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Environment

April 26 in History

Considered the worst nuclear disaster in history, both in terms of cost and casualties, Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north…
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March 15 in History

An estimated 1.4 million young people in 123 countries skipped school on this day in 2019 to demand stronger climate policies in what may be one of the largest environmental protests in history.  The global event, which saw 2,200 strikes…
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Geneva and other fateful trysts

By Tisaranee Gunasekara  “There will be no investigation in the country…because I will oppose it…. Whether it is United Nations or any other country we are, I am not allowing any investigation… There is nothing wrong happening in the…
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January 13 in History

The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington DC, United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations in the world. Founded on this day in 1888, its interests include geography,…
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Mining Mannar’s sands

By Nick Kilvert and Jane Lee As a small child, Shreen Abdul Saroor remembers getting up before dawn with her father to spy on the masses of migratory birds that would visit her island. The birds were on their way down the Central Asian…
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