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Western US Sitting Over Vast Expanse Of Molten Carbon

Western United States is sitting over a vast expanse of molten carbon that is stored beneath a depth of 200 miles. According to a study, this carbon will ultimately reach the surface and induce serious climate change issues.

Earth/Environment February 15, 2017

Air Pollution Caused 1.1 Million Premature Deaths In India During 2015, Global Report Suggests

A recent report indicates that India is on an equal footing with China in terms of air pollution. Apparently 1.1 million premature deaths have been caused in India due to the low quality of air in the country.

Earth/Environment February 15, 2017

High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Marine Animals In Deepest Ocean Trenches

PCB, a toxic chemical banned in the 1970s, was found in crustaceans living in the Mariana Trench. The level of contamination in these marine animals is 50 times higher compared with that of crabs in one of China's most polluted rivers.

Earth/Environment February 14, 2017

Arctic Temperatures Rise: Sea Ice Cover Sets Record Low For January

Arctic sea ice has set another record low for January as temperatures in the region continue to rise. A scientist says the warming event in the Arctic is a 'chicken-egg' phenomenon.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2017

Research: Wildfires May Become More Frequent And Extreme Because Of Climate Change

Wildfires can inflict severe social and economic damage. Researchers believe that these fires could become even more damaging and more frequent because of the changing climate.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2017

Iceland On Alert, Several Volcanoes Show Unusual Activity Levels

Unusual activity levels in Iceland’s four major volcanoes has put the country on alert. Out of all the volcanoes, geophysicists reveal that Bárðarbunga and Katla pose significant threat to the people.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2017

Ancient Underwater Landslide Triggered 8-Story High Tsunami Near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The Gloria Knolls Slide, an undersea landslide that occurred more than 300,000 years ago, produced underwater hills and may have triggered powerful tsunami. The Great Barrier Reef may have dampened the impact of the waves.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2017

Fossil Record Could Aid In Conservation: Humanist Approach To Conservation Discussed By Experts

Experts in different fields believe fossils could give significant clues in the fight for wildlife conservation. Combining paleobiology with conservation biology could provide the best methods for conserving species.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2017

Asia's First Vertical Forest To Be Built In Nanjing To Combat China's Air Pollution Problem

Asia's first vertical forests will be built in Nanjing, China by Italian architects. What are vertical forests and how will this combat China's air pollution problem?

Earth/Environment February 12, 2017

'Unimaginable Levels' Of Radiation Recorded At Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Should We Start Worrying?

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, suffering a meltdown in March 2011 after a twin earthquake and tsunami disaster, has registered unbelievably high levels of radiation. Is this a cause for immediate concern, or should we stay put?

Earth/Environment February 9, 2017

Crack In Antarctica’s Ice Shelf Larsen C Heading To Full Split

The fast growing giant crack in the Larsen C Ice shelf of Antarctica is threatening big changes in the landscape. The resulting iceberg may be massive and will be about the size of half of Lebanon.

Earth/Environment February 9, 2017

More Than 450 Ancient Earthworks Resembling Stonehenge Built In Amazon Rainforest

Researchers discovered hundreds of mysterious earthworks that were once hidden by mature trees in the Amazon rainforest. The discovery challenges the idea of the Amazonian forests being pristine ecosystems.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2017

Beware: Microfibers Found In Fleece Jackets Are Now In Your Food

Every time you wash synthetic fleece jackets, vests or pullovers it introduces plastic microfibers into the environment—and into our food. It remains largely unclear how this form of plastic pollution is harming our health and wildlife.

Earth/Environment February 8, 2017

Carnivorous Plants Became Leafy Predators Through Convergent Evolution

Meat-eating plants underwent similar genetic changes. Genetic analysis of three species of pitcher plant and another carnivorous plant revealed that distantly related predatory plants followed a similar path to plant carnivory.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2017

NOAA May Have Manipulated Climate Change Data Ahead Of Paris Conference

Scientist John Bates claims NOAA has manipulated the 2015 climatic change data to satisfy political agenda before the Paris Conference. The report is believed to have hidden the fact that global warming paused in the period since 1998.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

This Is How The Ice Sheets Of Antarctica Formed Very Rapidly About 34 Million Years Ago

Scientists have linked two older theories to explain how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed very rapidly. The first theory focuses on climate change, while the second theory focuses on dramatic changes in ocean circulation patterns.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

Radiation Levels Soaring At Fukushima Nuclear Plant Since 2011 Meltdown

Radiation levels at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant have reached the highest since the 2011 meltdown. Nearly 530 sieverts of radiation in an hour have been measured near the second reactor in the nuclear plant.

Earth/Environment February 4, 2017

Great Barrier Reef: Poisonous Algae Killing Coral, Major Parts May Die By 2050

Increased CO2 levels in seawater may propel algae to emit more toxins, leading to the death of coral in the Great Barrier Reef. The coral may partly die by 2050 and get wiped out by 2100 per a new study.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2017

After Women’s March, March For Science Planned On Earth Day

Encouraged by the viral success of the Women’s March, scientists officially announce March for Science on April 22 at the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. – the same date for Earth Day 2017.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

Lost And Found: Scientists Discover Submerged Continent Under Mauritius, Urge Broad Study On Gondwana Split

Scientists of the University of the Witwatersrand, who reported the discovery of lost continent beneath island nation Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, has urged broader studies on the supercontinent Gondwana’s breakup.

Earth/Environment February 3, 2017

Early Oceans' ‘Green Rust’ Responsible For Earth’s Iron Ore Formation

Before they were the rusty red color commonly recognized today, banded iron formations started out green. According to researchers, ‘green rust’ formed the foundation for Earth’s iron ore.

