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Friday, February 22, 2019

Ecology

Ecology
A wildcat gold miner, or garimpeiro, uses a basin and mercury to pan for gold at a wildcat gold mine, also known as a garimpo, at a deforested area of the Amazon rainforest near Crepurizao, in the municipality of Itaituba

Illegal Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest – Study

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  A rise in small-scale illegal gold mining is destroying swathes of the Amazon rainforest, according to research released on...
The Wider Image: In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Melting Faster than Thought – Research

By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than previously thought and continued global warming will accelerate thawing and contribute...
Rocks are seen above the low-water level of the Sea of Galilee

Israel Sees Desalination as Sea of Galilee’s Saviour

By Dan Williams DEGANIA DAM, Israel (Reuters)  Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn't require...
Lancaster University researchers Professor Mohamed Saafi and Hasan Hasan look into a bucket containing carrot mixture to be added to concrete, in their laboratory in Lancaster

Carrots Could Be Key to Making Greener Buildings, Say Researchers

By Jim Drury LONDON (Reuters)  Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry? A group of...
People assemble home made air purifiers during a workshop organized by Smart Air Filters at a local coffee shop in Shanghai

Air Filters to Curb Indoor Pollution Tied to Blood Pressure Improvement

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Seniors living in housing with poor indoor air quality may have healthier blood pressure when they use portable air filters than...
Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of far-left opposition "France Insoumise" (France Unbowed) political party attends a demonstration to urge world leaders to take action against climate change in Marseille

Thousands March in French Cities to Demand Action against Climate Change

PARIS (Reuters)  Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in France's main cities on Saturday to demand action against climate change and to show support for...
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