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Videos Show Drowned Victims of Devastating Floods in Zhengzhou, China; State Media Claim No Deaths
Central China’s Henan Province is experiencing its heaviest rainfall in over 60 years and the rainfall is causing devastating flooding in numerous cities including the province’s capital city, Zhengzhou. On Tuesday, July 20 torrential rains...
What healthy Canadian canola crops are supposed to look like.
Extreme Weather Crushing Canadian Canola, Fruit, and Shellfish Harvests
A record heat wave that began when Western Canada saw the British Columbia village of Lytton eclipse the all-time high set in Las Vegas, Nevada at 49.6 C (121.28 F) at the end of June...
China's national carbon emission trading scheme has become operational.
China’s Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Begins Operations, Imperfect Solution for a Worsening Problem
China’s ambitious carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) began activities on July 16, with 4.1 million tons of carbon dioxide quotas worth 210 million yuan (approx. $32 million) traded on the first day alone. The carbon...
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Deadly Flooding in South and Central China Causes Millions in Economic Losses
Extreme weather has been battering numerous provinces in the south and central regions of China for weeks, causing an unaccounted for amount of damage and resulting in numerous deaths and scores missing, while inflicting millions...
Virgin Founder Richard Branson Kicks Off Billionaire Space Tourism Race With Successful Unity 22 Mission
The billionaire space race was kicked off when Sir Richard Branson, the British founder of Virgin Galactic, entered space with a private crew on Sunday, July 11, launching from New Mexico. Branson’s historic space adventure,...
Members of the public arrive to receive a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine inside a temporary vaccination centre set up at the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal football club, in north London on June 25, 2021.
UK COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Plunges, Research Studies Against Child Inoculation
The rate of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations in the UK has slowed down over the past weeks. Even though the country is one of the most vaccinated in the world, the number of infections...
Purslane and Other Incredible Edibles – Wild Edibles Part II
Eating seasonally is one of the most efficient ways to maintain health, harmony, and vitality. Shopping your local farmer’s markets, belonging to a CSA, and growing your own produce are all great ways to ensure...
In Bizarre Surgery, Chinese Scientists Make Male Rats Give Birth
Scientists from the Naval Medical University in Shanghai have successfully coaxed male rats to give birth via Cesarean section, in a rather unorthodox experiment.  The successful experiment was announced via a report on BioRxiv (pronounced...
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Millions Affected by Seasonal Floods in China as Nation Faces Water Insecurity
Floods in China’s south have displaced more than 2.6 million people and wrought hundreds of millions in damages, state-run media report. The disaster follows weeks of heavy rain since late spring.  More than 1 million...