Month: May 2018

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Chandra Reveals a Special Kind of Neutron Star for the First Time

Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile.Neutron stars are the ultra dense cores of massive stars that collapse and undergo a supernova explosion. This newly …

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Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

SHANGHAI: Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday.Stringent winter restrictions on industry, transportation and coal consumption enabled smog-prone northern Chinese regions to meet politically crucial air quality targets for the 2013-2017 period. But while concentrations …

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Pollution turns India’s white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green

Pollution turns India’s white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green

AGRA: India’s white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world’s eighth-most polluted city.One of the seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal flanks a garbage-strewn river and is often enveloped by dust and smog from belching smokestacks and vehicles in the northern city …

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Coral Outcrop Flynn Great Barrier Reef

All About Coral

  What Is Coral ? : Inroduction Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.A coral “group” is a colony of …

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Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

SYDNEY:  Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will receive A$500 million ($379.10 million) in new funding to restore water quality and protect the coral from starfish attacks, government ministers announced on Sunday. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said in a televised interview that some of the money would go directly to farmers to modify their practices “to ensure …

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New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected …

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