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Mountain lion hit and killed by vehicle in Santa Monica Mountains – Press Telegram

AGOURA HILLS – A radio-collared mountain lion was fatally struck by a vehicle today in the Santa Monica Mountains. The National Park Service was notified by Agoura Animal Sanctuary around 9.30am that the adult lioness – identified as P-54 – was struck on Las Virgenes Road near Piuma Road and Mulholland Highway. “P-54 will be […]

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‘Afterglow’ of Tonga volcanic eruption causing stunning sunsets and sunrises across New Zealand

Iain McGregor / Stuff An epic sunrise captured over Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa on June 9. Scientists say the illuminating sunrises and sunsets in Aotearoa in recent weeks are likely caused by “afterglow” from the Tonga volcanic eruption six months ago. Niwa said that since late May his forecast team had been inundated with messages across […]

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Hiking in Ethiopia – above the mountain sea

My eyes registered the gradient as gentle but, after 35 kilometers at around 3,500 meters in elevation, my legs calibrated each step in degrees of pain. The deeply grooved pony trail led through giant lobelias and huge Erica trees towards a sky that swirled and rumbled, threatening the rain. I found myself chanting my usual […]

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Space Dynamics Laboratory cameras allow NASA mission to discover space reached by volcanic eruption

Space Dynamics Laboratory cameras allow NASA mission to discover space reached by volcanic eruption Press release from: Spatial Dynamics Laboratory Posted: Tuesday June 14th 2022 NORTH LOGAN, Utah, June 14, 2022 – In a recent study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers used data provided by NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite, or ICON, […]

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Sheep fire in the San Gabriel Mountains 27% contained as firefighters again face windy weather

The Sheep Fire that broke out over the weekend in the San Gabriel Mountains near Wrightwood had devoured an estimated 990 acres by Monday afternoon as firefighters reached additional containment on the blaze after attacking it in the ground and from the air. Around noon Monday, fire numbers stood at 939 acres and 5% containment, […]

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Sheep Fire in San Gabriel Mountains 5% Contained, Limited to 35 Acres – Daily Bulletin

The Sheep Fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains spanned 35 acres overnight, fire officials said, as firefighters began to surround the blaze. By early Sunday morning, 5% of the blaze was under control, after crews and planes were dispatched last night and early Sunday, CalFire said. The fire was burning far from Wrightwood, a […]

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[Visual History of Korea] Jeju Island’s Volcanic Lava Caves Reveal Earth’s History

[Visual History of Korea] Jeju Island’s Volcanic Lava Caves Reveal Earth’s History Volcanologist Ahn Ung-san from the Jeju Province World Heritage Headquarters examines an undisclosed section of the Manjanggul lava tube. Photo @ Hyungwon Kang Some of nature’s most powerful forces are volcanoes and hot, molten lava flowing from the earth’s mantle, often hundreds of […]

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Veterans buried in the Great Smoky Mountains will be honored

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – The Veterans Heritage Site Foundation is hosting an event to recognize and honor the more than 200 veterans buried in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event will take place June 11 at 11 a.m. at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Amphitheater in Townsend. 229 known veterans from the […]

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Volcano Watch: What other volcanoes are currently erupting on Earth?

This map from the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program shows the 48 volcanoes that were in a state of continuous eruption as of March 17, 2022. “Continuous” does not always mean persistent daily activity but indicates at least intermittent eruptive events without a 3-month break or more . PC: HVO Kīlauea, one of Earth’s most […]

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The volcanic cones near the summit sacred to the tribes gain protection

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — A years-long effort to protect land around a New Mexico mountain peak held sacred by many Native American tribes received a major boost Thursday with the news that dozens additional square kilometers will be reserved for wildlife, culture, conservation and recreation. The $34 million effort by the national conservation group Trust […]

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Highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park opens June 3; be vigilant in fire damaged areas in the park

