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Sixth Mass Extinction Will Happen By 2100: MIT Study

A mass extinction might occur by 2100, according to an MIT professor’s new study. If Earth’s oceans hit a certain carbon threshold, the sixth mass extinction could occur at the end of this century.

Earth/Environment September 21, 2017

Campi Flegrei: Scientists Find Magma Source Of Italy Supervolcano That May Erupt Soon

The magma source, or hot zone, of Campi Flegrei in Italy suggests that the supervolcano may erupt soon. Scientists said the volcano is now like a boiling pot of soup beneath the surface.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2017

North American Ash Tree, Madagascan Grasshopper On Brink Of Extinction

Five North American ash tree species and almost half of the Madagascan grasshopper species are now listed as Critically Endangered. A bat from Australia officially goes extinct, as snow leopards bounce back.

Earth/Environment September 16, 2017

Coffee Could Become Less Available, More Expensive Because Of Climate Change

Coffee production may decline because of global warming. Climate change is predicted to drive out species of coffee-pollinating bees and reduce coffee-growing areas in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Earth/Environment September 13, 2017

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions In Antarctica Sparked Rapid Climate Change At The End Of Ice Age

The ancient eruptions of the stratovolcano Mount Takahe released high levels of chlorine and fluorine. How did these likely trigger the sudden and widespread climate change that occurred at the end of the ice age?

Earth/Environment September 5, 2017

High Concentrations Of Antidepressants Found In Fish Brains In Great Lakes Region

The brains of multiple fish species in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario were found to have high concentrations of antidepressants. Waste water treatment plants currently do not test for traces of such drugs.

Earth/Environment September 2, 2017

Almost 400 New Species Found In Amazon Rainforest But Deforestation Threatens Discovery Of More

Latest WWF report shows the highest rate of species discovery yet in the Amazon rainforest. Though 381 new species were recently discovered, more are threatened due to deforestation and other large-scale projects in the rainforest.

Earth/Environment September 1, 2017

What Should You Do With Your Solar Eclipse Glasses? Here Are A Few Do's And Don'ts

With the the phenomenon having come and gone, many are wondering what to do with their solar eclipse glasses. Here are a few do's and don'ts for the special eyewear.

Earth/Environment August 22, 2017

Earth Is Heating Up: NOAA Says 2016 Hottest Year On Record For Planet

The NOAA international report showed that 2016 is the hottest year over the past decades. Learn what other climate threats have been observed for 2016.

Earth/Environment August 11, 2017

Feeding Your Pet Dog And Cat Has Hidden Environmental Costs

Our dogs and cats' consumption of meat evidently related to a whole lot of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. Adjustments in the way we feed our pets could lessen their environmental footprint.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2017

Artificial Lights Have A Negative Impact On Nighttime Pollination: Study

A new study finds that nocturnal pollinators visit plots with artificial lighting less compared to plots that remain dark. Researchers call for urgent action to reduce the negative impacts of artificial lighting on plant-pollinator interactions.

Earth/Environment August 3, 2017

Global Warming By 2 Degrees Likely To Happen By 2100, And There’s Barely Anything We Can Do To Stop It

There's a 90 percent chance that temperatures will rise from 2 degrees to 4.9 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new study noted. Know what its findings say about the greenhouse gas emissions targets of the Paris climate change agreement.

Earth/Environment August 1, 2017

How Much Plastic Has Humanity Produced? More Than 8.3 Billion Metric Tons

Humanity has literally produced more than a ton of plastic for every person alive today. On top of that, the majority of those end up in landfills or polluting the environment.

Earth/Environment July 20, 2017

Potentially Harmful Algal Bloom Expected In Western Lake Erie This Summer

The NOAA predicts a large algal bloom in Western Lake Erie in the summer months. The public is advised that drinking water could be contaminated.

Earth/Environment July 16, 2017

Plants Can Turn Caterpillars Into Cannibals: How Induced Pest Cannibalism Benefits Plants

Plants can turn leaf-munching pests like caterpillars into cannibals that feast on each other by releasing a special chemical. Here's how plant-induced caterpillar cannibalism can benefit tomato plants.

Earth/Environment July 13, 2017

A68 Iceberg: Massive Chunk Of Ice Breaks Off From Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf

The Larsen C ice shelf, the fourth largest in Antarctica, finally broke off producing the iceberg A68 that now floats in the Weddell Sea. Will this cause sea level rise?

Earth/Environment July 12, 2017

Sixth Mass Extinction Underway: Scientists Warn Earth Is Facing Biological Annihilation Of Species

A sixth mass extinction event is already happening and it is worse than researchers previously believed. What are its impacts on humans and what makes it different from the previous mass extinctions?

Earth/Environment July 11, 2017

Giant Iceberg That Broke Off From Larsen C Ice Shelf In Antarctica Fuels Climate Change Debate

Delaware-sized iceberg finally parts from Larsen C, but experts are divided over the cause of calving. Some scientists claim climate change is not the cause.

Earth/Environment July 14, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Avoids UNESCO's 'In Danger' Status: Is This A Good Thing?

Australia’s heavily bleached world heritage site is not ‘In Danger’ but is the status really a big win? Here are the pros and cons of UNESCO’s decision.

Earth/Environment July 9, 2017

Why Did UNESCO Decide Against ‘In Danger’ Status For Great Barrier Reef?

UNESCO has voted leaving the Great Barrier Reef off its 'in danger' list despite its recent destruction from mass coral bleaching. Who wins and loses in this decision on the embattled world heritage site?

