Tag: Climate change

What America Looked Like Before The EPA Cleaned It Up: 15 Shocking Photos

Believe it or not, the EPA has just been around since 1970 before that pollution was rampant in much of the U.S. When it was created, it was tasked with cleaning up the environment to help with human health.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2018

Saving Mesoamerican Reef: Special Insurance To Protect Mexican Coasts Against Natural Disasters

It's normal for cars, homes, and people to get their own insurance but for coral reefs? In a world's first, the Mesoamerican Reef is getting its own policy protecting itself from storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2018

Climate Change Could Double Global Sea Level Rise By 2100: NASA Study

A new study by NASA has indicated that climate change has accelerated the global sea level rise in the past few decades. The agency has projected that the global sea level rise can double by 2100.

Earth/Environment March 5, 2018

Climate Change Endangers 1.6 Million Breeding Pairs Of Penguins

A new study revealed that climate change will make conditions worse for the king penguins in Antarctica. By the end of the century, 70 percent of them must relocate or else they will die.

Animals February 26, 2018

Beech Trees Are Booming In Forests Because Of Climate Change

A 30-year study revealed that the American beech, a large tree often used for firewood, is dominating the woodlands. Here's why this is bad news for the forests and those who work in them.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2018

EPA Chief Suggests Climate Change May Benefit Humanity

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt made comments regarding climate change, this time changing tactics. Instead of outright denying the existence Pruitt says that it may be beneficial to humans.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2018

The Sun Will Be Cooler By 2050: Will This End Climate Change?

Due to a phenomenon called Grand Minimum, the sun will be unusually cooler by the mid-century. Global temperatures are expected to drop but will this end global warming?

Earth/Environment February 11, 2018

Key Parts Of Earth's Ozone Layer Not Healing: Study

Scientists found that the ozone layer is not healing after all. In fact, the depletion may be more harmful than ever, according to a new study.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2018

World's Largest Mercury Reserve Found Underneath Arctic Permafrost, And Climate Change Will Release It All

Researchers found the world's largest reserve of natural mercury hidden underneath Arctic permafrost. The discovery, however, comes with the warning that the toxic element may be released if the permafrost thaws due to climate change.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2018

Mammals And Birds More Likely To Survive Climate Change

A new study indicated that warm-blooded animals have a better chance of surviving climate change than cold-blooded creatures. The findings have an important bearing on how climate change can impact Earth's biodiversity.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2018

Climate Engineering Can Cool The Earth But With Potentially Dangerous Effects

Climate engineering in an enticing way to alleviate global warming but altering the composition of the Earth's atmosphere could be more dangerous. Scientists warn that geoengineering, once started, would have a severe impact on biodiversity if stopped.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2018

Ocean Waters Prevent Ancient Methane From Reaching The Atmosphere

Scientists have found that ancient reservoirs of methane do not reach the atmosphere due to a role played by ocean waters. The study was conducted to understand the origin of methane in the Arctic Ocean.

Earth/Environment January 18, 2018

Climate Change Linked To Massive Die-Off Of Endangered Saiga Antelopes

In 2015, a deadly disease wiped out half of the entire saiga population in Kazakhstan. Scientists suspected that environmental changes triggered such event, and a new study confirmed this theory.

Animals January 18, 2018

Induced Spawning And In-Vitro Fertilization Could Save World's Dying Corals

Coral reefs have been found starving to death in various locations around the world. To save the species, an institution in the UK developed two cutting-edge methods to help corals reproduce faster.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2018

Earth's Oceans Suffocating And Creating More 'Dead Zones': Study

Low-oxygen sites in coastal bodies of water have significantly increased since 1950. As the waters run low on oxygen, marine creatures lose their habitats and may even succumb to suffocation.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2018

Most Severe Global Warming Predictions Likely The Most Accurate

The most severe global warming predictions are more likely to be accurate than current predictions. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

Earth/Environment December 10, 2017

Rising Sea Levels Will Submerge Thousand Of US Historical Sites

If the rise in sea levels don’t slow down, thousands of historical sites in the country could be at risk of being wiped out. In such a scenario, Southeastern United States is expected to bear much of the burden.

Earth/Environment December 2, 2017

Baby Corals Can Stimulate Coral Growth In The Great Barrier Reef

Researchers found a new way to stimulate corals into forming and growing in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The new technique is called 'larval reseeding' and researchers said it is less expensive and more effective than other reef restoration techniques.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2017

Climate Change Could Lead To More Volcanic Eruptions: Study

A new study finds that the melting of ice due to climate change could potentially increase volcanic activity. In Iceland, a major volcanic event occurs every five years.

Earth/Environment November 26, 2017

NASA Timelapse Reveals How Earth Changed Over The Past 20 Years

NASA released a time-lapse animation showing how Earth changed in a span of 20 years. The remarkable collection of images shows that Earth is indeed a unique living planet.

Space November 19, 2017

More Than 15,000 Scientists Issue Warning To Humanity

Researchers from 184 nations have issued a letter warning mankind about the impending environmental disaster Earth faces if immediate action is not taken. The letter has also urged developed nations to be more proactive.

Earth/Environment November 14, 2017

Ocean Clams, Worms Release As Much Planet-Warming Greenhouse Gas As 20,000 Dairy Cows

Ocean critters produce the highly potent greenhouses gases methane and nitrous oxide. A study finds that clams and worms are behind about 10 percent of methane emissions from the Baltic Sea.

Earth/Environment October 16, 2017

Massive Giant Hole Larger Than The Netherlands Cracks Open In Antarctica

Scientists are investigating how a polynya in Antarctica's Weddell Sea formed again after disappearing for 40 years. Is climate change responsible for the formation of this massive hole?

Earth/Environment October 12, 2017

Climate Change: Carbon Emissions From Soil May Intensify Global Warming

Warmer soils release more carbon that can contribute to increase in temperatures. Scientists said that the addition of soil carbon into the atmosphere may accelerate the global warming process.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2017

Methane From Livestock: Scientists Underestimated Impact Of Cow Fart On Climate Change

Methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, is produced by cows and other livestock. A study finds that the impact of methane emissions from animals on global warming may have been underestimated.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2017

Plastic Pollution Reaches Remote Areas Of Arctic Ocean Because Of Melting Sea Ice

The melting sea ice likely brought about by climate change now allows plastic pollution to reach remote areas of the Arctic Ocean. Here's what could possibly happen as a result.

Earth/Environment September 27, 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

Climate Change Threatens One Third Of All Parasites: Why This Is Bad

A third of all parasite species could be wiped out by the year 2070, according to researchers. Losing a significant amount of the species could spell bad news for the ecosystem.

Animals September 10, 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

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

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

France Mulls Ban Of All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040

The ban of petrol and diesel vehicles in France could be happening by 2040. The move recently announced is part of the country's plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate change agreement.

Car Tech July 7, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Brain-Invading Parasite That Can Cause Meningitis Now In Florida, Thanks To Climate Change

The rat lungworm parasite that can cause potentially deadly meningitis has been found in Florida. Here are the five counties where researchers detected the presence of the parasite in snails and rats.

Public Health June 29, 2017

Jelly-Like Tropical Sea Creatures Invade Pacific Coastal Waters

Pyrosomes, also known as sea pickles, are commonly found in tropical waters, but swarms of them started to show up off the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. What’s behind the population explosion of these strange-looking creatures?

Animals June 29, 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

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

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