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Image of the TransCanada oil spill, reported last Thursday in a rural area near the border with South Dakota. Source: TransCanada via Twitter.

TransCanada Corp. has announced that its original Keystone pipeline has spilled approximately 795,000 liters of crude in Marshall County (S.D.), just days before Nebraska takes a decision on the future of the oil pipeline network set to expand.

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Tromenta Harvey: empresas Google y Apple ponen tecnología para ayudar a víctimas

 08/28/2017 - 06:49
Spectators view the submerged highway interchange of Interstate 10 at Post Oak Road during a break in the rain in Houston, Texas, USA, 27 August 2017. EPA/MICHAEL WYKE

El buscador de Google despliega varios apartados al buscar "Huracán" o "Tormenta tropical" Harvey, comenzando por una tarjeta con una concisa "Alerta SOS" sobre la categoría del ciclón y su localización que se puede compartir en redes sociales.

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Un emprendedor mexicano fabrica bicicletas de bambú para combatir cambio climático

 08/08/2017 - 08:24
Para impulsar su uso mediante un modelo sostenible, el mexicano Diego Cárdenas decidió retomar un modelo de bicicleta de 1890 elaborado con bambú como una "respuesta a las condiciones sociales que sufrimos a nivel mundial". EFE/Mario Guzmán

Bamboocycles tiene sede en México y distribuidores en Francia, Bélgica y Alemania, hace envíos a Estados Unidos y entre sus planes tiene montar una fábrica en El Congo y un proyecto social en escuelas rurales para disminuir el tiempo de traslado de los estudiantes.

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Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

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Salma Hayek on Trump: "I ask myself whether it's stupidity, malignity or greed"

 06/06/2017 - 03:45
Salma Hayek (d) y Connie Britton (i) en la película "Beatriz at Dinner", una comedia inteligente y ácida donde la mexicana encarna el papel de una sanadora de medicina alternativa, inmigrante, que choca con la soberbia y prepotencia de un magnate del mundo de los bienes raíces. EFE/Roadside Attractions

Together with Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, Hayek presented the Miami media with her latest film, "Beatriz at Dinner," a smart, tart comedy in which the Mexican plays the part of an immigrant alternative-medicine healer who comes up against the arrogance and self-importance of a real-estate magnate.

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