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Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over.   Specifically, turbines generated 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity between
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A power station in southern Israel has been dealing with a wave of thousands of jellyfish that could affect its output. The jellyfish have been piling up at the Ashkelon station’s filters, which are designed to prevent them from reaching operating systems and to divert them to dedicated tanks. בתחנת הכוח רוטנברג עדיין נלחמים בכמויות
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The Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, California, last year. Since then, the community has struggled to rebuild. In fact, more than 90 percent of Paradise residents never returned. Paradise, California is almost empty after the deadly Camp Fire. Picture Getty Images Now, the town is officially a “rural area,” which opens the door for more federal assistance
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The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes. Scientists have their top three: The Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Seattle Fault and the South Whidbey Island Fault 3 major fault lines that could destroy Seattle: The Cascadia subduction Zone, the Seattle Fault and the South Whidbey Island
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Billy Campbell, who knows nothing of the Royal Family, began hinting he is the rebirth of Lady Diana since the age of two. The Australian youngster mentions his “boys”, Prince Harry and Prince William, as well as describing Balmoral Castle with amazing accuracy. His father, Australian TV presenter David Campbell, revealed Billy’s bizarre comments. The
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Water shortages are happening faster than expected. Harare has joined the Indian city of Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines, that have endured water scarcity due to extended drought, polluted water and aging infrastructure. Zimbabwe water crisis: 2 millions residents of Harare without water for weeks. Picture via RainHarvest A few weeks ago, the 4 drinking water
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Hidden underneath the Naryn-Kala fortress in Derbent, Russia, is a mysterious subterranean vault – a buried structure whose original purpose has been unknown for decades. Now, thanks to clever use of scanning technology, we might finally know what the building is.   Researchers used a nuclear physics technology known as muon radiography. It works by tracking the
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A woman in England died after falling onto a reusable metal straw, which pierced her head. And the tragic incident has renewed debate over bans on plastic straws. A woman died after impaling on her metal straw. Picture via Shutterstock The woman, 60-year-old Elena Struthers-Gardner, was carrying a glass with a 10-inch-long stainless-steel straw when she
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While the lower Mississippi Valley is bearing the brunt of Barry… Heavy downpours will spread across the mid-Mississippi and Ohio valleys into Wednesday with localized flood dangers. The rain from storm Barry will target mainly the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio valleys on Tuesday before moving into the upper Ohio Valley on Wednesday, After Barry made landfall as
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There’s going to be an eclipse tomorrow… A partial eclipse of the Moon. On July 16th, the full Thunder Moon will pass through the shadow of our planet, off center. This movie created by space artist Larry Koehn shows how 65% of the lunar disk will fall into darkness: The 3-hour eclipse reaches maximum coverage at 21:32
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Sometimes nature is simply surprising. Look at this bird blowing smoke rings as it cried out to defend its territory at the wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia. Amazing nature: Bird blows vapor rings. Picture taken with a Nikon D500 with Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens; 1/800 second at f/6.3; ISO 2500
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This video describes Seattle’s true earthquake dangers… And what you can do to stay safe. The Cascadia subduction zone is an almost 700 mile-long convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino in California. It separates the Juan de Fuca plate and the North America plates, including the San Andreas Fault.