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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Could a massive barrier erected in the ocean shield New York from the devastation of superstorm surges like Hurricane Sandy in 2012?

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 20 January 2020

#5

 

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Description Ambidextrous individuals performed better in experiments designed by scientists to find out whether squirrels were left- or right-handed.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density that are paralleled by losses in an important ecosystem service: biocontrol

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description EXPERTS fear a catastrophic earthquake will strike Japan within the next few decades. The East Asian nation is "overdue" a megaquake to its capital, Tokyo, that could kill up to 10,000 people and turf millions from their homes, according to official estimates.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Investors are demanding better disclosure of climate change risk from Indian companies which have spurred better disclosure from India Inc.

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Updated 20 January 2020

#11

 

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Description On OKCupid, you can filter potential matches based on whether they think the climate crisis is real or not.

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Updated 20 January 2020

#13

 

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Updated 20 January 2020

#14

 

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Description Michelin and WWF have been criticised over a rubber plantation in Indonesia which villagers say has caused deforestation and destroyed elephant habitat

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Updated 20 January 2020

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Description Five years ago, tens of thousands of emaciated seabirds washed ashore on the Pacific Coast.

#Environment & Nature
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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description Orangutan orphanages nurse animals back to health and release them into the wild, but that doesn’t seem to increase the population of these endangered apes

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description This is the world we live in, where not even video games can ignore the dangers of pollution and climate change.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Description Thanks to robot vacuums, we now have the leisure to attend to more important matters instead of slaving away cleaning for hours. And since they’re no longer a new innovation, you don’t have to spend a small fortune in order to get one. We've found a couple of excellent deals on two of Shark's bestselling robot vacuums: The Shark Ion 750 and S87.

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Updated 19 January 2020

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Updated 18 January 2020

#21

 

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Description The amount of heat added to the oceans since 1995 is equal to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom-bomb explosions.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description When forests emit carbon, it creates a feedback loop that worsens climate change and makes large fires more likely.

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Updated 18 January 2020

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Description YouTube has been “actively promoting” videos that spread climate denial and placing ads on them.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Microsoft on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing climate change, pledging to remove as much carbon as it has emitted in its 45-year history.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description A study from global activist group Avaaz found YouTube's algorithm actively recommending climate change denial videos on the platform.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description When the winds blow and the snow falls, these are our picks for the best four-season tents to add to your arsenal of winter gear. Whether you're an avid mountaineer or a casual winter camper, we've got options for everyone, including tents from Nemo, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardware and MSR.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description In MIT class 2.S999 (Solving for Carbon Neutrality at MIT), teams of students are tasked with developing a plan to achieve carbon neutrality on the MIT campus by 2060. In nearly every class, students hear from guest lecturers who offer their own expert views.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Innovative legal strategy fails key test

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Previous studies believed older measurements of human body temperature at 98.6F (37.0C) were wrong but a new has found a 0.03C cooling for every decade later someone is born. The average body temperature in the study is 36.41C (97.5F)....

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description A powerful federal Court of Appeals ruled that the highly-anticipated climate change case, Juliana v. United States, will not be allowed to go to trial.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description As countries modernize, habitat destruction can threaten native primate species. Dr. Andie Ang believes that conservation efforts for primates can be strengthened with the right research.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description The source of these solar storms is much closer to our planet than previously thought.

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Updated 17 January 2020

#33

 

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Description This "dancing dragon," a new species of feathered dinosaur, was discovered in one of the richest fossil deposits in the world.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Imagine a world that can’t be bothered to stop or adapt to climate change, creating a worsening cycle that sends humanity to a very dark place.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description The upcoming Auto Expo at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida will feature new emission technology products and act as a launchpad for some key brands entering the Indian market and unveiling new products.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Fisker Ocean's promise of an affordable and ambitious SUV electric vehicle could be delayed due to battery production woes.

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Updated 17 January 2020

#39

 

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Description Animal welfare group, PETA International Science Consortium, funds alternative to Nobel Prize–winning way to make antitoxin

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe, breaking down chemicals and pollutants, and eliminating harmful ...

