Underwater robots just discovered the world’s biggest dead zone

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Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week. In the Gulf of Oman, researchers found the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the size of Scotland and possibly more. Scientists knew that there was a dead zone in the Gulf of Oman, but until now, they had no idea how bad it was.

Scientists from University of East Anglia and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University launched undersea robots to explore the dead zone. They published their findings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Chernobyl’s abandoned dogs create their own exclusion zone community

If you ever happen to visit Chernobyl, you might run across one of the around 300 stray dogs that reside there. After the 1986 disaster, residents weren’t allowed to bring their pets, and many dogs were left behind. Today, their descendants still live in the area, and while their life isn’t easy, The Guardian, which shared their story, described them as “a playful example of global kindness and cooperation.”

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