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Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes

<b>Researchers have developed a new approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.</b><p>At present, scientists use seismic waves from a rupture to work out the scale of the event.<p>But a new analysis of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan in 2011 shows that changes in gravity can give more rapid …

Just 10 Rivers Contribute Up to 95% of River-Based Ocean Pollution

11/06/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>ENVIRONMENT</b><p>Just 10 rivers may be responsible for dumping almost four million tonnes of plastic into the ocean every year. (Cosmos)<p>Use our activity to help students trace the sources and impacts of …

Pollution

Uganda condemns sex education for 10-year-olds as 'morally wrong'

Ministry of Health declines to endorse proposals to tackle teen pregnancy rates, with distribution of contraceptives to 15-year-olds branded an ‘erosion of morals’<p>A row has broken out in Uganda over proposals to extend sex education to 10-year-olds and give some 15-year-olds access to family …

Pollution killing more people than war and violence, says report

Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths …

Pollution

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing …

Mesmerizing maps reveal which cities around the world are most likely to fall apart

In these distressed urban areas, the unemployment rate is high, equality is low, healthcare and safety are poor, and people fear for their life on a daily basis, wondering whether the government will ever step in to help.<p>Robert Muggah, a global security expert and research director at the think …

Vox Borders: Life at the edge of nations

Documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis – in pictures

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar’s military which the United Nations has called ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’. Photographer Kevin Frayer is in Bangladesh to document the crisis

United Nations

Color Change Chemical Volcano Demonstration

Volcanic Eruption that Changes Colors<p>There are several chemical volcanoes that are suitable for use as a chemistry lab demonstration. This particular …

Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

Overfishing, oil drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all<p>The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of almost 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous …

Sea Ice

“I’d choose friends by the flavor of their names”: The rare trait that lets people taste sounds

Meet James Wannerton, one of the 4% of people who have synesthesia, a joining of the senses.<p>Who are you?<p>I was born in Manchester, England, and presently live in Stuttgart, Germany. I am the President of the UK Synaesthesia Association and have a rare type of synesthesia, which gives me the ability …

TV Series

Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

Latest Videos<p>The most beautiful view of South Africa's Tswaing crater (2:25) This veteran's suggestion made filming World War II easier (2:11) Is …

Thousands of penguin chicks die in Antarctica breeding disaster

Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in what conservationists have called a "catastrophic breeding failure".<p>French scientists, supported by WWF, have been studying a colony of 18,000 …

Social care: a ‘hidden engine’ for economic growth

It employs more staff than the NHS and contributes an estimated £50bn to the economy. Could the sector bounce back from cuts to spearhead regional development?<p>Social care statistics are usually alarming. Particularly through the past seven years of austerity, the figures have told a story of …

Resilient reefs and rainforests can weather hurricanes

It can take years for towns and cities to recover from major hurricanes. But as humans labor to restore power and water, tropical ecosystems — some …

New Mathematical Equation Shows How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth

By Robin Scher<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed …

There’s a Climate Bomb Under Your Feet

Long before most people ever heard of climate change, scientists divided a patch of Harvard University-owned forest in central Massachusetts into 18 …

Could We Stop Geologic Disasters?

Geologic disasters are commonplace on Earth. Earthquakes, eruptions, tsunamis, floods -- they occur all the time and not without consequence in terms …

'Supervolcano' Under Yellowstone May Have Planet-Killing Potential

<i>CBS Local —</i> With so much talk lately about asteroids and biblical doomsday predictions, scientists are saying that people worried about the end of …

8 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'

Japan is dealing with what economists call a "demographic time bomb."<p>Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the …

Should We Retire the Word 'Slum'?

In a new book, an urban historian argues that the term distorts the policies meant to help poor neighborhoods.<p>The concept of the slum emerged when industrial capitalism hit its stride in the late 19th century. Derived from Cockney street slang, the word was soon taken up by reformers and moralists …

Huge eruption almost sterilised the Earth in mass extinction event, study finds

A massive volcanic eruption in what is now known as Siberia sent the world spiralling into its worst extinction event, a new study has found.<p>The …

The Future of Electric Vehicles May Lie Below Ancient Supervolcanoes

The massive calderas left by extinct volcanoes hold stores of lithium, which will be in high demand as vehicle makers increasingly turn to hybrid and …

Ghostly Photos of Villages Abandoned During a Volcanic Eruption

A look at what it's like to live in the Pacific "Ring of Fire."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Indonesia.</i><p>The 28 villages in a seven-mile danger zone surrounding Bali's Mount Agung were still empty on Tuesday as disaster officials warned that the volcano's eruption was imminent. Tremors …

City Politics

ECLIPSE - getting ready for a supervolcano eruption

An $8-million research programme to better understand the Taupo supervolcano and prepare the community for an eruption has just begun.

Old Faithful's Plumbing Revealed For the First Time: Seismograph Shows Geyser's Interior

Yellowstone National Park sees millions of visitors every year. Old Faithful is one of the major attractions here. This geyser erupts every 44 to 125 …