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Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

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EILAT, Israel (Reuters) – A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. FILE PHOTO: An Israeli researcher holds a sea squirt removed from the Red Sea as Read More

Great white sharks could help cure cancer in humans

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Great white sharks could help scientists to discover a cure for cancer in humans thanks to their huge and extraordinary genome. The first “map” of the animal’s DNA has uncovered a range of mutations that protect against the disease and other aged-related conditions, as well as enhanced wound-healing. Great white sharks, which measure up to Read More

‘Jaw-dropping moment’: Scientists discover mysterious new communication mechanism in the brain

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Researchers studying the brain have stumbled upon a mysterious, previously unknown form of neural communication that has stunned the scientific community. Despite major scientific breakthroughs, the brain largely remains a mystery, and the team from Case Western Reserve University have added to it with their latest paper on a self-propagating ‘wireless’ communication they encountered that Read More

TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces an Addition to the Executive Management Team and Recent Management Changes

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CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) announces an addition to the executive management team and recent management appointments. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT ADDITION Following a robust executive search, the Company is very pleased to announce that Geoffrey (Geoff) Probert has accepted an offer to join the Company as Read More

France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned

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PARIS (Reuters) – Only half of France’s farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country’s farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then. In November 2017, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to ban glyphosate in France within three years, rejecting a European Union decision to Read More

U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a plan to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans’ drinking water but will not set a limit for them until later this year. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, Read More

125 years of Wintershall: Anniversary year and start of a new chapter in the company’s history

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2/13/2019 KASSEL, Germany — Wintershall was founded exactly 125 years ago, on Feb. 13, 1894. “A proud birthday only few companies get to experience,” says Mario Mehren, Wintershall’s CEO. Wintershall is now Germany’s largest internationally operating crude oil and natural gas producer. It was a long journey to achieve that: The company was originally founded Read More

Australian flooding hits cattle herds, fertilizer output

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s largest fertilizer maker and its biggest listed cattle farmer on Monday warned investors of sizeable losses stemming from floods that engulfed parts of Queensland state, as receding water began to reveal the scale of damage. FILE PHOTO – The Incitec Pivot company fertilizer and explosive chemical plant is pictured at sunset Read More

Give us FIVE! UK ‘security sources’ identify two more Skripal suspects

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Nearly a year after the Salisbury incident, the number of Russian suspects implicated in the alleged Novichok poisoning by UK authorities is suddenly growing exponentially, with two others now being investigated by the police. Citing “senior security sources” the Daily Mail reported Friday that the two suspects “posed as Russian tourists” to obtain a UK Read More