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Wildfires Cause Widespread Destruction In Texas

Firefighters in Texas are battling a number of wildfires in the state's northernmost area called the Panhandle. The destructive blazes have scorched over a million acres, killed thousands of cattle, and charred crops. The fires have burned over 500 structures, melted lamp posts, and split power lines in half. Two residents have been killed, four firefighters injured, and thousands evacuated....

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Wildfires Cause Widespread Destruction In Texas

Stink Alert! A Giant Corpse Flower Is In Full Bloom In San Francisco

On February 27, 2024, biologists at San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences revealed that "Mirage," its resident titan arum, or corpse flower, had bloomed. The massive plants bloom once every seven to ten years. The flowers last just one to three days and emit a pungent odor reminiscent of rotting flesh. It is no wonder that titan arums are deemed the "world's stinkiest flower."...

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Stink Alert! A Giant Corpse Flower Is In Full Bloom In San Francisco

Race Car Made Using Discarded Electronics Highlights The World's E-Waste Problem

Plastic pollution gets a lot of attention. However, the ever-increasing pile of discarded electronics is not as well-publicized. In 2014, over 49 million tons of toxic "e-waste" ended up in landfills. This includes computers, smartphones, and televisions. If left unchecked, the number is expected to increase to 82 million tons by 2030. Envision Racing hopes to raise awareness about the urgent need to recycle and repurpose our gadgets with a racing car made entirely from e-waste....

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Race Car Made Using Discarded Electronics Highlights The World's E-Waste Problem

Zookeepers Find Creative Ways To Keep Animals Cool In Extreme Heat

This year's summer was the Earth's hottest since global record-keeping began in 1880. Large parts of the Northern Hemisphere – including areas of the United States, Europe, and Japan – experienced scorching heatwaves. Humans comfortably rode out the extreme weather inside air-conditioned homes and offices. However, the option was not available to most zoo animals. Here are some creative ways that zookeepers used to keep the animals safe in the heat....

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Zookeepers Find Creative Ways To Keep Animals Cool In Extreme Heat