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Ingenious Solution To Coral Bleaching Crisis: 3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean

As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Massive Winter Storm Expected To Bring Up To 2 Feet Snow In Boston And Parts Of Massachusetts

A winter storm has been predicted by the weather forecasters to hit Boston and parts of Massachusetts on March 14. The storm is expected to start between 6 AM to 7 AM ET and is expected to continue till evening.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Great Barrier Reef In Trouble: Here's How Scientists Try To Save It

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in trouble but it is not the end of it. Scientists are finding ways how to save the world's coral ecosystem from dying.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Rare Phenomenon Spotted In Antarctica: NASA Photos Reveal Uncanny Green Ice

Stunning images of Granite Harbor reveal unusual green ice colored by a rare bloom of microscopic algae. Typically present during the summer, phytoplankton has managed to survive the austral autumn and change the Antarctic scenery.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Earth’s Magnetic Pole Reversal: South Atlantic Anomaly Indicating Change, What Are The Consequences?

The weakened magnetic power and the alarming fall of geomagnetism at an area in the Southern Hemisphere known as the South Atlantic Anomaly point to an eventual geomagnetic pole reversal. How will such an occurrence affect the Earth and its inhabitants?

Earth/Environment March 14, 2017

Half Of World's Coral Reefs Lost In 3 Decades, 90 Percent Expected To Die By 2050

Scientist are scrambling to protect the remaining healthy coral reefs globally from bleaching. They have predicted that by 2050, 90 percent of the world’s coral reefs will be dead, leading to heavy damage in the aquatic ecosystem.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bombarded By Angry Calls After Climate Change Comment

Scott Pruitt’s CNBC interview on climate change has apparently sparked strong feelings among Americans. His main phone line at the EPA has been ringing nonstop, according to reports.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2017

Arctic Facing Threat Of Rapid Ocean Acidification, Marine Species Affected

Rapid ocean acidification is hurting the marine life in the Arctic, mainly in the western part, where shellfish and other marine species in the food web are hit, according to a new study.

Earth/Environment March 11, 2017

Australia Great Barrier Reef Experiencing Second Year Of Massive Coral Bleaching, Many Species Will Struggle To Recover

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is reeling from yet another wave of coral bleaching, the second one in two years. Scientists speculate that many coral and organisms will perish in this.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2017

Oklahoma Now Earthquake-Prone As San Francisco, Are Humans To Blame?

Due to humans the rate of earthquake occurrences is slowly increasing in the city of Oklahoma. From one to three quakes annually, the city is now experiencing the same number of earthquakes per day.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2017

Apple’s Solar Island In Japan To Boost Clean Energy Promise

Boosting the clean energy pledge of Apple, operations in Japan will be moving to 100 percent renewable energy use thanks to local supplier Ibiden’s 20 new facilities. Among them is a solar island that will generate 12 MW of solar power.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2017

Carbon Storage Capacity Of Trees Doubtful: Study

Contrary to the perception that trees absorb carbon dioxide in bulk, a study by Western Sydney University has shown that the capacity for storage of carbon dioxide is not substantial. This was proved in reference to Eucalyptus trees in Australia.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2017

Can Rain Spread Diseases? Amazing Video Shows How Raindrops Propel Bacteria Flying Through Air

A new study paints a scary picture of how raindrops can help spread bacteria. Watch the video here.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

Stephen Hawking Predicts Human Destruction From Technological Advances

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has cautioned that technological strides that helped humans achieve insurmountable feats will also lead to their demise. He sees threats coming from nuclear war, biological war and advancements like artificial intelligence.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

Fault System Off Southern California Coast Can Produce Up To Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake

Analysis of the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults revealed that the region is capable of a powerful earthquake that can range from a magnitude 6.7 to 7.4. This poses concern since the quake would likely impact densely populated parts of California.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

Elon Musk Comes Up With Hats For His Tunnel Project

Elon Musk posted a hat via Twitter showing off his tunnel project's logo. This signals that the CEO is serious about building a tunnel underneath Los Angeles.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2017

Italy’s Mount Etna Erupts Anew: Ash Clouds Changing Weather And Travel Plans

Italy’s Mount Etna has emitted a mass of lava and ash clouds, calling the attention of authorities as well as alarming holiday travelers.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2017

US-Mexico Start Bi-National Investigation Of Raw Sewage Spill In Pacific Ocean

A massive sewage spill of 143 million gallons into the Tijuana River has become a cause for concern. Both the U.S. and Mexico have come forward to start a bi-national investigation of the sewage spill into the Pacific Ocean.

Earth/Environment March 6, 2017

Recurring Drought: 110 Somali Deaths In 48 Hours, Humanitarian Crises Loom

At least 110 people have died in the last 48 hours as the East African country of Somalia is on the brink of another famine. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has recently declared the present drought as a national disaster.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2017

Trees Cultivated By Early Human Settlers Shape Amazon Rainforest: Study

The Amazon rainforest has always been viewed as pristine and untouched by humans. But a new study has concluded that the forests may have been largely shaped by trees cultivated by early settlers thousands of years ago.

