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US Denies Link Between Bee Deaths and Pesticides Despite Europe’s Ban

May 3rd, 2013

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Just days after Europe placed a two year ban on bee-killing pesticides, the US government has released a claim that there is no clear link between widespread colony collapse and neonicotinoids, The Guardian reports. Seemingly ignoring a lot of research upon which the EU based their decision to ban pesticide use on crops that attract bees, the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency blame plummeting bee populations on a mite.

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Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe!

April 29th, 2013

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Today the European Commission voted to ban pesticides that are widely believed to be harmful to bees, The BBC reports. Last month the commission presented a proposal to ban neonicotinoid pesticides such as lothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam following alarming declines of bee populations across the globe. But the move failed to garner a meaningful majority among European states, with 13 countries in favor, nine against and five abstentions. The proposal was addressed today by an appeals committee, which voted to ban bee-harming pesticides for a period of two years on flowering crops such as corn, rapeseed, and sunflowers.

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Europe’s TyGRe Project Turns Old Tires Into Energy and Valuable Materials

April 16th, 2013

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When tires reach the end of the road, they often wind polluting the environment in landfills. In Europe alone, 3 million tons of tires are produced each year – and 60-70% of them are dumpstered. To take advantage of this untapped resource the EU has created the TyGRe Project, which is researching ways that old tires can be turned into new sources of synthetic fuel and precursors to electronic components.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix coming West

February 25th, 2013
Square Enix bringing compilation pack to PS3 in Europe and North America this fall; includes PS2 games Re: Chain of Memories and Final Mix.


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Europol Cybercops Take Down Ransomware Ring

February 14th, 2013
The European police agency, Europol, announced Wednesday that it had dismantled a Russian-led, Spain-based cybercrime organization. The organization reportedly extorted millions of euros across more than 30 countries, mostly in Europe. The group's plan was to convince Internet users to pay fines, supposedly to authorities, for trumped-up infractions. The scheme worked by installing malware that locked the computer, and then sending a follow-up message demanding about $135 to unlock it.



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Europe gets PlayStation 3 YouTube app

February 11th, 2013
SCEE releases free YouTube app for PlayStation 3 in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.


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March of the Eagles – Gameplay Trailer 2 [PC]

February 8th, 2013
Take control of Napolean as you guide him through all of Europe, taking over one country or Island at a time.


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Cheaper Raspberry Pi out in Europe for $25

February 4th, 2013
The cheaper version of the popular micro PC uses a third of the power as its predecessor, making it perfect for battery or solar-powered projects. [Read more]



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Apple to stop Mac Pro sales in most of Europe on March 1

January 31st, 2013
A new safety and electrical regulation is forcing the Mac maker to stop sales of the desktop computer in most of Europe. [Read more]



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Flu awareness comes in from the cold

January 28th, 2013
In 2009, around 800 children, mainly in Sweden but also in other parts of Europe, developed narcolepsy, a neurological disorder, after being vaccinated with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by the drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, according to reports by Reuters.


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