Scientists Say Man-Made Climate Change Delayed the Next Ice Age by 100,000 Years
Jan 14, 2016 Over the past few years, various scientific research groups have released their own studies highlighting the damaging effects of human actions on the planet. Adding to those reports is a new study carried out by researchers from Germany suggesting that due to man-made global warming, humans may have delayed the next ice age event by around 100,000 years,
Massive Icebergs Helping in the Fight Against Global Warming by Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Levels
Jan 13, 2016 A new study about the impact of climate change revealed how melting ice from giant icebergs contribute to fighting off the effects of this global environmental issue. According to researchers, the water flowing from the melting iceberg has properties that prevent carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Melting Arctic Ice is Uncovering Old Shipwrecks in Alaska
Jan 12, 2016 The melting of ice and glaciers is generally regarded as one of the negative effects of global warming as it contributes to rising sea levels. But for archaeologists, this phenomenon has allowed them to observe for the first time the wrecks of whaling vessels from the 1800s.
Researchers Uncover Factors that Led to the Extinction of Real-Life King Kong
Jan 06, 2016 The Gigantopithecus blacki, which is currently being dubbed as the real-life King Kong, is a massive ape that roamed the Earth more than 100,000 years ago. Although little is still known about this creature, researchers have already identified the possible cause that led to its extinction.
Worsening Drought Endangering 60 Million Trees in California
Dec 31, 2015 Researchers warned that if the drought affecting California continues, it could have irreversible effects on almost 60 million trees. Based on their findings, the water content in the canopies of millions of trees in the state has already dropped severely.
Conservation Group Turns to Cloning to Save 2000 Year Old Lady Liberty Cypress Tree
Dec 30, 2015 The non-profit group Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has partnered with a cloning laboratory to save a 2,000-year-old tree from its natural death. According to members of the organization, they plan to clone 100 samples of this tree which will then be planted in different parts of the U.S.
Animal Rights Groups Applaud U.S.’ Move to Give African Lions Real Protection
Dec 28, 2015 The U.S.' recent decision to include African lions in the endangered species list was praised by various animal rights groups. For them, this move will ensure the protection and conservation of these animals.
Charles Darwin’s Finches in Galapagos Islands in Danger of Going Extinct due to Vampire-like Flies
Dec 19, 2015 Finches living in the Galapagos Islands, which helped naturalists Charles Darwin prove his theory of evolution, are currently facing the threat of extinction due to parasitic flies. According to scientists' prediction, these birds could get wiped out in 50 years if proper steps are not taken.
Is Being a Vegetarian Harmful to the Environment?
Dec 18, 2015 A new study suggests that sticking to an all-vegetable diet could be harming the environment. According to the researchers who carried out the study, this is due to the amount of resources needed to produce certain types of vegetables and fruits.
Sea Lions at Risk of Developing Drain Damage and Memory Loss due to Toxic Algae
Dec 16, 2015 Scientists have recently discovered the link between the number of brain damage and memory loss among sea lions and toxic algae in the sea. According to them, the toxin produced by the algal bloom, called domoic acid, is responsible for causing the aquatic animals to get lost and stranded on beaches
Melting Glaciers Could Alter Earth’s Rotational Speed According to Scientists
Dec 15, 2015 A new study conducted by a team of scientists revealed that the effects of climate change could alter the rotation of Earth. This phenomenon, of course, would have a direct effect on the length of a day on the planet.
Scientists Believe Reality will Get in the Way of Paris Climate Change Plans and Goals
Dec 14, 2015 The climate change conference held by the United Nations in Paris, France has recently ended with leaders of various nations agreeing on a common goal to reduce the effects of global warming. However, climate change scientists criticized the agreement with some saying that the plan cannot be successfully implemented globally.
Beijing Issues First Red Alert Alarm Due to Air Pollution
Dec 08, 2015 Beijing, China has issued a red alert warning on Monday a day after the city was blanketed by thick smog. As part of the warning, the local government will impose strict rules to curb air pollution and to protect the health of citizens.
Over 90% of Migratory Birds Under Threat Due to Habitat Loss
Dec 07, 2015 A new study warned that about 91 percent of migratory bird species are in danger due the damaging effects of habitat loss. According to the researchers, even if just one these habitats along the birds' migration route gets destroyed, it could threaten their survival
Tree Populations in Amazon Rainforest Under Threat of Extinction
Nov 23, 2015 Researchers warned that over half of the tree populations in the Amazon could be wiped out if proper measures are not taken for their conservation. According to their study, this effect could also be mirrored in other rainforests around the globe.