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‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

via ‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove | World news | The Guardian.

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Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did

An energy firm’s lobbying team was led by Trump’s incoming EPA deputy secretary.
via Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did | HuffPost.

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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Scientists who fitted heart rate-monitoring tags to Arctic narwhals have discovered a strange paradox in how the animals respond to threats.
Photograph: Heide Jorgensen
Source: BBC

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Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

Underground chamber about 6m high and 3m wide had been hidden behind ancient limestone walls.
Photograph: Luc Le Blanc
via Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal | World news | The Guardian.

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Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him

Man, 50, was on boar hunt near north-eastern town of Greifswald.
Photograph: imagebroker/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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‘A gift from the sky’: record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

Chou Kun-hsuan of Chinese Culture University claims phenomenon beats six-hour rainbow seen in Sheffield in 1994
Source: The Guardian

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Final Episode of Blue Planet 2

The final episode of Blue Planet 2 is at 8pm on BBC1 on 10 December in the UK. Blue Planet 2 is a nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough about the Earth’s oceans, their inhabitants, the threats they face, and possible solutions.

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Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise.
Photograph: Gavin Thurston
Source: The Guardian

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Graphic Japanese whaling footage released after five-year legal battle

“Footage released by activist group Sea Shepherd shows Japanese fishermen harpooning whales in the Southern ocean before dragging them, still alive, along the side of the vessel.” WARNING: this footage may distress some readers.
Source: The Guardian

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Cinema Verde 9th Year Anniversary Party

Come to Cinema Verde’s 9th anniversary celebration! There will be a water party/picnic on Santa Fe River followed by cocktails and a film screening at the art gallery. Located near Rum Island.

 

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Lawmakers Are Again Fighting Over Drilling In The Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge

“To suggest that we would despoil our environment for short-term gain is offensive,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a supporter of the drilling, said during a hearing Thursday.

Source: The Huffington Post 

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Satellite eye on Earth: September 2017 – in pictures

Algal blooms, hurricanes and volcano fields are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month.

Source: The Guardian

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‘The good Lord couldn’t get rid of them’: Louisiana’s quest to hunt the swamp rat

A new documentary, Rodents of Unusual Size, follows the hunters waging war against an invasive species that ‘put New York City sewer rats to shame.’

Source: The Guardian

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Brooklyn’s social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Residents of a social housing complex in Brooklyn, New York, can’t stop another tempest like Superstorm Sandy from crashing through their city, but they can feel secure that it won’t cause a power cut.

Source: The Guardian

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Scant Oversight, Corporate Secrecy Preceded US Weed Killer Crisis

As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away.

Source: Huffington Post

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Canary Island tourists warned to avoid toxic ‘sea sawdust’ algae

Tenerife in particular is awash with visitors at this time of year but some of those having a dip in the Atlantic ocean have come out scratching themselves after brushing up against the tiny algae.

Source: The Guardian

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Rare Video Captures Recent Megatsunami Hitting Small Greenland Fishing Village

One of the tallest tsunamis ever recorded struck a remote settlement in Greenland a few weeks ago.

Source: Rare Video Captures Recent Megatsunami Hitting Small Greenland Fishing Village

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Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides.

 
 
Source: Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

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Why is India drilling deep into an earthquake hotspot?

Geologists are drilling one of Asia’s deepest boreholes to unlock the mysteries of earthquakes.
Source: Why is India drilling deep into an earthquake hotspot?

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

The aim of forest bathing, Choukas-Bradley explained, is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.

Source: Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

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