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space.com — The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). These photosynthesizing pioneers were part of Chang'e 4's biological ex…
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npr.org — While he was but one very lonely Achatinella apexfulva, his death takes place a George, the last of his species of Hawaiian land snail, died on New Year's Day. He was approximately 14 years old. His death was confirmed by Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources. George was born as part …
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blogs.scientificamerican.com — Forests are the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet. The latest IPCC report  does not mince words about the state of our planet: we must act now to achieve global change at a scale that has “no documented historical precedent” in order to avoid the climate catastrophe th…
06.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
thisisinsider.com — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday. Social-media images and videos show destroyed roads and schools being evacuated. Images and videos on social media show destroyed roads, schools being evacuated, and items falling off shelves in stores. Authorities have instructed plan…
01.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
nbcnews.com — Close to 190 dead sea turtles were found frozen off the coast of Cape Cod Friday after low temperatures stifled their ability to make it safely to shore. The Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary said a “once in a lifetime weather system” of “gale force winds,” cold temperatures and high tide caused the …
24.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Twenty-five palm oil groups had cleared over 130,000 hectares of rainforest since the end of 2015.That is an area almost twice the size of Singapore destroyed in less than three years. Palm oil is harvested from rainforests and commonly used in a range of products A Greenpeace report found 25 su…
14.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
usatoday.com — We know that human sperm like to keep cool. And according to a new study, male fertility could decline as temperatures soar due to global warming. The latest problem to be linked to global warming: male sperm counts. It's not good news. According to a new study published Tuesday, male fertility ap…
14.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — Back in 2016, we introduced you to the photos of Roman Fedortsov, a deep-sea fisherman who posts his discoveries to Twitter and Instagram. The monsters he pulls from the deep are horrifying, to say the least. So it seems like a good time to check back in with Fedorstov’s social media. Full Article …
14.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
npr.org — Dry weather and strong winds mean that what would have been small blazes in the past are now monster fires. Strong, dry winds are expected to continue through the early part of this week in California as the state battles several wildfires. The Camp Fire in Northern California, which started Thur…
13.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Global populations of vertebrate species have declined in size by 60 percent on average between 1970 and 2014, according to WWF. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has just released its biennial Living Planet Report 2018, a colossal report to track the health of the world’s wildlife populations. All in …
31.10.2018 0 comments From Alex