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Spain mulls end of dubbed actors on TV to boost nation's English language skills

Spaniards lag behind their EU counterparts when it comes to speaking English and so the government hopes the proposal will change that<p>Spain is planning to ban dubbing on foreign television programmes in an effort to boost the nation's English proficiency.<p>Spaniards lag far behind their Scandinavian, …

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

General Franco to be officially defined by Spain as a dictator

Spanish history academy director wants to amend text which says regime was 'authoritarian but not totalitarian'<p>The new director of <b>Spain</b>'s state-funded history academy has said that the official biography of <b>General Franco will be amended to define the man who led the country</b> for almost four decades …

What Obama's Drilling Bans Mean for Alaska and the Arctic

With state revenues declining, Alaska wants more oil. Obama is pushing back—a little.<p>President Barack Obama has effectively banned oil exploration, at least for the time being, on some 22 million acres of federal land and waters in Alaska: 12 million acres on land in the Arctic National Wildlife …

Oil & Gas Industry

How it took just one generation to stuff the planet – Echonetdaily

“We are sowing the seeds of havoc on the Earth … and the time is fast approaching when we will reap this harvest.”<p><b>Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy</b><p>Mark …

70 Voices will enable Android and iOS owners to hear from ‘victims, perpetrators and bystanders’ to commemorate anniversary<p>Seventy years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, an Android and iOS application is aiming to provide new insights into the Holocaust for modern-day smartphone …

Apps

Mass Animal Die-Offs Are on the Rise, Killing Billions and Raising Questions

Huge animal die-offs, along with disease outbreaks and other population stressors, are happening more often.<p><b>What's New</b><p>We're not talking about a few dead fish littering your local beach. Mass die-offs are individual events that kill at least a billion animals, wipe out over 90 percent of a …

Zoology

What to do when climate change poses a risk to your water supply

As evidence of climate change mounts, businesses across all sectors of the economy are developing strategies for identifying and avoiding the risks it poses. Given the important role of freshwater in powering economic development and growth, and the vulnerability of our water resources, efforts …

Appeal for Chinese to create names for British landmarks

There are scores of British attractions, traditions and points of interest that do not have Chinese names<p>To the Chinese, London’s landmark building the Gherkin is “the pickled little cucumber” and The Beatles are simply “gentlemen with long hair”.<p>But there are scores of British attractions, …

Climate Change and the End of California’s Big Agriculture

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

Renewables 'biggest power source'

<b>Renewable power has overtaken nuclear to become the main source of electricity in Scotland, the latest figures have suggested.</b><p>Wind and hydro power produced 10.3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in the first six months of this year, UK government statistics showed.<p>Meanwhile, National Grid figures …

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

<b>Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.</b><p>The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.<p>They estimate the risk to individuals …

4 Ways Election Results Could Intensify U.S. Energy Battles

Senate GOP control will target Keystone XL pipeline and climate change.<p><b>The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate, the result of Tuesday's election, may alter the nation's posture on energy and the environment. The power shift could put a climate change denier in charge of a key environment panel,</b> …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …