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Cyprus, Turkey and Thailand: The best vacation spots are feeling the fallout from the war between Ukraine and Russia

Russians aren’t the greatest vacation planners, says Mikhail Ilyin, a priest and tour operator in Pattaya, Thailand. While most Europeans book their holidays a year or two in advance, Russian tourists tend to be more spontaneous. This is of course a generalization, but trends like these fuel domestic and international …

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ODM activist Makau Mutua appointed spokesperson for Raila Odinga’s presidential campaign

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 2 – ODM campaigner Prof. Makau Mutua has been appointed spokesperson for Raila Odinga’s presidential campaign secretariat. The chairperson of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has been appointed to lead Odinga’s campaign think tank following his appointment on Tuesday. Mutua is a strong supporter of Orange …

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New England states are warming faster than the rest of the country

Rhode Island has seen the highest rate of warming in New England since the turn of the 20th century, and its neighbors aren’t far behind as the region leads the nation in rising temperatures. That’s according to a report released last month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration detailing …

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Picasso’s Iconic ‘Guernica’ Tapestry Returns to the UN | world news

Pablo Picasso’s iconic ‘Guernica’ tapestry, considered by many art critics to be perhaps the most powerful anti-war painting in history, returned to its place of honor at the United Nations on Saturday after an absence a year that has angered and appalled many diplomats and UN staff. The painting’s tapestry, …

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Marine reserve in Latin America brings hope but conservation challenges remain

The creation this month of a new marine reserve in Ecuador will secure a biological corridor for endangered species, including sea turtles, manta rays, whales and sharks. The 60,000 square kilometer reserve is part of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor that stretches from Ecuador to Costa Rica and will …

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Winter’s wrath envelops the Berkshires in polar frost to start the week | Weather

Quote “Leaving a bookstore is difficult… especially on a January day, when the wind is blowing, the ice is dangerous and the books inside seem to congregate in colorful heat. “ Jane Smiley (novelist, essayist) A brutal explosion from a deep arctic frost, also known as a “polar vortex”, was …

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Miss Lebanon Emigrants celebrates her country “Pine Garden” wins “World’s Best Tourist Villages” award by UNWTO

The General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO in Madrid, Spain, announced the selection of the Lebanese village of Bkassine as one of the best tourist villages in the world, out of more than 170 villages in 75 countries. This victory goes to a Lebanese city decorated …

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Indian cities underwater until the first rain in Greenland, 2021 was the year of climate change alarms

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a popular sentiment circulating on social media is that the coronavirus has been unleashed on us by Mother Nature due to the irreversible damage that humans cause to it. Although there are no studies that can directly link the two events, it is …

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HHS steps up pressure on climate change with new office | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

[co-author: Sam Throm] The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently established the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), reinforcing the Biden-Harris administration’s strong commitment to mitigate the legacy damage of climate change and build resilience for the future. …

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The implications for regional security – benarnews

The stakes at the Glasgow Climate Change Summit could not be higher. Scientists are clear and united in warning that if humanity fails to contain global warming, the impacts will be irreversible and cataclysmic. Southeast Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to this situation. As …

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Antarctic winter 2021 was among the coldest on record

Pope Francis calls on lawmakers to tackle climate change On October 9, Pope Francis called on governments to work together to tackle climate change as he welcomed lawmakers who were in Rome for a two-day preparatory meeting for the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference . (Credit: Vatican News via …

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Earth’s life is changing

The dry west coast has burned down and the coast is drowned in a deluge of water. Much of the rest of the country breathed in the smoke of the summer fires as westerly winds carried and delivered the ashes to Colorado, Utah, Ohio and the East Coast. The United …

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Fire breaks out in New Greece, causing evacuations

Published on: 09/21/2021 – 01:14 Athens (AFP) A forest fire broke out in a Greek seaside town northeast of Athens on Monday, burning brush and pine trees and prompting preventive evacuations, firefighters said. The latest blaze comes after Greece was rocked by deadly fires last month fueled by a heat …

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Tropical storm Odette forms off the mid-Atlantic coast

Tropical Storm Odette formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday afternoon and is expected to bring dangerous surf conditions as it heads into Newfoundland, forecasters said. At around 5 p.m. EST, the storm was about 225 miles southeast of Cape May, NJ, moving northeast with maximum sustained winds of about …

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Flora Cardoni and Michael Mann: Keystone State Keys to Addressing the Climate Crisis

Tropical Depression (formerly Hurricane) Ida hit us hard, depositing torrential rains causing flooding over a huge part of the eastern United States. Here in Pennsylvania, dangerous flash floods and tornadoes have destroyed homes and vehicles, disrupted and contaminated water supplies, devastated communities and resulted in tragic and preventable deaths. Sadly, …

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Tallinn has just been named Green Capital of Europe for 2023

The Estonian capital of Tallinn has been crowned the Green Capital of Europe for 2023. Yesterday evening, the highly anticipated environmental award was presented in the Finnish city of Lahti, respective winner in 2021. Tallinn beat the competition of Krakow, Poland; Sofia, Bulgaria and Helsingborg, Sweden will be recognized as …

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UN Climate Change Report Affirms the Value of American Climate Science and the Need to Double the Focus

This week, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of four reports – “Climate Change 2021 – The Basis of Physical Science“– which constitute its sixth evaluation report. Unsurprisingly, the results affirm the surprisingly serious nature of the climate crisis and confirm the “unequivocal” role …

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Why sharks are important to ocean ecosystems: an expert explains – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Editor, Educational Content Shark attacks on humans are rare, according to a shark expert. Overfishing is causing many shark populations to decline and some to …

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tracking books from ship to shore

A few years ago I wrote a delivered on Mahatma Gandhi’s work as a printer and publisher in South Africa from 1893 to 1914. The man who would become the great anti-colonial figure had arrived in Durban as a nervous young lawyer and was quickly drawn into the defense of …

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Facebook fuels online climate disinformation, report says

Facebook Says Fighting Disinformation With Global Network of Independent Fact-Checking Partners, But Campaigners Say Containing Misleading Messages Is Not Enough Facebook is fueling climate misinformation around the world, allowing misleading claims and climate denial to circulate widely on its platform, according to a new report. The social media giant doesn’t …

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