Over 1,500 arrested at climate protest in The Netherlands

More than 1,500 people were arrested during a protest by the Extinction Rebellion climate group in The Hague on Saturday, Dutch police said.. The protest marks the seventh organised by Extinction Rebellion in this area of The Hague, but the highest number of people arrested so far, according to ANP. - Disruptive protest - The environmental campaign group, shortened to XR, has become known for the disruptive and headline-catching stunts which have become their trademark.

Manifestation pour le climat aux Pays-Bas: plus de 1.500 interpellés

La police néerlandaise a annoncé samedi soir avoir procédé à plus de 1.500 arrestations lors d'une action du mouvement écologiste Extinction Rebellion à La Haye pour protester contre les subventions aux combustibles fossiles.. Il s'agissait de la septième action du mouvement sur le tronçon Utrechtsebaan de l'autoroute A12 dans le centre de La Haye, situé à deux pas du Parlement et des principaux ministères, mais jamais autant de personnes n'avaient été arrêtées, selon l'agence de presse néerlandaise ANP. D'après un porte-parole d'Extinction Rebellion, la manifestation a rassemblé quelque 7.000 personnes en ce samedi après-midi ensoleillé.

Egypt unveils ancient mummification workshops and tombs

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed two human and animal embalming workshops, as well as two tombs, discovered in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, the government said on Saturday.. Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the embalming workshops, where humans and animals were mummified, "date back to the 30th dynasty" which reigned around 2,400 years ago.

Just Stop Oil protesters disrupt English rugby final

The English Premiership rugby final at Twickenham on Saturday was briefly halted after two protesters from the Just Stop Oil pressure group ran onto the field at Twickenham.. The Premiership final was the latest major British public event to be targeted by the group, who staged similar protests at the Chelsea Flower Show and the World Snooker Championship. jdg/bsp

'Patrol' film exposes Nicaragua forest threat from beef industry

Surrounded by fallen trees and languid cows, illegal cattle rancher Chacalin surveys a clearing deep inside one of Nicaragua's largest remaining protected rainforests.. Many are in the pocket of wealthy cattle ranchers living outside the reserve, and are paid to clear the land before the cows arrive.

Meet the scientist (sort of) spending a year on Mars

Living on Mars wasn't exactly a childhood dream for Canadian biologist Kelly Haston, though she'll soon spend a year preparing for just that.. She'll only be able to keep in regular touch through email, and only rarely via videos, but never live.

Amazon scientists simulate how warming may impact jungle

Deep in the Amazon, an experiment unfolds that may allow a peek into the future to see what will happen to the world's largest rainforest when carbon dioxide levels rise.. "How will the rainforest react to the rising temperature, the reduction in water availability, in a world with more carbon in the atmosphere?"

'Don Goyo's angry': the legends behind rumbling Mexican volcano

In the foothills of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, locals have their own beliefs about why ash is recently raining down on them -- and it has little to do with conventional science.. For the past week, "El Popo," which awoke from decades of slumber in 1994, has unnerved locals with several explosions and repeated emissions of ash, gasses and molten rock.

Two US climate activists arrested for attack on Degas sculpture

Two climate activists were taken into custody on Friday for an attack last month on a sculpture by the French artist Edgar Degas at the National Gallery of Art, US officials said.. Martin and Smith were accused in an indictment of smearing paint on the Plexiglas case and base of Edgar Degas' "La petite danseuse de quatorze ans" ("Little Dancer, Age Fourteen") on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.