AP (July 28, 2016) Researchers are exploring a blue hole in the waters of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Data obtained by an underwater robot showed the hole is about 984 feet deep, making it the deepest ... watch video
AP (July 14, 2014) Video posted online shows beach-goers in Siberia huddling under umbrellas as hailstones pelt them. Weather has been unusually extreme across much of Russia this summer. (July 14)
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AFP (Apr. 13, 2015) Twenty six people died and nearly a thousand sought medical treatment after wildfires blamed on adults who had "played with matches" swept through Siberia, authorities said on Monday. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (June 30, 2016) Firefighters are battling a blaze that's threatening animal life in the Baikal-Lena Nature Reserve in a remote, southern region of Siberia. Gavino Garay reports.
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AFP (Dec. 30, 2015) A giant squid that drifted into a Japanese port has been guided back out to sea almost a week after it was spotted, giving enthusiasts and experts a rare glimpse of the mysterious creature.
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Deutsche Welle (May 27, 2013) The damage caused by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) came to light in the 1980s when scientists discovered a huge hole in the ozone layer.
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Sep. 28, 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists report a new ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades. For the first time in around 40 years, scientists ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A shift in westerly winds, which has led to climate impacts in Australia and the Southern Ocean, is human-induced, new research suggests. To date, limited data on Antarctic ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies’ choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly responsible for the increased water shortages ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Besides providing substantive information about the atmospheres of other planets, cosmic dust particles can impact radio communications, climate and even serve as fertilizer ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, seen in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbors a dark secret. At its heart ... read more
Nov. 14, 2014 Researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe. When two detectors are switched on in the US next year, scientists hope to pick up ... read more
Aug. 11, 2014 A new model shows how early black holes could have grown to billions of times the mass of our sun. These giant bodies -- quasars -- feed on interstellar gas, swallowing large quantities of it ... read more