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Anyone can participate with any kind of camera Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has been recognized as a pioneer and innovator focused on contributing...

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It was summer, and the world smelled of roses and jasmine. The sunshine shimmered like powdered gold on the edge of blue wildflowers and...

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"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light,...

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15 June nomination deadline for prize recognizing two graduate students whose innovative research relies on biodiversity data accessed through the GBIF network On behalf of the network of national Participants, the GBIF Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 Young Researchers Award. This annual programme aims to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students whose master’s...

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“‘As If You’re Inhaling Your Death’: The Health Risks of Burning...

The lack of action by authorities to end open burning of waste across Lebanon is posing serious health risks for nearby residents, violating their right to...

Sun-fuelled flight is now at least theoretically possible … Solar-powered jets...

Swiss scientists are closer to making solar-powered jets a reality. They now know how to make jet fuel out of air, sunlight and water. With a...

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“‘As If You’re Inhaling Your Death’: The Health Risks of Burning...

The lack of action by authorities to end open burning of waste across Lebanon is posing serious health risks for nearby residents, violating their right to...

Sun-fuelled flight is now at least theoretically possible … Solar-powered jets...

Swiss scientists are closer to making solar-powered jets a reality. They now know how to make jet fuel out of air, sunlight and water. With a...

Biodiversity

The Secretariat of CITES, the global treaty that regulates wildlife trade, announced today that the next meeting of its Conference of the Parties (CoP18) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019. Sri Lanka’s generous offer to host CoP18 was accepted at CoP17 held in October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. CITES Secretary-General, Mr. John...

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Words Bassam Alkantar In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 195 countries made a new commitment to work together to address global climate change. This landmark agreement, signed in Paris, was seen as a turning point for global climate policy, and it came into force on November 4, 2016. As of June 2017, 195 UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention...