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Some Mushrooms Can Glow In The Dark: Here's Why They Are Luminescent

Researches have discovered why some mushrooms exhibit bioluminescent characteristics often seen in insects and sea-dwelling creatures. The researchers attributed the glow in some mushrooms to a substance, which emitted light.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

Climate Change Could Cause Sea Levels In California To Rise By 10 Feet

A study revealed that the rise in sea level is comparatively greater in California than anywhere else in the world. Scientists predicted that by 2100, the state could face a rise in sea levels by as much as 10 feet.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Blood Falls In Antarctica

Researchers solved the mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls, which were discovered more than a 100 years ago. Researchers found the hidden pathway that the iron-rich saltwater takes to reach the surface from beneath the glacier.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

Scientists Find A Way To Trigger Artificial Photosynthesis: Can It Solve Global Warming?

Scientists discovered an economically viable way to initiate a process similar to photosynthesis. The artificial photosynthesis process could potentially lead to greenhouse gases being reduced and help counter global warming.

Earth/Environment April 27, 2017

Can Bill Nye Save The World? The Science Guy On March For Science And His Latest Netflix Series

Bill Nye gave an inspiring speech at March for Science in Washington, D.C. Critics ask: is he really a science guy and how does he plan to save the world?

Earth/Environment April 26, 2017

Human Activity Ups The Risk Of Contaminating Valuable Groundwater

A study showed that the Earth's groundwater was polluted with chemicals found in present day rain water. The 12,000-year-old fossil water pollution was quite common and roughly half the reserves tested showed signs of contamination.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Global Warming Behind Record-Breaking Climate Events Worldwide: Here's The Evidence

Could global warming be the culprit behind extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves, and intense storms? A new study from Stanford University gives us the answer.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Tiny Wax Worms Might Be Nature's Answer To Human's Monstrous Plastic Problem

A new way of degrading plastics at a much faster rate than the current processes may have been discovered. A study showed that tiny wax worms were quickly able to eat through plastic products and could be the solution.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Lead On Climate Change, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Urges World Leaders

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders to ignore President Trump's stand on climate change. The debate about the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions is still ongoing.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Coolest Protest Signs At The March For Science

Protesters gathered at the March for Science on Earth Day this year and stood up for the importance of science in everyday life. Many of them carried funny protest signs showing witty puns and slogans, turning the event into an absolute delight.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Crack In Larsen C Ice Shelf In Antarctica Set To Produce One Of The Largest Icebergs When It Breaks Off

The Larsen C ice shelf is seen to produce one of the biggest-ever icebergs ever recorded once it breaks off. How grim are predictions for this Antarctic ice shelf and its effects on the environment?

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Meet Steve: Scientists, Aurora Enthusiasts Find New Mysterious Light In The Night Sky

Citizen scientists discovered an unusual new feature of the northern lights and called the mysterious atmospheric phenomenon ‘Steve.' ESA’s Swarm satellite also studied the purple gas stream, initially dubbed a proton aurora borealis, and finally uncovered its secret.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Defending Science: Why America’s Scientists Were Marching This Weekend

The 'March for Science' rallies took place last weekend. The event, which started as a social media initiative, is a response to President Trump's budget cuts.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Why EPA Chief Thinks The United States Should Exit Paris Climate Deal

Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has openly called for the exit of United States from the Paris climate agreement. This is the first time a senior functionary under the Trump administration has slammed the deal as unjust.

Earth/Environment April 22, 2017

Here Are Simple Ways You Can Contribute To Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year around the world. What are steps you can take to contribute to this celebration and help mitigate climate change in your own way?

Earth/Environment April 22, 2017

Billions Of Plastic Pieces Floating In Arctic Ocean: What Happens To Garbage Humans Junk Into The Sea?

Plastic pollution has slowly crept into the once-pristine Arctic Ocean. Why is this happening, how much plastic pollution really ends up in our oceans, and will it stay there forever?

Earth/Environment April 21, 2017

Dow Chemical Asks EPA To Scrap Pesticide Risk Study

Find out why Dow Chemical and other chemical companies are so worried about this pesticide safety study. How much influence do these chemical companies really have on the Trump administration?

Earth/Environment April 21, 2017

Scientists Discover Extensive Network Of Rivers And Lakes Across Antarctica

A team of researchers have discovered a vast network of lakes, rivers, streams, and channels of meltwater across the continent of Antarctica. Nearly 700 such threaded networks have been discovered in the continent.

Earth/Environment April 20, 2017

Arctic Ocean Is A Dead End For Floating Plastics: How It Happened

Plastic pollution carried by a major ocean current has found its way into the Arctic ocean, threatening the region’s pristine ecosystem, a new study revealed. Researchers say the consequences can be “disastrous.”

Earth/Environment April 19, 2017

'River Piracy' In Focus: How Climate Change Made Canadian Glacier River Disappear Within Days

A river piracy has been reported in Canada where an existing Slims River, feeding Kluane Lake, in Yukon Territory suddenly vanished and the water started flowing into another river. The reason is climate change thinning the Kaskawulsh Glacier.

