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By: Linda Wasylciw

Gulf of St Larewnce – suffering from hypoxia

The Gulf is suffering from low-oxygen levels, hypoxia, threatening the future of the River. This silent killer was first identified in the mid-1980s. It is now confirmed that a large portion of the estuary is slowly but surely suffering from hypoxia and episodes of low temperature, causing starvation. The River is suffocating – dying 😥. [ Read More … ]

Are we alone?

Nestled between the constellations Cygnus and Lyra, sits a strange and intriguing star, CI Tau. Orbiting it are four giant gas-planets, similar to Jupiter and Saturn. CI Tau is sitauted about 500 light years away from Earth, within a very active part of the galaxy termed a ‘stellar nursery’. This newly found star is a mere [ Read More … ]

Earth has evolved into anthropocene,

the Human Epoch, an era in which humanity has altered the major physical systems of the planet by geoengineering the earth. This impact is worldwide, and began with the start of the industrial revolution in 1750 to 2010, creating a subsequent change in the Earth System – greenhouse gas levels, ocean acidification, deforestation and biodiversity deterioration. [ Read More … ]

Extomoon spotted orbiting alien planet

Exomoons are natural satellites of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. There is tantalizing evidence suggesting that such a moon has been spotted, 8,000 light years from earth, by the Hubble space telescopes – identifying the first compelling evidence of an ‘exo-moon’. This moon is the size of Neptune, orbiting a planet the size of [ Read More … ]

Earth Day 2018

Mother Earth, is 4.5 billion years old and is home to an estimated 8.7 million species of life. This is a time to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place; to create a harmony with nature.  Take the time to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about fighting against [ Read More … ]

Neanderthals, the first true artists on the planet

Proves that they were not brutish at all. For to long the image of Neanderthals has been presented as a primitive and simple creature: a hulking mass of muscle, all brawn with no brains, brutish, dim and mannerless cretins. Maybe it is their famously protruding brow ridge that has portrayed the Neanderthals as too dumb to use language [ Read More … ]

Our planet’s magnetic field is weakening

Should you be worried? Yes, most certainly. Our planet’s magnetic field is what powers our compasses, while also giving us our north and south poles. Over the past 160 years, our planet’s magnetic field has been weakening at an alarming rate. Scientists are concerned that the earth is gearing up to flip its magnetic poles like it did 780-thousand years [ Read More … ]

Great Walk of the World

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk, a 192 mile trek on an unsignposted footpath, begins on the Irish Sea and ends on the North Sea of northern England, taking in three contrasting national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park. Visit ancient stone circles, medieval castles and monasteries, [ Read More … ]

Melting Arctic unleashes deadly diseases

Diseases hidden in the ice are waking up! Melting ice could potentially open a Pandora’s box of diseases. Humans can catch a virus from a long-extinct Neanderthal. No viruses are permanently ‘eradicated’ from the planet. Permafrost has been a good preserver of microbes and viruses, because it is cold, there is no oxygen, and it is dark. Pathogenic viruses [ Read More … ]

Zealandia – Earth’s hidden continent

Australia’s smaller neighbour, New Zealand, is sitting on a massive new continent scientists have named Zealandia. 94 percent of Zealandia, 4.9 million square kilometres of land mass, is an underwater continent. The only parts of Zealandia not waterlogged are the islands of Caledonia and New Zealand – a haven to both volcanic and glacial activity. Studies reveal that Zealandia [ Read More … ]

A Piece of Canada lost in Auzzie Land

Canada is more than 7,000 miles away from the nearest point of Australia but it  has not always been that way. 1.7 billion years ago a piece of Canada broke off. It has been found in the very ancient sedimentary rocks in Georgetown, Australia. The Earth’s crust, made up of land masses and the ocean floors, isn’t [ Read More … ]

The dance of the spirits

Shafts or curtains of colored lights filled the night sky, dazzling the onlookers. This astronomical phenomena is the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere and charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. The colour variations are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding and the most common auroral colour [ Read More … ]

World Whale Day

These giants of the ocean are magnificent creatures. Whales belong to the order of cetacea – which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Of the whales there are two suborders: toothed whales and baleen. Baleen whales are the largest species of whale and have a comb-like fringe, called a baleen, on the upper jaw, used to filter [ Read More … ]

Escape to Fiji

Smoke from the evening fires blends with the rhythmic drumming, filling the hills and valleys. The air is electrified with a sense of tranquility and excitement. Figi’s islands are shrouded in mystery, old legends, mythology and beliefs and many of these that have passed through the generations. Old religions are still practised, worshiping a myriad of gods and [ Read More … ]

Zodiacal Light – false dawn

It’s back! The zodiacal light is practically a sign of spring as it  pokes up in the western sky like a ghost awoken. Keen sky-watchers can see this ‘false dawn’, the most elusive astronomical phenomena – the zodiacal light, starting February 2nd, about an hour after sunset, and for the two weeks that follow. This pyramid-shaped light is [ Read More … ]

Tonga – sea, sand and sun

The Kingdom of Tonga has over 170 islands that are full of unspoilt beauty, offering an experience that will never be forgotten. Each island is seeped in a mix of centuries-old culture, history and traditions. Say Malo e lelei (hello in Tongan) and sidestep the flashy resorts. Walk in the slow lane – where nothing is hurried. As [ Read More … ]

6th Mass Extinction

It is presumed that, about 65 million years ago, an extraterrestrial crater hit Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula creating massive climate change and the last mass extinction. A steady drumbeat of human activities has resulted in habitat losses, pollution and climate disruption crating a powerful assault on biodiversity. These actions paint a dismal picture regarding the future of life, [ Read More … ]

Hercules Beetle

This beetle, with its horn-like pincer claw, is the longest and strongest creature on Earth for its size and can carry 850 times its weight! That is like a person carrying seven elephants! Also known as a rhinoceros beetle it is native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, the Lesser Antilles, and been observed as far [ Read More … ]

Aurora borealis – Aurora australis

These bright dancing northern and southern lights, seen above the magnetic poles, are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere.  The lights of the northern hemisphere, aurora borealis, means ‘dawn of the north’. ‘Aurora australis’ means ‘dawn of the south’. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is [ Read More … ]

Job-stealing robot apocalypse

From science fiction to business fact – automation is taking over manufacturing and cutting off the very hand that feeds us. We are working ourselves out of a job and we are not ready for it. Canada, alone, will likely face the loss of up to 7.5 million jobs to automation over the next 10 to 15 [ Read More … ]

Winter blues getting you down?

Need to get away on a holiday but something is preventing you from going? No worries. We have the answer for you. Escape the hassles of airports and journey to paradise without having to pack your sandals, sunscreen and sunglasses. Do it the easy way by enjoying a holiday from the convenience of your home. Step [ Read More … ]

Affordable holidays

On a budget and looking for the ideal holiday?  Look no further. Journey to paradise without having to pack your sandals, sunscreen and sunglasses and escape the hassles of airports. You can now see the world from the convenience of your home. With one click you can download a virtual travel experience. #WynterseaProductions has over 30 travel destinations to choose [ Read More … ]

Food – glorious food

The one thing that unites the human race is food, making it is easy, very easy, for local chefs to entice the weary traveller with aromas or a hint of what is being served. Food, the edible wonder, often evokes feelings making the temptation enticing and irresistible. Visualize a sunflower egg, pasta so divine it is ‘death [ Read More … ]

Happy New Year

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.