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Earthquake in New Zealand: Massive magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands | World | news

The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defense and GNS Science is currently investigating the possibility of a tsunami hit the country after the colossal quake. The earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands, about 620 miles northeast of New Zealand. The colossal quake occurred at 23.54 BST (11.54 am local time), according to USGS. The New Zealand Civil Defense released a statement …

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Huge floating islands that convert atmospheric CO2 into fuel could prevent climate change, scientists say

Millions of floating islands that convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into fuel could help prevent the burning of fossil fuels in our climate. These proposed islands would be grouped together to create large-scale facilities that, if built enough, could ultimately offset global total fossil fuel emissions. A research team from Norway and Switzerland has submitted a proposal for solar methanol Islands' …

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Flightless birds died on a group of islands and then developed again

Flightless birds that live on a group of isolated coral islands have been completely extinct more than 100,000 years ago. Now there are again flightless birds that have evolved from the same traditional species. Researchers from the Natural History Museum of the United Kingdom and the University of Portsmouth studied fossils from the Aldabra Atoll – a group of four …

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The waters of the Galapagos Islands are being attacked by alien species

The waters of the Galapagos Islands are invaded by alien species that could threaten hundreds of native marine creatures. Alien sea creatures from around the world could endanger native life The area on ship hulls The study states that the effects are not yet known, but that invasive species had a negative impact on ecosystems in other parts of the …

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Faroe Islands are closing in front of tourists

(CNN) – Managing a popular tourist attraction can be a kind of party – everyone wants to come and have fun, but nobody wants to help when it's over. But the Faroe Islands, a group of autonomous islands that lie between Iceland and Norway and are under the jurisdiction of Denmark, have found an innovative way to look after their …

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UN Court says Britain should "quickly" abandon Chagos Islands Mauritius News

The United Nations Supreme Court has called on Britain to quickly transfer control of an Indian Ocean chain of islands, the largest of which is a strategically important US military base, to Mauritius. Non-binding In a statement issued on Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that the United Kingdom illegally separated the islands of the Chagos Archipelago from …

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Mystery mud on new volcanic islands astonishes NASA scientists | science

Nasa scientists landed for the first time on one of the world's newest islands and discovered that the three-year-old landmass is now covered with sticky, mysterious mud, vegetation and birdlife. The volcanic island sprang into the ocean around Tonga three years ago and was one of only three new islands that have emerged in the last 150 years and have …

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Tropical Storm Pabuk: Thousands flee from Thai islands

Tropical storm Pabuk is expected to land around 7pm. Local time Friday (5 pm ET) near the Chumphon Archipelago, on the eastern border of the Thai provinces Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, but heavy rains have already started. Tourist hotspots in the Gulf of Thailand, including Koh Samui, Koh The islands of Phangan and Koh Tao as well as …

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