INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 7, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday (September 7), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. Continue reading
BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
SANTIAGO, CHILE (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Continue reading
Women in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola are making a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and usable household products like baskets for sale. The project aims at empowering members while at the same time reducing the number of plastic bags dumped indiscriminately.
According to applied mathematician Usama Kadri of Cardiff University, the power of sound could reduce the devastating impact of tsunamis in the future.
TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 22, 2016) (NHK) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation’s northern Pacific coast.
The epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, the agency said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
(NVO) – The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles livestreamed video of Saturday’s (April 4) total lunar eclipse, also called a “blood moon”.
UK (Next Media) – Recent research conducted by the University of Southampton and published in Nature magazine suggests that carbon dioxide released from the ocean played a large role in ending the most recent ice age.