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Sweden’s Thunberg demands climate action on day of global school strikes

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STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg urged European politicians on Friday to focus on a climate crisis instead of “bickering”, as students walked out of classrooms around the world to back her demands for action to stop global warming. With the 28 countries of the European Union voting to choose the bloc’s next Read More

WATCH small doglike Italian robot tow 3-ton aircraft across airfield

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Although a Piaggio P.180 Avanti plane weighs around 3.3 tons, four-legged robot HyQReal managed to pull it across an airfield and made the stunt look almost effortless. A video shared by the Dynamic Legged Systems lab (which is run by the Genoa-based Italian Institute of Technology), starts with scientists carefully attaching a rope to the Read More

Summer theater: Fireflies that synchronize light up two U.S. forests

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(Reuters) – Crowds of eco-tourists from around the world will gather in two remote Appalachian forests in Tennessee and Pennsylvania in coming weeks to see spectacular light shows created by a rare species of firefly that can synchronize its flashes. The phenomenon is created by swarms of fireflies that are able to illuminate at the Read More

Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene. A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su He made the 8,000-mile trip, but said Read More

Children step up global calls to fight climate change

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MELBOURNE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of young activists in Australia and New Zealand launched a global protest on Friday demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change. Protesters take part in a “Climate Rally”, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, in Melbourne, Australia, May 24, 2019. Read More

Chile’s Southern Patagonia Ice Field ruptured by climate change: scientists

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By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda (Reuters) – Chile’s 12,000 square kilometer (4,633 square mile) Southern Patagonia Ice Field split in two and is likely to continue to fracture amid climate change, according to a team of Chilean scientists who were in the region in March. Gino Casassa, chief of the Snow and Glacier Division of Read More

Teenage activists demand climate action on eve of global school strike

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LONDON (Reuters) – Children, some as young as eight, will walk out of class in cities around the world on Friday in a fresh wave of strikes called by young people who fear adults are sleepwalking toward a collapse in the global climate system. FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg joins Italian students to Read More

Two-metre sea level rise would have ‘profound impact on humanity’

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Global sea levels could rise by more than two metres causing catastrophic consequences for the world, according to a team of scientists. Such a rise could result in the loss of 1.79 million km2 of land, including critical regions of food production, and the potential displacement of up to 187 million people. Traditional methods for Read More

Monsanto spied on friend and foe alike in several countries to sway opinion on GMO & herbicides

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The recently exposed illegal dossier US herbicide maker Monsanto, now owned by German Pharmaceutical firm Bayer, apparently compiled to influence public opinion, included people from seven European states and maybe beyond. Monsanto files listing prominent pro- and anti-herbicide public figures, initially revealed by French media, included “stakeholders in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Read More

Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto data collection

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FILE PHOTO: The so-called “Chempark”, the main plant and headquarters of German Pharmaceutical and chemical maker Bayer AG is pictured along western Europe’s most important waterway in Leverkusen, Germany, May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayer on Tuesday hired law firm Sidley Austin to investigate a Europe-wide data collection scheme run by Read More