Extreme weather series: Heat and drought – WHSV


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Extreme weather series: Heat and drought
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Highs remained above 90 from July 16 through August 2nd, an 18-day extreme heatwave. The longest on record for Harrisonburg. Heat can be just one example of extreme weather, but in 1930 the Valley experienced a devastating and historic drought.

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Photographer Captures The Contradictions Of Otherworldly Antarctica – NPR


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Photographer Captures The Contradictions Of Otherworldly Antarctica
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When WAMU photographer Tyrone Turner got the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, he thought he would be fascinated with the continent's wildlife. But instead, it was the ice — in its myriad shapes and textures, "bathed in polar light that morphed

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The Fastest Armored Car In The World Is … A Tesla Model S

The crazy cats over at Armor Max got all up into the Tesla Model S and completely overhauled it to make it fully bulletproof. One of the guys over at What’s Inside? was given exclusive access to get in and explore the car before it was shipped off to the wealthy customer in the Middle East

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Gas leak at Suncor’s Edmonton refinery, workers sent to hospital

(Reuters) – Several workers have been sent to the hospital after they were potentially exposed to a hydrogen sulphide leak from a unit in Suncor’s … The refinery processes 142,000 barrels per day of …

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Palm oil from Indonesia’s shrinking forests taints global brands: report

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Palm oil sourced from illegally cleared rainforest areas in Indonesia has flowed through traders to major consumer goods brands despite widespread commitments to cease purchases of …

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Scientists figure out how to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space

Some of the biggest challenges with sending humans to distant planets like Mars comes in being able to get enough fuel, water, and oxygen onto the spacecraft and habitats needed to support humans. Sci…

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Bird flu: are viruses still in the air? – The Conversation CA


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Bird flu: are viruses still in the air?
The Conversation CA
Avian influenza, also called “bird flu”, is a disease caused by viruses transmitted from poultry to humans, sometimes going by way of pigs. There are several strains of the virus, noted by H and N for the proteins that determine the entrance and

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Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species – Science Daily


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Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species
Science Daily
"Parts of Antarctica are among the fastest warming places on Earth. If plants and animals get to Antarctica fairly frequently by floating across the ocean, they will be able to establish themselves as soon as the local environment becomes hospitable
Humble Seaweed Floats Thousands Of Miles To Reach Antarctica's Icy ShoresTech Times
Research: Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species —Tdnews
Algae Found On A Beach In Antarctica Are The Best Example Of Biological Dispersal In The RegionHealth Thoroughfare

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Panasonic Pledges To Decrease Cobalt Content Of Tesla EV Batteries

cobalt contentPanasonic’s research into lithium-ion batteries continues in a quest to reduce or eliminate cobalt

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A Humble Seaweed Just Changed What We Know About Antarctica … – ScienceAlert


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A Humble Seaweed Just Changed What We Know About Antarctica …
ScienceAlert
Large algae seaweeds known as kelp have been able to float some 20000 kilometres (12427 miles) from the southernmost reaches of the Indian and Atlantic …
Record: Foreign Kelp Washes Up in AntarcticaThe Maritime Executive
Seaweed find busts Antarctica isolation theory | CosmosCosmos
Foreign plants, animals can 'surf' to Antarctica: ANU scientistsThe Canberra Times
Science Daily –NEWS.com.au
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