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Description The European Union is forging ahead with a sweeping plan to become “climate neutral” by midcentury.If implemented, the European Green Deal could mark a major advance in the effort to combat climate change, since EU members make up the third largest block of greenhouse-gas emitters behind China and the US.

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Updated 14 December 2019

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Description The teens are pissed. Perhaps you’ve heard.

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Updated 14 December 2019

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Description These are some of the most stylish and well-rated weighted blankets you can buy.

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Updated 14 December 2019

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Description Headphones, Nerf guns, Blu-ray movies, party games and more, all for crazy-cheap prices.

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description A strange fish unexpectedly ambushes a California beach.

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description Study uncovers landscapes that will influence future ice melt

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description After vacationing in their native Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, MIT postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés and his wife, Edmarie Guzmán-Vélez, focused on helping their families; after that first week, however, they were itching to help students and school staff, as well as the community.

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description Feeding strategy strongly influences the size of whales, new research suggests.

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description A study by NSF-funded researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution shows that the microbial communities inside whales may play an important role in the digestion of one of the ocean's most abundant carbon-rich lipids: wax esters. The findings were published in the journal of the Internati

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The NSF-funded finding points the way for plant breeders to develop trees that are tolerant of the disease. Researchers used a method of identifying resistance gen

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description A new scientific study led by researchers at The University of Manchester has re-examined a series of fossil skulls from the UK, providing new insights into two species of extinct marine reptiles. Dr. Dean Lomax, a paleontologist at The University of Manchester, worked with colleagues from the Un

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description Plane manufacturer Airbus is working with airlines to test a fuel-reduction scheme inspired by the v-formation used by geese

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description (Inside Science) -- Polar bears are born into the Arctic winter blind, hairless, and no bigger than a guinea pig. For three months while storms rage and temperatures fall below -40 F, the cubs stay snug and warm in their mothers’ dens. But if current trends continue, newborn cubs along Alaska’s northern coast may instead perish out in the cold.

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description In order to complete complex everyday tasks such as using equipment, cooking or building furniture, robots should be able to plan their actions and manipulate objects in their surroundings. So far, however, teaching robots ...

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description UC Berkeley engineers have developed a mineral-coated sand that can soak up toxic metals like lead and cadmium from water. Along with its ability to destroy organic pollutants like bisphenol A, this material could help cities tap into stormwater, an abundant but underused water source. The team’s

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description SAILING stones are are a geological phenomenon that still puzzles experts today. Now, a team of researchers think they've found the earliest example of the rocks that 'move on their own' and it dates back millions of years.

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Updated 13 December 2019

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Description The creatures that went extinct or likely went extinct in 2019 include a snail, rodent, bird, and rhino.

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Updated 13 December 2019

#21

 

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Description (Inside Science) -- Giant, krill-eating whales could grow even bigger if the size and availability of their prey could keep up, a new study finds.

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Updated 12 December 2019

#22

 

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Description Breeding potatoes that produce chemical compound could provide an all-natural pest defense

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Updated 12 December 2019

#23

 

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Description TOP scientists have warned of a "global decline of life on Earth" – and say humans are to blame. As many as a million species of plants and animals risk extinction, many within a matter of decades, they say.

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Updated 12 December 2019

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Description Domestication syndrome as it’s understood today is not a fully formed concept, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

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Updated 12 December 2019

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Description The longest running study of insect biomass in the world suggests it is twice as large in Great Britain as it was in the 1960s, but has been declining since the 1980s

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Updated 12 December 2019

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Updated 12 December 2019

#27

 

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Description Satellite data has given scientists clues about how, when and why Greenland’s glaciers are shrinking – and shows a sharp increase in glacial retreat beginning about 2000, according to new research. In a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, scientists released time

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Updated 12 December 2019

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Description Chlorofluorocarbons were the culprits more than three decades ago. Now, a new threat to Earth’s ozone layer could be looming. Monstrous thunderstorms that develop over the U.S. Great Plains are lofting gases and other pollutants high into the stratosphere, where they could potentially trigger the

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Updated 12 December 2019

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Updated 11 December 2019

#31

 

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Description If you want to keep your beard in check, you're going to need some help. 

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Updated 11 December 2019

#32

 

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Description A new report released Monday by America’s Pledge, a climate-focused research initiative launched in 2017, found that the actions of cities, states and businesses can add up.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#33

 

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Description Raging bushfires have been blanketing Sydney in smoke for weeks, and concerns over health are rising

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Updated 11 December 2019

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Description With climate change talks taking over everywhere around the globe, it is important for massive corporations who have a large supply chain to consider their industrial effect on the planet. The good thing is, we live in an age where technology has become so advanced that it can completely transfor

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Updated 11 December 2019

#35

 

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Description Report paints dire picture of coastal cetacean populations

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Updated 11 December 2019

#36

 

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Description Global concerns about climate change are not stopping General Motors from making large SUVs for U.S. drivers.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#37

 

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Description As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing polar bears in the Barents Sea region to alter their feeding and hunting habits. Bears that follow sea-ice to offshore areas have higher pollutant levels than those staying on l

