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Utah Earthquake: 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Salt Lake City

Even a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Utah on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said, knocking out electricity and rattling residents already awakened from the coronavirus pandemic. Electricity was being restored in certain regions, although Around 73,000 homes and businesses lost power usefulness Rocky Mountain Power stated. As meals dropped from shelves and images some […]

NASA Mulls Next Steps for Boeing's Starliner Astronaut Taxi After Shortened Test Flight
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NASA Mulls Next Steps for Boeing’s Starliner Astronaut Taxi After Shortened Test Flight

It’ll be a little while before we know if the next flight of Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner capsule will carry astronauts. On Dec. 20, 2019, Starliner launched on an uncrewed mission called 1 (OFT), which was designed to demonstrate the capsule’s ability to fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has been contracted by […]

Environmental activists in Virginia declare 'major victory' in pipeline station battle
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Environmental activists in Virginia declare ‘major victory’ in pipeline station battle

Opponents of a five-year-old plan to build a natural gas compressor station in a historically black community of Virginia say they’ve scored a “major victory” for environmental justice after a federal court invalidated a key permit for the project. In announcing its decision Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond unanimously agreed […]

Barge with 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks off Galapagos Islands
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Barge with 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks off Galapagos Islands

A barge containing 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank off the coast of the Galapagos Islands on Sunday after a crane fell onto the vessel while unloading cargo, triggering a potential ecological disaster, officials said. Video of the incident shows the crane toppling over onto the barge just before it sank at La Predial dock of San Cristobal, the easternmost […]

Rainwater in parts of US contains high levels of PFAS chemical, says study
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Rainwater in parts of US contains high levels of PFAS chemical, says study

New data shows that rainwater in some parts of the US contains high enough levels of potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to possibly affect human health and may, if found in drinking water, in some cases be high enough to trigger regulatory action. PFAS chemicals appear in an array of everyday items, such as food packaging, clothing […]

US among top 10 countries for pollution-related deaths, new study shows
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US among top 10 countries for pollution-related deaths, new study shows

The United States is among the top 10 deadliest countries for pollution-related fatalities, according to a landmark new global study, which warns that understanding the magnitude of the pollution crisis is being obstructed by “vested interests and overtaxed political infrastructures”. Toxic air, water, land and workplaces killed at least 8.3 million people around the world in 2017, […]

World's deepest land canyon discovered beneath Antarctic glacier
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World’s deepest land canyon discovered beneath Antarctic glacier

Scientists have discovered the world’s deepest land canyon thousands of feet below an Antarctic glacier. Glaciologists led by the University of California, Irvine have unveiled what they describe as the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of the land beneath Antarctica’s ice shelf. The research was presented this week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical […]