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Climate change is forcing Zimbabwe to move thousands of animals in the wild
The Associated Press | September 1, 2022
An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park southern Malawi, July 10 2022. In neighboring Zimbabwe, more than 2,500 wild animals are being moved from a southern reserve to one in the country's north. Thoko Chikondi | AP HARARE, Zimbabwe — A helicopter herds thousands ...
An astronomer thinks alien tech could be on the ocean floor. Not everyone agrees
Kai McNamee | August 31, 2022
A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower in August 2021 at Spruce Knob, in West Virginia. A Harvard astronomer thinks a meteor on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean could be a technological object created by aliens. Bill Ingalls | NASA Eight years ago, ...
Your local park has a hidden talent: helping fight climate change
Ryan Kellman, Rebecca Hersher | August 31, 2022
Most people in the United States live in cities. And most people who live in urban areas primarily get outside by going to city parks. Climate change is putting pressure on people and parks alike. On a warm night in Washington, D.C. neighbors gather to put on their own July ...
Why even environmentalists are supporting nuclear power today
Uri Berliner | August 30, 2022
The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant was scheduled to be shuttered in 2025. But California Governor Gavin Newsom now wants to expand its lifespan. Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Resistance to nuclear power is starting to ebb around the world with support from a surprising group: environmentalists. ...
Zombie ice will raise sea levels more than twice as much as previously forecast
The Associated Press | August 30, 2022
A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland on Aug. 15, 2019. Felipe Dana | AP Greenland's rapidly melting ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10.6 inches (27 centimeters) — more than twice as much as previously forecast — according to ...
Why climate change may be driving more infectious diseases
Ari Shapiro, Megan Lim, Mallory Yu | August 30, 2022
People wade through a flooded area in Pakistan, that has been dealing with what people are calling "monster monsoons". Zahid Hussain | AP When discussing the current and future impacts of climate change, the biggest and most visible events like floods and storms may come to mind. But a new ...
Long overlooked, Oregon’s Swastika Mountain may have a new name soon
Dustin Jones | August 29, 2022
Swastika Mountain, in Oregon's Umpqua National Forest, is in the process of being renamed after bearing the moniker for over a century. Due to its remote location, the mountain and its name have largely gone unnoticed until now. Joyce McClain first heard of Swastika Mountain after reading about two hikers ...
NASA is set to return to the moon. Here are 4 reasons to go back
Scott Neuman | August 28, 2022
Astronaut Charlie M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site. John W. Young | NASA Updated September 3, 2022 at 10:32 AM ET President John F. Kennedy delivered ...
Mississippi residents are preparing for possible river flooding
The Associated Press | August 27, 2022
Medical student Emily Davis, left, speaks with her landlord Suzannah Thames on Friday as workers move furniture, appliances and other belongings out of a home Davis and her husband are renting in a flood-prone area of Jackson, Miss. Emily Wagster Pettus | AP JACKSON, Miss. — The rental home that ...