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700 koalas put to death in Australia due to overpopulation

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Authorities in southern Australia have killed about 700 koalas in a move aimed at controlling their population and its starvation problem. On Wednesday, Victorian Environment Minister Lisa Neville said a total of 686 koalas were euthanized in the state of Victoria’s Cape Otway area by wildlife experts during 2013 and 2014. “It is clear it’s an overpopulation issue and it is clear that we have... 

Dutch government apologizes for ignoring dangers over gas field earthquakes

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The Dutch government apologized on Monday for discounting the dangers from earth tremors caused by natural gas extraction in the northern province of Groningen just weeks after a report blamed the government and energy companies for ignoring the dangers. The climb down by the Dutch authorities follows a report by the independent Safety Board which was released on February 18, and clearly blamed gas... 

Cold weather leaves several dead in US

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A partially frozen American Falls in sub-freezing temperatures is seen from Niagara Falls. At least 18 people have died in the US state of Tennessee as cold-weather records continued to fall across the eastern half of the country, according to officials. The fatalities were caused by hypothermia-related conditions, car accidents or from an inability to reach medical care due to icy roads. Cold-weather... 

Wildfires to create second wave of radiation poisoning from Chernobyl

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Norwegian scientists say global warming will lead to more wildfires in the forests surrounding the site of the 1986 nuclear accident, leaving Europeans exposed to radioactive elements still present in the exclusion zone around the plant. “A large amount of Caesium-137 still remains in the Chernobyl forests, which could be remobilized along with a large number of other dangerous, long-lived, refractory... 

Air in 90% of China's cities still unsafe

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Air pollution in China is still incredibly high, 90 percent of its cities stand below the threshold for air safety standards in 2014. The “war on pollution” started a year earlier is having some effect, but hazardous emergencies are still in the hundreds. Only eight of China’s 74 large cities have managed to meet official air safety standards in 2014, according to the Environmental Protection... 

Scientists discover Hydrogen producing bacteria

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Dr. Melanie Mormile, the head researcher of a team of scientists from the Missouri University of Science and Technology who found a new species of bacterium which cleans up the environment and produces hydrogen. Scientists have found a new species of bacterium which cleans up the environment and produces hydrogen, an element which may in the future reduce the world’s dependency on oil. The bacterium... 

Scientists produce bio-fuel from algae

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A common algae used in making fish food has been found to be a potential source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study. Researchers exploited chemical compounds found in commercially-grown algal species, Isochrysis, to synthesize the two different fuel products in parallel, a study published in the Energy & Fuels journal said. “It’s novel…. It’s far from a cost-competitive... 

British Lawmakers urge Ban on Fracking

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A group of British lawmakers is demanding a ban on hydraulic fracturing or fracking for oil in the country despite government defiance. The MPs say fracking must end as it is “incompatible” with climate change targets and could increase the risk of environmental damage to public health. This is while a cross-party Environmental Audit Committee report has coincided with the revelation of a secret... 

Breached pipeline spills up to 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

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Up to 50,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River. A breached oil pipeline in Montana has spilled as many as 50,000 gallons of crude oil in and around the Yellowstone River, according to the state. Bridger Pipeline LLC has yet to determine the cause, but has claimed the public is in no immediate danger. Cleanup crews were at work on Monday to address the mess, which emanated from a break... 

Tiny amphipod has 32 retinas to see better in dark

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This image is a side view of “Paraphronima gracilis” showing the enormous mostly transparent eyes, row of orange retinas and transparent body with developing gonads (white). Researchers say that the eyes of a type of a tiny deep-sea crustacean are comprised of two rows of 16 distinct red retinas to see better in the dark. According to Smithsonian Science website, a detailed study into the marine... 

"2014 Earth's hottest year on record" Umm what??

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Man-made “climate change” is largely a myth promoted by politicians to scare the public into accepting a vast expansion of government to supposedly stop “global warming.” Global warming is a manufactured problem played up by the government to instigate a public reaction, fear, the government then exploits to offer a predetermined solution: the expansion of government at the public’s expense. This... 

Hundreds of homeless die in New Delhi cold snap

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Hundreds of homeless people in New Delhi have died due to a extreme cold snap. Hundreds of people have died in a major cold snap that has struck the Indian capital, New Delhi, as thousands of homeless people struggle to overcome the extreme cold without adequate shelter, Press TV reports. The development came as northern India has been facing one of its coldest winters in decades, which has claimed... 

Scientists puzzled by mass deaths of seabirds

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Scientists have been baffled by mass deaths of seabirds, whose bodies are being found by the hundreds along the US Pacific Coast. According to reports, hundreds of Cassin’s aucklets, a small white-bellied gray bird, have been washing up dead on beaches from British Columbia to San Luis Obispo, California, since October. Generally during severe winter conditions, especially during large storms,... 

Chinese submarine searches Indian Ocean for gold, other metals

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A submarine of the Chinese navy’s North Sea Fleet prepares to dive into the sea. A Chinese submarine has conducted its first deep dive in the Indian Ocean in search of various kinds of metals, including gold, in a four-month-long mission. The submersible vessel called Jiaolong carried out its first dive on Friday to collect samples of hydrothermal fluid and sulfide, a kind of seabed deposit containing... 

Two separate bushfires ravage South Australia state

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Australian authorities are on high-alert as two bushfires rage across the country’s South Australia state and temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). On Friday, at least four homes have been destroyed and several volunteer firefighters injured as separate fires burnt out of control in northeast of the state capital, Adelaide, and in the Lower South East region. “You are in... 
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