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La Palma volcano is expelling semi-precious stone
The last partial collapse of the cone of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma has exposed a new lava river where a valuable mineral, olivine, has been found. According to the Spanish newspaper, ABC, this is one of the most recent discoveries among the magmatic materials
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Study shows how 1.5°C temperature rise can cause significant changes in coastal species
As COP26 leaders gather in the UK, new research shows a temperature increase of around 1.5°C — just under the maximum target agreed at the COP23 Paris meeting in 2017 — can have a marked impact on algae and animal species living on our coastlines. A temperature increase of around
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Mudanjiang City Mega Farm (China): The World’s biggest dairy farm
The Mudanjiang Mega dairy farm is located Northeast of China and is the world’s largest. It marks 123 million euros collaboration between Russian and Chinese investors. The farm was established in 2015 as a response to the Russian Ban on dairy products to the EU, where it stepped in to
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Plentiful cotton harvest spells trouble for Egypt’s food security
In the cotton fields of Damanhur, farmers are collecting a plentiful harvest. Prices of cotton have almost doubled in comparison to last year, rising from about 2,000 Egyptian pounds in 2020 to between 4,000 and 4,500 Egyptian pounds per 50 kilos this year. “The cotton season was very good this
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What makes us human? The answer may be found in overlooked DNA
Our DNA is very similar to that of the chimpanzee, which in evolutionary terms is our closest living relative. Stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now found a previously overlooked part of our DNA, so-called non-coded DNA, that appears to contribute to a difference which, despite all
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Eruption of volcano in La Palma must be far from over
The end of the eruption of the volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, is not likely to be near, despite being in the “mature” phase, as indicated today by the Spanish National Geographic Institute (IGN). After the daily meeting of the scientific commission that assesses
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