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Fires In Indonesia: NASA Satellite Image Exposes Palm Oil Companies’ ‘Illegal’ Slash-And-Burn Practice
Aug 28, 2013 16:09 PM E
Indonesia is on fire, and it’s no accident. The wildfires were intentionally set to clear land for palm oil companies, and the resulting smog is choking the Indonesian archipelago and creating a “life-threatening” situation for some of its neighbors.
Russian Hovercraft Storms Up Crowded Beach: Why Did Massive Military Vessel Dock In Kaliningrad? [VIDEOS]
Aug 22, 2013 14:12 PM E
A Zubr Russian hovercraft docked on a crowded beach, startling beachgoers. See the incredible video here!
Louisiana Sinkhole: Trees Swallowed In Seconds As 24-Acre Sinkhole Expands [VIDEO]
Aug 22, 2013 12:12 PM E
A new video shows the Louisiana sinkhole of Bayou Corne swallowing trees. The Louisana sinkhole, which emerged one year ago, has grown to the size of 21 football fields. Governor Bobby Jindal announced earlier this month that the state of Louisiana is suing Texas Brine, the company that is believed to have caused to sinkhole.
Leaked UN Global Warming Report Says Scientists Are 95 Percent Sure Climate Change Is Manmade
Aug 21, 2013 16:14 PM E
The UN global warming report has been leaked to the press, and it says that scientists are now 95 percent that climate change is human-induced. That marks a 5 percent increase from how certain they were six years ago.
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Hayward Implosion: Building Near Hayward Fault Demolished, Yielding Earthquake Data [VIDEO]
Aug 19, 2013 12:13 PM E
In California, the Hayward implosion of Warren Hall on the campus of Cal State-East Bay. U.S. Geological Survey scientists placed over 600 seismographs around the building, which sits nera the Hayward Fault, in order to collect data that can help to mitigate damage in future earthquakes.
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Cape Cod May Cull Gray Seals Due To Overpopulation, But Is It Necessary?
Aug 18, 2013 12:57 PM E
Cape Cod fishermen want to cull seals due to overpopulation. The call to kill seals comes after years of successful seal breeding that have caused the Cape Cod seal population to explode.
Apples, Altered By Climate Change, Are Losing Their Taste And Texture
Aug 16, 2013 14:11 PM E
Global warming is having a detrimental effect on apples, the second most valuable fruit in the U.S. Read more at MedicalDaily.com.
Nevada Petroglyphs Are Oldest Rock Etchings Ever Found In North America, Dating Back At Least 10,000 Years [STUDY]
Aug 15, 2013 17:12 PM E
Petroglyphs found etched into boulders in a dried-up lake in Nevada are the oldest rock carvings ever found in North America, a new study in the Journal of Archaeological Science says.
Climate Change Caused Mysterious Collapse Of Bronze Age Mediterranean Cities, New Research Claims [REPORT]
Aug 14, 2013 17:14 PM E
Could severe drought have caused ancient peoples to destroy each other? New research pinpoints climate change as the reason for the mysterious collapse of late Bronze Age Mediterranean cities 3,200 years ago.
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Rokatenda Volcano Erupts In Indonesia, Killing 6 People Who Refused To Evacuate
Aug 12, 2013 16:14 PM E
The Mount Rokatenda volcano on Palue island, in Indonesia, continued to spew ash and lava on Monday. On Saturday, six people were killed by hot lava flowing from the Rokatenda volcano. Many locals refused to leave the area around the volcano, believing it would violate local custom to abandon their land.
Florida sinkhole
Sinkhole Disney World: 60-Foot Hole In Florida Swallows Part of Resort [VIDEO]
Aug 12, 2013 11:25 AM E
A sinkhole near Disney World emerged on Sunday night, swallowing part of two buildings. No one was injured when the 60-foot sinkhole opened up under the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla. Florida is particularly susceptible to sinkholes due to limestone under its soil, and the state has seen a number of sinkhole incidents recently.
Shark On New York Subway UPDATE: How Did A Dogfish End Up Inside A Train Car? [PHOTO]
Aug 07, 2013 15:23 PM E
A dead shark in a NYC subway was discovered Wednesday after midnight. Why and how did the shark end up in a train car?
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Usher Raymond V Hospitalized In ICU After Pool Accident: How Did Usher's Son Nearly Drown? [REPORT]
Aug 06, 2013 17:33 PM E
Usher's son was hospitalized after he nearly drowned in a pool accident.
Fukushima Emergency: Radioactive Water Breaches Underground Barrier, Contaminates Ocean [VIDEO]
Aug 06, 2013 17:19 PM E
A Fukushima emergency has been issued in Japan where authorities say radioactive water at the Daiichi power plant has breached an underground barrier and is leaking into the ocean. A Japanese watchdog gropu
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