Severe weather warnings are in place for parts of NSW and Victoria as fires continue to burn fuelled by hot dry heat ahead of heavy rain and strong winds causing potential floods.
October 04, 2023 5:23 AM Switzerland and the United States have donated $8.4 million to Brazil's Amazon Fund to help stop deforestation and preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest, the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) that manages the fund said on Tuesday.
EXCLUSIVE: A former Environment secretary has called for action to tackle the risks at biogas plants by installing lightning rods after a massive explosion at a Severn Trent plant.
Paper reveals scientists’ concerns that single-species carbon plantations threaten native flora and fauna, while delivering negligible benefits Monoculture tree-planting schemes are threatening tropical biodiversity while only offering modest climate benefit, ecologists have said, warning that ecosystems like the Amazon and Congo basin are being reduced to their carbon value. Amid a boom in the planting of single-species plantations to capture carbon, scientists have urged governments to prioritise the conservation and restoration of native forests over commercial monocultures, and cautioned that planting swathes of non-native trees in tropical regions threatens important flora and fauna for a negligible climate impact. Continue reading...
Taiwan weather officials warned of “extremely heavy rain” on Tuesday, October 3, as Typhoon Koinu continued its path toward the country. A sea and land typhoon warning was in effect on Tuesday, according to local news reports. Weather officials expect Typhoon Koinu to make landfall in southern Taiwan between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Taiwan News reported, citing weather officials. The typhoon has brought stormy weather to parts of the Philippines, officials said on Tuesday, as residents were warned of possible flash floods and landslides. Hong Kong could also see impacts from the typhoon later in the week, including rain and wind, according to weather reports. These satellite images posted to X by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) show the typhoon moving...
The group claims the agency violated the Clean Air Act by not forcing finalization of 13 states' implementation plans.
The military is among the largest buyers of independent power systems known as microgrids. They make tactical sense; and environmentalists hope they can help the transition from fossil fuels.
Scientists use a new catalyst to convert methane to methanol with a ‘remarkable’ conversion rate and minimal by-products.
This story was originally published by the Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who died on Thursday evening at the age of 90, leaves behind a long and complex legacy on climate and environmental issues. Feinstein represented California as a Democrat in the US Senate for more than 30 years, becoming […]
A simulation used 130 processors to test 300,000 extinction scenarios. The model found climate-warming gases from volcanoes drove the dinos extinct before asteroid hit
September 29, 2023 8:20 AM The move aims to tackle a major source of US plastic waste as recycling rates have faltered.
Young people are “paying the price” for governments' failures to adequately address global warming, a friend of the youth challengers tells an influential court.
Tanzania government blamed for violence against villagers in national park, while thousands more people face losing their homes The World Bank is investigating allegations of killings, rape and forced evictions made by villagers living near the site of a proposed tourism project it is funding in Tanzania. The bank has been accused of “enabling” alleged violence by the Tanzanian government to make way for a $150m (£123m) project ministers say will protect the environment and attract more tourists to Ruaha national park. Continue reading...
The price of CO2 units compared to NZUs over time. Graph: Edi Rose
Salt Management's Carbon Fund spent more than $1.2 million buying units in its own fund over the last month.
As demand for aluminum grows, a new report calls for tighter pollution controls and more recycling.
A rising global average surface temperature will mean more stifling hot days, and more frequent extreme weather, researchers say,
The lakes on Saturn's largest moon create their own exotic weather patterns, say planetary scientists.
Holding global warming in check requires tripling renewable power, the IEA says.
The International Energy Agency on Tuesday said limiting global warming remains a possibility due to advances in clean energy.
IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said governments must "separate climate from geopolitics" and work together to triple renewables and deeply cut planet-warming emissions.
Nature, Published online: 26 September 2023; doi:10.1038/d41586-023-03019-0Coffee’s legacy: almost 300 years of deforestation
A new model suggests that in 250 million years, all land will collide into a supercontinent that boosts warming and pushes mammals to extinction.
But Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis acknowledged global warming is going to be a long-term challenge all the same.
The liquefied-natural-gas buildout—and fossil-fuel exports—challenge progress on global warming.
"The discovery signals a potentially habitable environment in the ocean of Europa," according to the Webb Space Telescope's website.
by Sarah Elbeshbishi, Mountain State Spotlight
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A citizens’ group in West Virginia is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that federal regulators have failed to protect a majority-Black community in the state and residents of parts of Louisiana and Texas from cancer-causing chemicals.
A 2021 Mountain State Spotlight and ProPublica story detailed how largely Black communities across the country...