The 30-mile highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park will open to through traffic on Friday, June 3. A below-average snowpack accelerated snow removal operations. Intermittent closures along the highway are possible due to repair work, as well as inclement weather. Please check the weather forecast before heading to the park. In other areas of the […]

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V Rising Sacred Mountains Boss Guide

Our V rising Hallowed Mountains Bosses Guide will tell you what you need to know to beat the terrifying creatures in the eastern mountains. Let’s dive in! Quick links: Frostmaw the Mountain Terror (Level 56) | Terroclaw the Ogre (Level 68) V rising Sacred Mountains Boss Guide – Frostmaw the Mountain Terror (Level 56) Where […]

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Our neighbors are dumping mountains of rubbish in our alley…it’s infested with rats and maggots – it looks like a slum

A MYSTERY dumpster has dumped so much disgusting trash in a closed alley that it’s crawling with rats and maggots. Furious residents of Nelson Street in Hyde, Greater Manchester, have branded the alleyway a “slum” because of the filthy rubbish dumped there. 5 The alley is overrun with heaps of garbage and the rotten food […]

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AGELOCER “The Volcano Series”: making time interpret volcanic eruptions on the dial

Recently, we paid attention to the new AGELOCER project “The Volcano Series” on the kickstarter crowdfunding platform, whose design concept comes from the geological movement of volcanic eruptions. With this article, we dig deeper into AGELOCER’s “Volcano Watch”, from design concept to watchmaking technology, to see the surprises of this watch. Beyond the popular unique […]

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Plane wreckage found in the mountains of Nepal; 21 bodies found – The Denver Post

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers searching a mountainside in Nepal on Monday found the bodies of 21 of 22 people who were on board a plane that crashed the day before, officials said. The search is continuing for the remaining person, Kathmandu airport spokesman Tek Nath Sitaula said. Recovery efforts were delayed […]

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Plane wreckage found in the mountains of Nepal; 21 bodies found – Twin Cities

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers searching a mountainside in Nepal on Monday found the bodies of 21 of 22 people who were on board a plane that crashed the day before, officials said. The search is continuing for the remaining person, Kathmandu airport spokesman Tek Nath Sitaula said. Recovery efforts were delayed as some bodies […]

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Crichton hopes to strike new deal with Roosters | Blue Mountains Gazette

Angus Crichton says he has no intention of leaving the Sydney Roosters despite a salary cap squeeze leaving a question mark over his future. The 26-year-old back rower ended his contract later this year but is yet to confirm a deal with the club beyond this season. Crichton, who was expected to narrowly miss out […]

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Ancient volcanoes may have created a scarce resource for lunar explorers

By Ashley Strickland, CNN Ancient volcanic eruptions on the Moon could provide an unexpected resource for future lunar explorers: water. Between 2 and 4 billion years ago, the moon was a volcanic hotspot. Tens of thousands of volcanoes were erupting on the surface, releasing hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of lava onto the lunar […]

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Ancient volcanoes are said to have created water reserves on the Moon

Between 2 and 4 billion years ago, the moon was a volcanic hotspot. Tens of thousands of volcanoes were erupting on the surface, releasing hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of lava onto the lunar surface. This activity created massive lava rivers and lakes similar to features of today’s Hawaii, but on a much larger […]

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Burn Area Safety – Lassen Volcanic National Park (US National Park Service)

Be prepared for hazards in burnt areas, including hidden holes, fallen trees, scorched signs, and fire-weakened trees and branches. NPS Be vigilant in open fire areas Lassen Volcanic National Park restricts the removal of hazardous trees to developed areas such as the highway corridor, day use areas, and campgrounds. The park is prioritizing efforts to […]

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Asian stocks join the global rebound | Blue Mountains Gazette

Asian stocks extended global gains overnight on strong results from regional tech companies and U.S. retailers, while investors were also reassured by Federal Reserve minutes showing a pause in its rate hikes. is scheduled for later this year. The swing in sentiment left the US dollar wallowing at its lowest level in a month, with […]

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra is ready to move mountains

The Toyota Tundra’s list of accomplishments is long for a relatively young pickup truck. When production began in 1999, the Tundra featured the most sophisticated powertrain ever offered in its class, giving it the towing capacity and fuel economy to lead the market. As the first truck rolled off the assembly line in Princeton, Indiana […]

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Study explores water content of deep-earth volcanic magma

Newswise – May 26, 2022 – Magmatic volatile contents, such as water, are abundant in volcanic arc melts and influence magma evolution, volcanic eruption dynamics, and ore deposit formation. Ben Urann, National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral researcher in ocean science at the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics, was part of a research […]

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“Building back better” than what? Lessons in Indonesia after the volcanic eruptions – Indonesia

IVY HE More than 70% of the Indonesian population lives within 100 km of one or more of the country’s 130 active volcanoes, or 175 million people. 8.6 million Indonesians live within 10 km of an active volcano, well within the range of deadly pyroclastic flows. After volcanic eruptions, communities are often encouraged to “build […]

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NSW union members in court after raids | Blue Mountains Gazette

Seventeen people accused of being part of a drug distribution ring will face trial following dawn raids in south-west Sydney. The group, alleged members of an import and distribution syndicate linked to the Alameddine crime family and Comanchero cyclists, are between 19 and 28 years old and were arrested in coordinated raids on Tuesday. A […]

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Opening of Balch Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains after the castle fire

An iconic summer destination in Tulare County is back open for the season. Balch Park is open for day and overnight camping starting this week, Tulare County Parks officials announced. The popular recreation area nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a lesser-known but equally beautiful alternative to its more famous neighbors, Sequoia and Kings […]

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Anthony Albanese prepares to govern in a more diverse parliament | Blue Mountains Gazette

Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister by the governor-general on Monday as he prepares to govern in what is likely to be a much more diverse parliament than last. Projections for the size of the Labor caucus after Saturday’s election range from 72 to 76, the threshold needed to govern without having […]

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Australian glasses half full beyond the pandemic | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australians have declared 2022 a year of positivity, with eight in 10 feeling “glass half full” and almost one in five even more optimistic. The nation is emerging massively from the COVID pandemic with renewed hope and a focus on achieving personal goals, according to new research. The Sense of Us report, published annually by […]

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North Korea: “Positive trend” in the fight against COVID | Blue Mountains Gazette

For the first time in nearly 10 days, daily cases of “fever” in North Korea have fallen below 200,000, state media report, calling it a “positive trend”. The wave of COVID-19, declared on May 12, has fueled concerns about a lack of vaccines, insufficient medical infrastructure and a potential food crisis in the country of […]

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Visit this volcanic landmark to see tree molds, lava flows and crater lakes

The best place to see the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the United States is, of course, Hawaii. But not everyone can afford to go to Hawaii – it’s sadly expensive there. There are also many otherworldly volcanic attractions throughout the western part of the United States, including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. There is […]

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The Titanic-sized tree powering Earth’s volcanoes from a small French island

Researchers have discovered a creeping network of volcanic plumes below the Earth’s surface that could erupt and destroy Africa in tens of millions of years Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8Cancel play now La Palma: Lava pours from the volcano onto the tourist beach A fascinating, if not slightly terrifying, discovery […]

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Young Cougar Travels 100 Miles Between Beach and Santa Ana Mountains – Orange County Register

An adventurous young mountain lion who escaped the recent Coastal Fire and successfully traversed towns and Highway 91 has lived a ‘charmed life’ so far, but researchers who track him fear his future holds. many dangers, giving him only 50% to 60% survival rate. For the past few weeks, the approximately 20-month-old lion has been […]

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GIRO’22 BREAKDOWN: Who’s hot for the high mountains?

Breakdown of races: As the 2022 Giro d’Italia heads into the decisive third week and the high mountains, Spencer Martin dissects “what we know about the GC image of the Giro d’Italia”. How GC riders have lost and gained time in the Grand Tour of Italy so far. Giro Mountains – Here we come! – […]

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Luca Marinelli Explores Male Friendship – The Hollywood Reporter

There is joy and melancholy and a lyrical connection with nature in The Eight Mountains, the reverential adaptation by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch of the best-selling 2016 novel by Paolo Cognetti, winner of the prestigious Italian Premio Strega. What’s missing is conflict, plus a narrative dynamic that completely frees the story from the […]

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Inevitable rise in COVID-19 cases: PM | Blue Mountains Gazette

The prime minister has defended his handling of the pandemic, saying rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are “always going to happen”. Scott Morrison has acknowledged there have been 7,853 COVID-19 related deaths in Australia, 65 of them in the past 24 hours. “As the number of cases increased, and that’s what was always […]

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Finland and Sweden ‘optimistic’ on NATO bid | Blue Mountains Gazette

Finland and Sweden have expressed optimism that they can find common ground with Turkey despite its objections to NATO membership amid a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at easing their path to the EU. military alliance of 30 countries. Turkey surprised many NATO allies on Monday by saying it would not support Sweden and Finland […]

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Fire Effects – Lassen Volcanic National Park (US National Park Service)

A mosaic of burned and unburned areas on Raker Peak. Fire regimes and effects Pre-suppression fire regimes in the Lassen area were classified as mixed severity, with fires occurring on average every 5–15 years. The introduction of forest fire suppression activities in 1904 resulted in significant changes to fire regimes in the park and region. […]

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Firefighters battle a major wildfire in the White Mountains

Local The fire, which has been dubbed the Bemis Fire, burns in steep mountainous terrain near the Arethusa Falls trail. The Bethlehem Fire Department posted this photo on Facebook of the fire near Arethusa Falls in New Hampshire. By Associated Press May 15, 2022 BARTLETT, NH (AP) — New Hampshire firefighters are battling a large […]

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Devastated landlord finds mountains of trash, unbearable stench and piles of poo in rented apartment from hell

A landlord has been devastated after seeing the state his flat was left in after tenants moved out. Lee Locking received the keys to his property after renting it out for half a decade to find every room filled with trash. Among the debris were bags upon bags of cans and bottles, old clothes, mountains […]

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‘There are other mountains to climb’: Air India CEO designate Campbell Wilson says in farewell note to Scoot colleagues

NEW DELHI: “…there are other mountains to climb…” This is how Campbell Wilson, Managing Director and CEO Designate of Air India, described his decision to leave Scoot and join AI. Wilson said this in a moving farewell letter to his colleagues in the budget arm of Singapore Airlines (SIA). “I am honored to have been […]

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Fire Ecology – Lassen Volcanic National Park (US National Park Service)

Many plants and trees are adapted to regenerate after a fire. From top to bottom: aspen, green-leaved Manzanita and a lodgepole pinecone. Effects of fire on plants Fire creates opportunities for plant growth by burning debris on the forest floor and releasing nutrients into the soil. Fire also opens up gaps in forests, creating more […]

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Volcanic alert level raised by the USGS; Cleveland could burst

Cleveland volcano shows signs of unrest. Image: Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory/University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute A large, potentially dangerous volcano is yet to erupt, but scientists say the chances of eruptive activity at Cleveland Volcano have increased. USGS scientists monitoring it have raised the volcano’s alert level and aviation color code to ADVISORY/YELLOW due […]

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Tim Paine’s playing career appears to be over | Blue Mountains Gazette

Tim Paine’s playing career appears to be over with the former Australia captain having no new contract with Tasmania. Paine, who resigned as Test captain amid a sexting controversy ahead of last summer’s Ashes series, was not included in Tasmania’s list of contract players. After taking time off from cricket following his resignation as captain, […]

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NSW council investigated for cracked tower | Blue Mountains Gazette

A former Sydney council is under investigation into flaws in an apartment block as owners of units unable to live for nearly three years apply for extended housing assistance. Residents of the 132-unit Mascot Towers block, on Bourke Street in the southern suburb of Mascot, were evacuated in June 2019 after cracks were discovered in […]

