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Huge Antarctic Iceberg Poised to Break Away

An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larson C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km of ice...

Supermoon To Light Up Sky Beginning Monday Morning

The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon will reach its most luminescent in North America before dawn...

Big Chinese Rocket Makes Maiden Flight

China has launched its biggest rocket to date. The Long March 5 lifted off from the Wenchang space centre in Hainan Province at 20:43 local time (12:43 GMT). It was carrying an experimental satellite, known as Shijian-17. The Long March 5 gives...
The average westerner’s carbon emissions destroy 30 square metres of Arctic sea ice every year, according to new research. The work indicates that, even with current efforts to cut emissions, the Arctic will lose all its ice in summer within...

Rock Shelter Used by Speedy Early Australians

The speed at which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia has been underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide. The rock fissure in the Flinders Ranges contains tools and other artefacts that date back...
CAIRO –  Egyptians this week have watched the Nile's water turn a murky brown-yellow color, the result of days of heavy rain in parts of the country and subsequent flooding that eroded the surface of lime hills and mountains...

Nepal Drains Dangerous Everest Lake

Nepal's army says it has finished draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest to a safe level. The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000m (16,400ft) high, was in danger of flooding downstream settlements, trekking trails and bridges. The lake, which...
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57 million sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection...

World Wildlife ‘Falls By 58% in 40 Years’

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020. The...
Entrade contracts 20 megawatts of power sales to Fukushima Lighty radiated wood turned to power in 400 biomass plants Japan is turning to a small German company to generate power from timber irradiated by the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear meltdowns. Closely held...

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