‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6500BC

Divers from St Andrews University, find remains of Doggerland, the underwater country dubbed 'Britain's Atlantis'

  • Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago
  • Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark
  • Rivers seen underwater by seismic scans
  • Britain was not an island – and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals
  • Described as the ‘real heartland’ of Europe
  • Had population of tens of thousands – but devastated by sea level rises

‘Britain’s Atlantis’ – a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea – has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews.

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Water Crisis In America Affects 40 Million In Rare Drought

The water crisis in America’s Southwest has come to a head for the first time in over a millennium. US cities such as Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas are among the cities facing a serious problem that affects 40 million people, and as the infamous pop duo Milli Vanilli put it, we might be tempted to “blame it on the rain.” The Rest Of The Story…

Indonesia volcano Sinabung in deadly eruption

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A volcano has erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, engulfing villages in ash and killing at least 14 people.

Mount Sinabung spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air in a series of eruptions during the morning.

Emergency official Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said three schoolchildren and a teacher were among the dead.

Thousands were evacuated in September when Sinabung erupted after being dormant for three years. Many were allowed back to their homes on Friday.

Officials fear there may have been more casualties, but they cannot get closer because of the heat from the eruption.

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Milan Creates the World’s First Vertical Forest

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In an age where harmonious innovation is becoming more celebrated, sustainable designs to preserve the Earth and contribute to wellbeing are being implemented at a rapid rate. One such innovation to recently be accepted for development is a vertical forest designed by Stefan Boeri Architects.The first ever vertical forest will soon be the greenest building in Milan. Because the average household in a city produces approximately 25-30 tons of CO2 per year, implementing greener architecture in highly populated areas cannot come soon enough.

This stunning development is part of a vision presented by BioMilano which promises to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. Part of the mission is to create a vertical forest building which boasts a stunning green façade planted with dense forest systems to provide microclimate and to filter out polluting dust particles. According to Inhabit, there are two buildings currently under construction.

The greener architecture will help absorb CO2, oxygenate the air, moderate extreme temperatures, and lower noise pollution. The bio-canopy is not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but it helps lower living costs. The Rest Of The Story…

GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS FORCED TO ADMIT DEFEAT BECAUSE OF TOO MUCH ICE

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  • Climate scientist and leader of the expedition Chris Turney said in an interview he expected melting ice to play a part in the expedition.
  • Called for help at 5am Christmas morning after becoming submerged in ice
  • Australia’s back-up ship, Aurora Australis could not break through

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In an embarrassing effort to document evidence of ‘global warming’, scientists have been stuck aboard a ship trapped in antarctic ice since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.

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Changing landscapes, not global warming, to blame for increased flood risk

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This timely article considers the findings of an international report on flood risk, and the possible linkage with climate change/global warming and an increase in global and regional flooding.

Major flood events occur around the world every year, but with international loss databases documenting increased incidents of flooding, more material loss and greater fatality rates, are these events on the increase, and are they getting worse?

A new study published in Hydrological Sciences Journal examines the key reasons for increasing frequency and severity of floods; considering whether this is due to improved reporting by the media, an increasing and expanding global population, or whether climate change is the crucial factor. The Rest Of The Story…

Ice Age Could Be Imminent As Sun Falls Silent

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As if we needed any more factors to influence our already unpredictable weather, scientists are now concerned about the lack of activity on the sun, which appears to have diminished significantly.

The periodic changes in the sun’s activity, such as changes in levels of solar radiation, coronal mass ejections and solar flares, are known as the solar magnetic activity cycle. These variations, which can affect space weather and the Earth’s climate, have been noted to occur in eleven year cycles for hundreds of years. At this point in the cycle there should be a solar maximum, but space physicists have revealed that,conversely, activity is worryingly low.

“”I’ve been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” commented Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, U.K.  The Rest Of The Story…

Palms grew in ice-free Arctic 50 million years ago: study

BY ALISTER DOYLE, ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT 
Snow is shown on the San Bernardino mountians framed by four palm trees in Covina, California December 26, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Snow is shown on the San Bernardino mountians framed by four palm trees in Covina, California December 26, 2008.(Reuters Life!) – Palms flourished in the Arctic during a brief sweltering period about 50 million years ago, according to a study on Sunday that hints at big gaps in scientific understanding of modern climate change.

The Arctic “would have looked very similar to the vegetation we now see in Florida,” said Appy Sluijs of Utrecht University in the Netherlands who led an international study. Evidence of palms has never been found so far north before.

The scientists, sampling sediments on a ridge on the seabed that was about 500 km (300 miles) from the North Pole 53.5 million years ago, found pollens of ancient palms as well as of conifers, oaks, pecans and other trees.

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