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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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2018-01-18 Middle East

Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

Sandstorms have long been known to cause chaos in the Middle East - blocking out the sun in the middle of the day, or leaving passenger jets grounded on the airport tarmac. But...

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

Mexico is dealing with a disturbing trend: mass robberies from pharmacies, hospitals and medical vehicles. The stolen medication is then sold on the black market, along with fake...

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2018-01-12 Europe

How Sweden is turning its waste into gold

When it comes to environmental awareness and waste management, Sweden is one of the world's champions. The country recycles nearly all of its waste and - in the process -...

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