Earth/Environment February 2, 2017

WATCH: Powerful 'Waterfall' Of Lava Gushes Into Pacific Ocean

A powerful 'waterfall' of lava continues to gush into the Pacific Ocean from a crack on the side of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Tourists and hikers alike flock to the scene to witness the spectacular lava flow.

Earth/Environment February 1, 2017

'Lost Continent' Trapped Beneath Mauritius, Confirm Researchers

Scientists have discovered a 'lost continent' trapped beneath the Mauritius islands in the Indian Ocean. The scientists found zircons that were 3 billion years old on Mauritius, whereas other rocks are not older than 9 million years.

Earth/Environment February 1, 2017

Man-Made Traffic Noise Can Hinder Communication Between Species

Findings of a new research reveal that man-made traffic noises act an an impediment to communication between species. Species are known to eavesdrop on the calls of danger from other animals.

Earth/Environment January 31, 2017

Ocean Acidification Kills Coral Reefs But Helps Tiny Shellfish Make Better Shells

New research suggests that shellfish are not negatively affected by ocean acidification, as previously thought. The organisms have an adaptive mechanism, allowing them to form their shells in spite of the increasingly acidic seawater.

Earth/Environment February 1, 2017

Researchers Date Massive Ancient Volcanic Eruption With Help From Fossilized Tree, Ice Cores

Using radiocarbon measurements, scientists have traced the date when the Changbaishan volcano in East Asia erupted. The research also debunks the theory that the eruption contributed to the collapse of the Bohai kingdom.

Earth/Environment January 31, 2017

Magnetic Pole Shift: A Closer Look At The Reversal Of Earth's Poles

Scientists have speculated a reversal in the Earth's poles, as a weakening in the planet's magnetic field was observed. Magnetic pole reversal will have far-reaching effects on life and infrastructure on the ground and in space.

Earth/Environment January 31, 2017

Earth's Water May Have Originated From Within The Planet's Mantle Not From Space

Computer simulations revealed Earth makes its own water deep in the mantle. The discovery could mean that water may have been formed within the planet and did not come from asteroids in space.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

Thanks To Al Gore, Climate Change Summit Is Back On Track

Former vice president Al Gore has stepped in to host his own climate change conference in Atlanta next month. The news comes days after the CDC canceled its own summit in the lead-up to the recent change in White House administrations.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

NASA Successfully Launches First Of Five Sounding Rocket In Alaska

NASA has successfully launched the first of its five sounding rocket on Jan. 27 from Alaska’s Poker Flat Research Range. The Black Brant IX rocket carried the PolarNOx experiment seeking to measure nitric oxide altitude in the polar sky.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

Storms Filled 37 Percent Of California’s 5-Year Snow-Water Deficit: NASA

The atmospheric river in California reduced the five-year snow water deficit by approximately 37 percent in less than a month. According to the researchers, this occurrence gives hope for the regeneration of the groundwater reserves.

Earth/Environment January 29, 2017

Climate Change Brings New Threat To Oceans: Toxic Mercury Levels Could Rise If Land Runoff Increases

According to a new study by Rutgers University, climate change and high precipitation would trigger runoff into oceans and pump huge levels of mercury into oceanic creatures including fish and zooplanktons and harm the whole food chain.

Earth/Environment January 29, 2017

Effects Of Warming On Tropical Mountains May Be Worse Than Earlier Predicted

New research suggest worse than expected effects of warming on tropical mountains. Data reveals significant difference between high altitude and sea level temperatures.

Earth/Environment January 29, 2017

Researchers Propose Novel Way Of Stopping Tsunamis With Sound Waves

New research has shown that acoustic-gravity waves could be used to stop tsunamis before hitting the shoreline. According to the lead author, designing the devices would be challenging but it could efficiently save lives.

Earth/Environment January 28, 2017

Intrigued By Ice Storms, Scientists Create Their Own

Ice storms are known to reshape forests, damage infrastructure, and disrupt lives. But they remain unpredictable and difficult to study, so scientists have ventured to create their own ice storm in an experimental forest.

Earth/Environment January 26, 2017

Swarm Of Underwater Robots Sent Out As ‘Robotic Plankton’ To Study Ocean Currents

Researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have come up with underwater robots to be used as “robotic plankton” to observe ocean currents in better detail.

Earth/Environment January 26, 2017

CDC Postpones Climate Change Conference: Is Trump Administration To Blame?

CDC postponed climate change conference, where stakeholders and experts are expected to speak and find solutions to the main threats of global warming. Some voices indirectly accused President Donald Trump.

Earth/Environment January 25, 2017

Forests ‘Held Their Breath’ During Global Warming Pause

A new study has found that forests around the world, widely deemed the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent episode of a so-called climate change hiatus. These ecosystems were shown to have been a strong carbon sink from 1998 to 2012.

Earth/Environment January 25, 2017

New Research Shows Heat From Earth’s Core May Be Responsible For Plate Tectonics

According to a new study, heat radiated from the Earth’s core to the mantle is responsible for at least 50 percent of plate tectonics. This information is expected to make earthquake prediction more accurate.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2017

Of Mackerel And Volcanoes: Researchers Say Past Environmental Catastrophes Offer Insight Into Today’s Climate Change Issues

A new study has highlighted that there are historic lessons to be learned in tackling climate change as evident in the winter caused by Indonesia’s Tambora volcanic eruption 200 years ago and the way the fisheries sector handled it.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2017

It’s Always Freezing Inside Tornadoes: Here’s Why

New research has explained the mechanics behind tornadoes, shedding new light on the short-term climate changes they produce. The results of the research could be employed in a wide array of domains, from electrodynamics to creating electronic compounds.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2017

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