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He Planted a Giant Sequoia in the UK to Offset His Carbon Footprint for Life – And 700 More to Make a Forest

Rather than sending money off to some questionable and unconfirmable carbon-capture forest, Henry Emson figured he would plant his own trees so he could look into the face of society and say “my carbon footprint is accounted for.” As it turns out, Emson realized that it was better to go big, and so planted a […]

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Smell of Desert Rain May Be Good for Health

Desert dwellers know it well: the smell of rain and the feeling of euphoria that comes when a storm washes over the parched earth. That feeling, and the health benefits that come with it, may be the result of oils and other chemicals released by desert plants after a good soaking, new research suggests. “The […]

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Mexico City’s Ban on Bullfighting Could be Death Knell to the Sport

Bullfighting is a romantic Spanish tradition that is said to be a tragedy ballet between the man and the bull. However richly that culture is ingrained in the traditions and histories of Spain, and by extension, Mexico, there’s no escaping the fact that for the bulls, who almost always lose the “fight,” it’s just a […]

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Astronomers Think They’ve Detected a ‘Dark’ Free-Floating Black Hole For the First Time

If, as astronomers believe, the death of large stars leave behind black holes, there should be hundreds of millions of them scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy. The problem is, isolated black holes are invisible. Now, a team led by University of California, Berkeley, astronomers has for the first time discovered what may be a […]

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Will climate change make us smaller? – World Economic Forum

As climate change intensifies, humans will shrink for a better chance of survival, according to a professor of paleontology. He points out that mammals in hotter regions tend to be smaller than those in colder areas. But other experts are…

Amid global warming, Bangladesh’s historic coastal mosques stare at an uncertain future – Scroll.in

Since the 15th century, southern Bangladesh’s “Mosque City”, dominated by the imposing brick Sixty Dome Mosque, has been a pilgrimage destination for pious Bangladeshis and for tourists. “I believe if I wish something and visit the mosque, Allah will accept…

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