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Sperm whales stranded in Indonesian beach die

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Four sperm whales stranded on a beach of Sumatra Island in Indonesia have died. Locals in Ujong Krueng beach in Aceh province spotted a pod of 10 whales Monday, with one seen further out in the water. Rescuers endeavoured to push the nine stranded whales back to ocean as many inquisitive local people looked on, some snapping pictures. Four of ...

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Arctic cold to Midwest and Northeast as winter makes a brief visit

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An arctic cold is to invade parts of Midwest and Northeast over the next days. Many urban areas around there will see coldest temperatures of the season. Snow is starting at now flying in the Northern Plains tonight and night; as the fronts slide south and east, snow will continue moving across northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan Wednesday night through ...

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Typhoon Lan may intensify as superstorm in the Pacific Ocean, pose threat to Japan

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Typhoon Lan is intensifying in the western Pacific Ocean and forecast to become a superstorm early Friday before heading towards Japan. It has developed between the Philippines and Guam in the western Pacific Ocean that is historically home to some earth’s most powerful storms. Typhoon Lan is now located about 500 miles east of the Philippines, to the north-northwest of ...

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Wildfires in Portugal and Spain killed at least 35 people

Wildfires in Portugal and Spain killed at least 35 people as strong winds from tropical storm Ophelia fanned hundreds of flames raging through parched farmlands and forests on Sunday and Monday. A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal’s affected areas and about 4,000 firefighters were working to extinguish at least 145 blazes Monday Morning. About 500 hundred blazes ...

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A huge Antarctic ice hole reopens for the first time in 40 years

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A huge Antarctic ice hole almost the size of South Carolina has opened up in winter sea ice cover, leaving scientists with a bunch of unanswered questions. The hole, known as a polynya, was found about a month back in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea as a group of Scientists from the University of Toronto and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations ...

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Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than thought, wipe out life on planet

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After analyzing minerals around the supervolcano at  Yellowstone National Park, Arizona State University scientists have come to a startling conclusion that it could blow faster than previously thought, possibly wipe out life on the planet. National Geographic researchers- Hannah Shamloo and Christy Till- analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent eruption. What they found amazed them – the ...

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Catastrophic California Wildfires killed at least 23 people, hundreds missing

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Catastrophic California wildfires have killed at least 23 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said firefighters were still battling 22 wildfires in many California counties Wednesday. Strengthened by high winds, the flames have charred about 170,000 acres of land, damaged or destroyed at least 3,500 structures and ...

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