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The Obama administration has introduced a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for at least five years The move is a significant victory for environmentalists who have campaigned for years against drilling in the ecologically fragile region. But the ban could be overturned by Donald Trump, who has previously pledged to increase offshore drilling. Drilling will be still allowed in Alaska's Cook Inlet and several areas of the Gulf of Mexico. According to the 2017 to 2022 leasing plan published by the US Department of the Interior, drilling will be banned in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off...

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Arctic, ClimateChange, Environment, Science, Sea Ice, Study -

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic. It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken. But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is...

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Science, Space, Study -

The breathtaking beauty of Earth opens up in RT’s new project “Space 360” through a stunning 360° video from the International Space Station (ISS). The unprecedented footage, filmed by a Russian cosmonaut, will give an immersive experience of life in orbit. Presented by RT in collaboration with the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the rocket and space corporation Energia, the “Space 360” project will feature the first-ever 360° videos filmed from the low Earth orbit. The spectacular series will include footage captured on the ISS and sent back to Earth by Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko exclusively for RT. The goal,...

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Ancient Civilisations, History, Ruins, Science, Study -

It's 650 years older than Machu Picchu. Photo: The panorama of the Lost City. The round clearings, where houses once sat, extend down the sides of the mountains. Many believe that only a small portion of the Lost City has been excavated at this point. In the early 1970s, a group of looters searching for Pre-Columbian artifacts in the jungles of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta stumbled upon a set of worn stone steps leading up a ridge from the shore of the Buritaca river. At the end of more than 1,200 stairs, they found the ruins of an...

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Ancient Civilisations, History, Science, Study -

Experts say temple is built like 'Russia nesting doll' and reveals secrets about Mayan life. El Castillo is one of Mexico's most famous Mayan temples and attracts 1.4 million visitors a year. Archaeological experts have unearthed a secret third structure within the most famous Mayan pyramid temple in Mexico, almost a century after the rest of the temple was first explored. The El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, is believed to have been constructed in three stages, with each of its three structures having been built centuries apart. Researchers say the recently discovered...

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