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  12. <title><![CDATA[US, Finland, Canada join forces on icebreaker ships]]></title>
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  15. Washington (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
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  17.  
  18. The United States, Finland and Canada will work together on the production of icebreaker ships to boost their capabilities in the increasingly contested Arctic, the White House said Thursday.
  19.  
  20. Global warming and the consequent melting ice sheets has opened new Arctic areas to competition over maritime routes and resources involving Western countries as well as Russia and China, putting a prem]]></description>
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  25. <title><![CDATA[Unusual rainfall brings winter flowers to Chile's Atacama desert]]></title>
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  28. Copiap?, Chile (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
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  30.  
  31. Large swaths of the Atacama desert, the driest on the planet, have been covered with purple and white flowers after unusual rainfall patterns in northern Chile.
  32.  
  33. Normally, such a desert bloom occurs every few years in the southern springtime - if and when conditions are just right - blanketing thousands of square kilometers.
  34.  
  35. But the flowers are making an appearance now in winter, someth]]></description>
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  40. <title><![CDATA[Europe's drinking water contamined by 'forever chemical': NGOs]]></title>
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  43. Paris (AFP) July 10, 2024<br/>
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  46. A large sample of European drinking water has detected a substance linked to "forever chemicals" used in pesticides and refrigeration, a coalition of non-governmental organisations said Wednesday.
  47.  
  48. It follows an earlier study in May, also by the European Pesticide Action Network (PAN Europe) and its members, that found "alarming" levels of PFAS chemicals in Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwa]]></description>
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  53. <title><![CDATA[Warming Baltic Sea: a red flag for global oceans]]></title>
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  56. Hanko, Finland (AFP) July 10, 2024<br/>
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  58.  
  59. Climate change combined with pollution from farming and forestry could flip northern Europe's Baltic Sea from being a sponge for CO2 to a source of the planet-warming gas, scientists studying told AFP.
  60.  
  61. This should be a red flag, they warned, noting that other coastal marine zones around the world are trending in the same direction.  
  62.  
  63. "We are at the forefront of these changes," said Univer]]></description>
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  68. <title><![CDATA[Observing Ice Structures with Antifreeze and Refrigerated Microscopy]]></title>
  69. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Observing_Ice_Structures_with_Antifreeze_and_Refrigerated_Microscopy_999.html]]></link>
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  71. Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 11, 2024<br/>
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  73. Understanding how ice interacts with liquid is essential, as ice in nature is typically surrounded by liquid. A study by Kobe University and the Institute for Molecular Science has, for the first time, directly observed the exact shape of ice at the ice-liquid interface using antifreeze and a cooled microscope.
  74.  
  75. When ice interacts with liquid, such as when sliding on ice, forming snowflakes]]></description>
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  80. <title><![CDATA[Spectacular Red Sprites Captured from the ISS]]></title>
  81. <link><![CDATA[https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Spectacular_Red_Sprites_Captured_from_the_ISS_999.html]]></link>
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  83. Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 11, 2024<br/>
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  85. NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick photographed red sprites in Earth's upper atmosphere from the International Space Station on June 3, 2024. The bright red flashes are a less understood phenomena associated with powerful lightning events and appear high above the clouds in the mesosphere. Transient Luminous Events (TLEs), includin]]></description>
  86. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  90. <title><![CDATA[More than 60 missing after Nepal landslide sweeps two buses into river]]></title>
  91. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/More_than_60_missing_after_Nepal_landslide_sweeps_two_buses_into_river_999.html]]></link>
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  93. Kathmandu (AFP) July 12, 2024<br/>
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  95.  
  96. More than 60 people are missing in Nepal after a landslide triggered by heavy rains swept two buses off a highway and into a river, authorities said.
  97.  
  98. Dozens of search and rescue personnel were combing the site for survivors of the accident in the central district of Chitwan, district official Khimananda Bhusal told AFP.
  99.  
  100. Bhusal said that the buses were carrying at least 66 people between ]]></description>
  101. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  105. <title><![CDATA[Cuba a haven for the world's tiniest bird; EU court rules against wolf hunting]]></title>
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  108. Palpite, Cuba (AFP) July 12, 2024<br/>
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  110. The wings of the world's tiniest birds are a near-invisible blur as they whizz around tourists visiting a private Cuban garden that has become a haven for the declining species.
  111.  
  112. The bee hummingbird, which measures just five to six centimeters (two inches) long, is only found in Cuba. Its losses have been huge, with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) saying it has disap]]></description>
  113. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  117. <title><![CDATA[Dust in the air eased slightly in 2023: UN]]></title>
  118. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dust_in_the_air_eased_slightly_in_2023_UN_999.html]]></link>
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  120. Geneva (AFP) July 12, 2024<br/>
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  122.  
