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'Strawberry Moon' expected to appear Wednesday night

'Strawberry Moon' expected to appear Wednesday night

The pairing will also present photographers with an excellent opportunity as Saturn and the moon will be close enough to easily fit in the same frame, as long as the sky is clear. But don't be fooled by the nickname, the full moon won't be sporting any extra color. Binoculars or telescopes will provide the best view of the moon, but given the hot weather in the United Kingdom there are set to be clear skies meaning there should be an unobstructed view of the lunar event.


Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says

Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says

Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars by sometime Saturday afternoon. Williams added that almost half the spill had been contained with booms near the derailment site, with additional booms downstream, amid concerns that the oil may contaminate the water supply as far away as Omaha, Nebraska, some 240 km to the south.


Millions of British Children Exposed to Harmful Pollution

Millions of British Children Exposed to Harmful Pollution

More than twelve air quality workshops and assemblies have been conducted across the city's schools involving researchers from the University of York. Unlike other parts of the country where a Clean Air Zone is a mandatory requirement, the council is proactively looking to introduce the new zone. Professor Jonathan Grigg, a paediatric respiratory consultant and Co-Chair of the Working Group, said:"The potential for indoor-generated air pollution to cause major health effects in children can ...


Don't touch: Giant plant causes blindness, third-degree burns

Don't touch: Giant plant causes blindness, third-degree burns

These plants can grow up to 14 feet tall, with thick leaves stretching 2 to 5 feet across. Earlier this month, scientists from The Massey Herbarium at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University penned a Facebook post announcing they'd identified Virginia's first giant hogweed.


World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 in Perth Zoo

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 in Perth Zoo

She was recognized as world oldest of her species by the Guinness World Records in 2016. Puan's 54 descendants have spread across the globe, inhabiting zoos in Europe, the United States, Australia and Singapore. A critically endangered species, Sumatran orangutans rarely reach age 50 in the wild, the zoo said. She would tap her feet like a little war dance when she wanted something and it wasn't coming quickly enough.