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Pakistan turns to coal to keep factories running

Until recently, Pakistan has not used the bulk of its coal reserves – some of the largest in the world – for power generation. Within the past year the government in Islamabad has signed a number of financial and technological ...
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Researchers Flock To The Arctic

As the polar ice caps retreat due to global warming, researchers are flocking to the Arctic to catalog the region's unique biodiversity and discover any hidden secrets before they are gone. Video provided by AFP. Source:AFP / Powered by NewsLook.com ...
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Dangerous Gasses From Kilauea Volcano Eruption Affect Environment

Environmental Impact of Kilauea’s Volcanic Gas

Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaiʻi. Located along the southern shore of the island, the volcano is between 300,000 and ...
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Climate change stirred ancient political turmoil

Climate change may have helped to alter the course of history. A period of extreme and unprecedented cooling in the northern hemisphere 1,500 years ago may have reduced the eastern Roman empire, set the stage for a famine and a devastating ...
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East Antarctic Ice Sheet - Coldest Place On Earth

The Coldest Place on Earth

According to National Geographic, the coldest place on Earth is the East Antarctic Ice Sheet with temperatures as low as minus 144 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature reading was taken during the polar winter and is the lowest temperature ever recorded ...
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The Man Who Removed His Own Appendix

Leonid Ivanovich Rogozov was a Soviet general practitioner who took part in the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1960–1961. He was the only doctor stationed at the Novolazarevskaya Station and, while there, developed appendicitis, which meant he had to perform ...
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10 Foods Predicted to Go Extinct

How Climate Change Could Affect Our Diet  Climate change and a shopping list? At first glance, it seems just a wrong correlation. Well, it is not! Climate change is already affecting our present and it will heavily influence our future ...
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Arctic soil frost

Arctic soil frost affects greenhouse gas emissions

Soil frost is a nearly universal process in the Arctic. In a recent dissertation by doctoral student Marina Becher at Umeå University, it is shown that the frequency and extent of Arctic soil frost is important for the release of ...
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Drastic climate change

An analysis of isotopes in marine fossils from around the world yielded the most complete record of Earth's temperatures yet—and showed that the planet is heating up at a rate unprecedented in the past 11,300 years. Scientists say that if ...
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Warming dulls US rats’ taste for toxins

Herbivores such as desert woodrats are being forced to change eating habits as rising temperatures are making their usual diet of toxic plants unpalatable. LONDON, January, 2016 – The desert woodrat of the US west doesn’t care for its meals ...
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