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- 27 January 2017 | Environment
The number of worldwide unprovoked shark attacks dropped 17.3 percent in 2016.
The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) analyzed 150 incidents involving shark-human interaction and concluded that 81 of these events were, in fact, unprovoked attack on humans.
In 2015, the number shark attacks had hit 98. According to the ISAF, an unprovoked attack is an attack occurred in the shark's habitat with no human provocation of the predator.
- 24 January 2017 | Environment
A violent storm followed by a powerful 35-foot swell destroyed the S.S. Palo Alto, grounded at Seacliff State Beach, near Santa Cruz, California.
The 98-year-old S.S. Palo Alto, also known as the "Cement Ship," was an oil tanker built by the San Francisco Shipbuilding Company and launched in 1919. But it never participated in the war.
The 420-foot S.S. Palo Alto is a historical landmark of Santa Cruz. The boat was made out of concrete to save metal during World War I.
- 23 January 2017 | Environment
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is under fire for filing legal action against hundreds of Hawaiian citizens.
In 2014, he spent more than $100 million for 700 acres of beachfront in Kauai, Hawaii. However, according to the local law, he shares the land with hundreds of native Hawaiians. And many of them don't even know they own parcels.
Zuckerberg decided to sue to get full ownership of the compound. He also decided to compensate the people he is suing and announced he would permit access to his land for traditional use.
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