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Kiribati President To Build Floating ‘Lily-Pad’ Cities To Save Pacific Islands’ Inhabitants From Rising Sea
Sep 16, 2013 15:10 PM E
Kiribati could become the world’s first floating country should its president’s plans come to fruition. Anote Tong wants to save his island nation’s 100,000 inhabitants from sinking into the Pacific Ocean by building “lily-pad” cities.
Lake Michigan Waterspouts
Lake Michigan Waterspouts Form Off Wisconsin: See Raw Video Of Giant Funnels [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 13, 2013 15:25 PM E
Lake Michigan waterspouts loom off the coast of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Watch the stunning video of the waterspout here.
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NASA Weather Drones Launched To Study Hurricanes And Help Improve Storm Forecasting
Sep 11, 2013 17:05 PM E
NASA weather drones will study the Saharan Air Layer and investigate the role of thunderstorms in hurricanes. The first drone launched yesterday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, site of the recent LADEE moon probe launch.
Civet cat (Luwak) in Kepahiang
Civet Coffee Tested For Authenticity Of Poop, As Sellers Protect Market
Sep 09, 2013 11:59 AM E
Researchers say a metabolic test may soon help to authenticate genuine civet coffee, which sells for $150-$227 per pound after passing through the digestive system of the small tropical mammal.
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Riverside Explosion: What Caused Violent Blast In California Home? [REPORT]
Sep 06, 2013 22:56 PM E
A Riverside explosion blew a hope to ashes. Find out what caused the incredible blast.
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Volcano Discovered Is Largest On Earth: Pacific Ocean Underwater 'Tamu Massif' Is Among Solar System's Largest [PHOTO]
Sep 06, 2013 10:53 AM E
Tamu Massif is the largest volcano on Earth. At more than 100,000 square feet, it challenges Olympus Mons of Mars.
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Dead Fish In China: 220,000 Pounds Of Poisoned Fish Surface In Fuhe River
Sep 04, 2013 13:12 PM E
220,000 pounds of dead fish have surfaced in the Fuhe River in Wuhan, China. Ammonia levels from the drains of the Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock were far above acceptable levels, and likely killed the fish.
Fukushima Ice Wall: Will The $320-Million Project Contain Nuclear Water Leaks?
Sep 03, 2013 16:12 PM E
Japan plans to build an "ice wall" around the Fukushima nuclear plant. The planned system of metal rods and coolant will freeze the soil surround the Fukushima plant, preventing groundwater from mixing with contaminated water and reaching the sea.
New Study Says Nations’ Raw ‘Material Footprints’ Are Much Larger Than Current Models Predict
Sep 03, 2013 16:07 PM E
The world consumes more raw materials than current models reason, say researchers in Australia.
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Study Finds 1970 Clean Air Act Responsible For Forest Revival In West Virginia
Sep 03, 2013 14:20 PM E
Scientists studying red cedar tree growth in West Virginia conclude that the Clean Air Act has led to the renewal of West Virginia forests once withered by pollution.
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'Rainbow Mountains' Of China: What Caused The Amazing Colors of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park? [VIDEO]
Sep 02, 2013 12:12 PM E
The "rainbow mountains" of Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China offer stunning layers of color that appear otherworldly.
Mt. Moffett
Alaska Earthquake 2013 Shakes Aleutian Islands: Magnitude 7.0 Shock Send Residents Fleeing For Safety
Aug 30, 2013 18:10 PM E
The Alaska earthquake 2013 lasted for a minute on August 30, 2013.
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Giant Snails Invasion: Florida Enlists Dogs To Combat The Rat-Sized Creatures
Aug 30, 2013 17:52 PM E
Officials in Florida are trying to wipe out Giant African Land Snail using labrador retrievers. The giant snails destroy everything from plants to stucco walls. They have been plaguing Miami-Dade County in Florida since 2011.
greenland
Greenland Canyon: Massive Gorge Discovered Under Ice Sheet Is Comparable To The Grand Canyon [VIDEO]
Aug 29, 2013 17:17 PM E
Researchers happened upon a canyon under the Greenland ice sheet which is twice as long as the Grand Canyon in parts. Jonathan Bamber, a University of Bristol researcher, was part of the discovery and wrote about it in a study for the journal Science.
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