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Climate Change Could Have Damaging Effect On Male Insect Fertility Says Study

A new study discovered evidence that climate change is contributing to the collapse of biodiversity worldwide. After scientists had exposed the beetles to heatwaves, they found that the insects produced less sperm and fewer offsprings.

Animals November 14, 2018

Mountain Birds In Increasing Danger Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

The rapid warming of the temperature around the world has been threatening local bird populations in the Peruvian Andes. A new study resurveyed the area and found that eight species of birds have gone missing.

Animals October 30, 2018

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

A new study found that global warming might create new and worsened cases of mental illnesses in the United States. The changing climate and the frequency of natural disaster will further cause distress to Americans.

Earth/Environment October 10, 2018

Global Warming Made Hurricane Florence Much Worse

Experts believe that climate change likely made Hurricane Florence more dangerous. According to a senior scientist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Hurricane Florence brought as much as 50 percent rainfall, compared to if it happened 100 years ago.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2018

Scientists Unveil The Most Complete And Accurate Map Of Antarctica Ever Made

Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica or REMA was born out of the partnership between researchers from University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University. It is the most detailed map of the continent to date.

Earth/Environment September 10, 2018

Tsunami That Hit Alaska 3 Years Ago Was Caused By Melting Glacier

A new study assessed the debris left by the massive tsunami that hit Alaska three years ago. Researchers warned that more tsunamis might happen as global warming causes a glacial retreat, rising bodies of water, and permafrost thawing.

Earth/Environment September 8, 2018

Cold Climate Played Part In Driving Neanderthals To Extinction

Scientists believe that they have found the answer to the mystery of the sudden extinction of Neanderthals 40,000 years ago. Stalagmite layers revealed that Europe experienced cold and dry climate that might have wiped off Neanderthal populations.

Ancient September 1, 2018

Warming Climate May Cause Insect Pests To Eat More Crops: Study

New research finds that warming climate may increase the metabolism and population of crop pests, meaning larger pest population will hunger for more vital crops. Can farmers combat this issue?

Earth/Environment August 31, 2018

Deforestation Caused By Ancient Mayan Civilization Still Affecting Central American Soil Today

The earth continues to suffer from the massive deforestation caused by the rise of the Mayan Empire. According to research, soil from cleared lands can no longer store as much carbon as it used to.

Earth/Environment August 23, 2018

Saving The Great Barrier Reef: Keeping The World's Largest Reef System Alive

The Great Barrier Reef, home to a diverse marine ecosystem, could be destroyed by environmental threats including global warming. While the Australian government has implemented changes to minimize damage, saving the Reef requires global action.

Earth/Environment August 22, 2018

Abrupt Thawing Of Permafrost Below Arctic Lakes Poses Huge Climate Change Risks

A team of scientists found that the sudden thaw beneath Arctic lakes will have an impact to climate change. Within the century, researchers expect that a large amount of permafrost carbon will be released into the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2018

Scientists Figure Out How To Quickly Make Mineral That Removes Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

Magnesite is capable of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help fight climate change, but it is very slow to form naturally. Scientists, fortunately, have figured out a way to make the mineral in the lab cheaper and faster.

Earth/Environment August 17, 2018

Scientists Find Possible Link Between US Tornadoes And Melting Sea Ice In The Arctic

Researchers from the University of Illinois have found a potential link between tornadoes in the United States and sea ice in the Arctic. The study seeks to explain decreased tornado activity using climate and weather data gathered over a 30-year period.

Earth/Environment August 9, 2018

Climate Change And Mental Health: Rising Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates

Hotter temperature is correlated to increased incidents of suicide in the United States and Mexico. Researchers also found that hot weather is linked to increased use of depressive language on social media.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2018

World’s Oceans To Reach Acid Levels Highest In 14 Million Years

Researchers found that if carbon emissions continued at the rate they are going, the world’s oceans will reach peak acid levels in 14 million years. It poses a severe threat to coral reefs, shellfish, and other marine life.

Earth/Environment July 24, 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

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

NASA Switches On Laser Light Of Climate Science Satellites GRACE Follow-On

The US space agency has switched on the LRI aboard the GRACE Follow-On satellites. The mission, a collaboration between NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences, was launched in May.

Space July 9, 2018

Global Warming May Actually Be Twice As Hot As Climate Models Projected

Global warming may bring about the heat that’s twice as bad as what climate models project. In this scenario, polar ice caps could collapse and the desert could become green – effects that are underestimated in current forecasts.

July 6, 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

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

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

‘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

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

Experts Argue That Paying People To Work Less And Consume Less Can Save The Environment

The idea of universal basic income is that a financial payment from the government is given to every citizen. The people will feel less obligated to consume more as a reward for their hard work.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Hint How Climate Change May Lead To Mass Extinction Events

The extinction of marine organisms in the Early Jurassic Period occurred after powerful volcanic eruptions sent large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does this tell about modern-day climate change?

