Our children’s generation is going to have to reduce their carbon emissions by 90 percent if we want to avoid being the first species in history to document its own extinction.
A recently published study on climate change predicts catastrophic changes to the planet’s ecology, even if global temperatures rise by only 1.5 degrees Celsius, a cap on warming the Paris Climate Accord aims to secure.
In a Friday media release, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology announced the country experienced record mean temperatures, warmer than any month on record, in January. While the US is experiencing record lows in some areas, those down under experienced “unusually warm conditions” in the first few weeks of 2019, according to Australian Bureau of Meteorology senior […]
The US’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pulled out the receipts on global warming naysayers this week who’ve been claiming that the cold weather hitting parts of the nation brings climate change science into dispute.
The five-meter-high avalanche descended near Peak Sentis on the Schwagalp Pass as a result of heavy snowfall; the search for the missing is underway, according to Swiss German daily Tagblatt. An avalanche hit the restaurant of the Hotel Santis in Schwagalp in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in eastern Switzerland on Thursday, according to media […]
Authorities in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have closed highways and some railroads due to heavy snowfall in the region, according to Fox News reports. Thousands of tourists ended the Christmas holiday in the Alps on 6 January being evacuated due to heavy snowfall, including visitors to the popular Matterhorn in Switzerland, Fox News reported, […]
The US Navy needs to begin protecting its most vulnerable facilities immediately, and has only 10 to 20 years to begin work on the rest. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard at the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia, America’s oldest and one of four Navy shipyards that maintain the country’s nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, now faces a major […]
It’s not news that sea levels are going up as a result of global warming. What is really worrying, however, is that the rate at which they’re rising is actually accelerating. The ocean’s steady advance onto land threatens to inundate some island nations and US military bases in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, according to a research paper published on Wednesday, Science […]
Costa Rica will become the first nation in the world to completely eliminate fossil fuels. In May, the country’s new president, 38-year-old former journalist Carlos Alvarado announced the plan to ban fossil fuels during his inauguration speech.
Taking advantage of regulatory loopholes, US water suppliers may be concealing alarmingly high concentrations of toxic herbicides in Americans’ drinking water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.
For 14 years, an “underreported” oil spill has been leaking hundreds of barrels of crude each day into the Gulf of Mexico. While there is no major outcry from the authorities, it could become the US’ worst ecological nightmare.
Ten Amazing Mediterranean Cities Slowly Being Lost to the Deep Blue Sea. High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to wear high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday’s level that reached a peak of 55 […]
French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe want Paris to take responsibility for harming their land with a toxic pesticide. Ruptly crew went to see its effects on the people, who suffer skyrocketing cancer and fertility problems. Kepone, also called chlordecone, is a chemical, which was used in the past to kill insects.
Meeting the goal of one million “green” cars will be a tough nut to crack, as there are only 9,000 electric cars traversing Danish roads at present. As part of its forthcoming climate initiative, the Danish government intends to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2030, Danish Radio reported.
A Californian court has found chemical giant Monsanto’s weedkiller caused a 46-year-old man’s terminal cancer and ordered the company to pay almost US$290 million in compensation, in a landmark ruling which could open the door to thousands of similar cases being brought the world over. For the company’s critics, the news is a long-time coming.