Tag : Environment
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… 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 i… 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 success… 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. 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 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.