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Why England’s new litter strategy is actually a bit rubbish

The strategy’s focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail. Source: Why England’s new litter strategy is actually a bit rubbish Advertisements

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Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities’ huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt. Source: Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

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Faces Places Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Indie – YouTube

French filmmaking legend Agnes Varda teamed up with young street artist JR to cover France’s villages in meaningful street art — and their project and friendship are caught on film in this documentary.

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Amazon farmers discovered the secret of domesticating wild rice 4,000 years ago – ScienceBlog.com

Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have … Read more Source: Amazon farmers discovered the secret of domesticating wild rice 4,000 years … Continue reading

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Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

Source: Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

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‘I’m dumbfounded!’ … Neave Brown on bagging a RIBA award for the building that killed his career | Art and design | The Guardian

It was late, over-budget and ended his career. But 40 years on, Neave Brown has just won British architecture’s top award for the Alexandra Road estate and similar masterpieces of social housing Source: ‘I’m dumbfounded!’ … Neave Brown on bagging … Continue reading

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Coffee producers feel the heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to greatly reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue. Source: Coffee producers feel the heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

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The Grammarphobia Blog: Snob appeal

Q: What is the origin of the word “snob”? Is it an acronym like “posh”? A: No, “snob” isn’t an acronym, and “posh” isn’t either. We wrote a post about “posh” in 2011. The origin of the adjective is… Source: … Continue reading

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A Massive Mural by Ella & Pitr Depicts a Refugee Seeking Passage in France | Colossal

French duo Ella & Pitr (previously) tackle the gravity of the global refugee crisis in their latest mural, Le Naufrage de Bienvenu/The Shipwreck of Bienvenu. The massive outdoor work reaches over 47 meters (154 feet), scaling the surface of Piney’s Dam … Continue reading

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Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree – BBC News

The order prevents the government from exploiting a protected area bigger than Denmark. Source: Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree – BBC News

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