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moderate geomagnetic storm hits earth Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Hits Earth
ASTRO WATCH A G2-class (moderate) geomagnetic storm hit the Earth today due to the arrival of an isolated, positive polarity coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS) or potential... 5 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented... 5 hours
Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle
PHYS.ORG Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in processes such... 9 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Theoretical physicists used simulations to explain the unusual readings collected in 2009 by the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission. The origin of energetic electrons... 9 hours
Center for Environmental Health Sciences selects 2018 poster winners
MIT Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents. 9 hours
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SPACE NEWS Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor... 9 hours
Multi-watt, multi-octave, mid-infrared femtosecond source
Science Magazine Spectroscopy in the wavelength range from 2 to 11 μm (900 to 5000 cm–1) implies a multitude of applications in fundamental physics, chemistry, as well as environmental and life sciences. The related vibrational transitions, which all infrared-active small... 9 hours
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Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind -- this new process takes a simpler approach
SCIENCE DAILY A new recycling process turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new magnet material in a few steps,... 11 hours
Researchers deliver open-source simulator for cyber physical systems
PHYS.ORG Cyber physical systems (CPS) are attracting more attention than ever thanks to the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its combination with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the... 12 hours
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles – what's the environmental impact?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda pilot scheme, which covers two kilometres of... 13 hours
Measuring devices for the world's most extreme environment
PHYS.ORG Norwegian research scientists are contributing to the development of the world's hottest geothermal well in a non-volcanic area. The goal is to exploit the inexhaustible supply of heat from the interior of... 13 hours
Climate change may scuttle Caribbean's post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom
PHYS.ORG Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island's power grid. For people in some... 13 hours
Tiny particles high up in the sky give insight into climate change
PHYS.ORG Scientists have observed extremely high concentrations of aerosol particles at 8- to 14-km altitudes over the Amazon Basin. This finding could have significant implications... 13 hours
Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind, but new process takes a simpler approach
PHYS.ORG A new recycling process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute (CMI) turns discarded hard disk drive... 13 hours
Using nanotechnology to improve efficiency in petroleum extraction
PHYS.ORG Who is making sure the world meets its energy needs while minimizing risks to the planet? Your first guess might not be the world's largest petroleum company. But during a sabbatical research... 13 hours
Gauging the effects of water scarcity on an irrigated planet
PHYS.ORG Growing global food demand, climate change, and climate policies favoring bioenergy production are expected to increase pressures on water resources around the world. Many analysts predict that water... 16 hours
Will rising carbon dioxide levels really boost plant growth?
PHYS.ORG Plants have become an unlikely subject of political debate. Many projections suggest that burning fossil fuels and the resulting climate change will make it harder to grow enough food for everyone in... 16 hours
Drought returns to huge swaths of US, fueling fears of a thirsty future
PHYS.ORG Less than eight months after Hurricane Harvey pelted the Texas Gulf Coast with torrential rainfall, drought has returned to Texas and other... 17 hours
Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks This Weekend: What to Expect
SPACE.COM For enthusiastic meteor watchers, it has been a long stretch — nearly 16 weeks — since there has been a decent opportunity to catch sight of a reasonably... 17 hours
Scientists identify unique binding mechanism of antifreeze molecule
PHYS.ORG Scientists have identified a unique molecular binding mechanism that helps keep non-mammalian creatures in sub-zero temperatures from freezing. Antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs), produced by polar fishes, inhibit ice growth to prevent their bodies... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
MNT VIDEO Can the human body adapt to fit different environments? Sea nomad people from Southeast Asia testify to humans' versatility and endurance. 19 hours
Innovative method based on FluidFM technology could revolutionize biological research
NEWS MEDICAL A groundbreaking new method for single cell analysis based on FluidFM technology allows scientist to investigate the behavior of individual cells within their natural environment. The new method... 20 hours
Advion introduces inert Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe for easy sampling and fast analysis of air-sensitive compounds
NEWS MEDICAL Advion, Inc., a leading systems and consumables developer for the life sciences industry, announced today the... 21 hours
Sensirion offers ultra-low power gas sensor, SGPC3
NEWS MEDICAL Sensirion, the expert in environmental sensing, now offers the ultra-lower power gas sensor SGPC3. The SGPC3 makes indoor air quality sensing available for mobile and battery-driven applications. With an average supply current of less... 21 hours
