Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row

President Emmanuel Macron orders an end to the much-criticised method for catching songbirds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 27, 2020 ~3 min

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Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age

Experts from Heriot-Watt University's Orkney campus analysed the genetic composition of oarweed from 14 areas.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 27, 2020 ~3 min

 france  orkney  heriot-watt-university

France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars

The new ecology minister says outside heating or air conditioning is an "ecological aberration".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 27, 2020 ~2 min

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What US states can learn from COVID-19 transition planning in Europe

As the US prepares to reopen from weeks of social distancing, it’s worth noting what other countries are doing.

Scott L. Greer, Professor, Global Health Management and Policy and Political Science, University of Michigan • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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50,000-year-old string found at France Neanderthal site

A three-ply chord fragment made from bark was spotted on a stone tool recovered at a cave in France.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 13, 2020 ~2 min

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The battle against disinformation is global

A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.

Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~10 min

 european-union-eu  spain  twitter  europe  facebook  deepfakes  disinformation  misinformation  australia  india  france  new-zealand  indonesia  russia  united-kingdom  malaysia  information-warfare  social-media-and-democracy  russian-information-warfare  christchurch-call

Coronavirus threat reveals the flaws in India's health system

The COVID-19 pandemic must be managed in India in a tense economic context and with a largely privatised health system.

Yves-Marie Rault Chodankar, Chercheur associé au Centre d'études en sciences sociales sur les mondes africains, américains et asiatiques, Université de Paris • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~7 min

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When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.

Rebecca L. Spang, Professor of History and Director, Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP), Indiana University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~6 min

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Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Oct. 24, 2019 ~7 min

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