Sunday, June 21, 2015
The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims.
Friday, June 19, 2015
The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wild bees provide crop pollination services worth more than US$3,250 (2,880 euros) per hectare per year, a study reported Tuesday.
Human activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one third of the planet's largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The International Energy Agency on Monday warned temperatures could jump by as much as 4.3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century and urged countries to improve their pledges on reducing emissions.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Climatologists call it the "urban heat island" effect -- when a heat wave transforms a city into a furnace where citizens swelter, suffer or even die.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Gaza Strip, with a 40-kilometer (25-mile) Mediterranean coastline, was always known for its seafood until Israel restricted the fishing area.
A radical environmental group has agreed to pay US$2.55 million to Japanese whalers for breaching a U.S. court injunction to stay clear of their vessels in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
In a worrying development which could threaten food production, South Africa's traditionally tough honeybees -- which had been resistant to disease -- are now getting "sick of humans," with the population of the crucial pollinators collapsing, experts say.
2015/6/9, 1 Comment