Measuring air quality across London could help fight COVID-19 by providing a rapid means of deciding whether to reduce public transport movement — given strong links between exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 transmission, a new study reveals.
(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) The East African Rift System is a newly forming plate tectonic boundary at which the African continent is being separated into several plates. According to GPS data, one of those, the Victoria microplate, is moving in a counterclockwise rotation relative to Africa in contrast to the other plates involved. Now, researchers have found evidence that suggests that the configuration of weaker and stronger lithospheric regions controls the rotation of continental microplates and Victoria in particular.
Scientists may have found the most compelling evidence yet that the Earth’s molten core belches out blobs of lava that eventually find their way to the surface. In fact, the evidence is hard to ignore. It’s New Zealand. In a…
Using a short piece of nylon line with a hook at one end and a long thin stick on the other, a mechanic and a nightclub doorman have only caught one small fish all day. “I’ve never been a fisherman…
After Finding His African City Missing From Maps, Zimbabwe Man Creates 2,000 Miles of Google Street Views
After discovering that his hometown was entirely absent from Google Street View, one man from Zimbabwe decided things had to change. When Tawanda Kanhema moved to the United States in 2009 from Harare, the capital of his country Zimbabwe, he might have looked forward to showing people what his hometown looked as a major African […]
Eight chimneys at Victoria’s defunct, coal-fired Hazelwood power station have been demolished. The chimneys, which soared 137 metres above the town of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley, came down just before 12.30pm on Monday. Owner Engie provided a live stream…
Research shows Buchan Caves to be about 3.5 million years old and that Victoria’s East Gippsland has remained tectonically active for long times, even into the present-day, which is why residents occasionally report earthquakes. Basically, the uplifting Southern Alps in New Zealand have made stress and strain on the Australian tectonic plate, stress that is then expressed as earthquakes and rising landscapes in Victoria. It’s rather amazing that the caves recorded this geological signal all the way from NZ.
Once the worst of the pandemic has passed, the British Columbian government will help the homeless hotel residents transition into more permanent housing.
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