ENVIRONMENT

This Sea Creature Has a Surprisingly Simple Solution to One of the Ocean’s Greatest Threats: Microplastics
Plastic has been used en masse for less than a century, but has had a huge and lasting impact on our environment.  The very durability that makes plastics so useful is the same reason it...
Hurricane Larry to Make a Direct Hit on Canadian Province of Newfoundland
Hurricane Larry, after forming off the coast of north Africa and meandering north for several days, is expected to make landfall on the Canadian province of Newfoundland on Friday night packing winds in excess of...
7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Mexico as Rare Phenomena Lights up the Sky
At approximately 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco killing at least one man and lighting up the skies with a rare phenomena.  The...
Flood Warnings in Central China, Subway Closes to Traffic as Heavy Rains Pelter Zhengzhou
Heavy rains hit various parts of central China’s Henan Province on Saturday, Aug. 29, prompting the local capital of Zhengzhou to close tunnels and underpasses.  It’s the latest interruption in the city, with a COVID-19...
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Ida Leaves 2 Million Without Power, Louisiana Governor Fears Death Toll Could Rise ‘A Lot More’
First responders worked urgently before sunrise Monday, Aug. 30, to rescue drivers trapped in cars during the storm surge. NBC’s Today Show shared that in LaPlace alone, in St. John the Baptist Parish, at least...
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Ida Puts Post-Katrina New Orleans to the Test; NHC Warns Potentially Deadly Storm Surge Is Not Over
Hurricane Ida at present is not the fatal storm that some may have feared, but is still a force to be reckoned with, putting post-Katrina New Orleans to the test. The National Hurricane Center warns...
Composting Restores Soil, Plant and Human Health
While the word “dirt” usually carries negative connotations, it can also be seen as the basis of our existence. Horticulturists and botanists prefer the word “soil” for the life-giving medium that makes your carpet dirty...
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China Revises Gas Consumption Forecasts Down, But Actual Usage Keeps Growing
China’s consumption of fossil fuels has risen over the past decades as its economy grew bigger. The country’s gas demand was earlier estimated to hit 700 billion cubic meters by 2050. However, industry experts have...
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Dixie Fire Continues to Ravage California, 1 Million Acres Charred
California’s single largest wildfire flame in history, the “Dixie Fire,” is causing widespread disaster in the state. Around 400 homes and other structures have been burned to the ground by the fire that has been...