October 13, 2019

Destinations of the week

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From the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range From Everything Everywhere World Heritage Inscription: Set in the dense forests of the Kii Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, three sacred sites—Yoshino and Omine, Kumano Sanzan, Koyasan—linked by pilgrimage routes to the ancient capital cities of Nara and Kyoto, reflect the fusion of […]

US: Outrage grows over woman who dragged dog behind electric scooter

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 As Brandon Sanders and his girlfriend bicycled down a Bakersfield, Calif., street on the afternoon of Jan. 6, they watched in shock as a woman riding a rented electric scooter passed by them, dragging a little dog behind her. “It looked like a stuffed animal at first, because it was […]

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access

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By AFP From This Is Money UK Bolivia — South America’s poorest country — became landlocked after losing a four-year war against Chile at the end of the 19th century, forfeiting territory and its access to the Pacific coast The International Court of Justice on Monday ruled against landlocked Bolivia in a row with Chile […]

Best local food to try in Hawaii

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From Go Hawaii Tours The Hawaiian cuisine remains one to be the most diverse, interesting, and delicious foods in its region. It serves as a multi-cultural melting pot in the Pacific Ocean, marrying different cultures expressed in every dish and specialty on the islands. Despite its varied-flavored array of dishes and hundreds of food options, […]

Maine-based Coast Guard cutter returns after $90 million cocaine seizure

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By Dawn Gagnon, From BDN BANGOR, Maine — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to its homeport in Kittery on Friday after a 49-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea that resulted in the seizure of cocaine worth an estimated $90 million on the streets. During the patrol, Tahoma’s crew conducted drug interdiction […]

Canadian Navy ships help seize 700 kg of cocaine in Caribbean Sea

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From Naval Today Royal Canadian Navy ships deployed to the international operation Caribbe, HMCS Summerside and Saskatoon, assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Canadian Navy said the interception involving HMCS Summerside took place on March 7, 2016, in […]

Global warming’s fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable Extreme weather events, from droughts to floods and heat waves, are some of the most tangible present day impacts of global warming, and they will take center stage in speeches at the upcoming Paris Climate Summit. Now a new report gives leaders pushing to reduce emissions of global warming pollution, […]

US agents nearly caught $194 million worth of cocaine in a narco submarine

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By Christopher Woody From Business Insider US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents had a close call with a high-value target in the Pacific Ocean. The crew of a P-3 Long Range Tracker, working as part of a joint military-law-enforcement task force, picked up a self-propelled semi-submersible traveling in the eastern Pacific […]

Gadget of the week

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Robotic vehicles find the Pacific Ocean’s deepest thermal vents By Jon Fingas From engadget Monterey Bay Aquarium’s autonomous underwater vehicle Robotic underwater vehicles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Research Institute just helped discover one of the Earth’s more elusive scientific treasures. Both an autonomous mapping craft and a remotely operated counterpart (which collected video and […]

This year’s ‘El Niño’ aims to break a record

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By Cory Reppenhagen From ABC Denver 7 News A strong El Niño is developing in the equatorial Pacific, and it has the potential to break the record El Niño of 1997-98, a spokesperson for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) told 7NEWS. Matt Rehme, with NCAR’s Visualization Lab in Boulder, created the video below […]