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Southern California is facing broiling temperatures, with a few places reaching the highest temperatures ever recorded. Amid this extreme heatwave, the city of Imperial actually witnessed rainfall on July 24 while the temperatures hovered at 119 degrees Fahrenheit. The bizarre event set “a new world record for the hottest temperature ever measured while rain was falling,” […]

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Plastic pollution is not just ruining our oceans and marine ecosystems, it is very much present in our freshwater lakes too. In fact, a 2016 report revealed that an alarming 9,887 metric tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the Great Lakes annually. The issue for the Great Lakes, as explained by professor Chelsea Rochman from […]

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It seems various investigations into his lavish lifestyle and months of scandals finally caught up to the US Environment Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt as he handed over his resignation to Donald Trump. The US President announced the news via Twitter saying that Mr Pruitt had done “an outstanding job” while in office and he […]

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Hawaii’s coral reefs are under threat – not just from warming sea temperatures, but also thousands of tons of sunscreen that gets washed off our bodies right into the ocean. The vibrant Hawaiian coral reefs are a major tourist attraction, besides being extremely important for marine ecosystems. That’s why the island state is about to […]

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The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the city of Laredo cannot ban plastic bags. This decision will most likely have wide-ranging effects in cities across Texas like Austin, Fort Stockton and Port Aransas, that have already levied similar bans. The court ruled that only the state has the authority to regulate solid waste disposal […]

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption has been spewing for over a month now in Hawaii. The result – rich forest area in Puna has now become a rough volcanic terrain, a 400-year-old lake has completely evaporated, numerous sea creatures have died, and whole ecosystems have been wiped off. “Before the eruptions, that area (Puna) […]

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