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Ecology

Aral Sea: How one of world's largest lakes turned into ship cemetery (VIDEOS)
The basin of Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, is now completely dry. The history of the sea, which derived its name from a Kyrgyz word meaning “Sea of Islands,” is revealed in a series of 10 videos.

30.09.2014 16:32

Fracking license demand growing, says UK minister amid public opposition
Shale gas licenses are attracting solid interest from investors, according to UK business and energy minister Matt Hancock. Communities are resisting government plans to allow fracking firms to drill under homes without their permission.

30.09.2014 13:34

Louisiana restaurant becomes a hit after offering gun owners a discount
The restaurateur responsible for a Cajun eatery in Louisiana hoped law enforcement would take advantage of an unusual discount offered during lunchtime, but says his eatery has since become a hot destination for gun enthusiasts.

30.09.2014 03:48

California drought may leave entire communities with no water in 2 months
A growing number of communities in central and northern California could end up without water in 60 days due to the Golden state’s prolonged drought.

30.09.2014 01:50

Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states
Several hundred US kids are being treated for Enterovirus 68 – a respiratory illness that can cause children to become paralyzed. Outbreaks of the virus have been detected in most of the fifty states.

29.09.2014 22:06

Solar could be world's top electricity source by 2050 – IEA
Solar power may become the dominant source of electricity by 2050 as generation equipment becomes cheaper, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

29.09.2014 13:08

UK fracking firm accused of 'bribing' land and property owners
Activists accuse fracking firm Ineos of taking a “bribes and bulldozers” approach to shale gas exploration in the UK, as it offers affected landlords and communities a 6 percent future profit share.

29.09.2014 15:26

Monsanto GMO wheat contamination discovered in Montana
​Monsanto’s experimental genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in the second US field in Montana, about a year after the discovery of the company’s unapproved crop growing in Oregon disrupted US wheat exports.

27.09.2014 02:15

​‘Nuclear soup’: Japanese duo to serve Fukushima broth at London art fair
Would you eat radioactive soup? That’s the somewhat unappetizing question facing visitors to next month’s Frieze art fair in London.

26.09.2014 13:15

US to pay largest Native American nation $554 mn in landmark settlement
​The Obama administration will pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle claims by the most populous Native American tribe that funds and natural resources on its reservation were mismanaged by the US government for decades.

25.09.2014 14:12

Seattle to fine residents, businesses for wasting too much food
Seattle wants its residents to compost food scraps so much the city will begin fining homes, apartment buildings and businesses that throw away too much food mixed with their garbage, according to new rules passed by the city council.

25.09.2014 00:01

Professor Dumpster: ‘You can be happy living in 33 square feet’
Dr. Jeff Wilson, aka Professor Dumpster, told RT he has a pretty normal life – he eats well, drives a decent car and has a girlfriend. The only difference is that he goes home to a recycling bin, not an ordinary house.

24.09.2014 12:48

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