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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Skeletons in huge tree graveyards: Monaro Plains loses iconic trees foreverSkeletons in huge tree graveyards: vast area of Monaro Plains loses iconic tree
Skeletons in huge tree graveyards: Monaro Plains loses iconic trees forever
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 53 minutes ago
Skeletons in huge tree graveyards: vast area of Monaro Plains loses iconic trees forever Photo: A recent survey described the iconic Monaro Plains manna gums as being stands of skeletons in huge tree graveyards. (Supplied: Cris Brack) ANU... Read more
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The Hill
One inch could save thousands of sea turtlesIt seems as though every other day we hear about new foods we shouldn’t be eati
One inch could save thousands of sea turtles
The Hill / Posted 3 hours ago
It seems as though every other day we hear about new foods we shouldn’t be eating. Whether it’s methane emissions from cattle, almond farms contributing to the water shortage in the West, or imported shrimp pumped with antibiotics and peeled by... Read more
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The Atlantic
Can a Free-Market Plan Solve the West’s Water Crisis?On a brisk, cloudless day last january, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV
Can a Free-Market Plan Solve the West’s Water Crisis?
The Atlantic / Posted 3 hours ago
On a brisk, cloudless day last january, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around. He had driven two hours from Reno on one of the loneliest stretches of interstate in the United States to visit... Read more
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Sky News Australia
La Nina expected to return in coming monthsEven as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to affect global temperatures
La Nina expected to return in coming months
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 hours ago
Even as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to affect global temperatures and crops, its counterpart La Nina is increasingly expected to emerge in the coming months for the first time in four years. The return of La Nina, Spanish for 'the girl'... Read more
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Wired News
People Won't Just Listen to Kanye's Life of PabloAlbum—They'll Talk About ItIn just a few hours, Kanye West will debut The Life of Pablo, his first album o
People Won't Just Listen to Kanye's Life of PabloAlbum—They'll Talk About It
Wired News / Posted 3 hours ago
In just a few hours, Kanye West will debut The Life of Pablo, his first album of new music in three years, and perhaps the most speculated-about and anticipated pop record since West’s last release, the ecstatically abrasive 2013 hit Yeezus. No one... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Drought Spells Disaster for Somali HerdersBy Mohamed Amin Jibril and Mohamed Omar Mulla Hargeisa/Garowe — Two consecutiv
Drought Spells Disaster for Somali Herders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 hours ago
By Mohamed Amin Jibril and Mohamed Omar Mulla Hargeisa/Garowe — Two consecutive seasons of drought across northern Somalia are driving tens of thousands of pastoralists into hunger and debt. Abdilahi Mohamed had 20 cattle in August. Only five now... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Four Challenges for Africa in 20162016 leads Africa into a new era in international cooperation. The migration an
Four Challenges for Africa in 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
2016 leads Africa into a new era in international cooperation. The migration and refugee crisis, terrorism, violence and fragility - all triggered by or mixed with the very visible impacts of climate change - are stark reminders that action on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Report Reveals Devastating Human Toll of Disasters in 'Hottest Year On Record'A new analysis issued today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Redu
UN Report Reveals Devastating Human Toll of Disasters in 'Hottest Year On Record'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
A new analysis issued today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015 - the hottest year on record - confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural... Read more
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EuroNews
El Niño is causing havoc in Central America, Asia and AfricaEl Niño is having a disastrous effect on countries in Central America, parts of
El Niño is causing havoc in Central America, Asia and Africa
EuroNews / Posted 8 hours ago
El Niño is having a disastrous effect on countries in Central America, parts of Africa and Asia, which have been hit by a drought that is generating a severe food crisis. In Haiti, 3.6 million people are facing food insecurity with farmers losing a... Read more
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Business Insurance
Forecaster sees chance El Ni�o will give way to La Ni�aPhoto by REUTERS Urban Corps of San Diego help fill and distribute sand bags as
Forecaster sees chance El Ni�o will give way to La Ni�a
Business Insurance / Posted 9 hours ago
Photo by REUTERS Urban Corps of San Diego help fill and distribute sand bags as the city helps residents deal with El Ni�o-strengthened storms in San Diego, California on Jan. 7. (Reuters) — A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Climate outlook ‘particularly concerning' in southern Africa due to El NiñoThe agency found that short-term forecasts from January to March indicate the h
Climate outlook ‘particularly concerning' in southern Africa due to El Niño
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 hours ago
The agency found that short-term forecasts from January to March indicate the high probability of continuing below-normal rainfall in the south‚ signalling that this could become one of the worst droughts on record. “The current growing season‚... Read more
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Salon.com
UN agency: Major droughts count rises amid record-hot 2015GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says
UN agency: Major droughts count rises amid record-hot 2015
Salon.com / Posted 12 hours ago
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last year than the average of the last decade. Focusing part on the human cost of the hottest year on record last... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hunger Stalks ZimbabweZIMBABWE is in the grip of a severe drought and would require at least one mill
