Iran bans dog walking

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In some Middle Eastern cities, the governments embrace dog walking, dog loving and dog everything. It seems like there are more dog parks than people parks in some areas of Tel Aviv, but if you live in Iran, watch out. Taking your dog out for a spin might land you in jail. The country’s totalitarian […]

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NASA and FAO launch Collect Earth Online to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere

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Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government’s SilvaCarbon Program  – allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape […]

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Uri Geller predicted it: An ancient, kosher natural soap factory found in Jaffa

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Mentalist Uri Geller is building a museum in the world’s most ancient port city, Jaffa. When they start digging, an ancient olive soap factory is unearthed. The impressive masbena – or soap-manufacturing factory – dates back to the nineteenth century was discovered along with several large underground chambers. “Our work on the museum required, among […]

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بعثة غرينبيس في أنتارتيكا/ القطب الجنوبي تجد تلوثاً بلاستيكياً وكيماويات خطرة في مياه أنتاركتيكا

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كشف تحليل مختبري لعينات المياه والثلوج التي تم جمعها خلال رحلة غرينبيس الأخيرة إلى أنتاركتيكا، وجود اللدائن البلاستيكية الدقيقة والمواد الكيميائية في غالبية العينات التي تم اختبارها. وتعليقاً على ذلك، قالت فريدا بنغتسون من حملة حماية القطب الجنوبي في منظمة غرينبيس: “قد نعتقد ان القارة القطبية الجنوبية منطقة نائية ونظيفة، الا ان التلوث والتغير المناخي […]

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Plastic pollution and hazardous chemicals haunt remote Antarctic waters

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Laboratory analysis of water and snow samples, gathered during a recent Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic, has revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals, respectively, in the majority of samples tested. “We may think of the Antarctic as a remote and pristine wilderness,” said Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, “but from […]

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