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Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar’s forests 1,000 years ago

There’s no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet’s physical environment, particularly over the last few centuries, with the rise of modern industry, transportation, and infrastructure. But as new research shows, humans have been transforming the landscape, with lasting impacts, since long before the start ...

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Long Thanh airport project likely years behind schedule

Long Thanh airport project likely years behind schedule DONG NAI (VNS) — The building of Long Thanh International Airport, which is set to become Viet Nam’s largest airport, will likely be inaugurated five years behind schedule if it follows procedures as required, the National Assembly Economic Committee said. To complete ...

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All the Year’s Kickbutt Science From Space

I think I can say it: This was a badass year for space. When I learned about the solar system in elementary school, I thought of the planets as solid, immutable objects. They were far away, relatively unknowable, but I was comfortable—happy, even—with what I did know about them. The one ...

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Are Barred From Soccer for 8 Years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two of the most powerful figures in global soccer, were barred from the sport for eight years on Monday morning after being found guilty of ethics violations. The suspensions were imposed by the independent ethics committee of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Mr. Blatter, who ...

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Enterprises have two years to prepare for FTAs

Enterprises have two years to prepare for FTAs HA NOI (VNS)— Businesses in the agriculture sector, especially breeding, would be most vulnerable to the effects of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with bigger partners. However, the firms have two years left for restructuring and improving their competitive ...

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