The Daily Populous

Saturday July 6th, 2019 evening edition

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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern California

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The earthquake struck at 8:16 p.m. Friday as part of an earthquake swarm in the Searles Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck nearly 9 miles west-southwest of Searles Valley and was felt as far away as Arizona.

In Los Angeles, sustained swaying was reporting from the San Fernando Valley to southern Orange County. »

A trillion new trees could be the best solution to climate change, study says

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An initiative of planting trees globally could help in scrubbing a considerable portion of heat-trapping emissions from our atmosphere.

According to Thomas Crowther, who is a climate change ecologist in Zurich endorsed the idea of planting a trillion trees by saying that “This is by far — by thousands of times — the cheapest climate change solution.”

While planting new trees is the best solution, stopping the deforestation would bring immediate benefits. »

DNA study reveals fate of Irish women taken by Vikings as slaves to Iceland

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Sequencing using samples from teeth revealed the settlers had a roughly even split of Norse (from what are today Norway and Sweden) and Gaelic ancestry.

It is the first in-depth investigation of how a new population is formed through a genetic process known as “admixture”.

Their next step is to expand sample size, and to examine how diseases affected the population. »