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Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 acceptance speech at Oscars increased tweets including terms ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ by 600%

Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 acceptance speech at Oscars increased tweets including terms ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ by 600%

During the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday, social media was bustling regarding the daring addition of a climate change segment. The segment underlined the dangers of sea level rise on susceptible countries and cities. It also demonstrated the compelling visual spiral by Ed Hawkins pointing towards global warming.

Entangled humpback whale seen off Orange County disappears without trace

Entangled humpback whale seen off Orange County disappears without trace

On Saturday, boat captain Taylor Thorne from Newport Coastal Adventure saw an entangled humpback whale as it approached the Newport Beach pier and without wasting anytime he contacted the Marine Animal Entanglement Response Network.

But, the time passed in the blink of an eye and with the sunset, the entangled humpback whale faded away without leaving behind any trace.

Greenland’s Ice Melt Could Soon Expose Secret US Army Base

Greenland’s Ice Melt May Soon Expose Secret US Army Base

If ice continues to melt in Greenland, it will soon expose Cold War-era military base of US Army. It was a secret base which had tunnels, vehicles and a nuclear reactor. If the base comes out of ice, some serious pollutants will be exposed, as per a new research.

Toxic waste buried in Greenland could resurface: study warns

Toxic waste buried in Greenland could resurface: study warns

The rapid melting of Greenland's ice sheet due to persistent global warming could cause buried toxic waste to resurface out of the blue, a new study warned.

Camp Century was a U.S. military base built under the Greenland ice sheet in 1959 to test nuclear missiles at the peak of cold war. But the military base was decommissioned in 1967, leaving behind toxic nuclear waste, including radioactive coolants.

Predicted rise in sea level by 2100 would drown 64,299 Maryland homes

Predicted rise in sea level by 2100 would drown 64,299 Maryland homes

Researchers have anticipated six feet rise in the sea level by 2100. A new report from Zillow, real estate website, claimed that coastal area of Maryland could be under water. Total 64,299 Maryland homes are expected to go underwater causing loss of $19.6 billion. The report is warning to those who are planning to make any construction in the region.

Birds Found To Be Sleeping During Flights

Birds Found To Be Sleeping During Flights

In first of its kind discovery, scientists have found that birds are capable of engaging in sleeping during their flights. Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, in cooperation with an international team of researchers, gauged the brain operations of frigatebirds.

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