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Payday loans plummeted during pandemic, but Californians ‘not off the hook’ – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Pandemic government aid may have helped some Californians avoid using expensive payday loans last year, but some experts say it may be too early for celebration. A new report found that in 2020, California saw a 40% drop in payday loans taken out compared to 2019, a drop equivalent to $1.1 billion. Nearly half a […]

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Tarso Toussidé – Volcanic massif

The Tarso Toussidé volcanic massif is featured in this false color composite image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Tarso Toussidé, capped by the (potentially active) Toussidé stratovolcano, is located at the western end of the Tibesti Mountains in Chad. With […]

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Scientists name the underwater volcanic massif after landmarks featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Sonar image of the “Eye of Sauron” volcano and nearby seamounts on the seabed southwest of … [+] Christmas Island. Phil Vandenbossche & Nelson Kuna / CSIRO Inspired by the description of Mordor, presented in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga as a kingdom of black volcanic plains surrounding the active volcano Mount Doom, […]

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Visit the tropical volcanic wonderland of Reunion Island

This Jurassic-like island landscape is one of the most fascinating in the world, and there is plenty to do for interested travelers. Reunion Island is a French island off the coast of Madagascar and is a lush, volcanic tropical paradise that seems straight out of Jurassic Park. Unlike many other legacies of the old empires […]

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AIR DATE | Special documentary NAPLES: Under The Volcanic Threat

Between Vesuvius, the Aeolian Islands and Etna, Italy is home to some of the riskiest volcanoes on the planet. Today, all experts agree that the Naples region is exposed to a major threat – an impending eruption. But no one can say when it will happen and where the danger will come from. How to […]

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Woman Returns to Qld with Delta Variant | Blue Mountain Gazette

Queensland will close its border with South Australia from Thursday, fearing that a new coronavirus cluster has been seeded by a woman who has returned from Melbourne. Chief Medical Officer of Health Jeannette Young is anxiously awaiting test results from relatives and friends of the woman, who picked up the highly contagious Delta variant from […]

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The tallest mountains in a neutron star are only a few millimeters

Here on Earth, the mountains are getting extremely high, thousands and thousands of feet high. However, new models of neutron stars show that the tallest mountains of these objects measure only a few fractions of a millimeter due to the massive gravity of the incredibly dense objects. Neutron stars are among the densest objects in […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship Launches New ‘Out of the Ashes’ Contest to Rebuild Fire-Torn State Park Trails

PRESS RELEASE: Santa Cruz Mountain Bikers (MBOSC) Trail Stewardship will offer a custom Caletti Cycles bike with Raceface, Easton or FOX components and a locally sourced coffee table from Kochlacs Wood to raise money for much-needed trail work in ravaged California State Parks by fire. Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship (SCMTS), a 501 (c) (3) […]

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Signs of life on Venus Really explosive volcanoes

“We don’t know what Venus is capable of.” Active venus Scientists were baffled by the discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’ atmosphere last year. They hailed the discovery as a slim but real sign that microbial life could survive in the clouds above the bloated surface of the planet below – because, back on Earth, […]

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Strange chemical on Venus may have come from volcanoes, not life

A mysterious smell of unstable chemical in the sky of Venus may not be a sign of life but the result of explosive volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. Last year, scientists reported detecting signs of the molecule phosphine in the clouds of the second rock from the sun. The chemical, made up of […]

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Lonely Mountains: Downhill shakes up Daily Rides with new difficulty modifiers

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is getting a new update that brings some challenging twists to the daily rides. If you’re unfamiliar with Daily Rides are Lonely Mountains: Downhill’s Way of Challenging Players to Take a Whole New Course Every Day, essentially providing a great way to come back for new content and challenges every day. Now, […]

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Things to do in Panama: beaches, lazy, active volcanoes and more

While Costa Rica often gets the bulk of the Central American hype, Panama has its own excellence right next door. And we’re not just talking about the channel. Nestled between the Pacific and the Caribbean, not only is it convenient as all go out for American travelers – they take US dollars, you won’t need […]

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China’s Qilian Mountains National Park has spotted more than 70 new species of wildlife in the past decade

A Chinese national park in the Qilian Mountains has discovered more than 70 new species of wildlife in the past ten years. The park, which is part of the country’s key protection project, is now experiencing better ecological recovery. Photo: screenshot from Pear video A Chinese national park in the Qilian Mountains has discovered more […]

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A guide to the most impressive active volcanoes in Europe

You might be surprised to learn that Europe is covered in volcanoes. No need to worry though, the vast majority are extinct or dormant. Dormant volcanoes are technically active but have not erupted for a long time. They are just expected to erupt again at some point in the future. Most volcanoes in Europe are […]

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Invisible blasts of electricity from volcanoes signal eruptions

As one of Japan’s most active volcanoes, Sakurajima often dazzles with dramatic volcanic flashes against ash-filled skies. But the volcano can also produce much smaller, invisible bursts of electrical activity that mystify and intrigue scientists. Now, an analysis of 97 explosions at Sakurajima from June 2015 helps show when the eruptions produce visible lightning strikes […]