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Geminid meteors to peak this weekend

The shower is best around 2 a.m., but watch from late evening until dawn. The best morning is likely December 14. Mornings leading up to it might also offer some meteors as well, in the rich and reliable Geminid shower.

Blinkered Greens Are To Blame For Australia’s Wildfires

No one should be surprised that our bush in Australia is ablaze and our cities are smothered in smoke.  For decades now we have been locking up land, banning burn-offs and encouraging eucalyptus fire-trees. On a hot day, the blue…

Call for Ambition at #COP25 by #Mad4Survival coalition lead by Marshall Islands

A press conference this morning at the United Nations climate Conference COP25 launched an ambition drive, Mad 4 Survival, spearheaded by the Climate Vulnerable Forum and lead by the Marshall Islands. Apporopriate that this is being launched on Human rights…

NSW fires: authorities warn of ‘very dangerous day’ for bushfires as Sydney shrouded in smoke

The bushfire smoke has delivered a haunting sunrise over Parliament House in the nation’s capital. Alex Ellinghausen (@ellinghausen) Sunrise over Parliament House as bushfire smoke haze surrounds the capital pic.twitter.com/T7VjgJiJ2z December 9, 2019 Joe O’Brien (@JoeABCNews) Thick “hazardous” smoke back…

White Island volcano erupts in New Zealand

New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupted Monday, sending a plume of ash about 12,000 feet (3,657 meters) into the sky. There were 47 people on the island at the time, according to an update from the national police, and five…

Today’s volcano in New Zealand is on the Pacific Ring of Fire

Here’s information about New Zealand’s White Island volcano – which erupted earlier today – in the context of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Background on the volcano and why these volcanoes erupt.

Astronomers catch a comet outburst

Remember comet 46P/Wirtanen? It was a bright comet about this time last year. Around the time it swept near the Earth and sun, the comet entered the field of view NASA’s TESS planet-hunter. And boom! It underwent an outburst, caught by TESS.

Siberian researchers contribute to global monitoring of the Earth’s Green Lungs

(Siberian Federal University) Researchers of Siberian Federal University took part in a global project to collect, systematize and universalize data on the composition of forests in all climatic zones and on all continents of the planet.