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Bizarre toxic hairy tumbleweed takes over Australian city Wangaratta

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Walls of tumbleweed from neglected farmland are causing havoc in the Australian city of Wangaratta, encircling homes and threatening livestock. It might sound like the unlikely plot of a 1950s B-movie, but the weed – also known as hairy panic grass or witchgrass – has blown into a residential neighborhood. The invasion has prompted local authorities to hold an emergency summit, reports... 

Streets littered with rubble as 6.1 quake strikes off coasts of Spain, Morocco

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An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale has struck the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Morocco. Buildings have been damaged by the quake, which was felt in Spanish cities, including Seville and Malaga. The earthquake struck in the early morning around 160km south east of Malaga and 62km north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports, as cited by AFP. The... 

Huge snowstorm comes to end leaving at least 25 dead on US East Coast

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The Huge snowstorm, ‘Jonas’, which hit and paralyzed the US East Coast has moved away, leaving at least 25 people dead. A travel ban has already been lifted for New York, but not for Washington – and 700 flights are not expected to take off on Monday. The deadly blizzard killed at least 25 people, according to officials. Most of them – 14 – died in car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,... 

EPA head in charge of Flint resigns as Obama pledges $80 million for poisoned water crisis

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President Barack Obama announced his administration is giving $80 million to help repairs Flint’s water infrastructure and make the drinking water safe, calling the situation “inexcusable.” The head of Michigan’s Environmental Protection Agency resigned. “We’re going to have that funding available to you by the end of next week, and that includes $80 million for the state of Michigan,”... 

US East Coast Bracing for Blizzard, DC Expected to Take Direct Hit, Stores Ravaged

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The nation’s capital is preparing to be hit with a massive blizzard over the weekend, and many are now even more concerned after a brief dusting of snow on Wednesday evening essentially shut down the city. DC may get 12 to 24 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said, calling the system “a potentially crippling winter storm.” They have warned of white-out conditions and advised... 

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... 
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