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How to view a Catholic meteor shower this month Watch

Image of The tears of St. Lawrence are associated with a Catholic martyr from the third century.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak between the nights of August 11 and 12 this year (2017), and will make a nice consolation for those who ... continue reading


Oh no! Is El Nino coming back to California? Watch

Image of A massive landslide has closed Highway 1 for months.

Last year's El Nino rains are responsible for reshaping California. The rains busted California's drought, and they closed California's ... continue reading


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Religious Dilemma: Breaking the 9th Commandment or 'Saving the Planet' Watch

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Catholic Online would like to share an article submitted by climate blogger, Russell Cook. Cook and I (Marshall Connolly) have enjoyed an ... continue reading


Rescuers save pair of baby rhinos after their mothers are shot by poachers Watch

Image of A rhino mother and her baby. Rhinos form attachments similar to humans, and babies often refuse to leave their mother's side even after the mother is killed. Without their mothers, the babies often become prey to various predators.

A pair of baby rhinos have been rescued by conservationists after their mothers were shot in separate poaching incidents. The two babies ... continue reading


It's finally happening, Antarctica is breaking up. Here's the disaster that could happen next Watch

Image of The worst case scenario shows sea level rise of more than 13 meters over the next five centuries. Every coastal city would be wiped out and the world will look radically different.

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has calved from Antarctica, and it has scientists worried. Likely to be dubbed A68, the iceberg ... continue reading


Antarctic iceberg the size of Delaware breaks off into the ocean, here's why that's bad Watch

Image of The crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf stretched for nearly 100 miles. Today, it has reached the ocean, calving one of the largest glaciers ever recorded.

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has calved from Antarctica, and it has scientists worried. Likely to be dubbed A68, the iceberg ... continue reading



It's much worse than we imagined! Civilization could collapse within decades as Earth's sixth mass extinction event accelerates Watch

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Our planet faces a disaster of epic proportions as new research shows that animal and plant species are in much steeper decline that ... continue reading


This is where you can find the deadliest substance in the world, right next to the beach. And it's about to move closer! Watch

Image of San Onofre nuclear power plant no longer operates, but what's left behind is so dangerous its protected by an army of guards.

Nuclear power is an amazing source of energy, virtually limitless in potential. It's extremely safe, and efficient. But it produces a ... continue reading


How decaf coffee destroyed the ozone layer, you monsters Watch

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What kind of monster drinks decaffeinated coffee? The kind that wants to destroy the Earth, according to research that says our love of ... continue reading


Loch Ness Monster sighted again? New photo sparks debate Watch

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An Australian couple visiting Loch Ness have reported a possible Nessie sighting at the famous loch. They have also submitted a picture ... continue reading




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