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Antarctica is Melting

Apparently, yesterday was the warmest February day in the Northern hemisphere since records began over 100 years ago. The worst part is that this comes as no surprise in the slightest to anyone who’s been paying attention. The British Antarctic … Continue reading

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Save the Planet

It is my informed opinion that Donald Trump, with his government of the USA, is one of the greatest threats to the continued survival of our species. Unfortunately, the reason is climate change – and simply upon hearing that, some people … Continue reading

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In light of everything that’s going on in the world right now, Carl Sagan’s words seem somehow more poigniant than ever.

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An item on my wish list: See a sunrise from orbit. Earth’s atmosphere scatters out the blue from sunlight. The scattered light makes the atmosphere look blue, but the sunlight has all of its blue photons scattered out from it, giving it … Continue reading

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Eau non potable

What do you do if you discover water which is half as old as the planet you’re standing on? If I’m honest, my own first compulsion would not be to taste it. But then, I’m not a geologist★. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading

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Climate change

I got an e-mail a little while ago about a rather nice infographic all about a not so nice phenomenon – climate change. Honestly, I find it remarkable that climate change is still even questioned. But it is. Even though we, … Continue reading

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Unknown Corals of the Deep Corals are some of the most beautiful things to be found under the sea, blossoming in clusters like gardens off tropical coasts worldwide. Easily the grandest display is to be found in Australia with the … Continue reading

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The Oldest Fossils in the World Life has existed on planet Earth for a long time. Precisely how long, however, is a question which many are still searching for an answer to. The most recently discovered piece in that puzzle … Continue reading

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Great danger for the Great Barrier Reef “The Great Barrier Reef is, in effect, the Amazon Basin of the Ocean. It’s a huge and bustling hub of biodiversity, rich with all manner of aquatic plant and animal species. Like a … Continue reading

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Breaking Plates What do Australia and India have in common? The answer is that they both share one of Earth’s tectonic plates – the drifting eggshell-like pieces of Earth’s crust, on which all of our planet’s continents sit. However, the … Continue reading

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