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Climate change forces ski stations in Chile to produce artificial snow

Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:14 | ICT

Once deep in powder this time of year, Chile’s ski stations are fighting the ravages of climate change and pollution that have brought less and less snow to the central Andes.

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  • HBO’s Chernobyl sparking tours, and fear, in Lithuania

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 21:11 | ICT

    Walking along the top of Lithuania’s decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO’s critically acclaimed Chernobyl TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he’s not “afraid at all”.

  • Poo to the rescue: Fecal transplants save starving koalas

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 18:49 | ICT

    Scientists in Australia have discovered how to save starving koalas whose fussy eating habits make them vulnerable to habitat loss: by feeding them poo.

  • Gentle giraffes threatened with ‘silent extinction’ across Africa

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 18:48 | ICT

    For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed.

  • The Cambodian celebrity promoting homegrown kramas

    Publication date 21 August 2019 | 17:48 | ICT

    Mean Sonyta is hoping to leverage her fame as a model and actress to breathe new life into the iconic krama, a traditional Khmer garment and a national symbol by opening a krama-only store in Phnom Penh.

  • Cambodia Living Arts to celebrate 20 years with Arts4Peace Festival

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:28 | ICT

    After decades as a catalyst for the Kingdom’s vibrant arts sector, Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), founded by genocide survivor and musician Arn Chorn-Pond, will host the 10-day Arts4Peace Festival in Phnom Penh to celebrate the Kingdo

  • Pilgrims gather for cosmic-like ritual in Bulgaria

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:26 | ICT

    Thousands of pilgrims gathered Monday in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains to welcome their “spiritual” new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.

  • Opera’s ‘New Callas’ charts her ‘wonderful’ life on Instagram

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:24 | ICT

    She is the most famous soprano in the world – the “New Callas” who has spellbound audiences from the New York Met to Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, where she began her career mopping the stage.

  • Harassed Moroccan women shun beach for Rabat’s new pool

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:22 | ICT

    Morccan women seeking to escape harassment at the beach are flocking to Rabat’s vast new public swimming pool instead, but many still eschew swimsuits for fear of voyeurs and disapproving glances.

  • Canadian woman takes on stereotypes as a drag king

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 21:20 | ICT

    Melodie Rousseau is an actress by day, but at night, the 33-year-old Canadian makes herself up as a man – and takes the stage at Montreal’s cabaret halls as a drag king.

  • English town celebrates local hero Ed Sheeran

    Publication date 20 August 2019 | 18:51 | ICT

    The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now celebrating the stellar pop career of its most famous son, Ed Sheeran.