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The Hole in the Ozone Layer 2018

Scientists from NASA and NOAA reported that in 2018, the hole in the ozone layer that forms over Antarctica was a little bit above average. According to NASA, the annual ozone hole reached an average area coverage of 8.83 million square miles (22.9 square kilometers) in 2018, almost three times the size of the contiguous United States. It ranks 13th…

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Strange Iceberg in Antarctica

  On October 16, 2018, a NASA scientist captured aerial images of a sharp cornered iceberg in Antarctica, that almost resembled the monolith from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He posted the pictures on social media. The images were captured during Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, when they flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The…

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SB 1249 California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act SIGNED BY GOVERNOR BROWN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiani and co-sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, SB 1249 will make it unlawful for cosmetic manufacturers to sell any cosmetic in California if…

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Farmers’ Almanac’s Teeth-Chattering Forecast Melts Rumors of Mild Winter

If cold temperatures, above-normal snowfall, and biting winds aren’t your favorite, you’re not going to like the forecast from the 2019 Farmers’ Almanac. “Teeth-chattering,” “biting,” and “stinging” cold are a few of the adjectives the Farmers’ Almanac is using to describe the upcoming winter, and not only in northern areas. “Contrary to some stories floating around on the internet, our…

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