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Rioja region earns UNESCO tourism blessing

The Rioja region of Spain is known for red wines that are fruity and tannic, most notably tempranillo, Spain’s king of grapes. (Roughly 75 percent of the grapes grown in the region are tempranillo.) Wines from the region are often…

Winning Nat Geo photos reveal nature and humanity at their finest

National Geographic asked readers to show them the world, and these photographers didn’t disappoint, offering inspiring images from their travels. For the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, the judges chose winning images in three categories — cities, people and…

We're close to solving the mystery of those flashing lights on the moon

The moon doesn’t lose a lot of staring contests. But every now and then, Earthlings who train telescopes on the natural satellite get a a real eye-opener: the moon blinks back at them. A light, often red or pink, may…

Joe Biden’s ‘Clean Energy Revolution’ An American Calamity

Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” While it might be viewed as a Green New Deal Lite, the plan would inflict enormous economic, environmental and societal pain on most of…

Space

What causes flashes on the moon?

People have reported seeing Transient Lunar Phenomena – unusual flashes and other lights on the moon – for at least 1,000 years. Yet they’re still mysterious. Now a scientist in Germany is using a new telescope to try to solve the mystery.

RSPB press release on Swifts

Swift Apus apus, lone bird flying over rooftop where they are actively encouraged to nest in houses, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, July Conservationists concerned about late swift return  This spring, nesting swifts here are arriving later than usual Swift experts have produced…

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Twisting brick facade fronts an innovative courtyard house near Chicago

In a Chicago suburb full of traditional gabled rooflines, California-based architectural firm Brooks + Scarpa has inserted a modern dwelling that puts a sculptural twist on a humble and overlooked building material: Chicago “Common” brick.

Under construction for 137 years, this famous Spanish basilica just got its building permit

A visionary architect and artist in the truest sense, Antoni Gaudí — godfather of Catalan Modernism — marched to the beat of his own drum. And while Gaudí was busy marching, it would appear that someone neglected to obtain a…

Talking Europe – Wildfires & Global Warming: Portugal & the EU face up to dual dangers (part 2) – FRANCE 24

Date created : 11/06/2019 – 17:19 They left dozens of people dead, swathes of land burned, and a nation traumatised. As recent wildfires in Portugal focus minds on this natural hazard, our team explores the reasons for the deadly blazes;…