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Rare giant squid sighting surprises Toyama Bay residents

Rare giant squid sighting surprises Toyama Bay residents

On this year’s Christmas Eve, residents of Toyama Bay saw something of which they have never expected a rare giant squid near a dock in the bay. For many hours, the giant squid remained around the bay and then the owner of a local diving shop guided it way back to the ocean.

The 13-feet long invertebrate was first spotted by a group of fishermen. The species was wondering around the boats in the Japanese port. In the past, Toyama Bay has been home to 16 giant squid settings, but current sighting was rare, as they prefer to dwell in the deep ocean.

Economic crisis forces Russia to make deep cuts to its ambitious Moon exploration plan

Vicious circle led by economic crisis forces Russia to make deep cuts to its ambitious Moon exploration plan

Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announces that the government is revising the scale of its space programme. There is a possibility that the government may make a cut of billions of dollars to the space agency’s moon exploration plans.

Government ministries are busy in revising the space programme up to 2025. Factors behind the cut include low oil prices, western sanctions and a declining rouble. The ambitious space programme seems to have fallen prey to these factors. Even the nation’s economy has declined more than 4%.

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Belgian Architect reveals Plans to Construct World’s First Underwater Skyscrapers

Belgian Architect reveals Plans to Construct World’s First Underwater Skyscrapers

A Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a futuristic skyscraper eco-village which will be located underneath the waves. The plan if successful will give the world its first underwater skyscraper.

The design of the skyscrapers looks like a giant floating jellyfish, said Vincent Callebaut. It is an eco-friendly structure that produces its own energy and heat without even using the fossil fuels.

The underwater eco-village will have homes, offices and workshops, science laboratories, sea farms, agricultural areas, shared orchards with grass and food gardens.

Landslide on Dorset Beach Attracts Several Fossil Hunters

Landslide on Dorset Beach Attracts Several Fossil Hunters

A recent landslide at a Dorset beach has attracted several enthusiasts interested in collecting some ammonite fossils. Almost 200 fossil hunters gathered on the beach in village of Charmouth to grab a big share of fossils.

Charmouth is a village located at the shore of the river Char in West Dorset, England. It is an ancient coastline of dramatic cliffs, fossil and beautiful scenery. The place is also known for its guided fossil hunting walks on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

China Launches Its Most Sophisticated Observation Satellite

China Launches Its Most Sophisticated Observation Satellite

China has launched a highly advanced observation satellite on Tuesday. The satellite is part of the country’s high-definition earth observation project. The satellite is fitted with a powerful telescope to capture images of the Asia-Pacific.

According to Chinese news reports, the satellites powerful telescope will capture images that can help to track foreign naval activity. The Gaofen 4 satellite was launched at 11:04 am from the Xichang launch base in southwest China’s Sichuan province, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

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Rare Whale Sighting takes place off Coast of North Kingstown

Rare Whale Sighting takes place off Coast of North Kingstown

On Monday, a 50-foot humpback whale was spotted splashing around in the nation's smallest state Rhode Island. Harbormaster of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Ed Hughes said he heard a colossal splash in Narragansett Bay on Monday morning when he was making his rounds. Narragansett Bay is the tiny state's proportionally huge body of water.

Hughes mentioned that for the first time in weeks the conditions on the water were ‘cold, windy and miserable’ due to which he initially thought that he had heard an accident.

Texas sues EPA for New Ozone-Emission Rule

Texas sues EPA for New Ozone-Emission Rule

Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tightened the standards for control of ozone emission, but this move was not liked by several states. So far, eight states have filed a lawsuit against the EPA and now, Texas has joined the fight and sued EPA.

The recent lawsuit by Texas was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality highlighted that it is the 23rd time when Texas has filed any lawsuit against the EPA since President Obama came into power in January 2009.

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