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Almost 1,000 Homes Destroyed in Colorado Wildfires, 2 People Still Missing
Search teams are still trying to locate two people amongst smoldering debris from a massive wildfire that has destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and buildings in Colorado.  The inferno, which broke out on Dec. 30, torched...
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Heavy Rains Cause Floods Throughout Malaysia, Over 50 Killed, Thousands Evacuated
Since Dec. 16, 2021, several states across Malaysia have been struck by two weeks of heavy rain, causing floods to take the lives of over 50 people and prompting thousands more to be evacuated.  The...
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China in a Deep Freeze; 70% of China’s Territory Experiencing a Cold Snap
Yet another cold snap is sweeping through most of China. Nearly 70 percent of the country has been covered in snow, with blizzards and icy roads in many areas, causing massive shutdowns of roads, rails,...
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Outdoor Education: How Open-Air Classrooms Enhance Learning
There was a time when schooling took place largely outdoors, with students seated in open-air classrooms. With no walls to confine them, children were learning their lessons while taking in their wholesome natural environment at...
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China and the US at COP26 Reach Sudden ‘Agreement’ on CO2 Reduction
China and the U.S. pledged in a joint statement at the COP26 climate conference to ‘Enhance’ Climate Ambition and reduce greenhouse gasses which sounds like made of thin air. The agreement stated as per the...
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Xi Absent From G-20 Climate Talks; China Plans to Increase Short-term Coal Reliance While Sticking to 2060 Carbon Neutrality Goal
This year’s G-20 Summit held in Rome on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 saw U.S. President Joe Biden criticize China and Russia for “basically not showing up,” expressing disappointment that the two high polluting nations...
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Level 5 Atmospheric River Raises Threat of Devastating Flooding in Drought- and Wildfire-Stricken California
California is bracing for a potentially devastating weather event on Sunday, Oct. 24, which could bring upwards of a foot of rain to drought- and fire-stricken areas in the central and northern parts of the state...
Catastrophic Oil Spill off Southern California Coast
On Oct. 2 a broken pipeline, owned and operated by Amplify Energy Corp., is being blamed for a massive oil spill that leaked an estimated 126,000 gallons of oil along the Southern California coast. The...
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...