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Seabird poop is worth millions, say scientists trying to save the birds

Seabird poop is worth millions, say scientists trying to save the birds

Some hot commodities are obvious: gold, oil, corn and more recently, hand sanitizer, are clearly worth a lot. But some valuable products are less evident — and much more off-putting. New research has revealed that the waste produced by seabirds — that’s right, the poop of seagulls, pelicans, and penguins — could be worth nearly…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 6

“As long as you have any member of society, any demographic group, who’s not seriously trying to get to the end game of suppressing this, it will continue to smolder and smolder and smolder, and that will be the reason why, in a non-unified way, we’ve plateaued at an unacceptable level.” Dr. Anthony Fauci did…MORE

Toxic chemicals from burning fossil fuels poison dolphins and whales on East Coast

Toxic chemicals from burning fossil fuels poison dolphins and whales on East Coast

High levels of toxic chemicals have been found in stranded dolphins and whales along the southeastern coast of the United States, according to a new study published on Wednesday. Arsenic, mercury and other chemicals were found in their bodies, giving more information on contaminant concentrations in dolphins and other toothed whales, researchers said. Toothed whales…MORE

How to help Beirut explosion victims

How to help Beirut explosion victims

At least 100 people are dead and 4,000 wounded following an explosion in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. While it is still unclear what caused the explosion, the city is decimated with thousands of residents left homeless, a medical system already strained from coronavirus and up to $5 billion worth of damage. You can help…MORE

Satellite images of Beirut explosion show massive crater at port

Satellite images of Beirut explosion show massive crater at port

Satellite images, obtained by CNN from Planet Labs Inc., show a massive crater at the site of Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut’s port. The images show nearly every building has either sustained significant damage or has been been destroyed by the blast. (If the images above are not displaying properly, click here.) Massive grain silos that…MORE

Satellite imagery reveals new penguin colonies in Antarctica

Satellite imagery reveals new penguin colonies in Antarctica

Satellite imaging has revealed that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought. However, while the discovery has been welcomed, the previously undiscovered animals will act as “canaries in the coalmine” when it comes to studying the impact of global warming, experts have said. Scientists discovered 11 new colonies, meaning…MORE