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SHIRETOKO PENINSULA, Japan — Lined up along the side of their boat, the fishermen hauled a huge, heavy net up from swelling waves. At first, a few small jellyfish emerged, then a piece of plastic. Then net, and more net. Finally, all the way at the bottom: a small thrashing mass of silvery salmon.

It was just after dawn at the height of the autumn fishing season, but something was wrong.

“When are the fish coming?” boat captain Teruhiko Miura asked himself.

Teruhiko Miura, 53, captain of the Hokushin Maru, at a port in the town of Shari in Hokkaido, Japan.

The salmon catch is collapsing off Japan’s northern coast, plummeting by about 70 percent in the past 15 years. The disappearance of…

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This video shows a snowy owl in winter in Sweden.

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 9 November 2019 video says about itself:

Bolivian President Evo Morales condemns an ‘ongoing coup d’etat’ against his democratically re-elected government. And, former Brazilian President Lula Da Silva addresses the nation on the 1st day as a free man after spending 580 days in jail. More on this and other stories now.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monday, November 11, 2019

Corbyn condemns ‘appalling’ coup against Bolivia’s President Morales

JEREMY CORBYN decried the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales as a coup today, condemning the army’s demand for the socialist leader to step down as “appalling.”

Mr Morales announced his resignation on Sunday night shortly after calls from the head of Bolivia’s army to step down.

In a televised address the president said he made the decision for the “good of the country,” which has seen violent anti-government protests [by, eg, policemen] since Morales’s…

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Ice Ages Blamed on Tilted Earth

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  1. https://www.livescience.com/6937-ice-ages-blamed-tilted-earth.html
Ice Ages Blamed on Tilted Earth

In the past million years, the Earth experienced a major ice age about every 100,000 years. Scientists have several theories to explain this glacial cycle, but new research suggests the primary driving force is all in how the planet leans.

The Earth’s rotation axis is not perpendicular to the plane in which it orbits the Sun. It’s offset by 23.5 degrees. This tilt, or obliquity, explains why we have seasons and why places above the Arctic Circle have 24-hour darkness in winter and constant sunlight in the summer.

But the angle is not constant – it is currently decreasing from a maximum of 24 degrees towards a minimum of 22.5 degrees. This variation goes in a 40,000-year cycle.

Peter Huybers of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Carl Wunsch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have…

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Bharata Bharati

Sandhya Jain is the editor of Vijayvaani.The Supreme Court hearings have now concluded, including failed attempts at mediation. Zafar Farooqi, chairman of the UP Sunni Muslim Wakf Board is reported to have said that Muslims should give up claims to Ayodhya, but he did not make any presentation before the court. So now, Ram Lalla Virajman waits for his day in court. – Sandhya Jain

The Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on the vexatious issue of whether Sri Ram Lalla Virajman is the legitimate owner of the Ram Janmabhumi temple site in Ayodhya, before Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, retires on November 17, 2019. Alternately, the court will decide whether the land belongs to the Sunni Muslim Wakf Board because Emperor Babur conquered the region and erected a mosque in 1528 AD. Hindus have doggedly fought to reclaim this particular spot for 491 years, and now await the judgment with bated…

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Michelle Neff

My second book is set to be published on December 17th, 2019 and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

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Going Vegan: Your Daily Planner includes easy vegan recipes, detailed nutritional information, and interactive journaling pages that let you track your water, food, and progress every day while creating delicious meals that keep you happy and…

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This 5 November 2019 video says about itself:

Cotton-top Tamarins Have Incredible Hairdos! | Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

These tiny South American monkeys are named for their mop of bright white hair on top of their heads.

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Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

You may not realize it, but you are participating in an unauthorized experiment—“the largest biological experiment ever,” in the words of Swedish neuro-oncologist Leif Salford. For the first time, many of us are holding high-powered microwave transmitters in the form of cell phones – directly against our heads on a daily basis.

Cell phones generate electromagnetic fields (EMF), and emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR). They share this feature with all modern electronics that run on alternating current (AC) power (from the power grid and the outlets in your walls) or that utilize wireless communication. Different devices radiate different levels of EMF, with different characteristics.

What health effects do these exposures have? There in lies the experiment.

The many potential negative health effects from EMF exposure (including many cancers and Alzheimer’s disease) can take decades to develop. So we won’t know the results of this experiment for many years—possibly decades. But by then…

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This 30 October 2019 video says about itself:

These Super Rare Snow Monkeys are Incredibly Cute! | Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

Snub-nosed monkeys are pretty strange looking creatures, but their short noses and blue skin help them survive some of the harshest conditions on Earth.

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This May 2018 video is called A short video describing the main debated theories around Homo sapiens dispersal across the globe.

From the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia:

The homeland of modern humans

October 28, 2019

Summary: A landmark study pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how past climate shifts drove their first migration.

A study has concluded that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) emerged in a southern African ‘homeland’ and thrived there for 70 thousand years.

The breakthrough findings are published in the prestigious journal Nature today.

The authors propose that changes in Africa’s climate triggered the first human explorations, which initiated the development of humans’ genetic, ethnic and cultural diversity.

This study provides a window into the first 100 thousand years of modern humans’ history.

DNA as a time capsule

“It has been clear for…

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