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December 14, 2018
Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection.The event takes place around the world and it is described as the biggest secular holiday on the planet. More than a billion people are expected to celebrate the day including environmental campaigners Leonardo di Caprio and Emma Watson. Forty-seven years ago, on 22 April 1970,...
At least 254 people have been killed, 400 injured and hundreds of others have been reported missing after torrential rains triggered severe mudslides and flooding in the city of Mocoa, capital of Putumayo, in southern-western Colombia in the early hours of Saturday morning (1 a.m. on Friday), army officials said on Saturday. Heavy overnight rainfall triggered mudslides and an “avalanche”...
Speaking at the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk on Thursday,Russian President Vladimir Putin said that global warming is real,but has been going on long before the "man-made effects" that climate science points to as its primary cause. "What I'm about to say may be unpopular. But we will respect the various agreements and Russia will do just that, just like...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era regulations to curb climate change, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry while calling into question US support for an international deal to fight global warming. A move meant to bolster domestic energy production and create jobs, but environmentalists say the order is dangerous and vow...
‘Heat stress’,the effect on the human body,rises at a faster rate than temperature, partly because warmer air can hold more moisture. Humid air absorbs more liquid at a slower rate so human’s main method of cooling down, sweating, is less effective. Global megacities like Kolkata could face annual deadly heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in...
Scientists in Juelich, Germany have switched on the world’s largest “artificial Sun” for the first time, called "Synlight", which could be used to create useful hydrogen (environment-friendly fuels) in the future. Located in Jülich, a town located 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Cologne, Germany, and developed by scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the “Synlight” system that consists...
Global warming is a serious threat. Several incidents in 2017 make it evident that the rising global temperature has serious affects on the environment. NASA has recently reported that the sea ice in both the poles have decreased. In the north pole, the Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent. And in the south...
The World Meteorological Organization(WMO), on Tuesday, reported that the year, 2016 has broken several records, as of climate is concerned. It has made history, not only with a record global temperature, but also, exceptionally low sea ice and unabated sea level rise. Not to mention the record ocean heat. WMO issued its annual statement ahead of the World Meteorological Day on...
The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, organises the Indian Scientific Mission to Antarctica every year and ISRO has been participating for a long time. The NCAOR and the Department of Ocean Development select the members for India's Antarctic expeditions.One expedition costs up to ₹200 million (US$3.0 million).The Indian Antarctic program is...
Aviation has a large impact on the environment. Emission of heat, particulates and polluting gases are some of the major problems it causes. These, in turn affect the global temperature. A recent study has concluded that the usage of biofuels help power jet engines reduce particle emissions. Biofuels reduce the emissions as much as 50 to 70 percent. Biofuels are...