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Cuatro Cienegas : a Unique Ecosystem Under Threat

NASA's Curiosity mission on Mars could find what the whole scientific community is waiting for: signs of life -past or present- from the Red Planet which could even help us understand the origins of life. But back on Earth, there is already an open laboratory for such research. Cuatro Cienegas is a small humid area in the desert of Northern Mexico where organisms are perhaps the most primitive on Earth. The place is a treasure chest for scientists, it's also a fragile and endangered ecosystem.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo help turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing this species to the brink of extinction. As the world’s number 1...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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2014-07-18 Qatar

Barcelona's mosque project controversy

Over 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, the third...

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2014-07-16 crime

Vel d'Hiv' Roundup: remembering one of the darkest dates in France's modern history

Seventy-two years ago, on July 16th 1942, French police acting on orders of the Nazi occupiers began rounding up thousands of Jews living in Paris. They were assembled at the...

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2014-07-15 Russia

Leaving for political reasons: Russia's latest wave of emigration?

The annexation of the Crimean territory in March has seen a nationalist fervor grip many Russians: according to recent polls President Putin's rates of approval are soaring above...

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