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The Guardian   01 August 2022   World  
<p>If time feels tighter than ever of late, blame it on the revolution. On 29 June this year, Earth racked up an unusual record: its shortest day since the 1960s, when scientists began measuring the planet&rsquo;s rotation with high-precision atomic clocks.<br ...
The Guardian   15 July 2022   Antarctica  
<p>The great white continent of Antarctica has been awash in dazzling pink and plum hues, thanks to the &ldquo;afterglow&rdquo; effect of the Tongan eruption.<br />The unusually fiery skies have already been reported across New Zealand and Australia in the ...
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The Guardian   08 September 2021   Mexico   Acapulco  
<p>A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rock falls and damaging buildings.<br />The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake ...
The Guardian   05 July 2021   Japan   Tokyo  
<p>Officials in Japan have dramatically raised their estimate of the number of people still missing after a mudslide ripped through a seaside town at the weekend.<br />Reports said three people had died in the disaster, which occurred after days of torrential ...
The Guardian   26 March 2021   Australia   New South Wales  
<p>The number of New South Wales residents forced from their homes by flooding is &ldquo;trickling down&rdquo; with fewer than 9,000 still unable to return, as rivers across the state recede and the sun comes out.<br />The SES has started assessing damage ...
The Guardian   23 February 2021   Italy   Sicily  
<p>Mount Etna&rsquo;s spectacular eruptions reached a peak on Monday when the volcano&rsquo;s lava fountains soared to 1,500 metres &ndash; a display described by one expert as &ldquo;one of the most striking in the last few decades&rdquo;.<br />Europe&rsquo;s ...
The Guardian   03 August 2020   New Zealand  
<p>New research has found extreme melting of the country&rsquo;s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating.<br />Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her colleagues set up camp beside two small lakes close ...
The Guardian   02 April 2020   South Africa  
<p>The earliest known skull of Homo erectus has been unearthed by an Australian-led team of researchers who have dated the fossil at two million years old, showing the first of our ancestors existed up to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.<br>The ...
The Guardian   15 March 2020   UK   Scotland  
<p>Last week scientists discovered the first Stegosaurus footprints in Scotland. Which other prehistoric reptiles lived on these shores? </p>
The Guardian   10 February 2020   Canada  
<p>Scientists in Canada have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America about 80m years ago. Thanatotheristes degrootorum – Greek for “reaper of death” – is thought to be ...