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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‘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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Does North Korea’s latest rocket exam have Alaskans frets?

Experts fear that Tuesdays launch demonstrates Alaska is within the regimes firing range, but many locals say their concerns are closer to home Alaskas leaders say North Koreas test of intercontinental missiles demonstrates the necessity of achieving beefed-up missile defense in this frontier state. Thats the politicians, anyway. Many Alaskans say theyre more worried about […]

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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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Land grab in Amazon jungle threatens dispossession, violence and slaying

President Temer is courting the mining companies and their political backers by breaking into pristine rainforest On 23 August it emerged that the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, had issued a decree abolishing the protected status of an immense area of the Amazon forest. The region is in the north of the country, beyond the […]

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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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Half of world’s oceans now fished industrially, maps expose

Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels shows commercial fishing now covers a greater surface area than agriculture More than half the world’s oceans are being fished by industrial vessels, new research reveals. The maps based on feedback from more than 70,000 ships present commercial fishing covers a greater surface area than agriculture, and will […]

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Chile jolted by major 7.6 -magnitude earthquake

Evacuation order and tsunami watch lifted three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck, allowing 5,000 people to return home A major 7.6 -magnitude earthquake reached southern Chile on Sunday, inspiring thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported. Chiles national emergency office( Onemi) lifted both the evacuation order and […]

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