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New Mexico wildfire progresses in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains | app

The largest wildfire in the United States was heading towards mountain resorts in northern New Mexico on Wednesday, prompting authorities to issue another round of warnings for more people to prepare to evacuate as the fast moving fire is gaining momentum. Fire officials said the blaze was moving up slopes and along exposed ridgelines while […]

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An underwater volcanic rock formation near Hawaii dubbed “the road to Atlantis”

Scientists have discovered what appears to be a brick road at the bottom of the sea off Hawaii and have dubbed it the “yellow brick road” to Atlantis. Not all roads lead to Rome. Some paths seem to head towards the center of the ocean – like the one recently spotted by scientists in the […]

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“Mountains” of grain risk being wasted if Russia continues to block Ukrainian ports

The Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports increasingly threatens the food security of millions of people around the world. It is becoming increasingly clear that ports in the Odessa region of southern Ukraine urgently need to be reopened to avert a global food crisis. On May 10, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the international community to […]

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Jackery’s $6,199 solar generator has mountains of power

Jackery’s Solar Generator 2000 Pro Kit is here to bend nature’s will to your desire to take your modern tech lifestyle off the grid. Jackery provides the Explorer 2000 Pro portable power station and six SolarSaga 200W solar panels – you provide transportation and an employer that allows you to work from anywhere. The Explorer […]

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Ambulance ‘error’ before Tas man’s death | Blue Mountains Gazette

An elderly Tasmanian man who died of a head injury waited more than four hours at his home for an ambulance after being improperly triaged. Alan Maurice Gray, 77, who had mobility issues, fell while inflating his tires at a gas station in Hobart on the afternoon of September 16, 2020. He hit the back […]

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The Kuwaiti mountaineer is the youngest to climb seven volcanic peaks

He has been passionate about fitness most of his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie (Kuwait) has now taken it to the next level by clinching the record title for Youngfurthest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days. Al Refaie is not only 24 years old, but he is […]

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AGL Split ‘Turd Rolled in Chaff’ | Blue Mountains Gazette

Documents show AGL Energy’s split business units are close to breaching global climate targets, critics say. Australia’s largest energy company on Friday released the split book required by regulators for the council’s plan to create an energy retailer – AGL Australia – and a coal-fired power generator – Accel Energy. “This split is shit rolled […]

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Reach of Truth Continues in Vic | Blue Mountains Gazette

It is possible that Victoria’s Indigenous truth-telling process will continue to hear witnesses when the powers of its royal commission expire in two years. Victoria’s Assembly of First Peoples co-chair Marcus Stewart on Thursday called on the state government to extend the Yoorrook Justice Commission for five to 10 years. “How, in three years, do […]

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Dancers prepare ‘Razzle Dazzle’ in Chicago | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Blue Mountains Musical Society (BMMS) is currently preparing to stage Chicago at the Blue Mountains Theater and Community Hub with performances beginning in late May. Chicago, established in 1975, is famous for its 1996 Broadway revival and 2002 film, and is loved by dancers around the world. Loosely based on the true stories of […]

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Volcanic Volcanoes Create Strange Icebergs

aEven though Pluto lost its “planet” title on August 24, 2006, and has since only been listed by astronomers as minor planet 134340, it’s still an exciting celestial body. With a diameter of 2,377 kilometers, Pluto is the largest known small planet moving in a very eccentric orbit at the edge of our solar system. […]

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Some volcanoes could warm the climate and destroy the ozone layer, according to NASA

WSHINGTON: Extremely large volcanic eruptions called “flood basalt eruptions” could dramatically warm Earth’s climate and devastate the ozone layer that protects life from the Sun’s ultraviolet rays, a new NASA climate simulation suggests. The simulation contradicts previous studies indicating that these volcanoes cool the climate. It also suggests that while extensive basalt eruptions on Mars […]

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AGL’s board of directors and the billionaire at loggerheads | Blue Mountains Gazette

Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes is on a collision course with the nation’s largest electricity producer and carbon emitter over its planned split, which he says entrenches fossil fuels and is “flawed”. AGL Energy on Tuesday dismissed criticism of the move, saying in a statement to the ASX that the split was in the interests of […]

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More prison sentences for Victorian DV offenders | Blue Mountains Gazette

Victorians who break domestic violence orders are almost three times more likely to end up in jail than 10 years ago. In a report released Tuesday, the Sentencing Advisory Council found that the state’s jail rate for violations of domestic violence orders had nearly tripled in the decade to 2020. In 2011, imprisonment was the […]

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Mountains of sugar under the seagrass

Lush meadows of the Posidonia oceanica seagrass in the Mediterranean. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology predict that their findings are relevant to many marine environments with plants, including other seagrass species, mangroves and salt marshes. Credit: HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH Seagrasses play an important role in the climate. They are one […]

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Cambrian Mountains Lluest y Gwynt wind farm mast test plans approved

PLANS for a temporary test mast have been approved, potentially paving the way for the construction of a controversial wind farm near the Cambrian Mountains. In connection with the Lluest y Gwynt wind farm project, the installation and operation of a temporary weather test mast for a period of three years to measure wind speed […]

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A giant weather mast will be erected on the Cambrian Mountains to test wind speeds for a controversial wind farm

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Image of the temporary mast for illustrative purposes used in planning application reports. Katy Jenkins, local democracy journalist A temporary test mast has been approved in connection with controversial wind farm proposals proposed near the Cambrian Mountains and near Ceredigion’s border with Powys. In connection with the Lluest y Gwynt wind farm […]

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China’s rise depends on following the rules: UK | Blue Mountains Gazette

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned that China’s failure to play by global rules will end its rise as a superpower, and said the West should ensure Taiwan can defend. Renewing his call to strengthen NATO, Truss said moves to isolate Russia from the global economy in response to its invasion of Ukraine proved […]

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Warming doubles the risk of an intense cyclone | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change will more than double the likelihood of intense tropical cyclones across much of the world over the next few decades and Australia is in the firing line, according to a new study. Tropical cyclone hazard researcher Nadia Bloemendaal and a team of international scientists have developed a new method that combines historical cyclone […]

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Hikers must now pack the Guadalupe Mountains wilderness poo

Hikers planning to explore the wilderness of Guadalupe Mountains National Park this summer should now pack another essential item: toiletry bags. Starting June 1, day hikers and those planning to camp overnight will be required to pack humane waste in landfill-safe toilet bags. “The bag-in-a-bag design and zippered closure safely contain waste and odors, while […]

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Discover the natural wonders of Saint Lucia, from volcanic spas to historic mountain trails

Stacey is as fearsome a force of nature as any on the island, a whirlwind in leopard-print shoes. Covid-19 has hit hard. When she lost her job at a bar, Stacey turned a negative into a positive by fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a cook and opening her own business. Now, customers drive for […]

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Vic Elder victim of a “social experiment” | Blue Mountains Gazette

Prominent Aboriginal elder and actor Jack Charles told the Victoria Truth Commission he was a guinea pig in a “social experiment” to assimilate into white Australian society. The Yoorrook Justice Commission opened public hearings on Tuesday, with Uncle Jack as its first witness. He described how he was taken from his mother Bunurong when he […]

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Senior US official Blinken visits Ukraine | Blue Mountains Gazette

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are expected to travel to Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s demand for more powerful weapons after months of fighting with invading Russian forces. Sunday’s visit, announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday, would be the highest-level visit by US officials to the country since […]

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The rock stars of Tenerife! See the island’s dramatic volcanic landscapes and lava sculptures

A miracle happens as we sit munching on our sandwiches in thick fog on the rim of a volcanic crater. The wind changes direction, a cascade of clouds pours silently over the cliff, and the evidence of the strangeness of the world unfolds. For, suddenly, we are in the sun, looking across a vast caldera […]

