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Deadly Southwest heat wave beats records

Jun 20, 2016

Deadly Southwest heat wave beats records

In a desert city used to triple-digit temperatures, some hunker down inside and some head to the pool, while others still want to hit Phoenix’s many hiking trails. But with temperatures creeping above 115 degrees during a heat wave boiling parts of the Southwest, ...

Angst grows over agrochemical mega-mergers

Jun 19, 2016

Angst grows over agrochemical mega-mergers

Three mega-mergers in the agrochemical sector, including Bayer and Monsanto, have raised concerns among farmers who fear higher prices and consumers who fear more genetically modified food. Even before Bayer began trying to woos U.S.-based Monsanto, German civil society had erupted in protest against ...

Jun 17, 2016

Delayed ExoMars mission gets €77 million boost

The second part of a delayed joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has received a crucial €77 million ($86 million) cash injection, the European Space Agency said Thursday. In the first phase, the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian ...