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Giant Iceberg Looming Over Greenland Village Spotted By ESA Satellites From Space

ESA's Sentinel-2A satellites captured image of a massive iceberg that drifted close to Innaarsuit in Greenland. The iceberg weighs about 10 million tonnes and threatened to generate large waves that can wash away parts of the remote village.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2018

Humble Seaweed Floats Thousands Of Miles To Reach Antarctica’s Icy Shores

Researchers found rafts of kelp that drifted to the shores of Antarctica from 12,000 miles away. The humble seaweed’s journey is the first proof that Antarctica is not so isolated after all.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2018

Internet Infrastructure Faces Threat From Rising Sea Levels Linked To Climate Change

Rising sea levels linked to climate change could submerge internet infrastructure as early as within 15 years. Infrastructure in three U.S. cities was found to be the most vulnerable.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

Lava Bomb Injures 23 People Aboard A Hawaii Boat

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to rage. This time, when its lava hit the water, it caused an explosion that sent a lava bomb flying to a nearby boat, injuring nearly two dozen sightseers.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

Diamonds Are Not So Rare, If You Look Deep Inside Earth

Diamonds are not as rare as previously thought when taking a look at the entire geological picture of the planet. Scientists have discovered over a quadrillion tons of diamonds hidden deep inside the Earth.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

California Hits 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals In 2016 Way Ahead Of Schedule

California law mandates that the state's greenhouse gas emissions return to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board revealed emission have dropped to 429.4 million metric tons in 2016 from 431 million metric tons in 1990.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Elon Musk Vows To Fund Fixing Of Contaminated Flint Water

Elon Musk pledged to provide funding to fix houses in Flint with contaminated water. A spokesperson for the Flint Mayor said that the city is replacing the pipes and all costs are covered.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Rat Infestation In Oceanic Islands Deprives Coral Reefs Of Nutrients From Bird Poop

Birds in rat-free islands in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean average 1,243 per hectare. The ratio is just two in rat-infested islands. Here's how the decimation of seabirds by rodents affects the health of nearby coral reefs.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Did Early Earth Collide With Dark Matter? 500 Million-Year-Old Minerals Could Hold Key To Ancient Encounter

Ancient minerals buried underground could bear scars of early collisions with dark matter. Minerals such as halite and zabuyelite could serve as natural dark matter detectors, scientists said.

Earth/Environment July 11, 2018

Investigation Points To China As Source Of Increased Levels Of Banned Ozone-Depleting Gas

At least 18 companies in China were found still using banned ozone-depleting gas called CFC-11. The investigation followed a study published recently, citing that the harmful gas might still be used somewhere in Eastern Asia.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Watch As Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Greenland Glacier

Scientists recorded the moment where a four-mile long iceberg broke away from the Helheim Glacier in Greenland. All insights derived from the video would be significant to the study of climate change, the team said.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Scientists Find Evidence Of Massive Freshwater Flood That Caused Abrupt Climate Change 13,000 Years Ago

A freshwater flood coming from Canada’s Mackenzie River flowed into the North Atlantic Ocean 13,000 years ago. This created extreme weather disturbances that abruptly caused a mini Ice Age.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Hawaii Bans Popular Sunscreens For Their Coral-Damaging Ingredients: Here’s What To Use Instead

Hawaii just banned sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate for their coral-damaging effects. Here are alternatives available, namely mineral sunscreens that can also be used on babies and toddlers.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Nitrogen Is In Liquid Metal Form Inside Earth’s Core

Researchers found that nitrogen inside the Earth’s core is in liquid metal form. Nitrogen, which makes up more than three-fourths of the atmosphere, often exists as a gas.

Earth/Environment July 9, 2018

Hawaii First State To Ban Sunscreens With Coral Reef-Harming Ingredients

Some groups praise Hawaii's move to ban sunscreens with coral reef-harming chemicals while others criticize it. There are still other ways to protect the skin from UV rays even without such products.

Earth/Environment July 7, 2018

Heat Wave Sweeps Across Northern Hemisphere, Some People Are Already Dying

Experts reported persistent heat wave that is sweeping across several regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Early this month, many cities had already broken their highest recorded temperatures in the past decades.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2018

Australian Researchers Develop Camera, Now Blasted Into Space, To Track Great Barrier Reef

A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2018

Scientists Explore Secret Rainforest Hidden In Volcanic Crater In Africa

A 28-person team climbed an ancient volcano in Mozambique to explore its hidden rainforest. Among the exciting finds are several new species candidates and ancient ceramic pots partly buried close to the mountain stream.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2018

Paleontologists Face Hurdle Hunting Dinosaur Amber In Myanmar

A paleontologist reported having difficulties from acquiring significant scientific findings from Myanmar due to the ongoing conflict between the army and rebels. Many ancient species were found preserved in amber from the region in the recent years.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2018

Study Reveals That Earth's Rivers Cover 44 Percent More Land Than What Scientists Thought

A new study has found that rivers and streams cover more land than what scientists originally conceived. More space for rivers could play a role in climate change.

Earth/Environment June 28, 2018

Palm Oil Production Is Driving Endangered Species To Extinction

Palm oil production is behind 9 percent of the world's deforestation between 1990 and 2008, driving plants and animals to extinction due to habitat loss. What are the other effects of palm oil production?

Earth/Environment June 28, 2018

Molten Rock Turns Into Granite At Temperatures Much Lower Than Previously Thought

Ninety million years ago, granite found underneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains crystallized at temperatures cooler than scientists thought. The new finding changes practically everything we know about how the Earth formed.

Earth/Environment June 28, 2018

UNESCO Praises Belize For Its 'Visionary Plan' To Save The 190-Mile Barrier Reef

UNESCO and other environmental groups praised Belize for saving its barrier reef. The Central American country passed new laws to stop oil drilling to protect the Belize Barrier Reef.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

How Cold Can It Get In The Coldest Place On Earth? Even Colder Than We Thought

Scientists took another look at data that marked the coldest place on Earth. They discovered that it is even colder there, with temperatures that fell to as low as negative 148 degrees Fahrenheit, or negative 100 degrees Celsius.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

Is A Supervolcano Forming Under New England? Rising Mass Of Warm Rock Discovered Under Vermont, New Hampshire, And Massachusetts

Researchers discovered a mass of warm rock welling up under Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and possibly other regions. Will this alter New England's geography and create a powerful volcano?

Earth/Environment June 26, 2018

Newly Discovered Volcanic Heat Source Under Antarctic Glacier Is Half As Hot As Iceland’s Most Active Volcano

Scientists found a volcanic heat source under Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The glacier, which is currently losing 45 billion tons of ice each year, is already in danger of melting away due to the warming oceans created by climate change.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

230,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills Into Iowa River Following Train Derailment

Transportation company BNSF is in the process of cleaning up a gigantic oil spill that happened in Iowa over the weekend. It was reported that 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Little Rock River.

Earth/Environment June 25, 2018

NASA's OMG Campaign Solves Greenland Side-By-Side Glacier Puzzle

Tracy and Heilprin are Greenland glaciers that sit on the same gulf and experience the same weather and water conditions. Why then are they melting at significantly different rates?

Earth/Environment June 24, 2018

US Natural Gas Industry Leaks Methane Higher Than Government Estimates

A study revealed U.S. natural gas industry has been emitting methane at much higher amount than what was previously estimated. The level of methane leaks calculated was enough to erode claims that natural gas is safer than using coal.

Earth/Environment June 22, 2018

Scientists Discover That A Rising Bedrock Could Be The Key To Saving The Ice In West Antarctica

A new study revealed that the rising bedrock in West Antarctica could balance out the loss from the melting ice sheet. Scientists used six GPS stations to discover the rate of the bedrock increase.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2018

Cocaine Residue In Rivers Are Making Eels High

A study found that endangered European eels have been getting themselves high because of cocaine residue that ends up in the rivers. The little amount of cocaine could damage their muscles and reproductive system.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2018

Seattle Says Buh-Bye To Plastic Straws And Utensils: Ban Starts July 1

Seattle introduced a new law that bans restaurants from using plastics straws and eating utensils, becoming the first major U.S. city to do so. The ban comes into effect on July 1.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2018

Former NASA Scientist Laments That He Was Right On Global Warming

NASA’s former climate scientist James Hansen revealed in a new interview that he lamented being right on correctly predicting global warming. He also took several world leaders to task for failed global warming policies.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2018

Some People Claim That Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Is Causing It To Rain Green Gems

Some residents in Hawaii are claiming that it is raining gems from the sky because of the volcano eruptions. Scientists confirmed that it is actually a substance found in the lava.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2018

Nature Itself Reeks With Signs Of Global Warming

Scientists said people could see the impacts of global warming by observing how nature behaves. The untimely springs and delayed falls, the early arrivals of birds, and the unexpected blooming of wildflowers could signal the effects of rising temperature.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2018

Light Pollution Linked To Decline In Insect Population: Here's How Artificial Lighting At Night Can Affect You

Light pollution has contributed to the declining population of insects. Exposure to artificial light at night has also been associated with a range of impact on human health.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

Scientists Give A 75 Percent Chance For A Major Earthquake In The Next 30 Years In California

A new study revealed that smaller earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California could trigger a bigger one. Researchers used data to compare monthly movements.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

‘Oases’ Of 38 Coral Reefs Repel Impacts Of Climate Change

An international team of scientists discovered what they called as an “oases” of coral reefs. Specifically, the team found 38 communities of corals that are resilient to damaging impacts of climate change.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

Giant Clams Can Tell The History Of Typhoons And Predict Future Storms

The shells of giant clams can record changes in the environment such as water temperatures and typhoons. Experts said they can use this data to predict storm patterns in the future.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

Sea Level Flooding Could Threaten Over 300,000 Homes In The United States, Study Says

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a study that showcased 16 states could be in danger of constant flooding due to rising sea levels. They also predicted that the constant flooding could last 30 years.

Earth/Environment June 18, 2018

Drone Video Shows Retired Ferry Sinking To Ocean Floor To Be Part Of Artificial Reef

Retired ferry MV Twin Capes was sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to become part of the Del-Jersey-Land artificial reef. The sinking of the vessel, which took only minutes, was captured on video by a drone.

Earth/Environment June 18, 2018

Mount Everest Becomes Highest Garbage Dump In The World

Pemba Dorje Sherpa said Mount Everest has become an ‘eyesore’ with the ‘disgusting’ amount of garbage. One cause of the accumulated trash had been the growing number of inexperienced mountaineers that climb Everest through recent years.

Earth/Environment June 18, 2018

Paper Reveals Amount Of Nuclear Weapons Fatal To Own Citizens Of The Firing Nation

A paper examined the consequences of a nuclear strike on the people of the country that initiated the attack. The authors presented how a country planning a nuclear launch could also be preparing its own nuclear suicide.

Earth/Environment June 17, 2018

McDonald’s To Stop Using Plastic Straws In The United Kingdom And Ireland

McDonald’s UK and Ireland announced that it would be incorporating paper straws into all its restaurants starting in September. Australia, France, and Sweden are among the countries that would also get paper straws.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2018

Hawaii Becomes First US State To Ban Widely Used Pesticide Harmful To Children

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed Senate Bill 3095, which bans the use of pesticides that cause reduced IQ and developmental delays in children. Chlorpyrifos is the most commonly applied conventional insecticide in the United States.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

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