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description FACEBOOK is backing down on plans to flood WhatsApp with ads, according to a new report. WhatsApp was expected to start showing ads in several places this year – but the rollout appears to have been significantly scaled back.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description A team of scientists is exploring a bizarre idea: finding a way to build structures, circuitry, and other materials out of living fungal architecture.

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Updated 17 January 2020

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Description The thankless job of cleaning can be less of a burden if you own a vacuum. The problem is, uprights have a huge disadvantage: mobility. They can be really heavy, and even if they have a hose, they often lack reach. Don't fret. With the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum, you never have to worry about lugging a heavy piece of equipment thanks to its detachable canister.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Even the clouds are against us now.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Microsoft says that by 2030 it will remove more carbon from the environment than it emits, and by 2050 it plans to offset all emissions the firm has made since 1975

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Pigeons feathers are remarkably complex and understanding how they work has led to the first robot that flies like a pigeon, dubbed PigeonBot

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description An experiment to see how deep-sea creatures react to the presence of an uncommon food source has resulted in some fascinating new science.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international research team has pinpointed areas of the genome that are affected during local adaptation to contrasting

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description Some forms of camouflage have evolved in animals to exploit a loophole in the way predators perceive their symmetrical markings. The University of Bristol findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, describe how animals have evolved to mitigate this defensive disadvantage in their col

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description It’s hard to protect something you can’t find. A new Stanford study reveals sampling soil for animals’ left-behind DNA can provide valuable information for conservation efforts – with significantly less cost and time – than currently used methods, such as camera traps. The process, outlined in Pr

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Updated 16 January 2020

#53

 

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Description "Xenobots" are hybrid robot-organisms that can heal themselves because they are made of living tissue.

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.​

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Updated 16 January 2020

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Description SIR David Attenborough has warned that "the moment of crisis has come" in our efforts to tackle climate change. The renowned broadcaster and natural historian spoke to the BBC about how humans have been putting off facing the crisis for too long.

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Updated 16 January 2020

#57

 

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Description Insect devours a dangerous pest, but trees are still at risk

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description A hybrid remotely operated vehicle developed by NSF-funded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers took the first known automated ocean sample performed by a robotic arm. Last month, an international team of researchers used one of WHOI's underwater robots, Nereid Under Ice, to explore Kolu

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Selective fishing can disrupt the delicate balance between corals and algae in embattled Caribbean coral reefs. Removing large parrotfish, which graze on algae the way large land mammals graze on grasses, can allow the algae to overtake the corals, with potentially dire consequences for reef health.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Someone has transferred $1.1 billion worth of bitcoins in a single transaction.

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Updated 15 January 2020

#61

 

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Description The exhibition Animalesque celebrates what we share with Earth's other species – and offers hope for reforming our relationship with the natural world

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos promised Wednesday a new billion-dollar investment in India, just two days after authorities launched an anti-trust investigation into the e-commerce giant.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description THE amount of heat pumped into the ocean by climate change is equivalent to five Hiroshima explosions per second. That's according to scientists, who warn that Earth’s oceans hit record high temperatures last year as global warming tightened its grip on our planet.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The news: Every year, The World Economic Forum releases an in-depth report into the risks the world faces, ahead of its January conference for the world's top political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Frozen sperm from a dead male has been used to create an embryo which, it is hoped, will be carried by a surrogate.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Even tardigrades — one of the most resilient creatures in the known universe — might not be able to survive global warming, according to a new study.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description A million seabirds that died along the US west coast between 2015 and 2016 were likely the victims of an unprecedented marine heatwave in the Pacific called "the Blob"

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Bees have deserted up to 25 percent of hives in towns like Guayanilla in southern Puerto Rico after hundreds of tremors and a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Diego, a giant tortoise native to the Galapagos Islands, can retire from a captive breeding program that helped repopulate a giant tortoise species.