Advion launches volatile atmospheric chemical ionization source for gas phase sample analysis
NEWS MEDICAL Advion, Inc., a leading systems and consumables developer for the life sciences industry, announced today the launch of the novel volatile atmospheric chemical ionization... 21 hours
Sensirion introduces innovative evaluation kit for environmental sensors
NEWS MEDICAL Sensirion, the expert in environmental sensing, now offers its next evaluation kit generation – the SEK-Environmental Sensing. The SEK-Environmental Sensing allows engineers to evaluate sensors and develop innovative sensor applications even more... 21 hours
Great Barrier Reef coral predicted to last at least 100 years before extinction from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A common Great Barrier Reef coral species has enough genetic diversity to survive at least 100... 1 day
meteorite diamonds tell of a lost planet Meteorite Diamonds Tell of a Lost Planet
ASTRO WATCH Using transmission electron microscopy, EPFL scientists have examined a slice from a meteorite that contains large diamonds formed at high pressure. The... 1 day
Vast stellar nursery of Lagoon Nebula
SCIENCE DAILY This colorful cloud of glowing interstellar gas is just a tiny part of the Lagoon Nebula, a vast stellar nursery. This nebula is a region full of intense activity, with fierce winds from hot stars, swirling... 1 day
GPM data used to evaluate Hawaii's flooding rainfall
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A weather system moving slowly westward through the northwestern Hawaiian Islands has caused destructive flooding and mudslides and NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite analyzed the heavy rainfall. 1 day
harris says its weather sensors fits air force budget schedule Harris says its weather sensors fits Air Force budget, schedule
SPACE NEWS Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor... 1 day
Trump administration takes first steps toward drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
Science Magazine Environmentalists pledge to oppose controversial plan 1 day
Hurricane Harvey: Most fatalities occurred outside flood zones, Dutch-Texan research shows
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100-... 1 day
Drug use in the ancient world, and what will happen to plants as carbon dioxide levels increase
Science Magazine Armed with new data, archaeologists are revealing that mind-altering drugs were present at the... 1 day
Trump administration takes first steps toward drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge
Science Magazine Environmentalists pledge to oppose controversial plan 1 day
Weathering life after death
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Observing the cell in its native state: Imaging subcellular dynamics in multicellular organisms
Science Magazine True physiological imaging of subcellular dynamics requires studying cells within their parent organisms, where all the environmental cues that drive gene expression,... 1 day
Great Barrier Reef corals can survive global warming for another century
PHYS.ORG Using genetic samples and computer simulations, evolutionary biologists have made a glass-half-full forecast: Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have enough genetic variation to adapt to... 1 day
Rising CO2 levels might not be as good for plants as we thought
SCIENCE-NEWS A 20-year experiment spots a reversal in the way two kinds of plants take up extra carbon from the atmosphere. 1 day
Rapid sea level rise in the aftermath of a Neoproterozoic snowball Earth
Science Magazine Earth’s most severe climate changes occurred during global-scale snowball-Earth glaciations, which profoundly altered Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Extreme rates of glacio-eustatic sea-level rise... 1 day
Republicans more persuasive than scientists on climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Regardless of political affiliation, people are more likely to believe facts about climate change when they come from Republicans speaking against what has become a partisan interest in this country, according to... 1 day
USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database
PHYS.ORG Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released... 1 day
Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our... 2 days
NASA planet hunter on its way to orbit
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. Researchers will use spectroscopy to determine a planet's... 2 days
Modern science shows Roman wheat farming advice was highly accurate
PHYS.ORG Plant biologists from The University of Western Australia have made an important discovery about rising temperatures and wheat crops—and subsequently learned that the Romans suspected the effect more... 2 days
Diamond-Bearing ‘Almahata Sitta’ Meteorites Came from Long-Lost Protoplanet
SCI-NEWS.COM The Almahata Sitta meteorites — diamond-bearing space rock fragments that rained down on the Nubian Desert in Sudan in 2008... 2 days
Long-term exposure to cold temperatures reduces diabetes and obesity, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in fat cells has revealed a molecular mechanism that controls how lifestyle choices and the external environment affect gene expression. 2 days
Researchers find that swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Swarms of tiny oceanic organisms known collectively as zooplankton may have an outsize influence on their environment. New research at Stanford shows that clusters... 2 days
Environmental pollutants found to worsen rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have uncovered a link between the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke. 2 days
How does the Pacific Walker circulation respond to strong tropical volcanism?
PHYS.ORG Recently, Mount Agung in Bali erupted again, attracting considerable attention. A potentially very large eruption could also take place in Bali. Strong tropical volcanic eruptions (SVEs)... 2 days
Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy
PHYS.ORG A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its genetic makeup. 2 days
Study: Inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights may have more pronounced effect on skeletal muscle than hypoxia
NEWS MEDICAL The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, says a new... 2 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Heads for Final Science Orbit after Successful Launch
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was delivered to space Wednesday,... 2 days
Flight paths of bees and cuckoos could bring savings to airlines
PHYS.ORG The flight routes of passenger aircraft are generally well established. In practice, unforeseen factors, mainly related to the weather, often force pilots to cover more kilometres... 2 days
Eurasian atmospheric circulation anomalies can persist from winter to the following spring
PHYS.ORG Surface air temperature (SAT) anomalies have pronounced impacts on agriculture, socioeconomic development, and people's daily lives. For example, the record-breaking hot summer over many... 2 days
Urban life leaves behind traces in the genome of bumblebees
PHYS.ORG Bumblebees living in the city have genes that differ from those of their relatives in the countryside. Although genetic differences are not major, they nevertheless may influence how... 2 days
Alpine grassland productivity not sensitive to climate warming on third pole
PHYS.ORG The Tibetan Plateau has experienced more rapid climate warming than the global average, coupled with greater inter-annual variation in precipitation over the past 50 years. How... 2 days
Hurricane Harvey: Research shows most fatalities occurred outside flood zones
PHYS.ORG A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100-... 2 days
'Gut-on-a-chip' model recreates intestinal matrix critical for nutrient absorption
NEWS MEDICAL The difficulties of conducting research on the human gut are substantial: the presence of trillions of bacterial cells interacting with human cells and each other, constant environmental changes every time... 2 days
Pepper plant metabolizes antibiotic in personal care products
NEWS MEDICAL It sometimes can be hard to find toothpastes, soaps and other toiletries without antibiotics. Their popularity has caused an increase in environmental levels of antimicrobial substances, such as triclocarban (TCC), which end... 2 days
Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef
NPR VIDEO The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the... 2 days
Electric ferries and joined-up shipping to turn sea travel green
PHYS.ORG Electric ferries and digital communication between ships could help in the quest to decarbonise maritime transport, a sector which is often perceived as being the green option but... 2 days
Spinach used in neutron studies could unearth secret to stronger plant growth
PHYS.ORG Plants, algae, and other organisms produce the RuBisCO enzyme to convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into energy-rich molecules, like glucose, that form carbohydrates... 2 days
Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further... 2 days
Meteorite diamonds tell of a lost planet
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have examined a slice from a meteorite that contains large diamonds formed at high pressure. The study shows that the parent body from which the meteorite came was a planetary embryo of a... 2 days
Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have completed an unprecedented 'dissection' of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging. The new study explores a... 2 days
Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016. 2 days
The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here's Why
LIVE SCIENCE The entire island of Puerto Rico is without power again, 210 days after its grid first collapsed during Hurricane Maria on September... 2 days
This meteorite’s diamonds hint that it was born in a lost planet
SCIENCE-NEWS Bits of metal nestled inside diamonds suggest the space rock could have formed in a Mars-sized protoplanet in the early solar system. 2 days
In Florida, all systems go for SpaceX's launch of space telescope
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX said all systems and weather were "go" for... 2 days
Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!
SPACE.COM The spring Lyrid meteor shower peaks with up to 20 meteors per hour shortly after midnight on Saturday into early Sunday (April 22). 2 days
Heritable stress response dynamics revealed by single-cell genealogy
Science Magazine Cells often respond to environmental stimuli by activating specific transcription factors. Upon exposure to glucose limitation stress, it is known that yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells dephosphorylate the general stress response factor Msn2,... 2 days
Craigslist, other online exchanges, may be good for the environment
PHYS.ORG Online exchanges, such as Craigslist, may not just help consumers declutter and earn a few extra bucks—a Penn State researcher suggests that using those exchanges may help inspire... 2 days
Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change
PHYS.ORG A new IMAS-led study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that... 2 days
Republicans more persuasive than scientists on climate change
PHYS.ORG Regardless of political affiliation, people are more likely to believe facts about climate change when they come from Republicans speaking against what has become a partisan interest in this country, says a... 2 days
UTA expands efforts to develop water recycling technologies
PHYS.ORG The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at The University of Texas at Arlington has expanded its partnership with oil field equipment supplier Challenger Water Solutions to develop water recycling technologies... 2 days
Tiny shrimp may be mixing ocean water as much as the wind and waves
Science Magazine VIDEO Behavior may help transport nutrients and gases into the deep sea 2 days
Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef
PHYS.ORG A new study published online today in Nature shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016. 2 days
Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have completed an unprecedented "dissection" of twin galaxies in the final stages of... 2 days
What happens to our muscles during spaceflight and when living on Mars?
SCIENCE DAILY The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, says a new study. Scientists have simulated the impact of 21-day... 2 days
The 'radical' ways sunlight builds bigger molecules in the atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY With summer approaching, 'sea and sun' might conjure up images of a beach trip. But for scientists, the interactions of the two have big implications for the climate... 2 days
Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste
PHYS.ORG The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan – as well... 3 days
Bugged out by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic... 3 days
Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to new research. 3 days
Expert examines the trade-offs companies face when grappling with sustainability issues
PHYS.ORG In 2010, the environmental group Greenpeace launched an online campaign against Nestle, the food-production giant. Nestle's KitKat bars, the campaign charged, contained palm oil supplied by... 3 days
A growing climate niche for giant trees
PHYS.ORG New techniques using lasers on satellites reveal where giant trees are. An international group of scientists led by Wageningen University & Research and Nanjing University, now showed that across climate zones 'giant forests' (~40... 3 days
The 'radical' ways sunlight builds bigger molecules in the atmosphere
PHYS.ORG With summer approaching, "sea and sun" might conjure up images of a beach trip. But for scientists, the interactions of the two have big implications for the climate... 3 days
Some kitchen cabinets can emit potentially harmful compounds
PHYS.ORG Probably the last place anyone would want to find airborne polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) is in the kitchen, yet that's exactly where scientists detected their presence, according to a new report in... 3 days
Five-year study reveals how much carbon China's environmental resources capture
PHYS.ORG A large team of researchers has conducted a five-year research program in China aimed at measuring the amount of carbon sequestered by environmental resources in that country. In... 3 days
Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: survey
PHYS.ORG Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said Wednesday. 3 days
Polar Explorer Shackleton's Lost Ship Could Be Hidden Under Antarctic Ice
LIVE SCIENCE Just over a century after the polar explorer's Endurance sank, another scientific expedition will search of the wreck. 3 days
On This Day In Space! April 18, 2014: LADEE Spacecraft Crashes into the Moon
SPACE.COM On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, also known as LADEE, ended its mission by crashing... 3 days
Hurricane Irma Turned the Everglades into a Tree 'Graveyard,' NASA Lasers Reveal
LIVE SCIENCE There were mass tree casualties. 3 days
Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System
SPACE.COM Pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan and, according to a new study, prove the existence of an... 3 days
Carbon dioxide as a raw material
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found a way to turn climate-damaging CO2 into an alcohol that could serve as a raw material for the chemical industry without producing large amounts of salt waste. The reaction... 3 days
Researchers establish crystal structure of gastric proton pump
PHYS.ORG The highly acidic environment in the stomach is essential for digestion. Furthermore, it acts as an important barrier to invasive pathogens. However, excessive stomach acidification leads to ulcers. Although this is not... 3 days
Roswell Park researchers identify driver of cancer-promoting metabolic changes
NEWS MEDICAL Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential key player promoting cancer progression through changes in the cell environment that are conducive to metastasis. 3 days
Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
PHYS.ORG Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. 3 days
NASA Scientists Traverse Antarctica to Prep for New Climate Satellite (Video)
SPACE.COM Two NASA scientists recently returned from a two week, 470-mile (760 kilometers) expedition in one of the most barren landscapes on Earth. 3 days
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles – what's the environmental impact?
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Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
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Researchers find that swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters
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GPM data used to evaluate Hawaii's flooding rainfall
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Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea
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Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef
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Tiny shrimp may be mixing ocean water as much as the wind and waves
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GPM catches line of strong storms responsible for tornadoes in eastern US
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Planning for hurricanes
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Once upon a time in a thunderstorm
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Climate change is slowing Atlantic currents that warm Europe and the Atlantic Seaboard
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Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes
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Confirmation bias: I believe, therefore it's true
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Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides
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Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in the past 400 years
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GPM sees Keni following Tropical Cyclone Josie's track
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A new wave of rock removal could spell disaster for farmland wildlife
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