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Flying without borders: World migratory bird day

Flying without borders: World migratory bird day

May 13, – World Migratory Bird Day (May 11-12) wants to raise awareness about the dangers faced by migrating birds, which European citizens are more likely to see now that it’s getting warmer. One example: spring has arrived and the swallows are back. After a long winter in warmer African climates, the birds with the […]

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Jindo Sea Parting: Science Behind the ‘Magic’

Jindo Sea Parting: Science Behind the ‘Magic’

May 12, – For the hour that the path is visible at its peak time on each of the four festival days, visitors take leisurely walks to Modo Island while the locals dig around for clams and seaweed. Although there is only one annual festival, the water parts two to three times a year between […]

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Astronauts step out to fix leak outside the international space station

Astronauts step out to fix leak outside the international space station

The crew had noticed flakes of white ammonia, which runs in loops to cool the spacecraft’s electricity supply system, floating away from an area outside the craft. Two astronauts are venturing outside the International Space Station to tackle an ammonia leak in the power cooling system. A hole, which may have been caused by space […]

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Bears ‘better behaved’ after winter hibernation in Siberia

Bears ‘better behaved’ after winter hibernation in Siberia

May 11, AP – “Compared to this time in previous years, things are somehow calmer now, there were times when about a dozen bears had to be shot between the end of April and beginning of May,” said Konstantin Osadchy, head of the nature protection committee in Tomsk. Bears waking up after winter hibernation in […]

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Climate Milestone- Carbon dioxide hits highest level in human history Level Passes 400 ppm

Climate Milestone- Carbon dioxide hits highest level in human history Level Passes 400 ppm

May 11, AP – The last time the concentration of Earth’s main greenhouse gas reached this mark, horses and camels lived in the high Arctic. Seas were at least 30 feet higher—at a level that today would inundate major cities around the world. An instrument near the summit of Mauna Loa in Hawaii has recorded a […]

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Plants “Listen” to the Good Vibes of neighbor Plants

Plants “Listen” to the Good Vibes of neighbor Plants

May 9, – “We have shown that plants can recognize when a good neighbor is growing next to them,” said study co-author Monica Gagliano, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Western Australia. Plants might be able to eavesdrop on their neighbors and use the sounds they “hear” to guide their own growth, according to […]

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Bolivia Seeks Economic Energy in Vast Lithium Stores

Bolivia Seeks Economic Energy in Vast Lithium Stores

May 7, Like a vast white lake, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni reaches into the horizon as if to meet the matching clouds overhead. Here at the crest of the Andes lies the world’s largest reserve of lithium—a potential wellspring of power for smart phones, computers, and electric cars at an altitude of 11,995 feet (3,556 […]

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Study: Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds

Study: Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds

May 6, AP – Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds, researchers warned Monday. The study into the migratory habits of shorebirds predicted that a loss of 23 to 40 percent of their main feeding areas could […]

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Cooler weather helps firefighters battle wildfire

Cooler weather helps firefighters battle wildfire

May 6, AP – Cooling temperatures helped fire fighters Saturday battle a raging California blaze that has threatened 4,000 homes in the rugged hills north of Malibu, officials said. Higher humidity also brought relief for the nearly 2,000 personnel fighting the Springs Fire, which has damaged 15 homes since breaking out Thursday 40 miles (65 […]

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NASA confirms dream of Mars exploration achievable

NASA confirms dream of Mars exploration achievable

May 6, AP – The biggest names in space exploration, among them top officials from the US space agency and Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, will discuss the latest projects at a three-day conference starting Monday in the US capital. NASA and private sector experts now agree that a man […]

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