Category: NATURE

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Giant tsunami 73,000 years ago in the Atlantic

Rock deposits in Cape Verde reveal a Drama: 73,000 years ago, a hillside plunged into the Atlantic – 170 -meter-high tsunamis built up. collapsing volcanoes near a coast, threatening mega – tsunamis. The impact...

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India announces climate targets for CO2_Reduktion

India launches third most greenhouse gases – a turnaround seemed nowhere in sight: poverty reduction have priority over climate change. Now the giant state surprised with plans to reduce its CO2 emissions significantly. As...

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Dinosaur extinction: Asteroid increased volcanism

Indian volcanoes or a meteorite in Mexico? What extinguished the dinosaurs? In arguing researchers for decades. New datings show: The meteorite could have caused the strong volcanic eruptions. For more than 30 years, two...

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Fossils: As the age determined

Can scientists really be sure that fossils are millions of years old? Bible loyalty and other believers doubt the times. In this case, the age of fossils can be measured amazingly well. Smiths discovery...

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Baltic: beached whale is uncommon species

A whale was stranded on Friday in Wismar Bay, anglers helped him back into the water. Now it turns out that the animal is a rare Sowerby’s beaked whale. In the well-Wiek before Mecklenburg-Vorpommern...

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Bats: slurping Conveyor technology

Drink flyweight is power consuming and therefore has to be fast. A bat has developed a special technique: She uses her tongue like a conveyor belt. Many animals feed on nectar. The problem is...

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Australia: koalas are killed by authorities

Koalas in Australia multiply so rapidly that many people do not find enough food. The authorities now lull selected animals, females get contraceptives. Australian authorities go in the southwest of the country again before...

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German Environmental Award to Latif and Rockstrom

The German Federal Environmental Foundation has awarded its worth 500,000 euros in prize. They paid tribute to two scientists who warn particularly intensively ecological problems. The Kieler climatologists Mojib Latif and Swedish sustainability expert...

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Alps: Record summer is shrinking glaciers

2015 could be the hottest since weather recording, forecasting geoscientists. This year’s record summer is also reflected in the Alps noticeable: The glaciers have lost a lot of ground. .html asset_fader.html asset_fader.item.html asset_fader.item.js modules...

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Butterflies: genmanipuliert Inherently

Transfer genes from one species to another, which do not only scientists in the laboratory. Parasitic wasps and their viruses have the genotype of butterfly species influenced – by a transfer of their genes....

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WWF Report: Dramatic decline in fish stocks

Pollution, climate change, over-fishing – the consequences for the marine habitat are more dramatic than had been feared. A new report by the WWF shows: In the last 40 years, fish stocks shrank by...

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Becomes green The Sahel

For decades, suffered the countries of the Sahel in North Africa under extreme droughts. Now Analyses: Almost everywhere becomes green the region. The Sahel is recovering in many places from the consequences of decades...

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UN warns of soil erosion

The United Nations warn against the wrong use of soils: millions of people are forced to leave their homes. The economic losses amounted to many trillions of euros. Intensive agriculture and urbanization destroy more...

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Was Ida but only distant relative of man?

Six years ago, researchers presented ” Ida ” as the connecting link between ape and man. Yet the teeth of the fossil creature from Hessen now show: ” Ida ” is probably one of...