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Unearthing the original Mediterranean diet

Unearthing the original Mediterranean diet

Archaeologist Dimitra Mylona’s odyssey to reveal the Mediterranean Sea’s lost bounty.
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Something’s Jellyfishy in the state of Italy

Jellyfish as a human food source has been touted as a solution to the increasing populations of these gelatinous invertebrates, but are Mediterranean diners really ready to have jellyfish for dinner?
An Israel-Lebanon border deal could increase natural gas supplies

An Israel-Lebanon border deal could increase natural gas supplies

Offshore gas fields in the Mediterranean could become one of several new energy sources for European countries as they seek independence from Russia.
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Climate change is worsening heat waves in oceans. Here’s why that’s a problem

In Europe, the Mediterranean Sea has been experiencing elevated temperatures since May, with deadly consequences for delicate underwater ecosystems.

‘There’s not much hope’: Mediterranean corals collapse under relentless heat
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‘There’s not much hope’: Mediterranean corals collapse under relentless heat

For years, Joaquim Garrabou donned scuba gear and dove into the waters of the Scandola Marine Reserve in Corsica to find a paradise. Twenty meters (66 feet) beneath the surface, there were reef walls draped with soft red coral (Corallium rubrum) and red gorgonian sea-whips (Paramuricea clavata), all swarming with fish and other sea creatures. […]
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Turkey seeks to lead efforts in protecting Mediterranean Sea

As the host of a climate change summit for the preservation of the Mediterranean, Turkey calls for international action and aims to make itself a regional hub to organize conservation work against pollution and other environmental threats to the sea.

Europe’s drive to slash plastic waste moves into high gear
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Europe’s drive to slash plastic waste moves into high gear

As part of a broader effort to create a circular economy that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, the EU will ban a host of throwaway plastic items next month and is working to create an expansive and lucrative market for recycled plastics.

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