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Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Image copyright KAJ R. SVENSSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption A warmer Arctic has less food and more insects, making it a much worse environment for caribou The population of wild reindeer, or caribou, in the Arctic has crashed by more than half in the last two decades. A new report on the impact of climate change in the Arctic revealed ...

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Vivendi seeks shareholders meeting to change Telecom Italia board

FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen over the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate Vivendi’s headquarters in Paris April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi (VIV.PA) is calling for a shareholders meeting to change the board at Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) including five members proposed by activist fund Elliott, the French media conglomerate said on Tuesday. Vivendi, which ...

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May to ask Merkel to help change Brexit divorce deal

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support on Tuesday for changes to the Brexit deal in a last minute bid to avoid a disorderly exit that would silt up the arteries of trade and roil financial markets. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, Germany, ...

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Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy

SHIMONOSEKI, JAPAN (Reuters) – The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their cars and into the darkness, then slip behind the sliding doors of a warehouse. Inside, they huddle under floodlights and wait. A clock on the wall ticks ...

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Climate change and the UK: Five good and bad things

Image copyright Getty Images With UN climate talks underway in Poland, pressure is on for nations to cut carbon emissions fast. The UK says it’s a leader in climate change – but is it? Here’s a list of the good and bad in terms of the UK’s climate change record – depending on your point of view. Five good things ...

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Emile Ratelband, 69, told he cannot legally change his age

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Ratelband maintained he has the body of a 40-something and a young age is part of his identity A Dutchman who wanted to change his date of birth to boost dating prospects has lost his legal battle to do so. Emile Ratelband, still aged 69, wanted to change his birth date by 20 years ...

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Climate change: ‘World at crossroads’ warning as key talks begin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change: How 1.5C could change the world Four senior figures behind efforts to limit climate change have warned that the planet “is at a crossroads” as key talks opened a day early in Poland. In a rare move, four former presidents of the United Nations-sponsored talks called for decisive action. The ...

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