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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Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon

Agencies: modified fish as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon, with growth hormone genes from two fish allowing it to grow twice as fast Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for intake, paving the style for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on […]

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Thousands in Florida coastal region haven’t experienced a hurricane

The high winds of Hurricane Matthew roar over Baracoa, Cuba, on Oct. 4. A lot has changed since a major hurricane last hit Florida, in 2005. Twitter was not a thing. HBO was best known for The Sopranos. Barack Obama was a guy who devoted a moving speech at the Democratic National Convention SEE ALSO: […]

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New Google-backed system will help track illegal fishing as it happens

A angling fleet departs from a harbor in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Aug. 1, 2016. Overfishing in Chinese rivers and seas has seriously depleted stocks and the government is to cut the size of the nation’s fishing fleet, the agricultural ministry said .Image: Yao feng – Imaginechina The shrimp in your salad or tuna on […]

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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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Satellite Eye on Globe: November and December 2017 – in paintings

Winter solstice, night illuminates and interesting islands are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Dust blowing out of the Copper River valley on Alaska’s south coast. The dust plume was likely comprised of fine-grained loess, which was formed as glacial ice moved over the area and ground the underlying stone […]

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The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australias natural wonder is in mortal threat. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the remainder. Use exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been devastated and what can be […]

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Forget’ the environment ‘: we need new words to impart life’s wonders | George Monbiot

We need better ways of talking about nature and our relationships with it, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomiting, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it would have inspired them. So why […]

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Haitians are noticing climate change impacts on extreme weather and agriculture | John Abraham

John Abraham: Zacharie Bien-Aime documents his observations of a changing Haitian climate. A former student of mine, Luke Hacker formed an organization called Simply Love, which works in Haiti to support educational and agricultural growth in the country. Through this group, I was introduced to an agricultural expert who relayed this personal tale about environmental […]

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These People Are Buried Alive Every Night, But They Select To Live That Way

googletag.cmd.push( function() googletag.display( ‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’ ); ); Imagine living in a place where you have to dig out of your house every morning. This is part of everyday life for the people who live in Shoyna, which is a small, remote village in Northern Russia. The desert township is completely surrounded by sand dunes. Pair that […]

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