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We are on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, UN chief warns as temperature rise continues

A United Nations report has warned of time running out to tackle the climate crisis, with the COVID-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on “relentless” climate change. In a “double blow” to millions hit by the extreme climate events, lockdown restrictions linked to the global coronavirus pandemic also delayed crucial assistance in some […]

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Climate change may double lightning strikes in the Arctic Circle, warming the north pole even further

Scientists from the University of California in Irvine suggests that as the climate warms, lightning strikes will increase more than double, driving more wildfires and warming above the Arctic Circle. In 2019, the first-ever known lightning strike within 300 miles of the North Pole was reported by the National Weather Service, which is a rare […]

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Scientists find way to use food waste to fly airplanes, reducing carbon footprint by 165%

The aviation industry has been a severe contributor in climate change and hence airlines have been looking at ways to reduce traditional fuel source and go the bio fuel way in order to reduce carbon footprint. Plane manufacturing company Boeing recently said that it will begin delivering commercial airplanes capable of flying on 100% biofuel […]

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Melting glaciers are responsible for frequent earthquakes in Alaska, study finds

Earthquakes have become more frequent in the United States’ Alaska region. Scientists have attributed that they may have got nothing to do with natural movement of tectonic plates but everything to do with climate change. A paper titled “Stress Promotion of the 1958 Mw∼7.8 Fairweather Fault Earthquake and Others in Southeast Alaska by Glacial Isostatic […]

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Russian scientists find micro plastic in samples of snow collected in Siberia

Russian scientists in Siberia have found snow polluted with micro plastics that then melts and seeps into the ground. Researchers at Tomsk State University (TSU) gathered snow samples from 20 different Siberian regions and that their preliminary findings confirm that airborne plastic fibres are turning up in snow in remote parts of the wilderness. “It’s […]

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Climate Crisis: Populous coastal regions around the world are sinking

Populous coastal regions around the world are sinking four times faster than global average amid rising sea level, a new study released on Monday said. Groundwater pumping, extraction of materials from the ground and sediment production are all happening near the coasts and that is causing the land to actually sink. Many of the largest, […]

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‘Red Alert’: Governments have been failing to meet climate change goals

Our planet is on a ‘red alert’ because governments have been failing to meet their climate change goals, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. He described 2021 as a “make or break year” following the release of a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) report analysing the updated climate action plans submitted […]

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“It’s Time To Act”: Biden Signs Cascade of Executive Orders To Combat Climate Change

US President Joe Biden signed a fresh cascade of executive orders to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies. The orders map out the direction to fight climate change, environmental agenda and reverse the policies of his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, who sought to […]

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Chinese scientists are using blankets to cover-up glaciers to stop them from melting

Scientists in China are covering up remote glaciers under large sheets to stop them from melting due to global warming. These are  not normal or ordinary blankets, they are expensive and use an advanced geotextile which is also environment-friendly. The blanket acts as a shield between the glacier surface and the sun thereby prohibiting direct […]

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China’s ‘glacier chaser’ presumed dead while exploring waterfall in Tibet

A Chinese ‘glacier chaser’ has been presumed dead after he fell into icy waters while exploring a glacial waterfall in Tibet on December 20. The body of Wang Xiangjun, 30, has not been found but his social media account confirmed his death. Wang often shares videos exploring glaciers and highlights the impact of climate change […]

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3 frog species in Central America have gone EXTINCT because of climate change

Three central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow. Their population has been ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because of climate change, conservationists say. While updating its ‘red list’ of threatened species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warned that the world is seeing a […]

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Stream video in standard definition NOT 4K or UHD to cut carbon emissions: Royal Society urges

The world’s oldest independent scientific academy, Royal Society is advising people to stream video in standard definition on their smartphone rather than 4K to help reduce carbon emissions. In a new report, the Society estimates that streaming one hour on a smartphone generates roughly eight times more emissions in 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition) […]