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Steaming river of black sludge floods through Arizona

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Steaming river of black sludge floods through Arizona

LiveScience

Jul 22, 2020 / 1.49 min

What was 2020 missing if not a steaming river of black sludge.

The video originally posted on Twitter by Pima County officials, shows the fast flowing steaming river of sticks and debris advancing through a dry river bed.

As it seems, as the climate changes have made wildfires more common, the risk of flash floods becomes more likely.

This happens because, after wildfire the soil is no longer able to absorb as much water as it did before and just even minor rains can trigger this sort of event.

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Heatwave fuels forest fires in Portugal

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Heatwave fuels forest fires in Portugal

No Comment TV

Aug 12, 2015 / 0.52 min

There is no denying that the effects of climate warming on natural and human systems are becoming increasingly visible across the globe.

Year after year, single hottest year records are broken, as well as areas burned by wildfire in a great deal of countries around the world.

None of this comes as a surprise as evidence that warmer temperatures are associated with spikes in fire activity.

The only question is when will we start to take responsibility for these events?

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Jet ski driver completes incredible rescue of big wave surfer at Nazaré

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Jet ski driver completes incredible rescue of big wave surfer at Nazaré

Newsflare

Nov 26, 2019 / 1.37 min

The high five at the end just says it all.

The drone footage was captured at praia do Norte beach, near the fishing village of Nazaré, in Portugal (which became famous worldwide in 2011, when Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set a world record for the largest wave ever surfed at 78 feet/24 m).

Brazilian surfer Lucas Chumbo and his teammate Ian Cosenza (on the Jet-ski) were nearly caught by an approaching wave but end up making a dramatic last minute escape.

Moments like this can easily go south, if the jet ski driver isn’t able to accelerate fast enough away from the pursuing mass of white water, traveling at great speed towards them, like in the videos below:

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Cassini–Huygens Mission Footage ▪ (Cosmos: Possible Worlds)

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Cassini–Huygens Mission Footage ▪ (Cosmos: Possible Worlds)

George Kantianis

Apr 4, 2020 / 3.12 min

How can low resolution, black & white footage, taken out in deep space carry so much wonder and beauty?

Cassini spacecraft executed its “Grand Finale” (a series of close Saturn and Saturn’s inner rings passes) at the end of its mission, before intentionally diving into its own destruction on Saturn’s atmosphere.

This was some of the footage taken by the spacecraft while performing those last maneuvers.

Ludovico Einaudi’s music (video below) connects perfectly with the shots to setup an extremely powerful and intense viewing.

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Swarms of desert locusts tear through Rajasthan in northern India

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Swarms of desert locusts tear through Rajasthan in northern India

No Comment TV

May 26, 2020 / 0.50 min

India faces worst locust threat in almost 3 decades.

If struggling with the series of crises induced by the Coronavirus pandemic wasn’t enough, India is now being forced to deal with this Ecological crisis, as desert locusts consume vegetation and crops, causing widespread damage.

The truth is this is just another threat Indian farmers have to deal with in recent years.

Not really making headlines around the world but India has been experiencing widespread drought conditions, since 2015. In total, some 600 million people are facing extreme water stress conditions according to the Government’s own report.

As climate change worsens, crops fail and drinkable water runs out, it seems uncertain how such a large population will be able to deal with the issue.

India is not the only country facing this problem though. Since the beginning of the year, North East Africa has also been facing the worst invasion of the last 25 years that have since reached East African countries, before finally moving on to India & Pakistan.

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Iguana vs Snakes | Planet Earth II

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Iguana vs Snakes | Planet Earth II

BBC Earth

Nov 8, 2016 / 2.16 min

Feeling like you could use a break on a sunny beach?

Well, this Galapagos beach isn’t the right place for you. This is the stuff nightmares are made off.

This incredible footage, is probably one of the best clips from the Planet Earth TV Series and captures this incredible chase scene, between an Iguana and what seems to be a never ending swarm of snakes, coming out from every crack on the rocks.

Also, it doesn’t hurt to have Hans Zimmer handling the music, helping to build up the tension perfectly.

Watch his comments about about the music of Planet Earth II, on the video above.

There is also a “behind the scenes” video, explaining how while in Isla Fernandina, the Planet Earth crew were filming hatchling marine iguanas when they were surprised to first capture this sort of behavior (snakes hunting in group, though not in collaboration).