TRAPPIST-1 star system a treasure trove of cosmic delights

What the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets means

Depending on your level of curiosity or cynicism, NASA’s recent discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may either be met with marvel or indifference.

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Whale of a tale: Death by 30 plastic bags

Incident off Norwegian coastline demonstrates tragedy of oceanic pollution

A sick Cuvier’s beaked whale was recently euthanized after showing signs of illness and repeatedly beaching itself near Norway’s west coast earlier this week.

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Climate change is killing reindeer

Over 80,000 animals have starved to death in Russian Arctic

Due to the Earth’s axial tilt and rotation, the polar regions are always a flashpoint when atmospheric conditions change; this is the reason that the hole in the ozone layer hovers over the South Pole rather than the equator.

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Cuba: an environmental success story

Reforestation and conservation help preserve a tropical paradise

Perhaps because Havana boasts one of the finest collections of architecture in the world and Varadero has some of the finest beaches, Cuba’s status as a biodiversity hotspot often gets overlooked.

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COP 22 climate talks end on optimistic note despite Trump schism

Over 300 U.S. businesses remain committed to climate action

Climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco wrapped up yesterday with an affirmation among signatories of the landmark Paris climate agreement to commit to decarbonization of global economies.

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