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Thousands of dead squid wash up on beach in Chile

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Thousands of dead squid have washed up on the Chilean shores of Santa Maria Island over the past week. The reason for a mass die-out of these large cephalopods is so far a mystery. The mass death has prompted health concerns locally as around 10,000 decomposing squid bodies have invaded a beach on the small island, causing something of a stench, according to Latin Correspondent Technicians from the... 

World's Biggest Canyon Hiding Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Analysis of satellite data of the Antarctic ice sheet has revealed a canyon system that dwarfs the Grand Canyon. The Antarctic is home to the world’s largest canyon, according to a study of satellite data by scientists from Durham University in the UK. “Antarctic scientists have long recognized that because the way ice flows, the landscape beneath the ice sheet was subtly reflected in... 

Scientific report prompts talk of catastrophic ‘volcano season’

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A volcanic eruption with the potential to “return humanity to a pre-civilization state” could happen within the next 80 years, according to a study by the European Science Foundation. Have we now heard the last argument in the debate the study triggered? Authors of the Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience say the threat from low-probability, high impact disasters... 

China’s legendary Harbin Ice and Snow Festival kicks off

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A man walks past ice sculptures at a park before the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, on January 4, 2016. The legendary Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has kicked off in China where over a million people are expected to visit the gigantic ice structures displayed in ethereal lights. The... 

Massive bushfires rage in Australia's state of Victoria on Christmas day

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Victoria state in Australia is suffering raging bushfires that have already claimed over 100 homes in one of the country’s famous tourist areas. Emergency authorities scrambled to fight the disaster and warn more fires will come by the New Year. Massive bushfires were fanned by winds and rapidly made advances across residential areas in the townships of Wye River and Separation Creek on Friday. Victoria... 

Christmas 2015 is now officially the Warmest Christmas on Record

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Records are being shattered this holiday season as cities around the US are experiencing their warmest Christmas on record. If you were dreaming of a white Christmas, chances are you can forget it this year. Records are being broken around the country as temperatures are reaching between 20 and 35 degrees above their historical averages and even as much as 15 degrees above previous record highs. ​The... 

Putin wants Russia to become world's biggest exporter of Non-GMO food

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Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. He also called on the country to become completely self-sufficient in food production by 2020. “We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources – Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy,... 

Nicaragua's Momotombo volcano erupts for 1st time in 110 years

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Nicaragua’s landmark Momotobo volcano has erupted for the first time in 110 years, spitting lava and sending plumes of smoke into the sky to the delight of social media users worldwide. The last time the volcano erupted was in 1905, and up until then it was one of the most active volcanoes in the country, producing 10 eruptions between 1849 and 1905. As long ago as 1610, an eruption by Momotombo... 

UK faces millions more migrants as Turkey and its 75 Million people on brink of joining EU

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The daunting prospect of millions of Turks moving to Britain arose after EU leaders tabled a deal in exchange for help stemming the flood of migrants into Europe. They are offering the huge country £2billion in cash, visa-free travel for its citizens and speeded up membership talks if it clamps down on people trafficking and migration across its borders. The deal was expected to be signed off by... 

Not Another "Last Chance" at Paris! A history of "Last Chances" of Global Warming

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On the eve of a global climate summit in Paris, activists across the US marched in support of new environmental initiatives, calling for meaningful discussions and decisive actions from world leaders at the “last chance” conference. More than 5,000 people flocked to City Hall in New York to take part in an environmental gathering there. “The climate is changing. It’s our fault, and we have... 

Qatar & Saudi Arabia Struck By Heavy Flooding

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Cars floating in rivers that were once streets, water gushing through ceilings and people sailing to work on boats – that’s the current picture in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, both desert countries, which should be dry and sunny for the whole year. Qatar’s capital Doha was apparently unprepared for the deluge and flooding that damaged many buildings in the city. The area near the capital’s Hamad... 

Chinese scientists discover shocking Plastic-Eating Worm

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Scientists have discovered that mealworms can safely convert plastic into CO2, nutrition for soil. Scientists in China have found an easy solution to the big problem of non-biodegradable garbage by discovering a worm that can eat up and fully digest and degrade plastic waste. Professor Yang Jun, from Beihang University, and Doctor Zhao Jiao, from the Shenzhen-based genomics organization BGI, have jointly... 

France Suspends Schengen Visa to Protect from "Climate Terrorists"

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France suspends the Schengen agreement and imposes border controls. The move by the French government is temporary and the country will suspend its participation in the Schengen agreement for a month starting November 13. During this period, foreign citizens, who have a Schengen visa, won’t be able to enter France without a French visa. This means if people have planned holidays in France, they... 

China Discovers Huge Undersea Gold Deposit

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Chinese marine geologists have discovered about 500 tons of gold under the seabed in the East China Sea, local media reported. The first undersea gold reserves and the largest gold deposit found in China was discovered after three years of investigations near Sanshan Island in east China’s Shandong province, 1.2 miles below sea level, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Tuesday. The... 

China warns of high pollution levels

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This picture taken on November 8, 2015 shows vehicles making their way along a street in Changchun, northeast China’s Jilin Province. Chinese authorities have warned that pollution levels are expected to remain high in the country’s northeastern areas in the coming days. On Tuesday, officials in the Chinese Jilin Province’s Changchun city said a blanket of haze, which has been seen since... 
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