Hunger Stalks Zimbabwe
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
ZIMBABWE is in the grip of a severe drought and would require at least one million tonnes of food aid for both human and livestock consumption. Last week, President Robert Mugabe declared a state of emergency and asked development partners to help... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
the Untold StoryZambia may not be well known by people on the streets of western capitals like
the Untold Story
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
Zambia may not be well known by people on the streets of western capitals like London or Paris or even Washington DC, in comparison to countries like Nigeria or Tunisia. This is because of the absence of the kind of news 'diet' which the western... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
CEOs Strike Riches Through Share OptionsAT least nine chief executive officers (CEOs) whose companies are listed on the
CEOs Strike Riches Through Share Options
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
AT least nine chief executive officers (CEOs) whose companies are listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) are now ranked among the top 20 shareholders in their respective firms after acquiring the stocks through share option schemes. A perusal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Climate Outlook 'Particularly Concerning' in Southern Africa Due to El Niño - UN AgencyEl Niño conditions have caused the lowest recorded rainfall between October and
Climate Outlook 'Particularly Concerning' in Southern Africa Due to El Niño - UN Agency
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
El Niño conditions have caused the lowest recorded rainfall between October and December across many regions of Southern Africa in at least 35 years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reported in its latest report. The agency found... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Funeral Service for the Late Professor Herbert W. VilakaziIn July 2013, Professor Herbert W. Vilakazi delivered the Nelson Mandela Memori
Funeral Service for the Late Professor Herbert W. Vilakazi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
In July 2013, Professor Herbert W. Vilakazi delivered the Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture at Walter Sisulu University. He titled his lecture: "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Where Do We Go From Here?" In the middle of that lecture, he posed a... Read more
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Missoula Independent
A different legacyNational wildlife refuges such as the one at Malheur near Burns, Ore., have imp
A different legacy
Missoula Independent / Posted 17 hours ago
National wildlife refuges such as the one at Malheur near Burns, Ore., have importance far beyond the current furor over who manages our public lands. Such refuges are becoming increasingly critical habitat for migratory birds because 95 percent of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ethiopia Undertakes Development Projects to Only Fight PovertyIt is unquestionable that countries are entitled to harness and exploit their o
Ethiopia Undertakes Development Projects to Only Fight Poverty
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
It is unquestionable that countries are entitled to harness and exploit their own natural resources to benefit their citizens. Ethiopia is doing the same regarding the small and big dams being built on the Nile and other rivers to eliminate the acute... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Navy men take it to Greyhounds for important victorySeniors Tilman Dunbar and Will Kelly led an inspired effort as the visiting Mid
Navy men take it to Greyhounds for important victory
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 hours ago
Seniors Tilman Dunbar and Will Kelly led an inspired effort as the visiting Midshipmen improved their positioning with five league games remaining. Dunbar was hot from long range in scoring 20 points and the point guard also contributed six assists... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Face of Drought in ZimIn Zimbabwe, drought is a natural disaster or hazard which causes little and ti
The Face of Drought in Zim
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
In Zimbabwe, drought is a natural disaster or hazard which causes little and times large structural damages across the various aspects of the industries in the country. Cattle and game farmers, crop producers, pastures and forestry plantations all... Read more
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New Kerala
Climate outlook 'particularly concerning' in southern Africa due to El Nino - UN agencyNew York, Feb 11 : El Niño conditions have caused the lowest recorded rainfall
Climate outlook 'particularly concerning' in southern Africa due to El Nino - UN agency
New Kerala / Posted 20 hours ago
New York, Feb 11 : El Niño conditions have caused the lowest recorded rainfall between October and December across many regions of Southern Africa in at least 35 years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reported in its latest report.... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Drought scheme helping keep rural contractors in workDrought scheme helping western Qld contractors secure work raises $90,000 Phot
Drought scheme helping keep rural contractors in work
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 22 hours ago
Drought scheme helping western Qld contractors secure work raises $90,000 Photo: The Longreach Baptist church's Drought Contractors Scheme has raised more than $90,000 to keep rural contractors in work, during the ongoing drought. (Daniel... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Stamkos has hit scoring lull as team fights for playoffsThe future of Steven Stamkos hangs in the balance. Stamkos’ present appears to
Stamkos has hit scoring lull as team fights for playoffs
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 23 hours ago
The future of Steven Stamkos hangs in the balance. Stamkos’ present appears to be a bit cloudy, as well. Through 53 games, one of the top goal scorers in the game is not producing at his usual level. With 21 goals, Stamkos is tied with teammate... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Taskforce hears of sheep farmer living on $121 a fortnightFARMERS looking for answers gathered in Dalby recently to discuss the spirallin
