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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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C02 emissions from Arctic wildfires have already surpassed 2019 levels

Blazing Arctic Circle wildfires have already surpassed the record set in 2019 for CO2 emissions, European Union’s Earth observation programme said Thursday. Uncontrolled forest fires across one of the planet’s coldest regions has sent a quarter of a billion tonnes of CO2 spiralling into the atmosphere since January this year, topping by more than a […]

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Russia blames permafrost melting for huge oil spill in the Artic

Russian prosecutors have ordered checks at “particularly dangerous installations” built on permafrost after a huge oil spill in the Arctic. An emergency was declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into a river when a tank at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday. Initial Russian inquiries suggest ground subsidence as […]

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In past 25 years oceans absorbed heat equal to 3.6 billion Hiroshima bombings

The world’s oceans were the warmest in 2019 than any other time in the recorded human history – especially between the surface and a depth of 2,000 metre, an international team of 14 scientists from a 11 institutes revealed. The revelation also came with a warning that global ocean temperature is not only increasing but […]