800-Year-Old Gold Hoard with Stunning Earrings Unearthed in Germany
Hoard Alert! The metal detectives of Europe strike gold once again—this time in Germany as bejeweled earrings and silver coins are turned up in Schleswig-Holstein. The jewelry was all of gold and probably made by the Byzantines. The rings, earrings, and a brooch, all studded with gems, were deliberately buried along with 30 coins minted […]
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This Arctic US Air Base Has Its Eyes on Russia. But Climate is a Bigger Threat – InsideClimate News
THULE AIR BASE, Greenland—On the last Saturday in September, ice had already begun to spread across the Arctic waters at the dock, closing the port for months to come. The temperature was 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow swept across the airport…
A year of Russia-Ukraine war: Global fossil fuel âbonanzaâ may lead to more conflicts, warns Greenpeace
‘Neo-colonial models of extracting fossil fuels at any cost have to come to an end’
Climate crisis brings whiff of danger to French perfume capital
When heatwaves used to hit the French town of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, townspeople didn’t water their flowers. Instead, they marched along the town’s cobblestone streets, in a procession towards the church. “They were calling for rain…
World’s largest skating rink on thin ice as Canada’s warm winter prevents opening
Canada’s Rideau Canal Skateway – the largest outdoor rink in the world and a Unesco heritage site – may not open this winter for the first time in five decades, due to a lack of ice. Ottawa is in the…
Best targets for binoculars, for beginners
The best targets for binoculars in the night sky are the moon, planets, star clusters and nebula. Learn what skyâs wonders you can see through binoculars.
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Drought may have doomed this ancient empire — a warning for today’s climate crisis – The Washington Post
No one knows for sure what happened to the ancient Hittite Empire. For nearly 500 years, its dominion extended across much of modern Turkey and into Syria and Lebanon. Its kings dwelled in massive stone palaces inside a gated capital…
Rare Species of Feline Dubbed the ‘Original Grumpy Cat’ Found Living On Mount Everest
A DNA analysis confirmed that the rare and little-known Pallas’ cat lives on the body of Mount Everest—three miles above sea level. The discovery was made along Sagarmatha National Park on Mount Everest’s Southern Flank in Nepal after a month-long expedition collecting environmental samples. Scat recovered from the two separate sites located 3.7 miles apart […]
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Death in the marshes: environmental calamity hits Iraq’s unique wetlands
Small gangs of buffaloes sat submerged in green and muddy waters. Their back ridges rose over the surface like a chain of black islets, spanning the Toos River, a tributary of the Tigris that flows into the Huwaiza marshes in…
Over 100 New Nazca Lines Discovered in Peru Designed by Ancient People
In a major archaeological discovery, a team of Peruvian and Japanese researchers have discovered 168 new geoglyphs in the ancient Nazca Plain in Peru, near to the enormous glyphs that remain as mysterious as they are famous. Found during 2 years of aerial surveys, their discovery led to the creation of a new archaeological park […]
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