Earth/Environment March 6, 2017

How Trump’s Planned Cuts To Climate Science Agency Budget Can Put Your Life At Risk

A leaked White House memo reveals planned NOAA budget cuts, feared to put climate change research - and lives - at risk. Just how exactly will these U.S. environmental budget cuts affect weather satellites and related initiatives?

Earth/Environment March 5, 2017

EPA May Go Easy On Auto Emission Standards: Trump Wants To Lure More Vehicle Makers

The EPA may relax the greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks by retreating from earlier plans of enforcing high emission standards through 2025. It may conduct a review very soon.

Earth/Environment March 4, 2017

Doorway To Hell: Massive Crater Offers Glimpse Into Climate Change In Siberia

The Batagaika Crater, also known as the 'doorway to hell,' is the result of melting permafrost in Siberia. The crater offers climate scientists an opportunity to view more than 200,000 years of climate change in the region.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2017

Ancient Humans Influenced Plant Distribution In Amazon Rainforest

Ancient indigenous people are believed to have shaped the Amazon rainforest's landscape. Thousands of years ago, people living in that area changed the forest due to hunger for fruits and nuts, which is reflected in the present scenario.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2017

Oil And Gas Companies No Longer Required By EPA To Report Methane Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the order that required oil and gas companies to report the equipment they used and their level of methane emissions. The decision once again highlights EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's deep ties with fossil fuel industry leaders.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2017

Discovery Of 208 New Man-Made Minerals May Signal New Geological Epoch

A team of scientists discovered 208 new minerals that fundamentally formed because of human activity. In a new study, researchers describe how human activity reshapes the Earth's geological makeup.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Balmy Days: Antarctica Hits Record-High Temperature

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced record-high heat in Antarctica at 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded last March 24, 2015. Here are other record highs and lows in temperature amid climate change.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Seaweed Nutrients May Have Had A Hand In Human Evolution, Says Study

Seaweeds may be no more than just marine plants to many people today, but they actually played a critical role in human evolution, researchers are saying.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Find Out How Early Spring Is Arriving In Your State

New maps from the USA National Phenology Network of the USGS reveal the early arrival of spring this year in many parts of the country. What accounts for the unusual season change?

Earth/Environment March 1, 2017

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Global Warming Contributor: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt has issued a statement that contradicts the public stance of the agency he leads. The EPA administrator does not think carbon emissions are a primary contributor to climate change.

Earth/Environment March 11, 2017

Greenhouse Gas From Your Bread? Study Looks At Impact Of Breakfast Loaf On Environment

Greenhouse gas from your bread? A study looks at the environmental impact of your breakfast loaf with a warning: The loaf bread on your table is global warming in a pack.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2017

25 Million UK Homes Should Be Insulated By 2050 To Reduce Carbon Emissions

One home every minute must be insulated in the United Kingdom to decrease the country's carbon emissions, a new report suggests. However, experts say achieving this standard by 2050 might prove difficult.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Half Of Earth’s Species Could Be Extinct By 2100: Biologists

One in five species on Earth is now threatened by extinction and the number could rise to 50 percent by 2100. These are some warnings of experts attending the Biological Extinction workshop at the Vatican this week.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Humans Have A Hand In Over 80 Percent of Wildfires In America: Study

A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Out Of The Woods Yet: Another Big Coral Bleaching Event Feared In 2017

While still recovering from the worst coral bleaching event ever in 2016, the Great Barrier Reef is likely facing another impending threat. It could undergo another widespread bleaching this year, according to the reef authority.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2017

Satellite Mapping Tool Developed To Check Deforestation In America

Using satellite mapping as an indicator, a new metric has been developed for tracking deforestation in the United States. The satellite mapping can detect the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the United States.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

IPCC Carbon Dioxide Figures Exaggerated, Just 15 Percent Growth From Human Emissions, Claims Study

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere as claimed by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) has been challenged in a new study. It says IPCC ignores natural sources of emissions and the focus is on fossil fuel emissions.

Earth/Environment March 1, 2017

50,000 New Seeds Deposited To Arctic 'Doomsday' Vault To Safeguard Against War, Natural Disasters

The world’s largest seed bank receives a deposit of over 50,000 seeds. Return deposits from the seed vault in Beirut proves the Arctic ‘doomsday’ vault’s effectiveness.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2017

Rapid Cooling In North Atlantic May Cause Disruptive Climate Change

A drastic cooling in many parts of the North Atlantic Ocean including the Labrador Sea may trigger drastic climate changes in the region. According to a study, the cooling of Labrador Sea is a high probability within this century.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2017

Global Warming Linked To 50 Percent Drop In Colorado River Flow By 2100

The flow of Colorado River, the source for water to some 40 million people, is expected to drop to as much as 50 percent by 2100 due to rising temperatures in the basin.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

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