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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, with local [more…]

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, and some [more…]

U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday he would not ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of drilling for crude oil [more…]

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Published 31/08/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California fire officials on Sunday reported significant headway battling the two largest of dozens of lightning-sparked blazes raging in and around [more…]

‘Secret’ life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networks

‘Secret’ life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networks

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sharks have more complex social lives than previously known, as shown by a study finding that gray reef sharks in the Pacific [more…]

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to [more…]

Bond star Naomie Harris backs new Extinction Rebellion climate change film

Bond star Naomie Harris backs new Extinction Rebellion climate change film

Published 13/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Naomie Harris and musician Brian Eno have teamed up to produce a short film backing calls for urgent action to [more…]

Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia’s extinct rhinos

Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia’s extinct rhinos

Published 12/08/2020

KUANTAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Some skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia’s last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years [more…]

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

Published 03/08/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Flash floods killed at least two people and swept through hundreds of houses in northern Thailand, authorities said after tropical storm Sinlaku [more…]

Scientists use drones to study great white sharks along California coast

Scientists use drones to study great white sharks along California coast

Published 30/07/2020

DEL MAR, Calif. (Reuters) - Scientists are using drones and other technology to study great white sharks along the coast of Southern California to better [more…]