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Portugal and Spain wildfires kill at least 39 people

At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Firefighters were battling 50 blazes in Portugal and a similar number in Spain. Portugal’s government asked for international help and declared a state of …

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Hurricane Ophelia kills 3 and leaves 360,000 without power in Ireland

On Monday, Ireland was hit by Hurricane Orphelia in what officials called an “unprecedented storm” that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. A police spokesman said one woman in her 50s was killed outside the village of …

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Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least eight people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, near Durban, the region’s main city. …

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How (and Why) to Get More Chlorophyll in Your Diet

We’re often told to eat our greens, but why are they so important? One reason is they actually provide us with energy converted directly from the sun. HOW DOES IT WORK? Plants, algae, and certain bacteria are able to convert sunlight into sugars they can use for energy through the …

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5 Ways on How to Support the Environment from Your Computer

The environment needs our individual and collective help more than ever. Hurricanes, flooding, raging forest fires, unprecedented droughts, threatened national monuments, declining species, crazy temperature fluctuations; climate change is quickening its destructive pace and we have a federal government that is unwilling to lift a finger to do anything about …

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Ancient tree stump’ spotted on Mars ?

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UFO hunters claim that an image taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover shows an ancient tree stump on the surface of the Red Planet. A video posted to YouTube by Paranormal Crucible highlights the feature on the surface of Mars, speculating that it could be the petrified remains of a …

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