Dogs Are Turning Blue in Mumbai Because of River Pollution

Dogs Are Turning Blue in Mumbai Because of River Pollution

00 Blue dogs have been spotted wandering around the city of Mumbai in India. The dogs may have been exposed to toxic pollution that has caused their white fur to turn blue. Stray dogs often look for food near the Kasadi River in the Navi district of the city. The river is subject to contamination from the industries that line its banks. Animal rights activists vow to get to the bottom of the mysterious colored…

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Norwegian Billionaire Funds 600-Foot Superyacht to Help Save the Ocean

Norwegian Billionaire Funds 600-Foot Superyacht to Help Save the Ocean

00 One of Norway’s richest men is giving back to the community. Kjell Inge Rokke is worth roughly $2.6 billion. Like any good Norwegian billionaire, Rokke also has his fair share of yachts. It would normally come as no surprise to hear another superyacht is being constructed. However, Rokke wanted to build something more than a typical boat. [Image Source: VARD] Rokke’s superyacht will be managed by the World Wildlife Fund of Norway. The project is called…

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This Enormous Machine Just Started Extracting Carbon Dioxide from Air

This Enormous Machine Just Started Extracting Carbon Dioxide from Air

00 Carbon dioxide will soon become a commodity as a Swiss Company launches its venture to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and transform it into useful products this month. Possible products include fertilizers for greenhouse based agriculture. Climeworks, the company behind the idea is ambitiously planning to scale its radical technology to meet its goal of removing 1 percent of the global annual carbon dioxide emissions by 2025. There has been no successful testing of…

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The Weather Channel Uses Augmented Reality for Safety Demonstration

The Weather Channel Uses Augmented Reality for Safety Demonstration

00 Augmented reality isn’t just left for Pokemon Go players anymore, in fact, the Weather Channel has started implementing it in their broadcasts to make the news just a little bit more real. Augmented reality is being used in a wide variety of industrial and corporate applications to train workers or sell products. Probably the most famous example of implemented augmented reality technology is that of Pokemon Go. While that app’s popularity has faded a…

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Hiding in Plain Sight: ‘Extinct’ Trees Found in Royal Garden

Hiding in Plain Sight: ‘Extinct’ Trees Found in Royal Garden

00 A stunning find by horticulturalists: two trees, thought to have been extinct in Britain for 50 years, have been found in the garden of Her Majesty The Queen’s Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland. The 30-meter-tall trees are generally hard to hide, but two Wentworth elms (Ulmus ‘Wentworthii Pendula) went unnoticed in a royal garden for over  half a century. Max Coleman of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh identified the trees. He described the find: “Such…

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Japan’s Largest Active Volcano Erupted

Japan’s Largest Active Volcano Erupted

00 The 1,592-meter-high Mount Aso has erupted, spewing out volcanic ash 11,000 meters into sky. The Japanese government announced that there are no injuries recorded related to the eruption yet. Seismologists are on the alert and waiting for another possible eruption as well. “It is extremely rare for an eruption column to exceed 10,000 meters,” Makoto Saito, the director of the Volcanology Division, told CNN associate TV Asahi on Saturday. Saito also warned that because the volcano is…

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Will the ‘Indiana Jones’ Shark Make a Comeback?

Will the ‘Indiana Jones’ Shark Make a Comeback?

00 The whipping tail of the “Indiana Jones” shark could be swimming in larger numbers soon.Today, panelists at the Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species gave the Thresher shark heightened protection. If countries wish to continue trading thresher fins, they now have to prove the sustainability of their fishing. The Thresher’s tail can be as long as its body. The tail’s whip-like motion can stun, impale and even kill prey and predators. The whip allows the shark…

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New Study Says Ocean Pollution is Worse Than We Thought

New Study Says Ocean Pollution is Worse Than We Thought

00 [Image Courtesy of The Ocean Cleanup] An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash pollutes the oceans each year. Dutch conservation group The Ocean Cleanup recently flew over the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch.’ This area lies between Hawaii and California, getting its name from the high concentration of plastic floating there. The Ocean Cleanup used advanced aerial technologies to analyze the density and frequency of pollution as they flew. The results of the flights were…

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Researchers Create Lionfish Killing Robot to Stop Invasive Species

Researchers Create Lionfish Killing Robot to Stop Invasive Species

00 Around the world, there are countless invasive species that have been introduced and are destroying local fauna. Many years back, lionfish became the biggest thing in the aquarium world, and everyone with a large enough tank was snatching them up. The problem was, many aquarium owners got tired of them and released them into the Gulf of Mexico. Lionfish are not native to anywhere close to the Gulf, and they also as a species…

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Rising Sea Levels May Actually be Beneficial for Coral Reefs

Rising Sea Levels May Actually be Beneficial for Coral Reefs

00 Climate Change and rising sea levels threaten many coastal cities and developments, but the warming temperatures may not be all bad. Coral reefs have been dying all across the globe due to heat stress. This is partially due to the lack of seawater covering the coral reefs, in turn, heating them up from what sunlight does get to them. Rising sea levels would put more of a buffer of water above each reef, potentially…

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