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Loss Of Coral Reefs May Cause Extreme Flooding: Here's How To Save The World's Natural Breakwaters

Coral reefs can help save the world from the devastating effects of ocean storms but managing them is still a big challenge for most countries. Here's the best way to protect the world's natural breakwaters.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Climate Change And Drought Killing Trees Around The World Including The Ancient Baobabs Of Africa

Increasing temperatures and drought are killing trees worldwide. Species of trees impacted by climate change include the sequoias, pine trees, and possibly, the iconic baobab trees of Africa.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Climate Change May Lead To Decline In Global Vegetable Supply, Says New Study

If nothing is done about climate change, yields of legume crops could fall by as much as a third in 2050. To prevent this, researchers say we must find improvements in agriculture.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Oldest And Largest Baobab Trees In Africa Are Dying From Climate Change

The largest and oldest Baobab trees in Africa, if not already dead, are currently dying. The researchers don’t have enough data to point out a culprit, but they believe it’s climate change.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

New Method Can Reduce Cost Of Direct Air Capture Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology

Scientists found a way to reduce the costs of carbon dioxide removal in the air. Using a technique called direct air capture, industrial coolants can convert carbon gas into synthetic fuel.

Earth/Environment June 11, 2018

Alien Apocalypse: Model Reveals How Climate Change Impacts Energy-Intense Civilizations

Using a computer model based on a lost civilization in Easter Island, researchers predicted what could happen to energy-intense alien civilizations like ours. Three of the trajectories ended in the apocalypse.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2018

Climate Change Is Slowing Down Hurricanes 10 Percent And Making Them Drop More Rain

Climate change is affecting storms on the planet, hurricanes will now be moving at a slower rate than decades ago. This will create more flooding as hurricanes will not pass areas at a faster rate.

Earth/Environment June 6, 2018

Scientists Estimate The Carbon Footprint Of 13,000 Cities

A new study was able to estimate the carbon footprint of 13,000 cities from across the world. Researchers found that the top 100 cities may be able to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2018

Scientists Say That Zombie Ants Are Adapting To Climate Change

Researchers believe that zombie ants have adapted to climate change. The ones in warmer climates bite down on leaves and the ones in temperate climates bite down on twigs.

Animals May 29, 2018

Great Barrier Reef Has Died 5 Times But May Not Survive A Sixth Death

A study found that the Great Barrier Reef previously died for five times but was resilient enough to resurrect itself. With its current form, however, the reef may be incapable of doing the same if it encounters another death.

Earth/Environment May 29, 2018

Huge Canyons Discovered Under Antarctica: What Happens If Ice Melts Due To Climate Change?

Scientists discovered huge canyons underneath the ice of Antarctica. The discovery would help experts understand how ice responded to past environmental factors. They could, therefore, predict how these ice sheets will react in response to climate change at present.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2018

Rice Loses B Vitamins, Other Nutrients Because Of Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels

The expected concentration of carbon dioxide by the second half of the century may reduce the nutritional value of rice. More malnutrition may occur in countries that depend on it for energy and protein.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Sekisei Lagoon: Only 1 Percent Of Japan's Biggest Coral Reef Is Healthy Because Of Climate Change

Bleaching events linked to warmer water temperatures killed corals at Sekisei Lagoon, Japan's largest coral reef. Only 1.4 percent of the lagoon is now in healthy condition.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2018

China's Xi Jinping Urges Tight Industrial Pollution Policies During Eco Boost Summit

President Xi Jinping said China’s efforts to curb the effects of pollution are not enough to attain a sustainable progress. According to WHO, pollution levels in the country's major cities rose to a record high.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2018

April 2018 Was The 400th Consecutive Warmer-Than-Average Month Due To Global Warming

Earth just had its 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month due to global warming in April 2018. This April was also the third warmest April on record.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2018

Scientists Study 'Sunburn' In Rocks To Discover 45,000-Year-Old Changes In The Greenland Ice Stream

Researchers found that environmental events during the past 45,000 years caused the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream to be smaller than what it currently is. Climate change is now taking its toll on it.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2018

Trump Administration Shuts Down NASA's $10 Million Carbon Monitoring Program While CO2 Levels Soar

NASA will be shutting down its Carbon Monitoring System, which kept tracks of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Experts say that this move can make it harder to measure emissions in the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2018

Scientists Say Record Heat In The Gulf Of Mexico Supercharged Hurricane Harvey In 2017

A new study revealed that Hurricane Harvey was fueled by record heat in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2017 storm was the wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2018

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