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17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

Even for a volcanic island accustomed to the occasional tremor, this has been an unusual week for Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, around 17,000 earthquakes have hit the southwestern region of Reykjanes over the past week. The largest quake, a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale, occurred on the morning of February 24.…MORE

Remember the pandemic greenhouse emissions drop? It’s nearly gone

Remember the pandemic greenhouse emissions drop? It’s nearly gone

Global emissions of heat-trapping gases fell dramatically last year as the pandemic forced much of the world to a halt. But new data has shown they are bouncing back — fast. Lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus caused a 7% drop in CO2 emissions over the course of 2020 — the biggest…MORE

‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine!’

‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine!’

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine! I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,” sang Dolly Parton, riffing on her hit song “Jolene” as she received her first Covid-19 vaccine dose. “I know I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine,” she told the camera. “I think we all want to get back…MORE

Perseverance will search for ancient life on Mars. These places are next

Perseverance will search for ancient life on Mars. These places are next

When NASA’s Perseverance rover begins surveying the Martian surface in the coming months, the robotic explorer will be searching for signs of ancient life. Then, “Percy,” as she’s known to her team on Earth, will actually collect those samples, and future missions will return them to Earth. Perseverance is NASA’s first true astrobiology mission in…MORE

A fight is brewing over Myanmar’s seat at the United Nations

A fight is brewing over Myanmar’s seat at the United Nations

The fight for control of Myanmar has now officially arrived at the United Nations. In a letter seen by CNN, Myanmar’s UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun has told the international body that he still represents Myanmar, after making an impassioned speech last week rejecting the country’s military takeover. Meanwhile, a deputy ambassador to the UN…MORE

The slowing down of ocean currents could have a devastating effect on our climate

The slowing down of ocean currents could have a devastating effect on our climate

Remember the movie, “The Day After Tomorrow,” in which a catastrophic series of global disasters strike after climate change causes the world’s ocean currents to stop? Well, new research reveals Earth’s major ocean currents are slowing down, and though the consequences will not be as immediate or dramatic as in the Hollywood fiction, there are…MORE

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