Ancient earthworks discovered in the Amazon rainforest

Archaeologists find previously undocumented geoglyphs using drone footage ©Salman Kahn and José Iriarte The ongoing deforestation of the Amazon, which threatens to destroy the natural habitat of countless plant and animal species, has been increasingly worrying both environmental activists and state authorities all around the world for the past few decades. However, this harmful human …

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Simple Past

Englisch Grammar - Past Simple "I watched TV last Sunday." "He was studying yesterday." The simple past is used for actions in the past that are already completed and happen regularly or singularly. It is used like the German tenses "Perfekt" or "Präteritum". Words/phrases that indicate the simple past could be for example "yesterday", "last …

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Warmest year on record

2016 – the hottest year ever recorded It has been confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year since 1880, when humans started measuring global average temperatures. According to NASA (the National Air and Space Administration) and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 2016 overtook the previous titleholder, 2015, by 0.04 degrees Celsius, becoming the …

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The Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie: in the spotlight of Hamburg’s cultural scene The wait is finally over: on Wednesday, 11th January 2017, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Hall officially opened its doors to local, national and international music enthusiasts with its inaugural concert. Among other guests, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal President Joachim Gauck and five members of the Federal Government attended …

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Brexit outline

British PM Theresa May reveals an outline of her plans for Brexit An atmosphere of uncertainty and confusion spread throughout the UK, Europe and the world as a whole following the referendum which decided Britain‘s separation from the EU, as many questions were left without an answer for longer than half a year. However, in …

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