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Heatwave Causes Extreme Coral Bleaching In Australian Marine Park

Lord Howe Island Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been hit with widespread coral bleaching. In some areas, scientists reported that about 90 percent of corals have been damaged due to warmer ocean water temperature.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2019

Dutch Inventor Tests Cow Toilets That May Help Cut Emissions

The Dutch are teaching their old cows new tricks: using the 'cow toilet.' By reducing animal waste, inventor Henk Hanskamp hopes to reduce ammonia in the atmosphere for the benefit of both human health and the environment.

Earth/Environment April 1, 2019

Cyclone That Hit Mozambique Shows Impact Of Climate Change On Poorest Populations

Cyclone Ida, which devastated Mozambique and other southern African countries in March, is proof that the negative impacts of climate change have started to manifest now. Experts warned that developing countries will be the hardest hit by extreme weather events.

Earth/Environment April 2, 2019

World's Longest Salt Cave Discovered Near The Dead Sea In Israel

The salt cave near the Dead Sea is so far the longest salt cave in the world. Most salt caves do not exceed 10 kilometers, but the Malham Cave is over 6 miles (10 kilometers) in length.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2019

Teenage Psychotic Experiences Linked To Air Pollution, Study Finds

Air pollution could be as bad to the mind as to the human body. Researchers found that psychotic experiences commonly occur in teens who live in polluted urban areas.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2019

EU To End Daylight Saving Time In 2021

EU Parliament voted to discontinue daylight saving time as benefits to energy cost became less significant with technology. Member states will have to choose if they want to follow summertime or wintertime permanently before its implementation in 2021.

Earth/Environment March 29, 2019

NASA Reports Melting Greenland Glacier Is Slowly Growing Again

Oceans Melting Greenland project has revealed that the island's biggest glacier in West Greenland is now growing again. However, the cooling of ocean temperatures is going to pass.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2019

Here's Why The Aurora Borealis Did Not Appear This Weekend

Aurora borealis fans failed to catch a glimpse of the northern lights over northern United States. Scientists said the lights show made a no-show because the energy blast from the sun that hit the Earth was not strong enough.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2019

New Study Proves Trees Are Crucial In Keeping Cities Cool

Trees are crucial in keeping cities and towns cool, a new study revealed. Researchers said the right amount of tree cover can keep temperatures cooler even during summertime.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2019

Alpine Tundras Emit More CO2 Than They Absorb

The thawing permafrost in Colorado’s alpine tundras may not bode well in the fight against climate change. A new study revealed it is emitting more carbon than it collects each year.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2019

Super Moonbow: Rare Rainbow Appears During Equinox Super Moon

The super moon not impressive enough to make people look up at the sky? The recent super moon came with a rare type of rainbow called a 'moonbow.'

Earth/Environment March 24, 2019

Slumping Ice Cliffs May Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise

A new study revealed that ice cliffs could break off in a process called slumping and it could trigger rapid sea level rise. Tall ice cliffs are more likely susceptible to slumping, scientists said.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2019

Geostorm To Give Northern US, Canada Chance To See Aurora Borealis

People in places such as New York, Michigan, and Maine may have the rare chance ot witnessing the aurora borealis this weekend. This is due to a geostorm that will bend around the Earth's magnetic field.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2019

Flat Earth Antarctica Cruise Will Depart In 2020 To Sail To 'Edge Of The World'

The cruise organized by the Flat Earth International Conference is a bid to sail to the ice wall barrier in Antarctica believed to mark the edge of the world. Here are the potential problems flat earthers may encounter.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2019

YouTuber Logan Paul Wants To Trek Across Antarctica To Prove Earth Is Flat

Logan Paul is embracing the flat Earth theory. Aside from his new documentary, the controversial YouTube star is hoping to trek to Antarctica to get a glimpse of what flat Earthers believe is the edge of the world.

Earth/Environment March 20, 2019

Brain Imaging Study Reveals Some Humans Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field

Many animals are known to be magnetoreceptive, but now a new study reveals humans are, too. While humans may not consciously detect changes in the magnetic field, the brain triggers a strong response in a number of individuals.

Earth/Environment March 19, 2019

Archaeologists And Biologists Join Forces To Investigate Sea Otter Tools

A team of researchers observed sea otters in California over a decade to investigate how the sea mammals use stone tools to crack open their meals. One of their findings claimed that sea otters might be right-handed.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2019

Waterfall That 'Creates' Itself Could Rewrite Geological History Of Earth

Scientists simulated a river in a lab and were able to create a small waterfall, proving that it does not need an external force to form. The findings challenge the perception that waterfalls tell the geologic history of Earth.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2019

Bomb Cyclone Hits Colorado: Here's What You Need To Know

A powerful bomb cyclone that was described as a ‘cyclone of historic proportions’ has hit the United States. It combines the force of gusty winds, severe blizzards, and flooding.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2019

Beehives Located In Cities Can Be Used To Monitor Pollution

A novel study claimed that urban bees can help determine pollution levels in a city. The scientists analyzed the chemical composition of honey extracted from six neighborhoods in Vancouver and found the city to be extremely clean.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Climate Change Severely Impacting Low Elevation Forest Growth

Low-elevation forests in the United States might soon disappear. Researchers found that forests damaged by wildfires in the past 30 years are increasingly becoming unsuitable for young trees to take root.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Small Doses Of Solar Geoengineering Could Safely Cool Earth's Warming Climate, Study Finds

A new study found that injecting small doses of aerosol into the stratosphere could safely slow down global warming without unwanted side effects. It said that only 0.4 percent of the land on Earth would see climate change getting worse.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2019

