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Hungary despite large unscaled protests from scientists about academic freedom. The country's parliament passed a law granting the government control of more than forty institutes within the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from Japan. The country has withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission and resumed commercial whaling operations after a thirty eighty one year hiatus in the first official hunt after the withdrawal to minke whales were killed for their meat from Nepal newly declassified in Cold War era. US satellite images revealed that since the year two thousand Himalayan glaciers have lost ice at twice the rate they did during the twenty five five years before two thousand from India all four reservoirs in Chennai India's six largest city have gone dry forcing more than nine million people in the region to conserve water and rely on government rations the drought was spurred by low rainfall and unregulated water use from the US officials unanimously voted to ban e cigarette sales in San Francisco the first major US city to take this step step like traditional tobacco. E cigarettes can cause lung damage disease and their uses skyrocketing in young people in two thousand eighteen one in five five. US high school students reported e cigarette use and from France grape seeds found an ancient refuse pile in the Jura mountains orrin exact genetic match with type of grape harvested there today. Meaning local winegrowers have been cultivating the same vintage for roughly nine hundred years. There's

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