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Climate change: Record high temperatures surge in the Eastern US

Climate change: Record high temperatures surge in the Eastern US

It does not feel like winter in the Eastern U.S. this week. Spring has already arrived in the Southeast and forecast highs are in the 70s as far north as Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, breaking records at dozens of climate-monitoring stations. In Washington, D.C., Tuesday’s morning temperature was 48 degrees, which sets a new record for warmest overnight low for ... Read More »

Orange alligator gets snapped in South Carolina “Photo”

Orange alligator gets snapped in South Carolina (Photo)

An orange-colored alligator, which admirers on social media have nicknamed “Trumpagator,” surfaced this week from the retention ponds at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan, South Carolina. Neighbors spotted the alligator and posted its picture on Facebook. There are many animals that come in surprising, bright colors—the pink grasshoppers and blue lobsters of the world. But orange alligators are likely not born ... Read More »

Researchers just got even more evidence of a new type of black hole

Scientists just got even more evidence of a new type of black hole

Astronomers may have discovered the first example of an intermediate-mass black hole, possibly validating a long-standing theory that such “mid-sized” black holes exist. University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics researcher Associate Professor Holger Baumgardt said all known black holes fell into two categories: small, stellar-mass black holes weighing a few times the mass of our sun, and supermassive ... Read More »

Climate Change: Donald Trump Voters and Global Warming

Climate Change: Donald Trump Voters and Global Warming

US President Donald Trump mocked environmental issues throughout his campaign. Despite denying it during the debates when trying to appeal to a wider audience, Trump made it clear to his hardcore followers that they could count on him to roll back environmental protections. “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. ... Read More »

1609 crocodile skins seized in Guangxi; China

1609 crocodile skins seized in Guangxi, China

Crocodile skins seized by coast guards are on show in Fangchenggang City, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 7, 2017. 1,609 pieces of crocodile skins, each around 1.4 meters long, and 500 kilograms of what appears to be crocodile meat were seized. A suspect caught said he was hired by a buyer in the city to receive the goods ... Read More »

Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide near Australia

Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide near Australia

James Cook University Scientists discover what they beleive to be the largest underwaterlandslide in the world. JCU’s Dr Robin Beaman said the remains of the slip, known as the Gloria Knolls Slide, were discovered 75 kilometres off the north Queensland coast near the town of Innisfail while the scientists were working from the Marine National Facility’s blue-water research ship Southern ... Read More »

Illegal fishing during closures among fall 2016 convictions in ‘Newfoundland and Labrador’

Illegal fishing during closures among fall 2016 convictions in Newfoundland and Labrador

Illegal recreational fishing and fishing during closures among fall 2016 convictions in Newfoundland and Labrador. Between October to December 2016, 31 individuals were convicted under the Fisheries Act following investigations by Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishery officers. Fines totaling more than $23,000 were issued. In the inland recreational salmon fishery, individual fines up to $1000.00 were issued for offences such ... Read More »

Climate change linked to extreme weather events, Climate Council report says

Climate change linked to extreme weather events, Climate Council report says

Climate change is now influencing all extreme weather events – with some of the most severe climate impacts occurring in 2016. The Climate Council report ‘Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events’ finds that while the links between climate change and some extreme weather events such as bushfires and heatwaves are well-established, the evidence linking climate change ... Read More »

Halifax professor Jeff Dahn wins Herzberg Gold Medal

Battery expert Jeff Dahn wins Herzberg Gold Medal

Jeff Dahn, A leading scientist who is working with Tesla to make better lithium-ion batteries has won the $1-million Herzberg prize, Canada’s top science award. The esteemed prize is akin to a lifetime achievement award, celebrating sustained excellence and overall influence of research work conducted in Canada. It’s an incredible honour for Dr. Dahn, a researcher who’s made Dalhousie his ... Read More »