#Environment & Nature;#Theoretical sciences
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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Bush fires in Australia are blanketing the country in smoke, raising concerns about the longterm health consequences of smoke exposure, which hurts heart and lungs.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description What if you could get a lot of the benefits of exercise, without moving a muscle? A class of naturally occurring proteins called Sestrins might be able to mimic such metabolic effects, a new study suggests, although so far the results have only bee

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in northwest China, sparking an explosion and killing nine people, state media said Tuesday.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

#75

 

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Description News reports of long-predicted disasters are starting to sound familiar. Scientists, too, must carry on repeating calls for rapid cuts to carbon emissions

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description KILLER WHALES could knock sharks off the top spot for the most feared creatures in the sea as they've learnt how to feast on the huge livers of great whites by squeezing them out of their bodies "like toothpaste". A new study has found that the deadly sharks are now so scared of killer whales that they've been fleeing the west coast of the US in droves whenever the giant predators roam there.

#Environment & Nature
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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Fire clouds can generate thunder, lightning and tornado-force winds, in addition to belching out burning embers — all of which can spread already fast-moving fires.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description NASA's satellites show that the smoke from Australia's wildfires has circled the planet. Experts say the smoke could cause air quality and health problems.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Given the island’s ecological importance, it’s a tragedy for the ages.

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Updated 15 January 2020

#82

 

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Description A find like this demonstrates that much of the world’s biodiversity is likely still waiting to be discovered.

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Updated 15 January 2020

#83

 

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Description While Puerto Rico regularly experiences earthquakes, this recent barrage is unusual.

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description The UK government is considering a new, more ambitious blueprint to reduce its carbon emissions after the country leaves the European Union at the end of the month

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Updated 15 January 2020

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Description Thunderstorms generated by the Australian bushfires are very likely to have pumped as much smoke into the stratosphere as a volcanic eruption

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Updated 15 January 2020

#87

 

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Description Grow your unhealthy obsession with the little green guy with your own plush effigy.

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Updated 15 January 2020

#88

 

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Description A scientist has compared the amount of heat causing ocean warming to the amount of energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

#Environment & Nature
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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description A team of researchers have built what they claim to be the first living robots called "xenobots" that can move, pick up objects, and even heal themselves.

#Environment & Nature
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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description A team of researchers confirmed that climate change is indeed making wildfires worse after analyzing 57 peer-reviewed papers published since 2013.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Updated 14 January 2020

#92

 

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Description “No air is going in. I’m getting tired so easy.”

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Updated 14 January 2020

#93

 

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Updated 14 January 2020

#94

 

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Description Fisker Ocean is slated to go into production in 2021 and ship in 2022. Leases are under $400 per month, ...

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Tardigrades are tough little critters. When conditions get nasty, they can dry out, reconfigure their bodies and enter suspended animation - called dessication - for years. You can throw virtually anything at them: frozen temperatures, zero oxygen,

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Researchers at the University of Minnesota put 3D glasses on cuttlefish to study how they perceive depth.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description The profoundly dangerous Taal volcano in the Philippines produced a scintillating, and at times mesmerizing, lightning show on Jan.12, 2020.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Australia's bushfire smoke is impacting players at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, where the air quality is reaching hazardous levels.

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Updated 14 January 2020

#99

 

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Description These targets are just as much about people as they are about wildlife.

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Updated 14 January 2020

#100

 

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Description Taal volcano in the Philippines has erupted, and scientists are worried it could soon erupt even more violently, putting almost a million people at risk.

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Updated 14 January 2020

#101

 

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Description Study of 10,000 birds suggests evolution is ‘predictable process’.

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Updated 14 January 2020

#102

 

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Description A NASA science balloon picked up two high-energy particles and a new analysis reveals that they can't be explained by the standard model of particle physics

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Updated 14 January 2020

#103

 

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Description The extreme wildfires in Australia could become the new normal, as climate change is increasing the risk of weather conditions that lead to more severe fires

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Updated 14 January 2020

#104

 

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Description Needless to say, it’s a setting that has inspired a lot of filmmakers.

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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Poplar trees are widely used in commercial products, but, like several other tree species, they emit gases to the atmosphere that worsen air pollution and alter climate. Now field trials in Oregon and Arizona show that poplar trees, which emit trace amounts of the gas isoprene, can be genetically mo

#Environment & Nature
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Updated 14 January 2020

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Description Climate is an important factor in determining a plant species’ growing zone. Some studies suggest that by the turn of the next century, climate change will have caused some species to spread several dozen kilometers north of their current distribution areas. Such changes could have major conseque

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Updated 14 January 2020