Post Tagged with: "The Environment"

15,000 scientists give catastrophic warning about fate of humanity

November 13, 2017 7:30 am
15,000 scientists give catastrophic warning about fate of humanity

Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station on October 10, 2017 in Newburg, Maryland, United States. (Photo by AFP) More than 15,000 scientists from all around the world have signed a letter that warns about human threats and dangers to the environment. The letter […]

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Global warming allows LNG tanker to pass through Arctic

August 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Global warming allows LNG tanker to pass through Arctic

The Christophe de Margerie (R), an ice-class tanker fitted out to transport liquefied natural gas, is docked in the Arctic port of Sabetta, Yamalo-Nenets district, Russia, March 30, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, […]

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Heatwaves could annually kill over 150,000 in Europe by 2100: Study

August 5, 2017 2:48 am
Heatwaves could annually kill over 150,000 in Europe by 2100: Study

A trio of ducks and a pair of tourists cool off in a fountain pool near the Louvre museum in Paris on June 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Heatwaves can be responsible for the death of over 150,000 people a year in Europe up to the end of this century, […]

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Exposure to pollution ‘kills millions of children’ : World Health Organisation

March 7, 2017 10:59 pm
Exposure to pollution ‘kills millions of children’ : World Health Organisation

A passenger airliner flies past steam and white smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China. Photo / AP Exposure to polluted environments is associated with more than one in four deaths among children younger than 5, according to two World Health Organisation reports published today. Worldwide, 1.7 […]

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It’s not just corals – sharks and other big reef predators in Caribbean are also vanishing

March 2, 2017 8:30 am
It’s not just corals – sharks and other big reef predators in Caribbean are also vanishing

A great white shark. The coral reef formations of the deep sea are huge rocklike structures with thousands of nooks and crannies that little fish call home. John Bruno, a University of North Carolina marine biologist, has seen them up close while diving. But a trip to a reef isn’t […]

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Facing orders to leave camp, Dakota Access stalwarts brace for police crackdown

February 23, 2017 5:30 pm
Facing orders to leave camp, Dakota Access stalwarts brace for police crackdown

For months now, the population has dwindled at the Oceti Sakowin camp, the hub of the movement to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline. At its peak last year, the 80-acre swath of prairie was home to 10,000 or more Native Americans and environmental activists who transformed the federally-owned land […]

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How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back

The New Guinea Highlands have revealed insights into how our ancient ancestors fared with past climate change. Photo / 123RF Mankind is already adapting to the widespread impacts of future climate change – but how did we do it in the past? Otago University researchers, along with colleagues from the […]

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

Researchers have found a potential factor in the outbreak of Ebola virus – deforestation. Photo / 123RF New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation in Central and West Africa to the deadly Ebola virus. The study, published today in journal Scientific Reports, finds that forested areas that […]

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UK supermarkets urged to create plastic-free aisle in every store

February 11, 2017 10:30 pm
UK supermarkets urged to create plastic-free aisle in every store

Supermarkets are being urged to create a plastic-free aisle in every store to prevent tons of waste packaging ending up in the world’s oceans. Around 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally each year, yet just 12 per cent of it is recyclable and much of it is washed […]

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What it’s like to spend a year pretending to live on Mars

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What it’s like to spend a year pretending to live on Mars

Six scientists crammed into this dome for a year to see what it would be like to live on Mars. Photo / AP Living on Mars would be extremely difficult and very few people understand that better than Carmel Johnston. The environmental scientist for NASA spent a year living inside […]

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