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Threats from the Far North Melting Arctic is a time bomb for the planet and human health

Threats from the Far North

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On May 29th, the tank of a Russian mining group installed on the frozen ground of Arctic Siberia saw its pillars break, releasing 21,000 tons of diesel into the wilderness. The cause of this ecological disaster is attributed to the melting of the permafrost, the permanently frozen ground.

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Mont-Blanc

Climate change is melting the Alps

Ceux qui ont choisi de passer leurs vacances dans les Alpes et de crapahuter des les montagnes s’en sont sans doute aperçus cet été. Les panoramas sont aussi éblouissants, le Mont-Blanc aussi majestueux, mais il y a quelque chose de bizarre, d’inhabituel. Les montagnards qui aiment grimper sur les sommets

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Alert: Food biodiversity in danger!

Saviez-vous que 75% de l’alimentation mondiale est générée par seulement 12 plantes et 5 espèces animales ? L’association Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) tire la sonnette d’alarme face à l’érosion de la variété des plantes et des animaux utiles à l’alimentation humaine. L’ONG lance donc une campagne pour sensibiliser le

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When the permafrost melts, giant viruses wake up...

This is one of the consequences of global warming that has long been feared but which seems to be confirmed. As the permafrost warms, it releases organisms that have been dormant for millennia into the frozen layers of earth several metres thick that cover Siberia. A team of French-Russian researchers

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