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This Oozing Black River of Sludge Makes Its Way Through Arizona
Energy & Environment

This Oozing Black River of Sludge Makes Its Way Through Arizona

Wildfires in the surrounding areas are likely the reason behind the bizarre phenomenon.July 23, 2020Reminiscent of a horror movie where a big black gloopy river of sludge moves towards you in a haunting manner, residents of Pima County in Arizona witnessed a similar terrifying event on July 15th.A jet-black river of sludge in fact flooded through a riverbed in the U.

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Scientists Found The Cleanest Air On Earth

Scientists have just found its location with a first-of-its-kind study.June 03, 2020There is at least one atmospheric region on Earth that has been unchanged by human-related activities, and a research group from Colorado State Univeristy (CSU) has found where it& 39;s located.This first-of-its-kind study measured the bioaerosol composition of the Southern Ocean, near Antarctica, and found that it has the cleanest air on Earth.
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A Novel Solar-Powered Device Can Generate Electricity from Shadows

The invention may one day solve the problem of intermittency.June 05, 2020ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRYWe have all heard of the problem of solar power: it& 39;s intermittency. What happens when the sun does not shine? Now, researchers may have come up with a new solution for that.It& 39;s a device dubbed the “shadow-effect energy generator& 34; and it can generate electricity even when part of it is in the dark.
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Russian Arctic Rivers Run Red, Causing a State of Emergency

Russia had announced it has stopped the spread of the petroleum products that caused its arctic rivers to run red.June 04, 2020EDIT:Russia has successfully contained the massive diesel spill that made its Arctic rivers run red, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry told AFP on Friday.& 34;We have stopped the spread of the petroleum products,& 34; the spokeswoman said.
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The More Trees, the Longer People Live, Reveals New Study

Having more trees in Philadelphia could prevent between 271 and 400 premature deaths per year.June 18, 2020We all love trees. They provide shade and shelter and reduce CO2 emissions but did you know they could also help people live longer? The first city-wide health impact assessment of the effects of tree canopies on premature mortality in Philadelphia has been released and it found some pretty interesting results.
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Energy & Environment

Theory Claims That Forests Not Only Create Rain but Also Wind

The controversial study created huge controversy amongst peers.June 22, 2020It& 39;s been largely accepted that big forests around the world, such as the Amazon in Brazil and the boreal forests in Russia, create rain.Russian theorist, Anastassia Makarieva of the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, has proposed a controversial theory that forests also produce wind.
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One-Fifth of Earth's Ocean Floor Is Now Mapped Out

That& 39;s about twice the size of Australia.June 22, 2020We& 39;re one step closer to better understanding our planet.An impressive collaboration that is working towards mapping out the entire ocean floor has triumphantly managed to carry out one-fifth of its mission. The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Projectannounced on Sunday, World Hydrography Day no less, that it has mapped out an area roughly double the size of Australia.
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World First Commercial Liquid-Air Energy Storage Facility Begin Construction This Year

The project called CRYObattery is expected to enter commercial operation in 2022.June 24, 2020The world’s first-ever commercial liquid-air energy storage facility will begin construction this year. The 50MW/250MWh facility will be based in Greater Manchester, England.RELATED: NEW YORK PLEDGES $260M TOWARDS 1500MW ENERGY STORAGE PLAN CRYObatteryIt is being built by technology company Highview Power.
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Construction of the World's Longest Subsea Power Cable Has Now Passed the Halfway Point

Once completed, the electricity interconnector will allow the UK and Norway to take turns providing each other green energy.June 27, 2020Construction of the longest subsea power cable in the world, that will connect the UK and Norwegian electricity grids, has now passed the halfway point. The cable is now well on its way to helping power Norway’s and the UK& 39;s zero-carbon hydro energy.
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435-Mile 'Megaflash' Lightning Bolt Breaks World Record

The longest lightning bolt tore across Brazil and the longest-lasting took place in Argentina.June 26, 2020Lightning bolts are usually impressive to watch, as they zip and zap across the dark skies overhead in a mesmerizing dance.Now, the U.N.& 39;s weather agency, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially disclosed that the record for the longest megaflash lightning bolt was across a whopping 435 miles (700 km) in Brazil.
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Russian Mining Company Admits Waste Pollution in Arctic

Russian mining giant, Norilsk Nickel, admitted that waste & 34;violations& 34; happened at its Arctic plant and that it had suspended the responsible personnel.June 29, 2020Russian mining giant, Norilsk Nickel, that was under fire last month for a huge Arctic diesel spill, said on Sunday that it had suspended personnel involved in pumping large amounts of wastewater into local tundra.
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Ocean Voyages Sets Record With Largest Haul of Plastic Removed in History

The marine plastic recovery vessel has pulled 103 tons of trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by itself.July 03, 2020History has been made once again by Ocean Voyages Institute this week. The Hawaiian crew has removed 103 tons of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world, located between Hawaii and California.
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