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Gold mining leaves deforested Amazon land barren for years, find scientists

Jul 02, 2020 15:52 pm UTC| Nature

Travel through the rainforest in Guyana, in northern South America, and youll often hear the indigenous adage: a forest has no end and no beginning to explain their natural cycle of disturbance and recovery. For the people...

Our laws failed these endangered flying-foxes at every turn. On Saturday, Cairns council will put another nail in the coffin

Jul 02, 2020 15:39 pm UTC| Nature

On Saturday, Cairns Regional Council will disperse up to 8,000 endangered spectacled flying-foxes from their nationally important camp in central Cairns. The camp is one of the last major strongholds of the species,...

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health

Jun 26, 2020 07:13 am UTC| Nature

The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea Days of extreme high heat and extreme air pollution are both increasing worldwide. Last November, New Delhi experienced a week of the...

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

Jun 26, 2020 07:13 am UTC| Nature

The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans into stark focus. These leaps often happens at the edges of the worlds tropical...

Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago

Jun 21, 2020 12:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

It was a dark time for animals. Poaching was rampant. Wild birds and mammals were being slaughtered by the thousands. An out-of-control wildlife trade was making once-common animals hard to find and pushing rare species...

Huge locust swarms are threatening food security, but drones could help stop them

Jun 21, 2020 11:24 am UTC| Nature

In recent months, food security concerns have emerged for nations across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as swarms of desert locusts wreak havoc on crops. While the same level of damage isnt currently being felt in...

Catch-22: technology can help solve fishing’s environmental issues – but risks swapping one problem for another

Jun 14, 2020 12:29 pm UTC| Nature Technology

Almost a decade ago, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls Fish Fight campaign galvanised public opinion against the senseless waste of discarding fish. At the time this was the common practice of returning unwanted catches to the...

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Economy

OPEC insists it did not intend to drive US shale out of business

OPEC Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said the group did not intend to drive US shale oil producers out of business, in response to US barrels price briefly turning negative in April. In April, the group agreed on the single...

Korean shipbuilders suffer 67% dip in new orders

South Koreas shipbuilders posted 1.18 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) of new orders in the first half of 2020, 67 percent less from the 3.58 million CGTs last year. Globally, new shipbuilding orders plunged 57...

Shanghai shopping event induces consumption in city

Shanghai municipal governments May 5 Shopping Festival helped the citys total consumption over the past two months to return to the same level last year. The festival attracted over 520,000 online sellers and nearly...

Japan's May exports to S. Korea down to 11-year low of 3.66-T won

Japans exported 3.66 trillion won worth of goods to South Korea in May, down 18 percent from last year, which is lowest in 11 years due to the pandemic and trade dispute between the two countries. Japans shipments of...

US refrains from slapping antidumping duties on S. Korean cold-rolled steel

The US refrained from imposing antidumping duties on cold-rolled steel from Hyundai Steel Co. and POSCO, which would help boost trade between the two countries. The US Department of Commerce determined that cold-rolled...

Politics

Donald Trump: POTUS' former lawyer Michael Cohen brought back to jail

There have been a handful of aides of Donald Trump that was sent to jail, including his former lawyer Michael Cohen. In the midst of the pandemic, Cohen was ordered to be brought back to jail to continue serving his...

Donald Trump: Supreme Court rules POTUS's taxes to be released to Grand Jury

For a long time, Donald Trump has tried to evade the efforts to show his tax returns and his other financial records. Now it appears impossible for Trump to evade any longer as the Supreme Court ruled that it be released...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS visits the Mary Elizabeth House

First lady, Melania Trumps Be Best initiative, puts the overall well-being of children front and center. Recently, Mrs. Trump visited the Mary Elizabeth House to personally deliver some care packages to the staff and...

Melania Trump: New tell-all book reportedly 'thrashes the First Lady and here's its release date

Melania Trump will surely hug the headlines again once the new tell-all book about her is published. This can be controversial and filled with explosive claims since the author is the First Ladys former confidante who was...

Science

Paleontologists discover pocket-sized ancestor of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are more commonly believed to be large living beings, from being similar in size to a child to as massive as a house or even a small building. However, paleontologists recently discovered fossilized remains of...

Dilophosaurus shown in 'Jurassic Park' is more bird-like than lizard, says scientists

The Dilophosaurus was made famous through the Jurassic Park movie and is shown as having a similar appearance to a lizard. However, a new study finds that the actual Dilophosaurus did not resemble a lizard, but looked more...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope detects a galaxy moving away from Earth

When it comes to galaxies, many often hear about these celestial objects merging with one another. However, the opposite is not heard about as much. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to witness just that, with...

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’: Blizzard confirms release window in fall

Video game companies, for much of the first half of 2020, learned to adjust to new workplace setups due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even then, Blizzard Entertainment assures fans that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is...

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...

‘The Last of Us 2’: Naughty Dog condemns myriad of online death threats targeting cast and devs

The launch of The Last of Us 2 has been bittersweet for Naughty Dog in the few weeks that the game is out in the wild. Aside from high scores from critics, the developers and cast members have been receiving vile comments...
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