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Gene drives: Navigating perils of engineered eradication, with Christoph Then

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Imagine a world without natural enemies like parasites or deadly pathogens. Where crops grow unfettered by rodent and insect pests. Advances in genetic engineering now hold the possibility to alter genomes at the population level, but is it too good to be true? 214 more words

Environmental Management





  • US official has accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of stockpiling ammonium nitrate at sites in multiple European countries amid a push to get the…
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New EU migration plan: More of the same?

We do not know all the details of the European Commission migration plan but from what has been said and from what has leaked it seems to me that on Wednesday when a new plan will be published we won’t hear anything revolutionary. 1,550 more words


Wednesday Briefs - 23 September 2020

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This week: Coronavirus – Europe and USA; Supreme Court options; Markets in the fall; Reading List. 984 more words


Principles of International Law, Disruption by Technology, and Plastic Waste - New Official Publications 22.09.20

Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

Coronavirus: Impact on the labour market – “This paper tracks the evolving impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the labour market. 1,284 more words


Belarusian sanctions vetoed by Cyprus exposes deep divisions between Mediterranean and Northern Europe

By Paul Antonopoulos | September 22, 2020

Yesterday there was a meeting between all of the EU’s Foreign Ministers to pass sanctions against Belarus. It created massive controversy and revealed the significant divide between Mediterranean and Northern European nations.

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