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The high winter tides known as "king tides" are rising on Washington coastal waters this month and next. The state Ecology Department says they are a normal and naturally occurring event. But they offer a glimpse of how rising sea levels from climate
Sydney smashed its weekend auction listing record last weekend with an unprecedented 892 properties going under the hammer. Despite a record number of listings, the market didn't miss a beat, with yet another clearance rate above 80 per cent. The 80.
Haiti (AP) A small group of protesters is gathering in the Haitian capital to criticize a recent court decision in the Dominican Republic that could strip the citizenship of generations of Haitian Dominicans. The two dozen-plus demonstrators plan to
AFP In Summary Giant sea ports are being built on northern shores to gain footholds and credibility with the United Nations Americans are less than 5 per cent of the world's population, according to the World Bank, but consume 24 per cent of the
A Canterbury recruitment company, New Zealand Skills in Demand, says it's a recruitment company with a difference. It specialises in placing skilled immigrants from the United Kingdom, and Ireland, with a particular focus on trades and construction.
Sitting through lectures and tutorials may be worth more than you think: the well-being value of a university degree is nearly $1 million. Modelling for the Fairfax Media Lateral Economics Well-being Index has found each degree, or higher trade
The scientists show that there is an approximate 200-year solar cycle, supported by historical temperature data and proxy data from stalagmites in caves. The 200-year solar cycle has just passed its maximum and will decline during the 21st Century.
Over one-quarter of Italians decided to emigrate as they struggled to make ends meet while the number of poor doubled from 2008 to 2012, data released on Friday showed. One family in four had difficulty paying their bills over the period and
Human Rights Watch said it was concerned proposed legislation in Kyrgyzstan could undermine the effectiveness of a vibrant civil community. Kyrgyz legislators last week rejected a proposal for a law related to civil organizations in the country but
Wilmar International, one of the world's biggest palm oil producers, has agreed to ensure the oil it supplies will not result in any additional loss of rainforests, in a move that could significantly slow the destruction of tropical forests around