russia’s far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans because of the lack of food sources. Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week told […]

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