At least 8 people are dead after a New Zealand volcano erupted. Experts say the disaster was not predictable, despite warning signs.

Geologists and tourists knew that the volcano that recently erupted on New Zealand's White Island was active. It last erupted in 2016.
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There are tens of thousands of mold spores in the air at all times, but that's just one reason why mold is so difficult to control

A single mold can make tens of thousands of seed-like spores, which you can't see. But that's just one reason why mold is so difficult to control.
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Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Tributes are paid to the "larger-than-life" TV broadcaster, scientist and conservationist.
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A potential vaccine for the Zika virus just passed a major milestone: It protected mice from getting sick

The vaccine neutralized the Zika virus in young albino mice, but it hasn't been tested in humans yet.
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Blue Origin’s rocket ship sends postcards, science and art to outer space and back

Thousands of postcards, an array of science experiments and a couple of art projects took a suborbital ride to space today on Blue Origin's New Shepard spaceship, during a test flight aimed at blazing a trail for space travelers. Today's uncrewed flight was the 12th test mission for the New Shepard program, which is just one of the space initiatives being pursued by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' space venture. It's been seven months since the previous test flight in May. Liftoff from Bl...
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After weather delay, Blue Origin counts down to test flight of suborbital spaceship

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture is counting down to today's uncrewed flight test of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, with a cargo manifest that should warm kids' hearts for the holidays. The company plans to fly thousands of postcards that have been gathered through its educational program, known as the Club for the Future. It'll also send up two student-built art projects inspired by OK Go's geeky music videos. This will be the 12th New Shepard test mis...
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I visited the top of the tallest building in the world, and it was a colossal waste of time

While the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a marvel from below, heading to the top is an exhausting, overhyped, and, frankly, boring experience.
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Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year for 2019

The 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl has inspired a global movement to fight climate change.
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Let's turn barren farmland into nature reserves

A new study finds that degraded agricultural lands could be low-hanging fruit for expanding the world’s conservation areas.
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The art of activism: How Greta Thunberg's matter-of-fact way of speaking and taking action turned her into a global icon and Time's 'person of the year'

Her activism, which began over a year ago in Sweden, has blown up into a mass movement which culminated in the Global Climate Strike this fall.
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Honolulu cracks down on single-use plastics

Hawaii's most populated island is implementing tough new rules for packaging.
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Climate change: Why we need 70% of U.S. politicians to unite

When it comes to politically addressing the climate crisis, we need politicians from both sides of the aisle to work together to create policies that bring about a more sustainable tomorrow. If we enact policies that require companies to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions, we would see an immediate change of behavior from them, in regard to how much they contribute to climate change. There's growing agreement that the climate crisis is real among both Republicans and Democrats. The main con...
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Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands

Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.
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Greta Thunberg: 'Almost nothing is being done'

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed the COP25 summit, criticising politicians and CEOs.
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