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Thursday 19th December 2013

Are we still in the dark about artificial lighting?

Are we still in the dark about artificial lighting?
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Increasing light emissions from the planet's surface is one of the signatures of the twentieth and twenty first centuries as urban areas spread and densify. 99% of Europeans live under light polluted skies, and over half are unable to even see the Milky Way.
Date:
Thursday 19th December 2013
Thursday 12th December 2013

Why doesn't work pay?

Why doesn't work pay?
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The labour market has shown some signs of recovery in the last year with a fall in unemployment, but getting a job is no guarantee of avoiding poverty and for many people with jobs, work no longer seems to pay.
Date:
Thursday 12th December 2013
Wednesday 4th December 2013

Ukraine and Europe: challenges ahead

Ukraine and Europe: challenges ahead
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Following the failure of the Ukrainian government to sign an Association Agreement (AA), a pillar of the European Union's much-vaunted Eastern Partnership with Ukraine at its heart, protestors spilled onto the streets of Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities to demand the rescinding of this decision.
Date:
Wednesday 4th December 2013
Thursday 28th November 2013

Iran: this interim nuclear deal is far bigger than you think

Iran: this interim nuclear deal is far bigger than you think
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Over the next six months, Iran has agreed to significantly limit its enrichment of uranium, putting it beyond any possibility of development for military use. It will also suspend work on the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor and work with the International Atomic Energy Agency on tighter inspections.
Date:
Thursday 28th November 2013
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