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New Zealand aims to get rid of Invasive Predators by 2050: Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand aims to get rid of Invasive Predators by 2050: Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand has planned to solve its rat problem by eliminating rats, possums and stoats, which are affecting many bird species in the country. In a recent statement, the country said that it hopes to get rid of these invasive predators completely by 2050.

The new goal has been announced on Monday by Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key. According to Key, poaching and deforestation was a problem for the wildlife in the past, but today, these predators are the major problem.

Conservationists Seek Reinstating Loon Population in Massachusetts

Conservationists Seek Reinstating Loon Population in Massachusetts

Conservation biologists are seeking reinstating the loons in Massachusetts, a place where they earlier used to exist in abundance. These remarkable birds feature intense red eyes and desolate tail, which gives an impression, in terms of looks and sound that they have just come out of a gothic horror novel.

Unhealthy air quality triggers ‘Spare the Air’ Alert in Bay Area on Monday

Unhealthy air quality triggers ‘Spare the Air’ Alert in Bay Area on Monday

On Monday, people in the Bay Area will have to follow Spare the Air Alert norms. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said that air quality in the area could remain unhealthy at times throughout the year.

The ban would be effective in places- Alameda, Contra Costa, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa and Santa Clara.

Scientists determine amount of lead time humanity might have before an enormous volcanic eruption

Scientists determine amount of lead time humanity might have before an enormous volcanic eruption

Scientists have studied small quartz crystals to find out the amount of lead time humanity could have prior to a massive volcanic eruption. They found that there could be just one year of warning.

The focus of researchers was on the types of huge volcanic eruptions that haven’t occurred for a very, very long time, such as the occurrence of a super eruption in New Zealand 26,500 years back.

Tidal force shakes deep region of San Andreas Fault

Tidal force shakes deep region of San Andreas Fault

San Andreas Fault is shaking due to gravitational pull from the sun and the moon that caused minor earthquakes in the deep region of the fault. The gravitational pull has similar impact on stones as it has on ocean water. The tug is believed to stretch and compress Earth's crust.

Pacific Blue Tangs Successfully Bred in Captivity for First-Time

Pacific Blue Tangs Successfully Bred in Captivity for First-Time

The fish represented by animated character Dory might become easily available for people who want to keep them in aquariums at home, according to researchers at the University of Florida. For the first time, Pacific blue tangs have been effectively bred in captivity by the researchers at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory.

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