News tagged with local communities

Lyft secures $530 mn to take on Uber

Lyft has upped the stakes in its ambitious drive to take on Uber, saying Thursday it raised $530 million in a funding round led by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten to fuel expansion in the US and abroad.

Mar 12, 2015
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Lifeline extended for critically endangered porpoise

Mexico's recent decision to buy-out gillnet fisheries in the upper Gulf of California may give one of the world's rarest species the breathing space it needs to survive. Time is still ticking, but the move ...

Mar 04, 2015
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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'

The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.

Dec 19, 2014
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A sea change for marine conservation

Harnessing 'people power' to manage fisheries in the developing world has significantly benefited local communities and coral reefs, according to new research.

Nov 10, 2014
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