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British customers could be eating 'endangered SHARKS'

He added that the alarming findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports , 'highlight the global nature of the damaging trade in endangered shark species, in which Europe and the United Kingdom have a continuing role'. 'Our findings demonstrate the need for more informative and accurate seafood labelling'. This is classed as "endangered" in Europe and "vulernable" worldwide and was illegal to catch in the European Union until 2011. Consulte Mais Informação

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Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1

Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1

Though it might be hard to imagine, astronomers stumbled on this galaxy by accident. The astronomers who discovered this new galaxy were originally doing a survey of a cluster known as NGC 6752. For starters, it's a loner. The upper left one highlights the part containing the galaxy Bedin 1. Its stars are also old , like really old , revealing that the galaxy is as ancient as the universe itself - approximately 13 billion years old . Consulte Mais Informação

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There's A Huge Cavity Under Antarctica's Most Endangered Glacier

There's A Huge Cavity Under Antarctica's Most Endangered Glacier

Researchers say a massive cavity the size of two-thirds of Manhattan was found under a glacier in Antarctica. The NASA-led team were surprised by the size of the cavity, which once contained 14 billion tons of ice . The collaboration includes the U.S. National Science Foundation and British National Environmental Research Council. Even with this accelerating retreat, however, melt rates on this side of the glacier are lower than on the western side , they said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Missing link in planet evolution found

Missing link in planet evolution found

Since the Kuiper Belt has an incredibly low temperature and a relatively safe position (being located close to the orbit of Neptune) a large number of the Kuiper Belt Objects are in pristine condition. More detections will confirm the team's findings, and when they do, it will fill in an observational gap in our understanding of planet formation. The discovery proves that small Kuiper Belt Objects are real and exist in large numbers. Consulte Mais Informação

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Endangered shark meat is being sold in United Kingdom chip shops

Dried and processed shark fins sold in Asian restaurants and supermarkets were also sampled, 38 per cent of which were the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark, which is subject to worldwide trade restrictions. The spiny dogfish found in many chip shop samples could have been sourced from more sustainable stocks elsewhere, but it highlights the problems of selling shark meat under "umbrella" terms that cover multiple species. Consulte Mais Informação

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GE to combine renewable, grid assets into single unit

GE to combine renewable, grid assets into single unit

The combined generation capacity will be 1.51 gigawatts (GW), enough to power 226,500 households. The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) has launched Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for seven solar PV projects during the launch of the National Industrial Development and Industrials Program (NILDP). Consulte Mais Informação

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Huge cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

Huge cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

Before they made the discovery, Nasa researchers were looking for gaps between ice and bedrock at the bottom of Thwaites where ocean water flows in and melts the glacier from underneath. But the research shows melt in East Antarctica-long thought to be the more stable region-has been underestimated. If this mysterious glacier were to "go bad"-glaciologist-speak for the process by which a glacier breaks down into icebergs and eventually collapses into the ocean-it might be more than a ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Arctic air sends temperatures well below zero in midwest US

Arctic air sends temperatures well below zero in midwest US

An Illinois police department found a fictitious cause for the icy blast, posting on Facebook that its officers had arrested Elsa, the frosty character from the Disney movie "Frozen", for bringing the arctic air to the Midwest . U.S. media attributed at least four deaths to the extreme cold and the major snowstorm that preceded it. The unusual cold could stick around for another eight weeks, Mr Cohen said. Consulte Mais Informação

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New evidence reveals Arctic summers now hottest for 115,000 years

New evidence reveals Arctic summers now hottest for 115,000 years

Pendleton and his colleagues walked across these ancient landscapes while taking samples on Baffin Island , Canada. It is dominated with fjords separated by plateaus. It turned out that the current century is the warmest for the region over the last 115 thousand years. They add that it's possible the island, the fifth largest in the world, could be completely ice-free in only a few centuries. Consulte Mais Informação

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Testimony by intelligence chiefs on global threats highlights differences with president

Testimony by intelligence chiefs on global threats highlights differences with president

North Korea is " unlikely " to surrender its nuclear weapons, while Iran is not "currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activity" several Trump administration officials have accused it of, Coats said. At the Senate hearing Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel said Iran was "technically.in compliance" with the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the USA withdrawal. Consulte Mais Informação

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What Are The Current Records For Cold Temperatures In Chicago?

What Are The Current Records For Cold Temperatures In Chicago?

On Monday morning, the NWS forecasted that the snow would change to freezing drizzle before ending completely. Wind chill would make temperatures feel more like -30 to -65 degrees Fahrenheit (-34 to -54 Celsius), according to NWS. The Twin Cities Weather Service office , where the wind chill is expected to plunge to minus-50, pulled out the real talk on Sunday. Target counties were identified as Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, Scott and Washington. Consulte Mais Informação

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Risk of imminent rupture at another Brazil mining dam

Risk of imminent rupture at another Brazil mining dam

People in Brumadinho desperately awaited word on their loved ones. The two dam breaks have put Vale under fire from several directions. The cause of the dam burst remained unclear. The calamity is the first major crisis for the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro , a far-right leader who promised to pare back enforcement of environmental regulations and to open up protected areas to the mining industry. Consulte Mais Informação

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Thinness and obesity: it's in the genes | Society

Thinness and obesity: it's in the genes | Society

Obesity is a growing problem in many parts of the world. "This research shows for the first time that healthy thin people are generally thin because they have a lower burden of genes that increase a person's chances of being overweight and not because they are morally superior, as some people like to suggest", said study lead Professor Sadaf Farooqi , also noting that their research proves how much more complex weight management is than people might think. Consulte Mais Informação

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