  123. The amount of dust in the air eased slightly in 2023, the United Nations said Friday, warning that poor environmental management was fuelling sand and dust storms.
  124.  
  125. The UN's weather and climate agency called for greater vigilance in the face of climate change, as drier surface soil leads to more dust being carried in the wind.
  126.  
  127. "Every year, around 2,000 million tons of dust enters the atmo]]></description>
  128. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  132. <title><![CDATA['Mass stranding' of more than 70 pilot whales in Scotland]]></title>
  133. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Mass_stranding_of_more_than_70_pilot_whales_in_Scotland_999.html]]></link>
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  135. London (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
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  137.  
  138. Scores of whales washed ashore in a "mass stranding" in Scotland's Orkney archipelago on Thursday, a British marine life rescue charity said.
  139.  
  140. A total of 77 long-finned pilot whales were found on the island of Sanday in Orkney, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, after the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) received a report.  
  141.  
  142. When the BDMLR arrived, only a dozen whales were st]]></description>
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  147. <title><![CDATA[Flooding, damage as storms batter S.Africa's Cape Town]]></title>
  148. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Flooding_damage_as_storms_batter_SAfricas_Cape_Town_999.html]]></link>
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  150. Cape Town (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
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  152.  
  153. Several areas of Cape Town were flooded Thursday after heavy winter rains and strong winds battered the city, ripping off roofs from homes and damaging thousands of makeshift dwellings, South African officials said.
  154.  
  155. The city's disaster operations centre said informal settlements, including the major township of Khayelitsha, had been particularly affected by flooding.
  156.  
  157. Nearly 7,000 structu]]></description>
  158. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  162. <title><![CDATA[UK hardens stance over indebted water supplier]]></title>
  163. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/UK_hardens_stance_over_indebted_water_supplier_999.html]]></link>
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  165. London (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
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  167. Britain's embattled Thames Water has been placed under closer regulatory scrutiny owing to serious financial difficulties, the industry's watchdog Ofwat said Thursday.
  168.  
  169. The announcement comes as the newly-elected Labour government could decide whether taxpayers should renationalise Britain's biggest water supplier after it avoided a state rescue under the previous Conservative administration.]]></description>
  170. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  174. <title><![CDATA[Bangladesh charges 26 for destruction of vast mangrove forest]]></title>
  175. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Bangladesh_charges_26_for_destruction_of_vast_mangrove_forest_999.html]]></link>
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  177. Dhaka (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
  178. <img src="https://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/sunderbans-mangrove-bangladesh-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128>
  179.  
  180. Bangladeshi police have charged 26 people for destroying a swath of mangrove forest that protects the low-lying nation from storm surge waters exacerbated by climate change, environmental officers said Thursday.
  181.  
  182. "They have destroyed parts of a unique ecosystem, which has been declared as an ECA (Ecologically Critical Area)," Jamir Uddin, a deputy director of the environment department, told ]]></description>
  183. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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  187. <title><![CDATA[Canada conservationists push back as grizzly hunting ban lifted]]></title>
  188. <link><![CDATA[https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Canada_conservationists_push_back_as_grizzly_hunting_ban_lifted_999.html]]></link>
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  190. Montreal (AFP) July 11, 2024<br/>
  191. <img src="https://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/grizzly-bear-yellowstone-national-park-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128>
  192.  
  193. A decision to partially reverse a nearly two-decade ban on hunting grizzly bears in Canada's Alberta has angered environmentalists, with a group saying Wednesday they feared its impact on the species.
  194.  
  195. Hunting of the mammals, listed as threatened in 2010 by the western Alberta province, had been prohibited for 18 years - leading to growth in the population of grizzlies.
  196.  
  197. But there has als]]></description>
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  202. <title><![CDATA[Eastern religions join call for ethical AI]]></title>
  203. <link><![CDATA[https://www.robodaily.com/reports/Eastern_religions_join_call_for_ethical_AI_999.html]]></link>
  204. <description><![CDATA[
  205. Tokyo (AFP) July 10, 2024<br/>
  206. <img src="https://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/artificial-intelligence-600-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128>
  207.  
  208. Sect leaders from major Eastern religions on Wednesday signed on to a Vatican-led code for AI ethics that also includes major tech companies at a ceremony in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
  209.  
  210. The "Rome Call for AI Ethics" says artificial intelligence should be developed "with ethical principles to ensure it serves the good of humanity", given concerns over the impact on warfare, elections and ]]></description>
  211. <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:40:48 GMT</pubDate>
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