NATURE

All You Ought to Know About Fireflies
One of the most magical sights of summer is the rural landscape lit up by fireflies at dusk. Reminiscent of twinkling stars come to Earth, or even fairy lights, they transport you to another world...
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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...
Jellyfish Immortality: A Cycle of Life After Life
Delicate, graceful, otherworldly; jellyfish are known for their breathtaking beauty, and, of course, their painful sting. These gelatinous invertebrates have been floating in our oceans since the beginning of life itself, surviving apocalypses that wiped...
Already Facing Food Shortages, Thousands of North Koreans Forced to Evacuate Amid Heavy Rain and Flooding
Days of heavy rain have forced the evacuation of thousands of North Koreans and has resulted in the destruction of over one thousand homes while relentless rain flooded swaths of farmland in a country that...
A Volatile Planet: Volcanic Activity Is More Pervasive Than one Might Presume
Interest has been stirred in volcanoes recently after Indonesian photographer Gunarto Song, on a mission to capture the awesome spectacle of Mount Merapi’s eruption, chanced to capture a meteor striking the volcano in an instantly...
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Typhoon Lupit Makes Landfall Twice in China, Skips Taiwan, Forces Evacuation of Over 300,000 in Japan
Typhoon Lupit, which was active in the Pacific region from August 2 to August 9, made landfall twice in China before forcing the evacuation of more than 300-thousand people in the prefectures of Hiroshima, Shimane...
Drought-resistant Prickly Pear Seen as a Sustainable Food, Feed and Fuel Source
The food and fuel potential of Sweet Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) has been under investigation for years. As early as 2015, United Kingdom scientists proposed that water-efficient plants may be the key to future bioenergy...
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Historic Floods In Henan Province Unearth Persistent Problem of Poor Infrastructure in China
The recent catastrophic flooding throughout Henan province has highlighted China’s persistent problem of poorly constructed infrastructure, which many believe contributed significantly to the death and destruction wrought by the flooding. Official tallies, which are widely...