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Updated 11 December 2019

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Description With 2019 on pace to be one of the warmest years on record, a new study by an international team of researchers reveals how rapidly the Arctic and Antarctic are warming and examines the global consequences of continued polar warming. The NSF-funded study, led by scientists at the University of Ca

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Updated 11 December 2019

#39

 

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Description A new study that examines the genetics behind the bitter taste of some sorghum plants and one of Africa’s most reviled bird species illustrates how human genetics, crops and the environment influence one another in the process of plant domestication. The study untangles these factors to create a

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Updated 11 December 2019

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Description A study by Oregon State University researchers has identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, as well as to enhance biodiversity. Those forests are mainly along the Pacific coast and in the

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Updated 11 December 2019

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Description A team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organisations – including Lancaster University - have produced the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date. The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) Team combined 26 separate surveys to compute changes in the mass of

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Updated 11 December 2019

#42

 

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Description The Arctic region is losing ice faster than expected.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#43

 

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Description TIME magazine has chosen 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg as its 2019 Person of the Year for launching a global movement.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#44

 

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Description A strange discrepancy in global temperatures 8000 years ago can be explained if sea ice is more vulnerable to the effects of warming than we thought

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Updated 11 December 2019

#45

 

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Updated 11 December 2019

#46

 

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Updated 11 December 2019

#47

 

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Updated 11 December 2019

#48

 

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Description Time calls the climate change activist the "most compelling voice on the most important issue facing the planet."

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Updated 11 December 2019

#49

 

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Description The World Wildlife Fund published a report arguing that if we want to stop the worst impacts of climate change, world leaders need to take stronger action.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#50

 

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Description Scientists have found evidence that far more of the ocean is made of “dead zones” without oxygen than they previously believed.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#51

 

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Description At least eight tourists were killed and more than 20 were injured on December 9, when White Island, a volcanic island off the coast of New Zealand, erupted.

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Updated 11 December 2019

#52

 

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Description Members of a polar research expedition have provided researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development with an opportunity to study the effects of social isolation and extreme environmental conditions on the human brain. The researchers found ch

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Updated 11 December 2019

#53

 

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Description Eating a krill-only diet has made one variety of Antarctic penguin especially susceptible to the impacts of climate change, according to new research involving the University of Saskatchewan (USask) which sheds new light on why some penguins are winners and others losers in their rapidly changing ec

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Updated 11 December 2019

#54

 

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Description A phenomenon called shifting baseline syndrome means we easily forget how much more wildlife there used to be – and it may hamper conservation campaigns

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Updated 11 December 2019

#55

 

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Description Artist painted cave wall in Indonesia 44,000 years ago

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Updated 11 December 2019

#56

 

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Updated 11 December 2019

#57

 

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Description What happens when those cold winter nights...aren't so cold anymore?

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Updated 11 December 2019

#58

 

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Description The Greenland Ice Sheet is rapidly melting, having lost 3.8 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2018, a new study from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) finds. The study combined 26 independent satellite datasets to track global warming's effect on Greenland, one of the largest ice sheets o

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Updated 11 December 2019

#59

 

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Description The volcano in New Zealand that killed an estimated 14 people when it erupted with little warning is notoriously difficult to predict, making it one of the most dangerous in the world, according to scientists.

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Updated 11 December 2019

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Updated 11 December 2019

#61

 

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Description 2019 marks the fourth consecutive Atlantic hurricane season with above-average activity, and wraps up a decade, 2010-2019, that saw some of the most devastating hurricanes to hit the United States in recorded history.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Updated 10 December 2019

#63

 

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Description Almost 40% of global land plant species are categorized as very rare, and these species are most at risk for extinction as climate continues to change, according to new NSF-funded research. The findings are published in the journal Science Advances. "We had a good approximation of the total nu

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade – and possibly sooner – due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, s

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Updated 10 December 2019

#65

 

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Description Displaying balls on your head like some kind of avant-garde hat wearing loon might just stop you being eaten.

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Updated 10 December 2019

#66

 

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Description The Greenland ice sheet lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2018, leading to sea level rise that contributes to coastal flooding during storms

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Updated 10 December 2019

#67

 

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Description Rising temperatures, combined with political turmoil, could mean rapidly diminishing water resources for vulnerable global regions.

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Updated 10 December 2019

#68

 

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Description Early snowfall this fall was followed by rain that froze, trapping food under a thick layer of ice and forcing the hungry reindeer to scatter.

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Updated 10 December 2019

#69

 

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Description Not cool.

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Updated 10 December 2019

#70

 

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Description New York’s Attorney General failed to prove that Exxon mislead shareholders over the true cost of climate change, a judge ruled Tuesday, ending the oil giant’s multiyear battle against the state.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description The rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has the potential to change how we view money. At the same time, governments and societies are worried that the anonymity of these cashless transactions could allow ...

