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100.4 degree Arctic temperature record confirmed as study suggests Earth is warmest in at least 12,000 years

100.4 degree Arctic temperature record confirmed as study suggests Earth is warmest in at least 12,000 years

In a press conference Tuesday, the head of science at Russia’s Hydrometeorological Centre confirmed that the town of Verkhoyansk did indeed reach 100.4° F on June 20th. The official confirmation was requested by the World Meteorological Organization.

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Millions of Americans think they’re safe from flood waters. They aren’t.

Millions of Americans think they’re safe from flood waters. They aren’t.

A row of cottages once stood where these two remaining buildings were located. Their removal is in the pattern of…

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A Net Plus | Giving Discarded Fishing Nets a New Start; A Video

A Net Plus | Giving Discarded Fishing Nets a New Start; A Video

Discarded fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of ocean plastic pollution…

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A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

Yemen’s raging civil war has created a ticking time bomb just off the country’s Red Sea coast. The FSO Safer, a 45-year-old supertanker loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil has been caught between the warring sides and left to decay.

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Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New Zealand’s NZ$1bn sand mining project

Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New Zealand’s NZ$1bn sand mining project

Trans-Tasman Resources has been involved in a protracted legal battle over a proposed sand mining project off the New Zealand coast, which would see 50 million tonnes of sediment lifted and processed a year to mine for iron ore beneath the waves.

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Tsunamis pose significant hazard to the south eastern and western coasts of Ireland, new study suggests

Tsunamis pose significant hazard to the south eastern and western coasts of Ireland, new study suggests

Tsunamis pose a significant hazard to the south eastern and western coasts of Ireland, according to wave experts at University College Dublin and Geological Survey Ireland.

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Illegal sand mining a deadly beat for India’s journalists

Illegal sand mining a deadly beat for India’s journalists

The recent killing of a reporter in India’s Uttar Pradesh state has exposed the dangers for journalists covering illegal sand mining and construction in the country. The sand mining industry is laden with corruption, and this puts journalists who cover the topic at an increased danger.

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We need to adapt fast to erosion and rising sea levels to manage coastal risks

We need to adapt fast to erosion and rising sea levels to manage coastal risks

The impact of rising sea levels and coastal erosion will see shorelines retreat steadily and provide major challenges for planning authorities, according to a new research.

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Why so hot so early in the summer?

Why so hot so early in the summer?

Alarmingly, though, the summer solstice this year saw one rather unexpected region hit an all-time high: Verkhoyansk, Russia—north of the Arctic Circle—recorded a temperature of 100.4°F, the hottest it’s been there since 1885.

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