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Nevada conserves Lake Mead, but big cuts to the river still may come

Despite protection, large notches can occur on the Colorado River

A call by federal officials for massive cuts along the Colorado River is leading water managers in the American West to find common ground before the federal government descends with its own proverbial hammer. It’s a morning Southern Nevada is well placed to absorb it, thanks to a two-decade lead in nature conservation and significant …

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Solar Storm Mystery: Earth Survived by "Surprising" Storm That Disrupted DAYS |  Science  News

Solar Storm Mystery: Earth Survived by “Surprising” Storm That Disrupted DAYS | Science News

Over the weekend, the Earth was hit by a solar storm, the origin of which has so far confused astronomers. Solar storms are major disturbances that occur as a result of explosions on the surface of the Sun known as solar flares, which are caused by entanglement, crossing, or reorganization of magnetic field lines. Within …

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The Grand Canyon will not be looking for volunteers to kill bison this fall

The Grand Canyon will not be looking for volunteers to kill bison this fall

Program to kill bison Grand Canyon network of 4 animals, criticism Critics say that rather than killing bison, the animals should be relocated to other areas or given to Native American tribes as part of an ongoing effort. FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) – A herd of bison that lives almost exclusively in northern areas Grand Canyon …

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The mysterious "surprise" of a solar storm hit Earth and left forecasters clueless - and the impact could last for days

The mysterious “surprise” of a solar storm hit Earth and left forecasters clueless – and the impact could last for days

Over the weekend, a SOLAR storm hit Earth and caused a temporary disruption of the planet’s magnetosphere. The storm was caused by an unexpected coronal mass ejection (CME), which, according to The Express, was sunk into the solar wind. 2 A solar storm hit Earth this weekend, temporarily disrupting the Earth’s magnetosphere.Credit: Getty 2 Solar …

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Viruses survive in fresh water with a “footprint” on plastic, the study found Plastics

Researchers have found that dangerous viruses can remain infectious for up to three days in fresh water when traced to plastic. Enteric viruses that cause diarrhea and stomach upset, such as rotavirus, have been found to survive in water by attaching to microplastics, tiny particles less than 5 mm in length. They remain infectious, researchers …

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Australia ‘s emissions have risen in the coalition’ s last year as transport and fossil fuels erased profits during Covid Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions in Australia increased in 2021 as the country lifted the Covid-19 lock without taking significant steps to maintain the decline in carbon pollution seen during the pandemic. National emissions rose 0.8% – 4.1 million tons of carbon dioxide – in the last full year of the federal coalition government, according to government …

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Tanya Plibersek declares environment in Australia “back front and center” at UN Oceans Conference | Oceans

The new Australian Minister of the Environment, Tanya Plibersek, was enthusiastically welcomed to the UN Oceanic Conference in Lisbon after identifying five new blue carbon projects and declaring that “under the new Australian government, the environment is back – in the foreground and center”. Plibersek began his talk at the conference in the words of …

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