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    UNESCO wants to include Venice in the endangered world heritage list

    UNESCO published these recommendations one month before the next session of its world heritage committee, which will be held in China, from 16 to 31 July. In Venice, the impact of mass tourism was one of the criteria that led the Paris-based institution to request the inclusion of the Italian city in the list of endangered heritage. The report includes “Venice and its lagoon (Italy) on...

    Olympic Games will be able to have up to 10,000 Japanese in the stands

    Tokyo 2020, Olympic Games medals in Japan Japanese authorities have decided to allow up to 10,000 spectators to watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games events from the stands, even though they reserve the right to reverse the decision. According to the announcement by the organizers, the Japanese authorities will retain the right to hold the competitions, spread over several locations in the capital, behind closed doors...

    There is a new recruit of giant rats that detect mines in Cambodia

    Cambodia has recruited a new team of mine-sniffing rats to replace those already “retired” in an effort to boost demining operations in the country. The country, plagued for decades by unexploded ordnance, has recruited the next generation of sniffer mice of land mines, writes the Manila Times. The team is made up of 20 giant African rats, imported from Tanzania, and they all went...

    Magawa, the giant mouse that detects land mines in Cambodia, will retire

    Magawa, a giant African rat, is about to retire after working for five years detecting landmines in Cambodia — an experience that helped save many lives and even earned him a prize. "He's already a little tired," he told AFP Michael Heiman, director of Cambodia's demining program for Apopo, a Belgian NGO specializing in training animals for mine detection and tuberculosis symptom detection operations. ...

    It is possible to fall into an active volcano and survive

    Ol Doinyo Lengai, the “Mountain of God in Maasai dialect, active volcano in northern Tanzania There is no doubt possible, the strangest volcano in the world is in Tanzania. It's called Ol Doinyo Lengai, which means “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. When it erupts, its lava is so cold that it is possible to fall inside and survive. The lava of the...

    Congolese city of Goma escapes lava, but wakes up with tremors from Nyragongo volcano

    The city of Goma, at the foot of the Nyiragongo volcano, which erupted on Saturday (22) in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was still shaken on Monday morning (24) by numerous and strong earthquakes, causing fear among local populations.The lava river stopped this Sunday (23) a few hundred meters...

    World still has countries without a single dose of vaccine

    The world still has countries without a single dose of vaccine - While in nations like the United States and the United Kingdom vaccination against covid-19 is advancing fast, in other parts of the planet the campaign has not even begun. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , more than 600...

    Suez Canal: last incident before Ever Given left canal closed for 8 years

    The ship stranded in the Suez Canal that closed the route this week created an obstacle for more than 12% of world trade - a percentage that is estimated to pass through the channel and with an estimated value of US $ 9.5 billion.Efforts to try to unseat Ever Given continue on...

    Between waiting and swerving across Africa, the unpredictable costs of blocking the Suez Canal

    With the blocking of traffic on the Suez Canal by a stranded cargo ship, more than 200 ships with billions of dollars worth of goods were also trapped, but the exact economic consequences will depend on the duration of the paralysis.The blockade "could not come at a worse time for the most...

    Owner of a ship that ‘stuck’ in the Suez Canal apologizes for sea bottlenecks

    The Japanese company that owns the cargo ship that is blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt this Tuesday (23/3), apologized on Thursday for the disruptions it has caused in global maritime trade.400 meters long (almost the height of the Empire State building) and weighing 200 thousand tons, the Ever Given ship was...
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