‘Jackpot’: Beachcomber Stumbles Upon Prehistoric Treasure — CBS Los Angeles

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (CBS Local) — A South Carolina man combing the Myrtle Beach coast with his family on Monday said he found a prehistoric treasure he initially thought was a piece of trash. “At first I thought I was picking up trash,” Chon Carlile told CBS affiliate WFMY…

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Lack of Information and Rumors Exacerbate Difficulties Containing #Ebola Outbreak in DRC — TIME

If Florida Kayindo hadn’t contracted Ebola herself, she wouldn’t believe that it existed. The 36-year-old grins with bemusement thinking about all the rumors she’s heard. “In the beginning people thought Ebola wasn’t a real illness, it was brought in by white people,” she explains. “White people are evil, that’s what people in the community believe”…

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Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis — TIME

Plastics have for years been used to make nearly everything that surrounds us. But along the way, they escaped the confines of packaging and objects and settled in the environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Americans are consuming and breathing in a lot of plastic, finds a new analysis…

via Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis — TIME

Is the #Helium Shortage hurting birthday parties – or is it yet another canary in the #environmental coal mine?

Helium is not only used for balloons. It’s a critical material in the pharmaceutical industry — a field that’s taking a hit with the ongoing shortage of this non-renewable element. The shortage has already hurt the party industry. Party City announced last Thursday it was closing 45 stores, citing in part the increasing scarcity of helium…

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New study shows human development is destroying the planet at an unprecedented rate — TechCrunch

“We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” That’s the word from Sir Robert Watson, the chair of a massive multinational research effort to survey the impact of human development on the natural world. In the most comprehensive effort undertaken to date…

via New study shows human development is destroying the planet at an unprecedented rate — TechCrunch

Whale Found Off Norway With Camera Mounts Was ‘Trained by Russian Military,’ Researchers Say — KTLA

Fishermen off Norway’s northern coast were astonished last week when they spotted a beluga whale wearing a harness, complete with mounts for a camera. And according to marine experts, the mammal’s backstory may be even stranger: They believe it was trained by the Russian military. Fishermen Joar Hesten was the first to encounter the whale,…

via Whale Found Off Norway With Camera Mounts Was ‘Trained by Russian Military,’ Researchers Say — KTLA

More Than 141 Million Americans Are Breathing Unhealthy Air as Pollution Worsens — TIME

More than 141 millions Americans lived in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels in 2015 to 2017 — an increase over the previous two years, as ozone pollution worsened across much of the country, according to a new report released Wednesday. The 2019 State of the Air report by the American Lung Association assessed pollution…

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