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Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and Greenland over its potential to contaminate an important Arctic area.

dateOct 19, 2017 in Environment
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Research puts wildfire risk into historic context

This month's wildfires in Northern California have been the deadliest in United States history, with more than 40 deaths, hundreds still missing and widespread mandatory evacuations. One of the conditions that contributed ...

dateOct 19, 2017 in Environment
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World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world's deepest lake for centuries but is now under threat.

dateOct 19, 2017 in Environment
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