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Turkey's Leaders Vow to Defeat Plague of 'Sea Snot' Amid Unprecedented Outbreak

Turkey’s Leaders Vow to Defeat Plague of ‘Sea Snot’ Amid Unprecedented Outbreak

This aerial photo taken on June 4, 2021, of Turkey’s Marmara Sea at an Istanbul harbor shows a jelly-like layer of slime, unofficially called “sea snot,” that develops on the surface of the water due to the excessive proliferation of phytoplankton, gravely threatening the marine biome.Photo: Yasin Akgul (Getty Images) Top officials in Turkey have …

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Square Will Invest $5 Million to Build an Open-Source, Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility

Square Will Invest $5 Million to Build an Open-Source, Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility

Graphic: Blockstream Square, the digital payments firm led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is teaming up with blockchain technology provider Blockstream Mining to build an open-source, solar-powered bitcoin mining facility at one of Blockstream’s U.S. sites. Advertisement Square will invest $5 million in the facility, which will be a “proof-of-concept for a 100% renewable energy …

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Frightened Terns Abandon 1,500 Eggs After a Rogue Drone Crash-Landed on Nesting Island

Frightened Terns Abandon 1,500 Eggs After a Rogue Drone Crash-Landed on Nesting Island

Photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh (Getty Images) Roughly 1,500 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a rogue drone crash-landed and scared off thousands of birds, the Orange County Register and New York Times reported this week. Advertisement Two drones were flown illegally over the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a stretch of …

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Researchers Discover Peaceful Turtle Playground in the Sargasso Sea

Researchers Discover Peaceful Turtle Playground in the Sargasso Sea

A tagged green sea turtle.Photo: Gustavo Stahelin, UCF MTRG; Permit number NMFS – 19508 Off the coast of Florida lie marigold meadows floating in the ocean; they’re trails of sargassum, a seaweed that bobs on the surface of the water. Amid those frilly ocean mats, young sea turtles grow up, learning about life in an …

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Polar Bear-Grizzly Hybrids, Aka Pizzly Bears, May Be Growing More Common Due to Climate Crisis

Polar Bear-Grizzly Hybrids, Aka Pizzly Bears, May Be Growing More Common Due to Climate Crisis

Image: Guy Clavel/AFP and Dani Pozo/AFP (Getty Images) What do you get when you cross a polar bear and a grizzly bear? A fluffy reminder of how climate change is transforming our planet at an alarming rate. Advertisement These hybrids, sometimes called pizzly bears or grolar bears, have been spotted in the wild as far …

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California Commits to Phasing Out Oil Extraction by 2045

California Commits to Phasing Out Oil Extraction by 2045

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a directive Friday that sets an aspirational 2045 deadline to halt all oil extraction within the state. It also orders the state’s Department of Conservation to quit issuing new fracking permits by 2024. Advertisement “California is now the first state to declare an end to oil …

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Oil’s Rebound Shows the Window to Protect the Climate Is Closing

Oil’s Rebound Shows the Window to Protect the Climate Is Closing

A man stands in front of a fire from oil that has been set ablaze in the Qayyarah area of Iraq.Photo: Yasin Akgul/AFP (Getty Images) A year ago today, oil prices did something never before seen: They dipped into negative territory, meaning suppliers were literally paying people to take the oil off their hands. Advertisement …

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Louisiana Representative Boldly Offers to Make His State a ‘Sanctuary’ for Fossil Fuels

Louisiana Representative Boldly Offers to Make His State a ‘Sanctuary’ for Fossil Fuels

Danny McCormick, fossil fuel protectorPhoto: Chris Graythen (Getty Images) A brave Louisiana legislator has a plan to protect poor, helpless fossil fuels by offering up his state as a safe space where they can be dug up, refined, and burned free from judgment (and government regulation).  Advertisement Republican Rep. Danny McCormick, who hails from the …

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The Last Two Giraffes Have Been Rescued From a Vanishing Kenyan Island

The Last Two Giraffes Have Been Rescued From a Vanishing Kenyan Island

One of nine giraffes to be floated off the vanishing island. Image: Save Giraffes Now A mother and calf are the last of nine endangered giraffes to be transported to Kenya’s mainland as rising waters threaten their home island in Lake Baringo. Advertisement Using a custom-built barge, eight females and one male have been successfully …

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Emails Show Texas Officials Shared Climate Denier's Talking Points During Blackouts