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Is Now Ready To Break Off Antarctica

Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf could see a massive part of it breaking off in the coming days. Learn what scientists know so far about the Delaware-sized iceberg that's heading its own way.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

Climate Change Study Dampens Hope That Carbon Emissions Will Not Drive Global Temperature To Dangerous Level

Global warming at its current level is already blamed for the spread of diseases, war, and ecological changes. A new climate change study suggests that global temperature may even increase by up to 6 degrees, far more than previously estimated.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

Huge Concrete Pyramids Sunk In Gulf Of Mexico For Artificial Reef

Fifty concrete pyramids have been sunk as part of an initiative to build an artificial reef in Texas. The reef off the South Texas coast will lend insight on how to increase fish habitat.

Earth/Environment July 3, 2017

For Stephen Hawking, Trump’s Climate Stance Could Push Earth Over The Brink

Stephen Hawking has warned that Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the landmark Paris climate change agreement could result in irreversible climate change. Learn more from the scientist's exclusive interview with BBC.

Earth/Environment July 3, 2017

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break Could Occur Within "Hours, Days, or Weeks"

The Larsen C ice shelf is closer than ever to splintering. When it does, it could form one of the largest icebergs ever.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Which U.S. States Will Be Most Affected By Climate Change?

How hard will your state be hit by climate change? A new study argues that those in the South will have things much harder than their northern counterparts.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Of Ice-Free Antarctica: Study

As the Antarctic continues to thaw, its ice-free zones continue to grow. A new research shows what could happen to Antarctica’s biodiversity should the melting trend endure.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Boaty McBoatface Returns From Inaugural Mission In The Deep Ocean

The controversial submarine Boaty McBoatface has returned from its maiden voyage in the deep ocean. It comes back packed with 'unprecedented data' on one of Earth's deepest ocean regions to help scientists understand climate change better.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2017

The Ticking Clock Of Climate Change: How Long Do We Have To Address The Issue?

Climate change is a serious problem that threatens everyone, and time may be running out. A new article argues that we have about three years before we are forced to take drastic measures.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2017

Greenland Ice Melt Is Major Source Of Rising Sea Levels: Study

Melting of ice sheets and glaciers in Greenland is a major source in the increase of rising sea levels worldwide, a new study revealed. Scientists believe such findings act as a warning for coastal cities threatened by flooding.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2017

'Too Big To Fail': Great Barrier Reef Worth $42 Billion, Economists Say

The Great Barrier Reef is valued at a huge AU $56 billion (or US $42 billion). Read more findings from the report from Deloitte Access Economics about Great Barrier Reef and Australian economy links.

Earth/Environment June 26, 2017

Deadly Heat Could Be Norm By 2100: How Societies Adapt To Killer Temperatures

Dangerous heat waves could affect up to three-fourths of the world's population in the future. Heat-related deaths and illness could also become common. How can societies adapt to potentially deadly temperatures?

Earth/Environment June 21, 2017

Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Are The Latest Victim Of Climate Change

Global warming is starting to affect the livelihood of millions of coffee farmers in Ethiopia. Data shows that the country could end up losing as much as 60 percent of its coffee growing regions if climate conditions don't improve soon.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2017

Scorching Earth: Killer Heat Waves Are Occurring More Frequently, Study Shows

Deadly heat waves, while already killing people around the world, are set to become worse in the face of climate change. The findings of a new study paints a grim picture of fatalities from extreme heat.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2017

NOAA Says 3-Year Global Coral Bleaching Event Is Ending, But It's Too Early To Celebrate

A massive bleaching event that damaged coral reefs across the globe now appears to be easing after three deadly years, NOAA revealed. However, an expert warns it's still too early to celebrate.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2017

Can Scientists Predict Volcanic Eruptions? Volcanic Crystals Offer New View Of Magma

Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Scientists Report Massive Melt Occurred In Antarctica Affecting An Area Larger Than Texas

Scientists report that a massive melt event in Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf affected an area larger than Texas. Researchers warn that unless climate change is addressed, it could lead to the end of the ice shelves.

Earth/Environment June 16, 2017

Where Did These Turquoise Swirls In The Black Sea Come From?

Bosphorus Strait, dividing Europe and Asia in Turkish city Istanbul, has suddenly become home to milky turqoise swirls. Scientists say there's no need to worry, as it's the byproduct of phytoplankton bloom.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Building 428 New Hydroelectric Dams May Cause Major Damage In Brazilian Amazon

An extensive dam construction project in the Amazon river basin may threaten to damage the river’s biodiversity and disrupt regional climate, a team of scientists warned. The dam project includes building 428 new hydroelectric dams in the region.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: It's Fast Approaching, And Here's How You Can Experience It

A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21. Learn more about this rather mysterious natural phenomenon and the simulator called the Eclipse Megamovie Project.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2017

Researchers Map Hotspots Of Alien Plant And Animal Species

A research was conducted to determine the hotspots of the alien plants and animals in the world. The study revealed that the Hawaiian Islands had the greatest number of alien plants and animals, followed by New Zealand.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2017

EPA Pushes Back Implementation Of Obama-Era Air Quality Rules For A Year

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt wrote to state governors about the agency’s latest decision to delay the implementation of Obama-era air quality regulations.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2017

Exxon Misled Investors On Climate Change: NY Prosecutor

A New York prosecutor believes Exxon Mobil misled its investors on the matter of climate change and related regulations. Exxon calls the claim inaccurate, irresponsible, and politically motivated.

Earth/Environment June 4, 2017

UNESCO Wants Australia To Act Urgently To Save Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO urged the Australian government to beef up efforts save the Great Barrier Reef from complete damage. The reef's coral underwent several mass bleaching events and are in danger of becoming extinct.

Earth/Environment June 4, 2017

Oceanfloor Craters Hint Of Potential Arctic Methane Explosions In The Future

Hundreds of craters caused by methane explosions were discovered underneath Barents sea. Further research finds evidence that the violent explosions could happen again in the future.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2017

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