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description A team of experts have discovered that a common fungus that infects humans can not only predict an imminent attack from the immune system, it will even change its appearance to hide from it. New research from the University of Aberdeen, has found that Candida albicans, the fungus that can cause

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Updated 10 December 2019

#73

 

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Description Mud cores show how Arctic plants responded to past climate shifts

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Updated 10 December 2019

#74

 

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Description The 2010s was when society finally grasped the enormity of climate change, the 2020s will decide how we survive it.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Updated 10 December 2019

#76

 

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Description Iconic Sydney, awash in bushfire smoke, is swamped in some of the most atrocious air on Earth. The air quality is rated as "hazardous," its worst level.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description THE ORIGIN of a huge raft of volcanic rock that appeared in the Pacific Ocean a few months ago has finally been found. The vast floating collection of lightweight pumice stones has been traced back to an underwater volcano that's 31 miles from the coast of the Tongan island of Vava'u.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description Choking down the toxic air is made even worse by soaring temperatures and a drought.

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Updated 10 December 2019

#79

 

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Description The plane was taking passengers to survey a floating fuel pipeline.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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#82

 

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Description It can also be used to straighten your hair.

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Updated 10 December 2019

#83

 

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Description Inside a 2,200-year-old grave, archaeologists have discovered a stunning Iron Age shield, along with a chariot and two ponies buried in a leaping pose.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description A volcano erupted violently on a New Zealand island today local time, sending ash up to 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) into the air, leaving five people dead and many missing.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description Oil behemoth Exxon won a climate trial in New York on Tuesday, but the decision doesn't excuse Exxon from its role in warming the planet.

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Updated 10 December 2019

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Description Animals that evolved in environments subject to large-scale habitat-altering events like fires and storms are better equipped to handle forest fragmentation caused by human development than species in low-disturbance environments, new research shows. Oregon State University scientists led an inte

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Updated 09 December 2019

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Description As an alternative to government-issued money, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin offers relative anonymity, no sales tax and freedom from bank and government interference. But some people argue that these benefits have an enormous environmental impact, particularly with regard to Bitcoin mining –– the proce

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Updated 09 December 2019

#90

 

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Description Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai was (until October this year) the newest island on Earth. It was a result of a massive 2015 volcanic eruption in the middle of the South Pacific that, over a period of two weeks, created a new island more than 200 meters high. Lead author Patrick Smallhorn-West is a Ph

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Updated 09 December 2019

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Description EXPLORERS and scientists are on the trail of legendary 'creature' Bigfoot in the forests of Oregon. They say they may have captured video footage of the beast in an area where 'thousands' of Bigfoot sightings have been reported.

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Updated 09 December 2019

#92

 

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Description Footage of New Zealand's Whakaari volcano (otherwise known as White Island) erupting has been shared on Twitter.

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Updated 09 December 2019

#93

 

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Description The report found that policies aimed at curbing emissions are often linked to reductions in hospitalisations, premature births, and deaths.

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Updated 09 December 2019

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Description A CENTURY-LONG cover up of the "depraved" sex acts of penguins has been uncovered in a new book. British scientist Dr George Murray Levick observed frisky Antarctic penguins engaging in gang rapes and even "prostitution" in the early 20th Century.

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Updated 09 December 2019

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Description New Zealand's White Island volcano, also known as Whakaari, is always liable to erupt violently, sometimes with relatively little notice.

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Updated 09 December 2019

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#97

 

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Updated 09 December 2019

#98

 

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Description Aluminum and magnesium are among the many metals that melt at lower temperatures under extremely high pressure.

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Updated 09 December 2019

#99

 

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Description A volcanic island in New Zealand has erupted, killing at least five people with dozens more missing

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Updated 09 December 2019

#100

 

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Description Study is first direct evidence in nonhuman animals of the “grandmother hypothesis”

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Updated 09 December 2019

#101

 

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Description The Global Carbon Project reported that world CO2 emissions reached 37 billion tons per year in 2019. This was an increase from the 36.6 billion tons emission estimate for 2018. This was a 0.6% increase from 2018. There was 2.1 percent growth in 2018 and 1.5 percent growth in 2017....

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Updated 09 December 2019

#102

 

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Description The wildlife that rely on tropical rainforests may be more screwed than we thought.

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Updated 09 December 2019

#103

 

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Description White Island erupts after weeks of unrest but no clear warning.

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Updated 09 December 2019

#104

 

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Description Advancing a more collective understanding of coastal systems dynamics and evolution is a formidable scientific challenge. PNNL is meeting it head on to inform decisions for the future With water covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, it’s no wonder our planet is nicknamed the Blue

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Updated 08 December 2019

#105

 

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Description FROM violent volcanic eruptions to booming mega-storms, astronauts are privy to views of our planet that us land-lovers could only dream of.

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Updated 08 December 2019

#106

 

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Description There are annual announcements of all global greenhouse gas emissions and some people anticipate those numbers to see if reductions efforts have stopped the increase in emissions. Here I will discuss how the increase in global emissions is a far simpler story and how big the actions need to be to move the needle, slow the increases or actually decrease growth....

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Updated 08 December 2019

#107

 

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Description The FrogPhone lets scientists listen in on frog calls remotely, reducing trips to the site and risks of disturbing the frogs.

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Updated 08 December 2019

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Updated 08 December 2019

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Updated 08 December 2019