Italy's First Coral Reef Discovered In The Adriatic Sea

A rare coral reef ecosystem was found beneath the coast of Puglia, Italy. The Mediterranean mesophotic coral reef thrives in low levels of light and produces corals with subtle colors.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Up To 97 Percent Of Norway's Plastic Bottles Are Now Recycled

Norway announced an environmental feat in the recycling game. The country said that 97 percent of its plastic bottles are now recycled, inspiring other nations to follow suit.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

China And South Korea To Use Artificial Rain To Reduce Air Pollution

The fine dust levels in South Korea has reached an alarming rate. The country will start a joint project with China and use cloud seeding to wash away the fine dust particles causing air pollution out of the sky.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2019

Hidden Military Fortification Buried Below Alcatraz Prison Uncovered By Laser Scans

Terrestrial laser scans, ground-penetrating radar, and georectifications unveiled the remains of a military fortification buried underneath Alcatraz federal penitentiary. The historical structures are still in good condition.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2019

Increasing Rainfall Melts Greenland Ice Sheet And Contributes To Sea Level Rise In The Arctic

Greenland is already losing so much ice each year. Now, researchers found that unusual rains in the Arctic may be contributing to the phenomenon as well.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2019

New NASA Supersonic Shockwave Visualizations Results In Stunning Imagery

NASA released the photos from the recent Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren (AirBOS) test flight. The photos demonstrated in great detail how shockwaves interact with two aircraft flying at supersonic speeds.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2019

The Truth Behind Mysterious Green Icebergs In Antarctic May Soon Be Revealed

After a century, scientists might have found the explanation behind green icebergs that have been sighted in Antarctica. They claim that iron oxide, a mineral found in soil and rocks, is responsible for the unusual emerald green tint.

Earth/Environment March 5, 2019

Marigold’s Natural Weapon Inspires Safer And Cheaper Alternative To Pesticides

Marigolds naturally repel whiteflies from tomato plants even without the aid of pesticides. Marigolds emit a chemical called limonene, which repels away pests without killing it.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2019

Increasing Methane Levels In The Atmosphere Threaten Efforts To Fight Climate Change

Methane levels in the atmosphere stabilized in the beginning of the 21st century but started rising again in 2007. Such increases may make it more difficult to fight climate change.

Earth/Environment March 1, 2019

Earth's Fish Population Falling Due To Warming Oceans

The planet's fish stocks are also in trouble when it comes to climate change. A new analysis shows significant decreases in fisheries' productivity as a result of warming oceans.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2019

NASA Shoots Photo Of 'Dragon' Northern Lights In Iceland

NASA published an image of the northern lights taking the form of a dragon over Iceland. The space agency said that no recent sunspots have been recorded, making the sight of the aurora this month even more special.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2019

Researchers Succeed In Turning CO2 Back Into Coal

A team of researchers has proposed a safe and permanent way to store recaptured carbon dioxide and prevent it from escaping back into the atmosphere. In a study, the team successfully turned CO2 back to coal.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2019

Scientists Create Artificial Ocean Hydrothermal Vents To Study Primordial Origins Of Life

A team of scientists investigated the conditions of the primordial ocean to understand how life began on Earth. They believe that this could help narrow down the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

Cloud Loss Due To High Carbon Dioxide Levels Could Make Earth 14 Degrees Hotter, Climate Change Model Shows

Researchers warned the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide may lead to the disappearance of marine stratus clouds, which may worsen global warming. This may happen when carbon dioxide concentration reaches above 1,200 ppm.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

Humans Get Used To Extreme Weather In A Matter Of Years, Says Study

A new study looked at how people will react to extreme weather conditions caused by global warming by analyzing tweets. Researchers found that people get used to abnormal temperatures pretty quickly.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

NASA Warns Ice Shelf 2 Times The Size Of New York Could Break Off Antarctica

NASA has been monitoring two cracks on the Brunt Ice Shelf that might produce an iceberg twice the size of New York City. The event might endanger the human presence that has been established in the area in 1955.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2019

Earth Could Hit Carbon Dioxide Levels Not Seen In 56 Million Years Within The Next Two Centuries

How close are we to an extinction-level global warming event? According to a new study, it may just be as little as 140 years, at the rate that we are emitting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2019

Wallace Smith Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming', Dies At 87

Wallace Smith Broecker popularized the term global warming with a 1975 article where he predicted that increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could cause climate change. He died at a New York City hospital on Monday.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2019

China Wants To Build Giant Solar Farm In Orbit To Harvest Sun's Energy

China has revealed plans to construct a massive power plant in space to beam back solar energy to Earth. The country is hoping to launch small to medium solar power stations to orbit around the planet by 2025.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2019

Massive Drop In Insect Populations Could Spell Disaster For Humans As Well

During a review of scientific literature, researchers discovered that insect populations around the world are declining fast. They warned that every insect would go extinct in just a few decades.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2019

Scientists Unveil New Scale To Classify Strength Of Atmospheric River Storms

A new scale will determine whether atmospheric rivers will bring heavy rains over a long duration of time in the United States. The scale is based on the amount of water vapor pushed from the Pacific to the United States.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2019

NASA And NOAA Both Agree That 2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year Ever Recorded

2018 is the fourth hottest year ever recorded, according to data collected by NASA. The global surface temperature was nearly 1 degree Celsius higher than average and it is because of global warming.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2019

2018 Indonesia Earthquake That Killed 2,000 Traveled At 'Forbidden' Speed

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia in September 2018 killed more than 2,000 people. Researchers who studied this supershear event revealed why the quake was so powerful.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

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