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MP felt intimidated by lockdown critic | Blue Mountains Gazette

State Liberal MP David Elliott says he felt intimidated by the aggressive behavior of a man who filmed him as he questioned the legality of NSW’s COVID-19 restrictions during of the Delta outbreak in Sydney last year. Daniel Joseph Luland was charged with two counts of intimidation after he approached, checked in and followed then-police […]

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Coalition visits fossil fuel company while attacking Labor Party’s climate policy | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Coalition visited a factory belonging to one of the biggest emitters of fossil fuels just as it tried to blast the Labor Party’s climate policy. Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a mining robotics site operated by Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday the same day he opposed Labour’s climate and energy policy, saying consumers would be […]

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A preview of the NRL round six action | Blue Mountains Gazette

MAN OF THE SLEEVE: There has been talk of Damien Cook’s Origin and Test riders being threatened by Api Koroisau and Harry Grant. But, against Canterbury, Cook showed why he is still regarded as one of the game’s elite hookers. He notched a first career hat-trick and was a constant threat in South Sydney’s big […]

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Judging the Judges at the Easter Show | Blue Mountains Gazette

Over the past week, thousands of competitors have lined up at Sydney’s Royal Easter show to showcase the best of Australian agriculture. But the competition can’t happen without the judges, and a dwindling number of them from local shows is proving a challenge. “It’s something we’re obviously aware of,” says Rob Wilson, chairman of Agricultural […]

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A taste of the mountains at Mountain Winery

April 15, 2022 – Next Sunday, April 24, marks the first time since 2014 that a major Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting event has taken place at Mountain Winery, the iconic and historic property built and made famous by Paul Masson. Located on the heights of Saratoga, it enjoys a splendid view of the entire […]

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3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga is slowly rebuilding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> Samantha Moala recalls taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so loud it hurt her ears. As she and her family rushed to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world’s largest volcanic eruption in 30 years sent a […]

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Climate protest blocks Sydney Harbor Bridge | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change activists, including a rural firefighter, disrupted rush hour traffic on the Sydney Harbor Bridge by parking a truck on the Cahill Freeway. It comes as activist group Fireproof Australia follows through on their vow to keep protesting, despite increased police powers. NSW Police confirmed on Wednesday that a police operation was underway on […]

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Why are some mountain ranges volcanic and others not?

I was looking at the geology subreddit the other day and someone asked an intriguing question: Why aren’t the Himalayas volcanic? They are the the biggest mountains on the planet and stretch for thousands of kilometers, but no volcanoes can be found. This may seem strange to many people because there are mountain ranges that […]

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Macron heads for Le Pen’s stronghold | Blue Mountains Gazette

President Emmanuel Macron sets out to seek greater re-election support from France’s former industrial heartland in the north, a labor stronghold of far-right rival Marine Le Pen, whom he will face in a second round on April 24. Macron, 44, is in the running to become the first president in two decades to win a […]

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Inca children were drugged then sacrificed on volcanic peaks and mountains – HeritageDaily

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Sharif favorite as Pakistan’s next prime minister | Blue Mountains Gazette

Shehbaz Sharif, the person most likely to be Pakistan’s next prime minister, is little known outside his home country but has a domestic reputation more as an effective administrator than a politician. The younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz, 70, led a successful opposition bid in parliament to oust leader Imran Khan […]

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Development built out of passion for the mountains

As more land comes on the market this week for the Mt Cardrona Station Alpine Village development, Editor Sally Rae talks to co-owner Chris Morton about making a longtime dream come true. Good things take time. Mt Cardrona Station co-owner Chris Morton quips that the slogan – made popular by TV commercials for Mainland Cheese […]

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The Ray family sell their Blackheath hotel | Blue Mountains Gazette

It has been in the Ray family for 45 years, but that tradition is about to end with the arrival on the market of the New Ivanhoe hotel in Blackheath. The family patriarch Vic Ray had been a coal miner on the south coast but, forced to retire at 58, he leased the Gardners Inn, […]