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New Evidence That an Extraterrestrial Collision 12,800 Years Ago Triggered an Abrupt Climate Change for Earth

The muck that’s been accumulating at the bottom of this lake for 20,000 years is like a climate time capsule. Christopher R. Moore, CC BY-ND What kicked off the Earth’s rapid cooling 12,800 years ago? In the space of just a couple of years, average temperatures abruptly dropped, resulting in temperatures as much as 14 degrees Fahrenheit cooler in some regions of the Northern Hemisphere. If a drop like that happened today, it would mean the average temperature of Miami Beach would quickly change to that of current Montreal, Canada. Layers of...
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Climate Change Created Today’s Large Crocodiles

Image by miniformat65 from Pixabay What does the term crocodylian bring to mind? A big reptile with a chomping jaw? Crocodylians are the 27 species of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials that live all over Earth today, except for in Europe and Antarctica. There are some smaller species, but these top predators are usually big, at least 2 meters long. They also share a general shape and look – for instance, how easily can you tell an alligator and a crocodile apart? The fossil record of crocodylians is much richer,...
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Florida Man Goes Viral After Suggesting the Military Drop Ice in the Ocean to Stop Hurricanes: WATCH

A Florida man has gone viral after offering a solution to keep hurricanes away from the United States, a solution that has been right under our noses all along. Said Florida man: “I can’t see how they haven’t come up with some kind of way to combat these storms yet. They keep saying, two days ago, three days ago, ‘Oh … but it’s gonna hit all this warm weather. All this warm weather and warm water.’ We have a Navy. Why don’t the Navy come and drop ice in the...
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Hurricane Dorian Expected to Strike Florida as Category 3 Storm

The National Hurricane Center has just increased its intensity forecast for now Tropical Storm Dorian, saying it’s expected to impact Central Florida as a Category 3 storm. BREAKING: National Hurricane Center has upped their intensity forecast with a CATEGORY 3 Hurricane Dorian making landfall in central east coast of FL on Monday! Rapid intensification expected after passing near St Thomas later today with a bend to the west expected this weekend! pic.twitter.com/fWaNxCgPWh— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) August 28, 2019 Here are the 11 AM AST/EDT August 28 Key Messages for Tropical...
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White Nationalists’ Extreme Solution to the Coming Environmental Apocalypse

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash White nationalists around the world are appropriating the language of environmentalism. The white nationalist who allegedly massacred 22 people in El Paso in early August posted a four-page screed on the chatroom 8chan. In it, the shooter blames his attack on the “Hispanic invasion of Texas” and the impending “cultural and ethnic replacement” of whites in America. The shooter also refers directly to the lengthy manifesto written by the man who allegedly murdered 52 in March in attacks motivated by Islamophobia on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand....
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Herd of Elephants Saved from Muddy Mining Pit After Rescuer Digs Escape Path: WATCH

A herd of frightened elephants was saved on Tuesday after they slid into a muddy mining pit in Pahang’s forest reserve, 125 miles east of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rescuers came to the aid of the pachyderms using a backhoe to dig a path by which the elephants could find their way out, which they did. Elephants were rescued from the mud after they were found stuck in an abandoned illegal mining pool in Malaysia. The herd stuck together as an excavator dug a path for them to climb out, while...
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Gay Penguins Make International Headlines After Adopting Egg as Their Own: WATCH

Skipper and Ping, a gay emperor penguin couple at Zoo Berlin in Germany, are making international headlines after they were given an egg to try and hatch after unsuccessfully nurturing a rock and a fish. This gay penguin couple adopted an egg together at Zoo Berlin in Germany. Skipper and Ping, both male king penguins, have shown prior interest in parenting, trying to hatch stones and fish in the past. https://t.co/wi9HWaRnQq pic.twitter.com/S5BcjSLWdo— CNN (@CNN) August 13, 2019 These two gay penguins have been given an egg to try and hatch...
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Trump to Bulldoze ‘Endangered Species Act’ with Devastating Regulatory Rollback

Photo by Tanguy Sauvin on Unsplash The Trump administration is finalizing a devastating rollback that will gut the Endangered Species Act. The AP reports: “At least 10 attorneys general joined conservation groups in protesting an early draft of the changes, saying they put more wildlife at greater risk of extinction. A draft version of the changes released last year included ending blanket protections for animals newly deemed threatened and allowing federal authorities for the first time to consider the economic cost of protecting a particular species. Another change could let authorities disregard impacts from...
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Greenland Ice Sheet Experiences Biggest Melt of the Summer: 4.4 Million Swimming Pools of Water in One Day — VIDEO

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at record rates thanks to a heat wave and a melt that began at the beginning of May rather than, as it typically begins, at the end. This is a roaring glacial melt, under the bridge to Kangerlussiauq, Greenland where it's 22C today and Danish officials say 12 billions tons of ice melted in 24 hours, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Rl2odG4xWj— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) August 1, 2019 For those keeping track, this means the #Greenland #icesheet ends July with a net mass loss of 197 Gigatonnes since the...
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Shark Uses Log as Scratching Post in Never-Before-Seen Behavior: WATCH

Happy shark week everyone! Marine biologists off the coast of British Columbia, Canada caught some rare shark behavior on film this week: “Footage shows a 2 meters male Salmon Shark heaving itself onto, and sliding along, a barnacle-encrusted log adrift at sea. Researchers believe the shark was attempting to remove the large, visible parasites from its body and fins—copepods that are detrimental to the shark’s health and swimming efficiency.” ICYMI: Shark Week Looms, But Don’t Panic The post Shark Uses Log as Scratching Post in Never-Before-Seen Behavior: WATCH appeared first...
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