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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) […]

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Greenhouse gas concentration rose this year again despite COVID-19 lockdowns

The greenhouse gas concentration climbed to new records in 2019 and rose again this year despite drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday. Many scientists expect the biggest annual fall in carbon emissions in generations this year as measures to contain coronavirus have grounded planes, docked ships and […]

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Global warming will continue no matter what you do: New study suggests

Even if humanity stopped emitting greenhouse gases, Earth will warm for centuries to come and oceans will rise by metres, according to a controversial modelling study published on Thursday. Natural drivers of global warming such as heat-trapping clouds, thawing permafrost, and shrinking sea ice has already set in motion by carbon pollution will take on […]

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Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019 worldwide, 24% from India

Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019, with the biggest hotspots in India and sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new global study which said that nearly two-thirds of the deaths came from noxious fumes from cooking fuels. More than 116,000 Indian infants died from air pollution in the first month of life, and the corresponding […]

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Winter ice in the Bearing Sea is at the lowest levels in 5,500 years

The winter ice in the Bering Sea, northern Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia is at the lowest levels  for 5,500 years. Researchers analyzed vegetation that accumulated on the uninhabited island of St Matthew over the last five millennia. Scientists looked at variations in peat layers of oxygen atoms called isotopes 16 and 18, whose […]

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Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf bigger than New York’s Manhattan collapses

Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said last week. The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. “Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open […]

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United Kingdom recorded its hottest day in 17 years as temperatures reached 36.4 degrees Celsius

The United Kingdom recorded its hottest day in 17 years, as temperatures reached 36.4 degrees Celsius in south-east England, the Met Office said. Earlier, a high of 26.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in Wales, 23.5 degrees Celsius in Scotland, and 20.9 degrees Celsius in Northern Ireland. Due to the warm weather, thousands of people flocked […]

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Climate change has increased chances of prolonged heat in Siberia by at least 600 times

The heat wave in Siberia between January and June this year pushed overall temperatures 5°C higher than normal, would have been “almost impossible” if not for human-caused climate change, a new study has found. Temperatures in Siberia have been above average since the beginning of the year, with the Russian town of Verkhoyansk recording a […]

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Climate change is turning Antarctica’s snow cover green

Warming temperatures due to climate change are turning Antarctica’s snow cover green. Algae formation are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge and it is even visible from space, according to new research published on Wednesday. The presence of algae in Antarctica was noted by long-ago expeditions but its full extent was […]