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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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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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Hurricane Irma is now so strong it registers on devices that detect earthquakes

Hurricane Irma is so strong it’s showing up on seismometers — equipment designed to measure earthquakes. “What we’re seeing in the seismogram are low-pitched hums that gradually become stronger as the hurricane gets closer to the seismometer on the island of Guadeloupe,” said Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Seismometer recordings from the past 48 hours ...

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Houston Resident Comes Back To Flood-Hit Home, Finds 9-Foot Alligator Inside

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On Friday, Texas resident Brian Foster returned to his home in Harris County to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. As he walked around the house with a clean-up crew, a scary intruder greeted him in the dining room. A giant alligator sitting right under the dining table. The homeowner immediately called 911 who then informed the wildlife department. It took ...

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Pope Francis turns off historic Vatican fountains amid Italy drought

The Vatican has begun stopping its celebrated fountains in the midst of a delayed dry season in many parts of Italy. Vatican Radio said the move was in accordance with Pope Francis’ lessons on the earth. The Pope laid out his biological feelings of trepidation in a 2015 encyclical, which impugned inefficient practices and featured the significance of clean drinking water. ...

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Dutch fishermen caught extremely rare two-headed sea creature

Its small body looked just as you’d expect for a newborn porpoise, but with one inescapable difference – two perfectly formed heads. The two male calves, who shared one body, were the first reported case of conjoined twins in the harbour porpoise species. Sadly, the twins are thought to have died shortly after birth. The discovery was reported in the ...

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Sinkhole? Mysterious pit appears outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

A sinkhole has opened up in front of Donald Trump’s Florida beachside estate, Mar-a-Lago. The hole appeared on the road just outside the National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, where the Trump Organisation operates a private club. The Palm Beach Post reported that the 1m radius hole appeared on Monday to the west of one the resort’s entrances. It is near a ...

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Trees and forests are on the move in the Rocky Mountains

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It’s strange to imagine, but it’s true: Trees and forests are able to move. Though the process is gradual and a natural part of plant migration, scientists say that the speed at which the trees move has recently increased — a product of Earth’s rising temperatures. Some species of trees may now be moving at a speed of roughly 100 ...

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