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Environmental causes could be behind dogs’ declining sperm quality: Study

Environmental causes could be behind dogs’ declining sperm quality: Study

A decline of 30% has been witnessed in fertility of five common dog breeds in Britain, according to a new study. The research paper published in Scientific Reports has unveiled about declining sperm quality and other effects. The decline might have been taking place due to environmental conditions.

The researchers have observed the male dogs’ fertility rate for over 26 years and came to know the progressive forward movement of sperm has declined by 30% in five breeds- Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, curly coat retrievers, Border collies and German shepherds.

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DiCaprio's speech on climate change attracts more attention than traditional media strategies

DiCaprio's speech on climate change attracts more attention than traditional media strategies

According to a new study, actor Leonardo DiCaprio's speech on climate change at the Academy Awards ceremony has attracted more attention towards the matter than the Paris Agreement 2015 or Earth Day.

In the research paper having a title, ‘Big Data Sensors of Organic Advocacy: The Case of Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change’, it has been mentioned that the speech has led Twitter activity with regard to climate change to increase 636%.

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Waste dumped at decommissioned military base in Greenland could unearth due to global warming

Global warming effect: Waste entombed for eternity in US decommissioned military base in Greenland could unearth

A military base that was decommissioned by the US along with their Danish partners in 1967 underneath the Greenland Ice Sheet thinking that it would be buried there till eternity by deepening snow cover could now be unearthed, mainly due to global warming.

A research paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has unveiled that the melting ice sheet due to global warming could spread the dangerous waste across the ice sheet’s surface and into the ocean 75 years from now.

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International report highlights how 2015 surpassed previous climate change record highs

International report highlights how 2015 surpassed previous climate change record highs

A freshly released annual international climate report has unveiled that earth’s temperature is increasing as well as the related symptoms that could be expected with a rising temperature. The State of the Climate report has stated that the health of the planet’s atmosphere has fallen into uncharted territory.

Thousands gather to see smiley face in erupting Kilauea volcano

Thousands gather to see smiley face in erupting Kilauea volcano

Thousands are coming to see the cheerful Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since 1983. ‘Cheerful’ because a smiley face has been formed in an erupting Hawaiian volcano's crater. The smiley was captured in a video by a helicopter tour company.

Mick Kalber from Paradise Helicopters has captured the moment. Also, the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is reaching at the Pacific shore of the Big Island, also known as Hawaii. It seems that the lava will make the Big Island even bigger.

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Novel technology that directly uses sun’s energy could lessen climate change

Novel technology that directly uses sun’s energy could lessen climate change

If this experimental solar-powered technology makes a successful transition from the laboratory to industrials-scale use, it can prove quite beneficial in reducing the effect of climate change.

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Lava breakout from Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean

Lava breakout from Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean

Lava flow is originating from Kilauea volcano’s Pu ‘u ‘Ō ‘ō vent. The lava breakout in Hawaii has flowing to the Pacific Ocean last after slowing moving towards the coast for weeks. As per the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the flow entered into the water at 1:12 am HST on Tuesday.

From the videos and photos shared, it has been found that the bright red lava produced massive amount of steam as it entered in the water. The breakout started to take place in late May and since then it has moving slow towards the coastline.

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African tribe and wax-eating birds work together to find wild beehives for mutual benefit

People in Africa and wax-eating birds work together to find wild bees’ nests for mutual benefit

A new research paper presents a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals. With the help of honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to find beehives helping them to harvest honey.

Study researchers have found that humans use special calls to seek help from honeyguides and in return the birds recruit suitable human partners. In this amazing collaboration, both the bird and human reap benefits.

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Navy should not be allowed to use LFA sonar systems: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Navy should not be allowed to use LFA sonar systems: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California has said that low-frequency active (LFA) sonar systems used in world’s oceans violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Also, they have a negative impact on dolphins, seals, whales and walruses, as they are dependent on underwater sound for navigation.

LFA are used in areas covering 70% of the world’s oceans. The court has ruled out that it would not allow the Navy to use the LFA sonar systems to detect the presence of submarines. Experts said that the navy sonar systems could generate sound waves as high as 235 decibels.

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First six months of 2016 were the hottest on record and remaining year could also set a new record

First six months of 2016 were the hottest on record and remaining year could also set a new record

The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record on earth, unveils data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The world was 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the average temperature in June in the 20th century.

Scientists said that all the months in the first half of this year were warmer than recorded in the past. Gavin Schmidt, climate scientist and director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that on an average the first six months of 2016 were around two degrees warmer than what people have experienced in the 20th century.

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