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Northernmost settlement in the world reaches record highs, warmer than British Columbia

The northernmost settlement in the world, Alert, Nunavut, in Canada is a high-security station that monitors electronic signals and communications. The military base is known for a giant display of signs, showing the names of cities and the vast distances in thousands of kilometers to travel there from the remote location. It’s over 4000 miles […]

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Asian elephants are teaming up into groups in a bid for survival

Asian elephants in southern India appear to be teaming up into packs as they seek to try and survive in a landscape that is increasingly being encroached upon by human development, according to Mongabay: “Young male elephants, which are typically solitary, are now forming unusually large, and more long-term, all-male herds, according to a study […]

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Hindu Temples bring back the black softshell turtle species – declared extinct 17 years ago

In India, a species turtle thought to have gone extinct in 2002, the black softshell turtle, has a new chance at life thanks to efforts by the caretakers of Hindu Temples and conservationists. There, the turtles are revered and protected as the reincarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The freshwater turtles were once abundant, but […]

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UN: Climate change causes one global disaster a week

Climate change has become such a problem across the world that it now causes one natural disaster a week, according to the United Nations (UN). A new report from The Guardian notes: “Catastrophes such as cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and the drought afflicting India make headlines around the world. But large numbers of ‘lower impact events’ that […]

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One of the coldest countries in the world may wind up iceless due to climate change

Greenland is one of the coldest nations on the planet, though its name suggests otherwise, and it now appears that country will eventually wind up free of ice entirely if current climate patterns and global warming increase. According to Science Daily, researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have reached a startling conclusion: “New research […]

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New study suggests climate change will increase the likelihood of armed conflicts across the globe

As we continue to see across the globe, climate change impacts mankind in various ways, making weather patterns more extreme, exacerbating droughts and floods, and leading to crop failure that can cause the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of people. And now thanks to a study from researchers at Stanford University, it appears that […]

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‘Blue tears’ plankton blooms in China’s waters are toxic to sea life – And they’re getting much worse

Tourists have dubbed them “blue tears,” and while the blooms in the East China Sea off Taiwan’s Matsu Island may indeed be beautiful and mysterious, they’re part of a much larger problem which threatens the sea life in those very same waters. Earth.com notes that the blue glow is actually caused by plankton: “The glowing […]

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Once the scene of rampant elephant poaching, this African wildlife reserve solved the problem

Between 2009 and 2014, the Niassa National Reserve in northern Mozambique was repeatedly hit by poachers, reducing the elephant population in the reserve from from 12,000 to around 3,675, an average loss of nearly 1,400 elephants a year. Something had to be done. The solution: A tough anti-poaching strategy which managed to reduce the number […]

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