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Toxic chemicals from burning fossil fuels poison dolphins and whales on East Coast

Toxic chemicals from burning fossil fuels poison dolphins and whales on East Coast

High levels of toxic chemicals have been found in stranded dolphins and whales along the southeastern coast of the United States, according to a new study published on Wednesday. Arsenic, mercury and other chemicals were found in their bodies, giving more information on contaminant concentrations in dolphins and other toothed whales, researchers said. Toothed whales…MORE

How to help Beirut explosion victims

How to help Beirut explosion victims

At least 100 people are dead and 4,000 wounded following an explosion in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. While it is still unclear what caused the explosion, the city is decimated with thousands of residents left homeless, a medical system already strained from coronavirus and up to $5 billion worth of damage. You can help…MORE

Satellite images of Beirut explosion show massive crater at port

Satellite images of Beirut explosion show massive crater at port

Satellite images, obtained by CNN from Planet Labs Inc., show a massive crater at the site of Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut’s port. The images show nearly every building has either sustained significant damage or has been been destroyed by the blast. (If the images above are not displaying properly, click here.) Massive grain silos that…MORE

Satellite imagery reveals new penguin colonies in Antarctica

Satellite imagery reveals new penguin colonies in Antarctica

Satellite imaging has revealed that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought. However, while the discovery has been welcomed, the previously undiscovered animals will act as “canaries in the coalmine” when it comes to studying the impact of global warming, experts have said. Scientists discovered 11 new colonies, meaning…MORE

Lasers in daylight can better detect space debris orbiting Earth, new study suggests

Lasers in daylight can better detect space debris orbiting Earth, new study suggests

In director Alfonso Cuaron’s 2013 space thriller “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock’s astronaut character dons a suit for a spacewalk in orbit around Earth, upgrading hardware on the Hubble Space Telescope. With just a few minutes’ warning, a field of space debris comes hurtling toward the team’s space shuttle, disabling the craft and killing the remaining crew…MORE

The correct way to make tea? Science weighs in on microwaving vs. kettle

The correct way to make tea? Science weighs in on microwaving vs. kettle

An American woman’s TikTok guide to making hot tea that went viral in June had Brits tut-tutting in horror over their morning cuppa — largely because of the controversial use of a microwave rather than a kettle to heat water. The spat over the best way to brew tea boiled over into a transatlantic incident,…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, August 4

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, August 4

Two more teenagers, between the ages of 14 and 17,┬áhave died from Covid-19 in Florida — bringing the total deaths of children and teens in the state to seven. More than 38,000 minors have contracted the coronavirus in Florida, a hotpot of the pandemic in the United States. The deaths are a reminder that while…MORE

We’re facing a ‘generational catastrophe’ in education, UN warns

We’re facing a ‘generational catastrophe’ in education, UN warns

The world is facing a “generational catastrophe” because of school closures during the coronavirus pandemic, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday. “Getting students back into schools and learning institutions as safely as possible must be a top priority,” once local transmission of Covid-19 is under control, he added. Guterres said that in mid-July, schools were…MORE

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