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Chinese the new stewards of France’s winemaking traditions

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Chinese are boosting investment in Bordeaux vineyards with an eye not only to ownership, but improving on a legendary product – and that's stirring up some complex emotions. Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Video provided by Reuters


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In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Schorlemmer from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, in Potsdam is an expert in the area of earthquake forecasting.DW-TV: Japan is a society that has played a pioneering role in a wide number of technologies -- including of course earthquake warning systems. But even then, people have just five seconds after the warning comes to brace themselves. Cutting straight to the chase, thousands of detection stations around the world, international networks, decades of research -- why can't we predict earthquakes yet? Danijel Schorlemmer: Well, even though we have thousands of stations, we have a big problem. We only measure the signals on the earth’s surface. Unlike in meteorology, where you can measure all the values you’re interested in, like humidity, wind-speed and so on in 3-D, we only see the earth’s surface. We cannot make measurements in the earth, which would be very important to understand what’s going on. And we’re also lacking a precursor phenomenon, a
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New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

AFP (Apr. 30, 2012) — A new, organic fertilizer created in France’s Averyon region utilises a specially developed strain of fungus to speed up organic decomposition without any of the harmful side-effects of chemical fertilizer. Already in use by 5000 of France’s 350,000 farmers and becoming a hot item on the international market, it just may step up to challenge the global dominance of chemical fertilizers.
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Yangtze River

Yangtze River

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. National Geographic Young Explorer Trip Jennings and a group of international scientists, conservationists and river enthusiasts raft 120 miles of the Yangtze’s Great Bend for what may be the last time. The team hopes the seven day journey will bring national attention to this threatened wonder before the flow of development slows the rushing waters.
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Luxury Resort Hidden Among Desert Sand Dunes

Luxury Resort Hidden Among Desert Sand Dunes

AP (Jan. 2, 2014) — In the middle of the world's largest red sand desert is one of the most luxurious hotels on earth. The Qasr Al Sarab resort in Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter celebrates Emirati culture and traditions. (Jan. 2)
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