Last year, a cracked underwater pipeline spilled oil onto a Moscow river, resulting in a massive fire.
A towering plume of black smoke erupted from the site of the fire. Witnesses reported being able to see the smoke from nine miles away.
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It may sound strange, but in March hundreds of California residents traveled to a rural lake to celebrate as engineers opened its spillway to release surplus water.
Recent footage of for-sale Hammerhead sharks at a Chinese fish market has made headlines — and reignited discussion about the problem of shark finning.
On the morning of April 9, hammerhead sharks were spotted for sale at a wharf in Sanya, Hainan province. The video quickly circulated online, mainly because hammerhead sharks are considered a globally endangered species — and because it called to mind how consumer tastes have seriously threatened shark populations over the years.
Governments and communities all over the world are preparing for global warming. Here are some of the things they’re doing to get ready for a very different world.
Global warming is changing the way the world works, and its effects are leaving human institutions scrambling to catch up — and prepare for what’s quickly becoming the new normal. From flooded coastlines to swarms of diseased vermin, almost every population on Earth will soon have to find some creative ways to thrive in the hotter, less hospitable world we’re giving future generations. Here are some of the canaries in the global warming coal mine, and what they’re doing to protect themselves.
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