Posts Tagged 'Europe'

Google Flight Search Expands into Europe

Getting the cheapest flights is often a concern, especially if you’re traveling internationally. Google Flight Search is a quick and helpful tool for locating the best prices for flyers, but when the service was launched, it was available only for US-based travelers. Google just recently expanded the service to cover more countries.

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Read more @ Technabob

Spread of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes in Europe Prompts Surveillance

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Invasive mosquitoes carrying exotic diseases have made their entry into Europe. Diseases generally absent from Europe, like chikungunya and dengue fever have appeared around the continent. Europe’s entomologists and public-health experts have joined forces to try and defend the region.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Italian Volcano Etna Has Its Third Eruption of 2012

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The Italian volcano Etna, located in on the eastern coast of Sicily, has had its third paroxysm of 2012 on March 4th, its first since early February. The new eruption was a relatively short event, which was preceded by 18 days worth of smaller strombolian activity, which are relatively lower level volcanic eruptions.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Boxwood Fungus Blight Invades North America After Taking Europe and New Zealand by Storm

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A boxwood blight, caused by an aggressive fungus disease, has started to invade the North American continent, after it had spread throughout Europe and New Zealand. Last October, US authorities confirmed that the blight had jumped continents, and started infections in North Carolina and Connecticut.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Ruminant Orthobunyavirus Takes Northern Europe By Surprise

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A new virus has been found that causes fetal malformations and stillbirths in cattle, sheep and goats in northern Europe. Scientists don’t have a clue about the origin of the virus or why there is this sudden outbreak. Scientists want to share the virus and protocols to allow anyone interested to study the disease and develop tools and vaccines.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Fall of the Euro?

n+1 has got a great article on the Euro and the Eurozones.

Europe’s Web of Debt

NYT's infographic, via Good

Holy canoli, it’s looking bad in the EU for now, at least economically.


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