Taskforce hears of sheep farmer living on $121 a fortnight
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted yesterday
FARMERS looking for answers gathered in Dalby recently to discuss the spiralling rural debt crisis threatening regional Australia. More than 85% of Queensland farmers have been suffering significant debt problems due to the prolonged drought and... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
BusinessStrong El Niño still persists but rainfall assessment for January shows that wh
Business
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted yesterday
Strong El Niño still persists but rainfall assessment for January shows that while most parts of the country had below, to below normal rainfall conditions, Negros Occidental experienced near normal rainfall, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical... Read more
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Daily Mail
Shocking aerial pictures show Bolivia's second largest lake dried upThe lake that disappeared: Shocking aerial pictures show how Bolivia's second l
Shocking aerial pictures show Bolivia's second largest lake dried up
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
The lake that disappeared: Shocking aerial pictures show how Bolivia's second largest lake which is twice the size of Los Angeles has been transformed into a desert by climate change Scientists say water evaporated three times as fast between... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Sutter: No time to delay climate actionWe know what's required to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate chang
Sutter: No time to delay climate action
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted yesterday
We know what's required to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, including super droughts, mass extinctions and underwater coastal cities: We need to ditch fossil fuels by 2050. That may sound like a distant target, but think about... Read more
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Business Wire
Leading Conservation Voices Applaud White House’s FY 2017 Budget With Funding For Water-Saving ProgramsExperts weigh in: “President Obama’s proposed budget today cements this admini
Leading Conservation Voices Applaud White House’s FY 2017 Budget With Funding For Water-Saving Programs
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
Experts weigh in: “President Obama’s proposed budget today cements this administration’s commitment to innovative and sustainable water programs in the West. Support for the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART allows western communities to keep using... Read more
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Science Daily
Half of the Amazonian tree species are endangeredAccording to these results, when considered at the scale of the planet, it is f
Half of the Amazonian tree species are endangered
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
According to these results, when considered at the scale of the planet, it is feared that 40,000 tropical tree species may be exposed to a risk of extinction and that the proportion of endangered plants on the planet has increased to one fifth. One... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Agra Releases Its Ninth Social ReportWindhoek — Agra published its ninth annual social report this month, showcasing
Agra Releases Its Ninth Social Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Windhoek — Agra published its ninth annual social report this month, showcasing the firm's social involvement in 2015 through contributions to the development of agriculture and communities across Namibia. In the report Agra describes the farming... Read more
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express
Haunting images show how world could look if droughts devastated the planet EVER wondered what some of the world’s most famous natural and manmade landma
Haunting images show how world could look if droughts devastated the planet
express / Posted yesterday
EVER wondered what some of the world’s most famous natural and manmade landmarks would look like if they were hit by severe drought? How Tower Bridge might look in a... Read more
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CBC.ca
Dion Phaneuf set to make Senators debut in DetroitDefenceman Dion Phaneuf will don a new uniform for the first time in six years
Dion Phaneuf set to make Senators debut in Detroit
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
Defenceman Dion Phaneuf will don a new uniform for the first time in six years as he debuts for the Ottawa Senators against the Detroit Red Wings tonight (7 p.m. ET). The former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs was sent to their divisional rival... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Japan: El Nino has weakened, weather to return to normal The Japan Meteorological Agency says the El Nino phenomenon peaked between No
Japan: El Nino has weakened, weather to return to normal
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the El Nino phenomenon peaked between November & December. TOKYO – Japan’s meteorology agency said on Wednesday that the El Nino weather pattern, which is... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Public sector still unprepared for floods and droughts, research reveals Only a quarter of Britain's public sector organisations have plans in place t
Public sector still unprepared for floods and droughts, research reveals
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted yesterday
Only a quarter of Britain's public sector organisations have plans in place to adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as more frequent flooding or higher temperatures,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Farm Management Deposits changes help farmers prepareFarm Management Deposits changes will give farmers chance to help themselves, o
Farm Management Deposits changes help farmers prepare
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Farm Management Deposits changes will give farmers chance to help themselves, once they have cash to spare Photo: Farm Management Deposits changes will give farmers more options to prepare for drought in the future, but will not be much use to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Should the President Prioritise in 2016?On Thursday, South African President Jacob Zuma will deliver his state of the n
What Should the President Prioritise in 2016?
