Environment

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After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world’s largest flooded cave system – and it’s truly an underwater wonderland. Spanning an incredible 347 kilometres (216 miles) of subterranean caverns, this branching, sunken labyrinth isn’t just a natural spectacle – it’s also an important archaeological find that could reveal lost secrets
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According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), scientists have, for the first time, produced proof that the recovery of the ozone hole is attributable to human action. Every September, the Antarctic ozone hole forms after rays from the Sun catalyse ozone destruction cycles. These cycles involve chlorine and bromine, which mostly come from chlorine-containing
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Does glitter bring to mind the prospect of shiny, sparkly, Christmassy, harmless fun? I’m afraid it is a bit more complicated than that. The popularity of glitter and the sheer volume used at Christmas presents us with a growing problem. Here are five reasons to rethink your glitter habit. 1. All that glitters is …
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One of Argentina’s leading glaciologists is facing criminal charges in a controversial case that could set new standards over the legal liability of scientists for environmental pollution. Argentinian geoscientist Ricardo Villalba stands accused of manipulating a national inventory of glaciers to exclude smaller glaciers from environmental protections, and thereby enabling repeated instances of cyanide pollution
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Everyone knows the internet is a hotbed for ridiculous conspiracy theories. From chemtrails to Flat Earth, it seems like conspirators are always accusing the government of hiding something. Now, a new and completely unsubstantiated theory is taking hold. Far from being a result of wide-spread drought and climate change, online conspirators are claiming the California