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Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment: study

Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment: studyGlobal warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the United States and Europe, a major US scientific report said Tuesday. Persistent heat records have assaulted the fragile Arctic for each of the past five years -- a record-long warming streak, said the 2018 Arctic Report Card, released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


U.N. proposes Yemen's warring parties pull out of key port: sources

U.N. proposes Yemen's warring parties pull out of key port: sourcesBy Aziz El Yaakoubi RIMBO, Sweden (Reuters) - The United Nations proposed at initial talks between Yemen's warring parties on Tuesday that they withdraw from the contested port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions facing famine, and place it under the control of an interim entity. It was not clear if the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government would accept the proposal made at peace talks in Sweden that aim to avert a full-scale assault on Hodeidah, now a focus of the nearly four-year-old war. ...


Earth's Mysterious 'Deep Biosphere' Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists Say

Earth's Mysterious 'Deep Biosphere' Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists SayLife on Earth takes billions of shapes, but to see most of them you'll have to dig deep below the planet's surface. For the past 10 years, that's what the scientists of the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) have been doing. Composed of more than 1,000 scientists from 52 countries around the world, this group of scientists maps the weird, wild life of Earth's "deep biosphere" — the mysterious patchwork of underground ecosystems that exists between Earth's surface and its core.


Permafrost thaw threatens 70 percent of Arctic infrastructure: study

Permafrost thaw threatens 70 percent of Arctic infrastructure: studyA warming climate is thawing permafrost and up to 70 percent of infrastructure in the Arctic region is at risk, including key oil and gas fields, a new study said Wednesday. Researchers used detailed information on infrastructure across the Northern Hemisphere permafrost zone to model with unprecedented detail just how many buildings, roads, railways and other construction could be at risk by 2050. "Especially that around 70 percent of current infrastructure in the permafrost domain is in areas with high potential for thaw of near-surface permafrost," he told AFP.


Google CEO Refutes Claims of Bias, Data Tracking in Congress

Google CEO Refutes Claims of Bias, Data Tracking in CongressAs the hearing began, the heads of both political parties led with questions about Google’s data collection. Republican Bob Goodlatte asked how much personal information Google absorbs via its Android mobile software. Pichai stressed that users opt in to certain data-tracking features, giving the example of fitness apps that measure steps.


Red Meat Is Still Bad For Heart Health, Study Finds - but Not Just Because of Saturated Fat

Red Meat Is Still Bad For Heart Health, Study Finds - but Not Just Because of Saturated FatDoctors and experts have long warned against eating too much red meat for heart health. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends only eating lean meat such as chicken or fish without the skin because they are lower in saturated fat and saturated fat raises cholesterol and could lead to heart disease.


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