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Energy & Environment

20 Most Dangerous Volcanoes in the U.S.

When the volcano on New Zealand& 39;s White Island blew up on December 9, 2019, 17 people were killed. A dozen people still remain in hospitals being treated for burns suffered when steam and molten rock exploded out of the volcano. Could the same thing happen in the U.S.?Currently, there are 161 active volcanoes in the U.
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South Africa's Roads Are Being Repaved by Recycled Plastic Milk Bottles

In the fight against climate change, no action is too small or too unimportant. Now, a new initiative in South Africa is seeking to help with plastic pollution by recycling plastic milk bottles into pavement for its roads.RELATED: SYDNEY IS PAVING ITS ROADS WITH A TYPE OF ASPHALT MADE USING OLD PRINTER TONERRecycling milk bottlesShisalanga Construction has already repaved more than 400 meters of the road in Cliffdale, on the outskirts of Durban using this special asphalt.
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On Saturday, Canberra Had the World's Worst Air Quality

Australia continues to be devastated by bushfires.January 05, 2020Things are looking worse and worse with each passing day for Australia. On Wednesday, air quality index readings at one Canberra monitoring site peaked at 1 am at an extremely alarming 7,700. On Saturday, it was revealed that the country& 39;s capital has the world& 39;s worst air quality.
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Construction Begins on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the UK

The installation could power 4.5 million homes.January 19, 2020Energy firm SSE announced on Friday that construction for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farms project had begun. The huge offshore wind farm is located near Ulrome, a coastal village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.RELATED: WORLD’S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM BEGINS OPERATIONS OFF ENGLAND& 39;S COAST“Getting the first spade in the ground is a significant milestone on any project, but for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, this is a major moment for a project that has already been over a decade in the making,” said in a statement, Steve Wilson, managing director of Dogger Bank Wind Farms.
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What 2019 Taught Us About the Climate Crisis

We’re at an interesting time in modern history. Futurists have made bold predictions about the world for decades.Today, however, we have the chance to validate these claims with actual data. Climate models have been around since the 70s. And the story they tell is not a very favorable one.A study by NASA shows that these climate models are actually quite reliable as the predictions have begun to come true.
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7 of the Most Destructive Wildfires in Australian History

The recent news and images of the extent of Australian bushfires are enough to cause anyone distress but they are not, by a long shot, the worst that Australia has ever experienced. Here are 7 examples of fires that have been more widespread and more deadly.RELATED: 6 IMAGES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES THAT SHOW THE RESILIENCE OF NATUREWhat is a bushfire and how does it occur?
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Extremely Rare Snowfall over Baghdad Captivates Residents

It& 39;s only the second time in a century that snow has fallen on Baghdad.February 11, 2020Many northern hemisphere countries are under a carpet of white snow, however, most regions of one such country are not typically on this winter wonderland list: Iraq.So it comes as no surprise that when snow started to fall over Baghdad in Iraq on Tuesday, residents took to the streets to enjoy the historic moment.
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Largely Deforested Section of the Amazon Is Releasing More CO2 Than It's Absorbing

Decade-long research shows that deforested sections of the Amazon rainforest are emitting more CO2 than they can absorb.February 12, 2020One fifth of the Amazon rainforest emits more CO2 than it absorbs, says a new study.These worrying results are the culmination of 10 years& 39; worth of research of greenhouse gases over the Amazon basin, which appears to show that around 20 of the entire rainforest has become a net source of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
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A Geothermal Well in Tuscany’s Apennine Mountains Could Provide Unlimited Clean Energy

The geothermal well could be drilled without the risk of an earthquake, according to a new study.February 15, 2020It seems that Tuscany’s Apennine Mountains could provide a geothermal well that output unlimited clean energy, according to the latest report by Wired. The well is called Venelle-2, but like all geothermal wells, there is the risk of an earthquake if you drill it past the K horizon.
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