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'Crazy year up north' as Arctic ice shrinks to near-record-low | News | Al Jazeera
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Scientists say warming in the Arctic melted the ice covering the polar ocean to its second-lowest level in 40 years.

Half of wildfires in Oregon could burn into the winter, fire officials said | KOMO
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PORTLAND, Ore — Officials said there are 16 wildfires burning in Oregon right now, and eight of those fires may continue to burn into the winter. More than one million acres of land has burned so far, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said. The governor was joined by fire officials in giving an update on the wildfires burning throughout the state. on Friday, she added that 40,000 Oregonians have been evacuated, and 500,000 are in evacuation zones.

Animal populations worldwide have declined nearly 70% in just 50 years, new report says - CBS News
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World Wildlife Fund says species in Latin America and the Caribbean were disproportionately affected, declining 94% on average — and humans are to blame.

Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report | Environment | The Guardian
Submitted 16 day(s) ago by system

Animal populations have plunged an average of 68% since 1970, as humanity pushes the planet’s life support systems to the edge

Thousands protest in Mauritius over dolphin deaths after oil spill | World news | The Guardian
Submitted 27 day(s) ago by system

Government says it will carry out autopsies on all 40 animals and investigate spill fully

13 new deaths in Wisconsin related to COVID-19 | WLUK
Submitted 33 day(s) ago by system

(WLUK) -- The state department of health is reporting 950 news cases of COVID-19. More than 7,700 tests came back negative. The DHS is reporting 13 new deaths Saturday due to COV ID-19. Hospitalizations are at 5,545, which is up about 40 from Friday. To take a closer look at the numbers, click here.

In Pictures: Ship leaking oil off Mauritius breaks apart | Mauritius | Al Jazeera
Submitted 40 day(s) ago by system

Thousands of volunteers work day and night to clean the pristine waters to avoid environmental and economic disaster.

Satellite Study Reveals Wide Scale of Melting Ice Shelves in Antarctica - WSJ
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The ice that hangs off the edge of Antarctica and floats on the ocean is melting faster than it is being replenished, even in pockets of East Antarctica typically thought to be less vulnerable to climate change, according to a new study.

Frog Eats Beetle. Beetle Crawls Through Guts to Escape | WIRED
Submitted 54 day(s) ago by system

Regimbartia attenuata doesn’t take too kindly to being eaten. Once locked inside a frog’s maw, it turns around and starts heading for the exit.

Ocean Plastic Is Getting Worse and Efforts to Stem the Tide Fall Short, Study Finds - WSJ
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The annual leakage of plastic into the world’s oceans could nearly triple from 2016 to 2040 and countermeasures pledged by governments and companies would do little to stem the tide, a new study said.

Scientists accidentally create new type of fish, as one does
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Those of you who don’t already subscribe to the scientific journal Genes might want to sign up today, so that you never miss another report on something like the rise of the Sturddlefish—a new hybrid created entirely by accident when scientists tried to save a fish from extinction.

4.5 mag earthquake reported near Perry | KOKH
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A 4. 5 magnitude earthquake has been reported by the USGSapproximately 8 km NW of Perry, Oklahoma. 207 people reported feeling the earthquake to USGS with weak shaking reported from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. A 4. 2 mag earthquake was reported 8 km NW of Perry, Oklahoma around 10:15 om 6/20/20 (Courtesy: USGS) The epicenter was estimated to be 8 km NW of Perry with a focus depth of 7. 9 km. A 4. 2 mag earthquake was reported 8 km NW of Perry, Oklahoma around 10:15 om 6/20/20 (Courtesy: USGS)

Officials in Siberia have warned fuel spill could take years to clean up | Environment | The Guardian
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More than 21,000 tonnes of fuel was released when a fuel reservoir collapsed last month

Greeks Enjoy the Strawberry Moon with a Special Eclipse |
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Greeks witnessed a rare phenomenon watching the first full moon of the summer on Friday night, as the sky was illuminated and then went dark for a few minutes

World Environment Day 2020: How to Safely Dispose of Your E-Waste in India | Technology News
Submitted 113 day(s) ago by system

Here are the steps we should take to safely dispose of e-waste in India. The country generated e-waste of about 20 lakh tonnes per annum, while it recycled about 4,38,085 tonnes per annum, according to a report.

State of emergency: 20,000 tonnes of diesel spill into Arctic river – video | Environment | The Guardian
Submitted 113 day(s) ago by system

Vladimir Putin ordered a state of emergency as 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into an Arctic Circle river

Michigan: threat of toxic contamination looms after dam failures trigger flooding | US news | The Guardian
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Catastrophic flooding could potentially release toxic pollution from site contaminated by Dow Chemical

UK farming and car industry to be protected in post-Brexit trade regime | Business | The Guardian
Submitted 130 day(s) ago by system

Government sets out plan to cut tariffs, with many import duties to be reduced to zero

Stunning new photos capture Jupiter's storms and the planet's orange glow | KOMO
Submitted 137 day(s) ago by system

WASHINGTON (SBG) -- New photos are offering a stunning new look at Jupiter. New images reveal the heart of Jupiter's storms and the planet's jack-o-lantern glow. (Photo: International Gemini Observatory, NOIRLab, NSF, AURA M. H. Wong (UC Berkeley) via CNN Newsource) Courtesy of the Juno spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope and Hawaii's Gemini North telescope, those here on earth can see the jack-o'-lantern glow of the largest planet in our solar system.

Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say | Environment | The Guardian
Submitted 141 day(s) ago by system

Oceans rising faster than previously thought, according to survey of 100 specialists

Gas leak at chemical factory in India kills at least nine and hospitalises hundreds | World news | The Guardian
Submitted 142 day(s) ago by system

Styrene gas leaked from the LG Polymers plant, part of the Korean conglomerate LG, in Andra Pradesh state

Satellites reveal clearest picture of ice-melting in Antarctica | The Independent
Submitted 145 day(s) ago by system

NASA satellites have provided more data than ever before on what has been happening to Antarctica and Greenland's ice over the past 16 years with dire, if not entirely unexpected, findings. Both polar ice sheets are losing billions of tonnes of ice every year and adding to sea-level rise. 

Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020 | Environment | The Guardian
Submitted 157 day(s) ago by system

Coronavirus has led to reduced pollution, re-emerging wildlife and plunging oil prices and shown the size of the task facing humanity

Photos: Polluted cities see clean air amid coronavirus shutdown
Submitted 167 day(s) ago by system

With cities such as Los Angeles, New Delhi, Beijing, and Phoenix shut down, residents there have experienced cleaner air and water with many seeing blue skies for the first time in a long while.

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