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Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger – BBC News

A compromised reform process – the so-called “greening” of the Common Agricultural Policy – resulted in farmers mostly being paid depending on how much land ...

Should I worry about chromium-6 in my drinking water?

(CNN)The Environmental Working Group reported Tuesday that dangerous levels of chromium-6 contaminate tap water consumed by millions of Americans. This is the carcinogenic chemical ...

The red planet: China sends vines into space in quest for perfect wine

Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir vines sent into orbit to develop strains that can survive countrys harsh climates In its bid to produce a world-beating wine, China has looked ...

Leonardo DiCaprio given rival invitations to visit Great Barrier Reef

Exclusive: Offers follow actors plea to address climate change and coral bleaching at Our Ocean conference in US Scientists and tour operators on the Great Barrier Reef have extended ...

How the sugar industry sweetened research in its favor

(CNN)Scientists began to uncover a link between sugar and heart disease about 60 years ago, and now, the general consensus among experts is that sugar intake is associated with heart ...

The farm that runs without sun, soil or water

(CNN)What do you get if you cross a tech entrepreneur with a farmer? The world’s largest, and possibly most sophisticated indoor farm — where greens grow without ...

Could this fruit solve an impending chocolate crisis?

(CNN)Chocolate lovers, your beloved snack may have just been saved by another sweet treat: mangoes. Scientists may have found a way to solve a potential impending shortage of ...

Plastic microbeads expected to be banned by end of 2017 – BBC News

Environmentalists fear microbeads are building up in oceans across the world, potentially damaging wildlife and entering the food chain. A number of cosmetic companies have made ...

Ticks found on ‘one third’ of dogs, researchers say – BBC News

In the most serious cases, it can be fatal. Almost 15,000 dogs from across the UK were examined in the study, which was carried out by Bristol University last year. Just under ...

Mars simulation crew ‘return to Earth’ after 365 days in isolation

(CNN)A crew of intrepid astronauts have emerged after a year on Mars… kind of. Six scientists spent 365 days in a geodesic dome set in a Mars-like environment 8,200 feet ...

The 6,000 Word Thing You Didn’t Know About ‘Seinfeld’

On Aug. 25, 1986, Paul Simon released his seventh solo album, “Graceland,” the title track of which features the songwriter singing about his road trip to Elvis Presley’s ...
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