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
On Thursday, South African President Jacob Zuma will deliver his state of the nation address (SONA). The Economic Freedom Fighters have vowed that they will 'not show respect' to Zuma, but whether the president's speech will be disrupted again... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
High court puts on hold EPA's power-plant rulesWASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a new federal regulati
High court puts on hold EPA's power-plant rules
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a new federal regulation that would cut emissions from power plants, putting a hold on President Barack Obama's effort to combat climate change. The justices heeded calls from utilities, coal... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Regulators shouldn’t deprive farmers of a safe pesticideFarmers in California have it tough these days. Despite recent rainfall, we con
Regulators shouldn’t deprive farmers of a safe pesticide
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
Farmers in California have it tough these days. Despite recent rainfall, we continue to suffer through one of the worst droughts in history. Now state regulators are trying to deny us the right to use one of the best and safest products in the world... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
BITRI Drills Agric DemonstratorsTsabong — The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI)
BITRI Drills Agric Demonstrators
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Tsabong — The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) hosted a workshop on climate-smart agriculture in Tsabong recently. Professor Nyaladzi Batisani, a researcher at BITRI, said due to unpredictable climate changes,... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Guards spark Howland past NilesThe Red Dragons also found out that two four-minute scoring droughts don't bode
Guards spark Howland past Niles
Tribune Chronicle / Posted yesterday
The Red Dragons also found out that two four-minute scoring droughts don't bode well as the Tigers pulled away for a 72-50 victory Tuesday at Howland High School. "I liked their guard play," Price said. "They've been in a lot of games this year. We... Read more
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The Morning Journal
Rocky River shuts down VermilionSome scoring droughts are small, this one was a game changer. Host Rocky River
Rocky River shuts down Vermilion
The Morning Journal / Posted yesterday
Some scoring droughts are small, this one was a game changer. Host Rocky River (11-8, 7-3 GLC) clamped down on defense in the third quarter as it held Vermilion (11-9) to only two points — those points came on separate free-throw attempts — as the... Read more
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Orange County Register
Supreme Court puts Obama's clean power plan on holdWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama adminis
Supreme Court puts Obama's clean power plan on hold
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s effort to combat climate change by regulating emissions from coal-fired power plants. The brief order was not the last word on the case, which is most likely to... Read more
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Herald Sun
Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 yearsHelping hand ... Gregory Takats, from Canberra, is working with Save the Childr
Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Helping hand ... Gregory Takats, from Canberra, is working with Save the Children on the frontline of the humanitarian response for . ETHIOPIA is in the grip of the worst drought in half a century with three... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threatPresident Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of h
Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security. Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
Exploring our depths: Sonar gives an accurate imagePart two of a series (read part one here) If you live in Port Alberni, you’re
Exploring our depths: Sonar gives an accurate image
Alberni Valley News / Posted 2 days ago
Part two of a series (read part one here) If you live in Port Alberni, you’re lucky—the water that comes out of your tap is clean and plentiful. Even during droughts, Port Alberni fared better than its neighbours in Nanaimo, Parksville or... Read more
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BC Local News
Exploring our depths: Sonar gives an accurate imagePart two of a series (read part one here) If you live in Port Alberni, you’re
Exploring our depths: Sonar gives an accurate image
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
Part two of a series (read part one here) If you live in Port Alberni, you’re lucky—the water that comes out of your tap is clean and plentiful. Even during droughts, Port Alberni fared better than its neighbours in Nanaimo, Parksville or... Read more
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metro
16 things you only know if you haven't had sex for ages16 things you only know when you haven’t had sex for ages (Picture: Getty) Sex
16 things you only know if you haven't had sex for ages
metro / Posted 2 days ago
16 things you only know when you haven’t had sex for ages (Picture: Getty) Sex is a wonderful thing – but sadly not something that everyone has on tap all of the time, least of all those who are single. Of course, there is always the option of hook... Read more
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TheStreet.com
This one stock will benefit from eco-cops' push to make aviation greenerAviation is shaping up to be the next environmental villain. Enter the "green p
This one stock will benefit from eco-cops' push to make aviation greener
TheStreet.com / Posted 2 days ago
Aviation is shaping up to be the next environmental villain. Enter the "green police." Record droughts, heat waves and other weather anomalies around the globe are exacerbating public anxiety over global warming and air pollutants. A major source of... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
El Nino: There's more uncertain weather to comeSAN DIEGO – The National Weather Service issued its latest El Nino update this
El Nino: There's more uncertain weather to come
KGTV San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
SAN DIEGO – The National Weather Service issued its latest El Nino update this week. The San Diego region has gotten more rain since Oct. 1, the start of water year, than in the past 2 strong El Nino events. In those two, most of the rain came in... Read more
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