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Climate change equals decreases in wine production

Wine production could decrease by 80 percent by the turn of the century, said Jack D. Fellows, Ph.D, director of the Climate Change Science Institute at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “He [Mark Hertsgaard] looks at the vulnerability of the global wine industry— that’s a $50 billion industry. Higher temperatures actually increase alcohol content in grapes,…
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Petřín Tower offers panoramic view of Bohemia

[caption id="attachment_9404" align="alignleft" width="225"] The Petřín Tower is five times smaller than the Eiffel Tower.[/caption] Paris is known for many sites: the Louvre, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triumphe, but Paris is also known for having one of the most recognizable structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower. A lesser-known tower inspired by…
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To spray or not to spray: Graffiti art in Prague

Walking Through the Streets While walking through the narrow cobble streets of Prague, Czech Republic tourists and locals notice an array of graffiti art. Although graffiti vandalism is illegal, others think it is a form of artistic expression. Almost every block is sprayed on; whether it is on a building, a lamppost, the sidewalk, a…
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