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Statue of Liberty and Venice among sites at risk from climate change

‘Urgent and clear need’ to limit temperature rises to protect key sites from warming, rising seas and harsher weather

May 26, 2016 — Climate change now poses the single biggest threat to the world’s most famous heritage sites – including the Galápagos islands, the Statue of Liberty, Easter Island and Venice – according to a UN sponsored report. Continue reading Statue of Liberty and Venice among sites at risk from climate change

Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

tumbuktu, mali
HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO
Timbuktu, founded in the 11th century, was ‘one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world, a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 29, 2016) — Prosecutors Tuesday, March 1, will unveil charges against an alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist accused of destroying monuments at the fabled city of Continue reading Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges