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World’s Longest Cat Measures Nearly Four Feet in Length

Meet Omar the cat. He is a breed known as a Maine coon cat, owned by Stephy Hirst, of Melbourne, Australia. He may be the world’s longest cat. Hirst told the BBC that Omar measures 3 feet 11 inches (120 centimeters) in length, which would make him the longest cat in the world. The current […]

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What will humans look like in 1,000 years? [VIDEO]

In 1,000 years time, humans have come to radically transform Earth’s landscape with the help of technology. In another 1,000 years, technology will radically transform another impressive entity: the human species itself. It’s difficult to envision what humans might look like in a century, let alone in a millennium but this recent video produced by […]

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Climate change is messing up the schedule of migratory birds

You can add “wrecking the schedule of our favorite birds” to the list of negative effects of climate change. A new study has shown that the onset of spring is being significantly shifted due to global warming, and this is having a negative effect on migratory birds. The Blue-winged warbler is one of the North-American […]

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This remote island in the South Pacific is covered in 18 tons of our trash

Paradise lost Henderson Island has long been regarded as one of the most remote and pristine islands in the world, but trash washing up on shore is turning it into a landfill. J. Lavers 2015 Traveling by ship, it takes about 13 days to reach Henderson Island from New Zealand. Hidden in the South Pacific, […]

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Researchers discover new butterfly species in Israel

In first in 109 years, new group of fritillary found hovering over slopes at Hermon ski resort By Times of Israel staff The Acentria’s fritillary (Melitaea acentria) is a new butterfly species discovered in Israel on the Hermon ski resort. (Dr. Vladimir Lukhtanov/Pensoft Publishers for Press Release Use Under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International) For […]

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Plastic piling up in Arctic Ocean

Plastic trash is now so ubiquitous that researchers have found hundreds of tons of it floating in the Arctic Ocean. It may not sound like much, but it’s a surprising amount given the area’s sparse population. The researchers who measured the plastic debris in the waters near the North Pole described it as “widespread and […]

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The odyssey of a climate activist

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — A few weeks ago, I approached Rabbi Michael Lerner in California, the founder of Tikkun magazine, about writing a blog post for his publication, and he kindly invited me to send my piece in. A few days later, it was published, with the headline “A ‘Cli-Fi Missionary’ with Jewish Roots […]

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Canadian TV talk show talks up ‘cli-fi’

By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — For a group of 17 short story writers in Canada, putting together a collection of stories for a new anthology titled Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change was a labor of love and a commitment to speak up about the risks and fixes for runaway global warming. Bruce Meyer […]

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Tillerson, at Arctic meeting, signs document affirming need for action on climate change

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed his name Thursday to a document that affirms the need for international action against climate change, adding further uncertainty to the direction of climate policy under the Trump administration. The document, signed by Tillerson and seven foreign ministers from Arctic nations meeting this week in Fairbanks, Alaska, says […]

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Germany produced 85% of its electricity demand from renewable energy

Congrats Germany! Credit: Pixabay. For the most part of April 30, about 85% of Germany’s consumed electricity came from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind or hydroelectric. According to a spokesman from the Agora Energiewende Initiative, a fortunate mix of sunny weather and strong winds in the south and north of the country, respectively, […]

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Some Corals Have Started Adapting to Warmer Temperatures

This new study reveals evidence that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters – offering great hope following recent reports of coral die-offs due to rising temperatures. Researchers observed how reefs in two Kenyan marine national parks responded to extreme temperature exposure over time. They found that 11 of the 21 coral species that […]

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Turtles Landing on Hotel Beach Are Given Their Very Own Concierge

This hotel cares for all of its guests – even if they’re tiny reptiles emerging from the sea. The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in the small country of Oman plays host to one of the five nesting sites for sea turtles in the nation. Every year, up to 100 different turtles return […]

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Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it?

Here’s what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy Living on Mars would arguably be harder than fixing up our own planet. NASA Stephen Hawking is making apocalyptic predictions again. The respected theoretical physicist warns that humanity needs to become a multi-planetary species within the next century if we don’t want to go […]

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Norwegian billionaire to donate fortune to ocean research

Stockholm (dpa) – One of Norway’s richest men, industrialist Kjell Inge Rokke, said Tuesday he wants to give back to society by donating most of his fortune. The first step was to fund a new research and exploration ship in partnership with conservationist group WWF Norway. “The oceans have given me great opportunities. I’m grateful […]

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