International prize goes to US designer who was worried about using bike-hire schemes without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28-year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with the […]

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‘Coral bleaching is getting worse … but the biggest problem is pollution’

Conservationists are battling to save the 700 -mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean suffering the effects of mass tourism and global warming The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the largest hurdle reef in the western hemisphere- an underwater wilderness stretching over 700 miles along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. One of the […]

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The country set to cash in on climate change

Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism investments possibilities are helping communities to adapt Asked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, Tnnes Kaka Berthelsens response is typical of many Greenlanders. We are more concerned about the Maldives, he […]

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Arctic petroleum rushing: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei satisfies the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with petroleum spills, tell environmentalists The livelihood of the Nenets people who live along the northern stretchings of the Yenisei, Russias longest river, depends on two quests: fishing and reindeer herding. But locals […]

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Far-right party still resulting in Dutch polls, despite leader’s criminal remorse

Geert Wilders has held on to his supporters in the Netherlands, despite a discrimination conviction Volendam is a village of clogs, canals, cheese and indignation. A former angling village-turned-tourist-haven north-east of Amsterdam on the Markermeer lake, it offered one of the countrys strongest turnouts for far-right populist Geert Wilders the last period the country went […]

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Argentina and Britain to discuss exhuming Falklands war dead

Meeting in Geneva to scheme process of identifying 123 Argentinian soldiers buried in graveyard on East Falkland Argentina tells it has agreed with Britain to discuss exhuming and identifying Argentinians who were buried in the Falklands after being killed in the 1982 war over the islands. Argentinas foreign minister, Susana Malcorra, said on Tuesday that […]

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Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, procures eight-year analyse

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels entails oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life If the outlook for marine life was already appearing bleak- torrents of plastic that can suffocate and starve fish, overfishing, diverse forms of human pollution that create dead zones, the effects of global warming which […]

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Foreign Office defends navy for ordering Spanish warship out of Gibraltar waters

Patrol boat Infanta Cristina strays into British province amid row between UK and Spain over enclaves post-Brexit future The British Foreign Office defended the Royal Navys decision to order a Spanish warship out of Gibraltars disputed territorial waters, the most recent spat in the row between the UK and Spain over the enclaves future after […]

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You’ve Been Trumped Too: it’s the movie Donald Trump doesn’t want you to see | Anthony Baxter

When I found out about Trumps treatment of a Scottish family in his attempt to force them off their land I had to make a film about it. Now he wants to sue Donald Trump is threatening to sue movie theatres, reporters or anyone who recurs the allegations constructed in my new cinema Youve Been […]

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