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Venezuela threatens to take most of Guyana

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Local news-gathering outlook includes 'great possibility' amid wider newspaper closings

A troubling trend – loss of local newspapers – accelerates. More than 130 U.S. papers closed or merged this year, says a recent report from Northwestern University's School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill. That's slightly higher than in 2022. Rou...

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Is air traffic growing out of control?

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Will floating farms grow as world warms?

A dairy farm floating in the harbor of Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the first of its kind in the world. Since 2019, cows in the demonstration project have been producing milk for use in a low-lying country facing the rising waters of climate change. Ot...

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This week's word in the news: MILLENNIUM


A period of one thousand years. The word millennium derives from the Latin mille, thousand, and annus, year.

With the recent transfer of 6.2 acres to the two tribes for conservation and cultural use, Indigenous Californians for the first time have land in Orange County that is back in their hands, a dedicated space where they can practice traditions that were in place millenniums before the construction of Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt or the temples of Greece.
The Los Angeles Times -- 12/11/2023

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