Earth/Environment April 20, 2017

March For Science Set To Bring Thousands To Washington: What To Expect

The March for Science, happening April 22 on Earth Day, will be gathering massive numbers of science advocates to Washington, DC. The event embodies the scientific community’s protest to the science and environmental policies of the Trump administration.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2017

River Piracy: Global Warming-Driven Glacier Melting Reroutes River In Canada

Intense melting of Canada's Kaskawulsh Glacier because of climate change rerouted vast streams of meltwater. It is the first time the phenomenon known as river piracy was observed in modern times.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2017

Millenia-Old Arctic Ice Samples Melt Away As Freezer Fails At Alberta University

A malfunctioning freezer at Alberta University has destroyed a precious part of ice cores drilled from Alaskan Arctic aged many millenniums. However, 90 percent of the ice cores are safe and research on climate change may continue.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2017

Can A Volcanic Island Off The Coast Of Japan Help Protect Coral From Damage?

Researchers have pinned their hopes on Japan’s Shikine Island seabed in a bid to find clues for coral survival. Corals worldwide have experienced massive bleaching due to rise in ocean temperatures and could become extinct.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2017

NASA Takes Photos Of The Mysterious New Rift On Greenland’s Petermann Glacier

A NASA Operation IceBridge aircraft has snapped photos of the new rift forming along Petermann Glacier in Greenland after a researcher provided its exact coordinates using satellite images.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2017

Is $18 Million In New Funds To Save Great Barrier Reef Too Little, Too Late?

The Australian government has announced $18 million in funding to protect the Great Barrier Reef, particularly its water quality management. But it won't be enough in the face of major coral bleaching and climate change, according to an expert.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2017

New Report Calls For Creating A Scientific Research Integrity Board

A new report calls for an independent non-governmental Research Integrity Advisory Board (RIAB). This is to guide scientific research in the United States and protect against research misconduct and other detrimental practices.

Earth/Environment April 13, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Could Affect Australian Tourism And Jobs

A new study stated that continued mass coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef could result in lower tourists and revenue for the Australian government. Loss of the reef would also lead to massive job cuts in the nearby regions.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2017

For Earth Day 2017, You May Adopt A Piece Of Earth From NASA

NASA is promoting a unique concept to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22 with 64,000 spots up for virtual adoption. These 55 miles wide spots can be claimed by visiting NASA site and adding the aspirant’s name.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2017

Great Barrier Reef: Over 900 Miles Of Coral Damaged Since 2016

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef are in danger as scientists reported massive bleaching taking place in the region. This is the second consecutive year of bleaching after 500 miles of the reef was affected in 2016.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2017

Most Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real And Happening: US Lawmaker

A vast majority of Americans believe that climate change is real despite the Trump administration’s skepticism. This was revealed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during his lecture “Time to Wake Up” at Congress with a varied opinion on the role of humans.

Earth/Environment April 9, 2017

Study Says Climate Change Significantly Increases Probability For Clear-Air Turbulence, Should Passengers Worry?

A new study finds a significant increase in prevalence of wintertime transatlantic clear-air turbulence across varying strength categories. Should passengers worry about the dangers of clear-air turbulence?

Earth/Environment April 8, 2017

Ancient 'Geological Brexit': How Britain Separated From Europe Thousands Of Years Ago

Ancient Britain was geologically connected to Europe until the Dover-Calais land bridge was destroyed. Researchers revealed how this happened in a two-stage event called Brexit 1.0.

Earth/Environment April 4, 2017

Time-Lapse Photos Of Thinning Glaciers Show Grim Picture Of Climate Change [Video]

A new set of time-lapse photos show that climate change is already affecting the Antarctic ice sheet and others around the world. Here's a look at the world's melting glaciers.

Earth/Environment April 4, 2017

Earth Could Reach Warming State Unseen In The Last 420 Million Years, Study Warns

If humanity burns through all available fossil fuels, our planet risks an even more escalated global warming rate and could reach temperatures from the times dinosaurs walked the Earth. Fossilized plants show atmospheric C02 levels are rapidly approaching the Triassic.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2017

Amid Looming Budget Cuts, Earth Science Program Won’t Face Major Hitch: NASA

Despite a projected 5 percent budget cut, agency officials remain optimistic that the NASA Earth science program will proceed as planned, without any major disruption. Earth sciences is business as usual, they say.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2017

Australia Ravaged By Flood After Cyclone Debbie Hits Multiple States

Torrential rain hit Queensland and New South Wales in Australia in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. The Rockhampton flooding to come is expected to be its worst in decades.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2017

Melting Sea Ice Boosting Life In Arctic Waters?

A new study conducted at the University of Southern Denmark revealed that melting sea ice is boosting microscopic life in Arctic waters. The study observed the growth of algae in the Arctic waters following the warm weather.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2017

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