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Did the age of colonialism start on this beach in Lanzarote?

This morning I visited a historical site that once set the stage for the last try-out before real state colonialism started. It was here, on this beach in the South of the Canary Island of Lanzarote, that the Norman conquerors Juan de Bethencourt and Gadifer de la Salle landed in 1402. Close to the shoreline they built a castle and...

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Warming soil to emit as much carbon as U.S. by 2050

A recent study published in Nature has revealed that global warming will cause a massive loss of carbon directly from the soil, and this will accelerate climate change beyond our previous expectations. The study predicts that over 55 trillion Kg of carbon will be emitted from the soil by 2050, a value that is equal to about 17% of the...