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Climate apartheid has begun

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A new report says the world is on its way toward "climate apartheid." Think: wealthier people dodging the effects of climate change by...

Tick Season 2019 Warning: Mother shares advices after 7-year-old girl get rare tick paralysis from camping trip

A mother from Colorado has shared a warning on Facebook after her daughter suffered a rare form of tick paralysis following an overnight camping trip.

Humans’ plastic trash creates new strange rock types

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If you go to the beach, you’re likely to see some form of plastic pollution scattered in the waves or sprinkled among the sand grains.

Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia

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After a few weeks of rest, the volcano Anak krakatau has erupted again on June 25, 2019, 9:22am, local time. The eruption was...

Unexpected eruption of Raikoke volcano, Russia sends plume of ash and gases up to 12 miles (17 km) a.s.l. in the air

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Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778.

Massive freshwater reservoir buried beneath Atlantic Ocean stretches from Massachusetts to southern New Jersey, or nearly 220 miles (350 kilometers)

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A gigantic freshwater aquifer is hiding under the salty Atlantic Ocean, just off the northeastern coast of the United States. While the aquifer's...

Deep in the jungle, a Lost City in Honduras harbours brand new species and animals long-thought extinct

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Around the ruins and dense rainforest of a mysterious "lost city" in Honduras, researchers have discovered a treasure trove of biodiversity, including numerous species once thought to be extinct...

Two strong quakes hit Indonesia: M7.3 felt more than 450 miles away in Australia; M6.1 followed by ongoing and sustained series of moderately-strong earthquakes

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Location of the epicenter of the second earthquake, in Indonesia's Banda Sea. (Mapbox) Two strong earthquakes hit Indonesia on June 24, 2019: A M7.3...

Nuclear Operations document deleted from Pentagon website, but you can read the archive here

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The Pentagon published a document on nuclear warfare entitled "Nuclear Operations" earlier this month. It was most probably a mistake because it was...

Tsunami of meteorological origin hits Malta, smashing boats onshore

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An ‘atmospheric tsunami’ struck Malta’s east coast early on Monday morning, June, 18, 2019, stranding boats onto the rocks in Xemxija. The strange...

Massive derecho sweeps across Midwest over 1,000 miles – 49,000 without power in Nashville, Tennessee – 80mph winds – 3 people die in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky

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At least three people are dead after a derecho tore through the Midwest Friday night, downing trees and causing damage for more than 1,000 miles.

M5.6 earthquake hits Petrolia at the southern tip of the Cascadia subduction zone – follows a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in California and series off Oregon

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On June 23, 2019, a M5.6 earthquake hit off Petrolia, northern California at 03:50am at a depth of 9.4km (5.8 miles). The...

Rare M4.5 earthquake rattles Kansas – 1,000 reports on USGS with some from more than 200 miles away

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A rare M4.5 earthquake hit north of Plainville early Saturday morning. The quake was heard and felt across a wide region, including reports...

Snow, snow and snow again! And that in June on the first day of summer!

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These snowy scenes may be difficult to digest! It's the first day of summer and it's still snowing in Canada and the USA!...

Sahara dust storm engulfs Florida and Texas

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Dust from the Sahara Desert has surged into the Caribbean and may funnel its way toward the Gulf Coast of the United States this weekend.

Series of 6 earthquakes hit off Oregon Coast: 2 M5.4, M5.0, 2 M4.2 and M4.7. Is the Cascadia waking up?

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Two M5.4, a M5.0, Two M4.2 and a M4.7! A series of earthquakes off the Oregon coast were recorded Saturday by the US...

First giant squid in US waters filmed in the Gulf of Mexico

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Scientists have limited knowledge of giant squids, the mysterious monsters of the sea. Imagine the excitement when they filmed the first giant squid...

This winter has seen one of the biggest honey bee die-offs in the US on record – 37% bee colonies lost

This winter has seen one of the biggest honey bee die-offs in the US on record, with 37 percent of managed honey bee colonies lost from October 2018 to April 2019.
The buzz about honey bees isn't good. This winter has seen one of the biggest honey bee die-offs in the US on record,...

Alberta wildfires continue burning out of control: Another 9,000 people forced to leave home as wildfires spread in northern Alberta

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As of June 18, more than 9,000 people were out of their homes due to wildfires in Alberta, including about 700 from the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement,...

How does the Summer solstice affect animals?

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The summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, happens today, June 21 at 11:54 a.m. EDT (3:54 p.m. GMT).