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The agriculture sector is calling for a review of New Zealand’s methane targets, citing a report suggesting Kiwi farmers are being asked to do more than their fair share in...
by Lisa Song and Maya Miller
The plastics industry has long pushed for recycling as a way to clean up its image. But large-scale, effective plastic recycling remains a myth. In 2021, the United Nations Environment Program reported there were 75 million to 199 million tons of plastic waste in the oceans. Plastic continues to drive climate change and threaten human health, biodiversity and the environment — sometimes in ways the public can’t even see.
ProPublica wants to better understand everything about the plastics industry, from how supply chains work to the health impacts of its products to the unwanted plastic wealthy nations export to lower-income countries. We want to hear from people working in growing...
The net emissions from each fin whale during its life span is about 1,770 tons of carbon dioxide. The average age of caught fin whales is 26 years, meaning that each animal emits 570 tons of carbon dioxide. From the age of 27 years onwards, annual emissions are estimated to be 1,200 tons, but by hunting fin whales it would prevent the release of such a quantity of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Each fin whale is estimated to emit a corresponding amount of carbon dioxide a year as more than 30 cars, that burn six liters per hundred kilometrs driven annually for 14 thousand miles.
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Over the last decade, nearly 2,000 land and environment defenders have been killed around the world, and in 2022, a land defender was killed every other day, according to a report released last week. The study from Global Witness, a nonprofit human rights environmental […]
Stretch of ‘very unusual’ hot weather enters fourth day as temperatures climb significantly above average in NSW, Victoria and South Australia Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast New South Wales’ Rural Fire Service has enacted a total fire ban for the entire Sydney region for the first time in three years. The ban comes into place on Tuesday, when temperatures in the city are expected to reach 33C. The last total fire ban covering Sydney was on 29 November 2020. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
[New Times] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) and the Ministry of Environment have launched the use of drones in combating environmental crimes.
A brutal heatwave washing across Australia will break temperature records for September and pummel millions of Australians until Wednesday.
Thailand should impose a ban on burning of stubble from corn and other crops to reduce emissions of CO2 as the Europeon Union (EU) has started to enforce the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) which allows for a price to be put on the carbon emitted during the production of carbon-intensive goods entering the EU, Thai Food Mill Association (TFMA) Pornsil Patcharintanakul said.
A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Sep 10, 2023 thru Sat, Sep 16, 2023.
Story of the Week
Humans Have Crossed 6 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries’
Scientists analyzed nine so-called planetary boundaries and found humans are currently transgressing six
Human activity is turning Earth into a world that may no longer adequately support the societies we’ve built, scientists warn in a new study charting whether and by how much we have surpassed nine “planetary boundaries.”
The analysis builds on a 2009 paper that first outlined nine planetary constraints that keep Earth’s environment similar to that of the world humans lived in during...
In a first for the UK, the methane was detected by satellite, bringing hope for curbing the greenhouse gas.
Vice President Kamala Harris and EPA Administrator Michael Regan spoke at North Carolina A&T State University on Friday.
NASA cannot rule out that 'potential unknown alien technology' is operating in the Earth's atmosphere, a new report has concluded.
Every other day, an environmental defender is killed.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE02196C, Review Article Jiexin Zhu, Lei Lv, Shahid Zaman, Xingbao Chen, Yuhang Dai, Shenghua Chen, Guanjie He, Dingsheng Wang, Liqiang Mai The electrochemical CO2 reduction into a valuable product is a sustainable and economical method towards carbon neutralization. Among the different products of electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR), methane is an... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has detected potential traces of dimethyl sulfide, a chemical only known to be created by phytoplankton on Earth, in the atmosphere of an exoplanet believed to have its own liquid ocean.
September 14, 2023 2:45 PM Turkey, Ukraine, China and Russia are expected to have the biggest volumes of exports affected by the CO2 tax.
September 14, 2023 2:28 PM Coffee firms may shift sourcing to more developed regions like Brazil and leave small farmers in the lurch.
Crews are battling a large fire that broke out at the American Iron and Metal recycling facility early Thursday morning. Port Saint John has activated its emergency response plan.
Apple interrupted their iPhone 15 release event to showcase a 'cringey' and 'bizarre' video that bragged about the company's environmental accolades.
September 14, 2023 4:21 AM Brazil is preparing to launch a center for international police cooperation to combat environmental crimes and drug trafficking in the Amazon rainforest by the end of 2023, Federal Police officials told Reuters.
On Tuesday, Apple announced what it’s calling its first-ever carbon-neutral products during its Wanderlust event this Tuesday.Read more...
Environmental groups want a federal court to order the Bureau of Land Management to do NEPA analyses on grazing allotments.
The grant money will be pulled from a fund established by the 2021 infrastructure law.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE01606D, Paper Justin Bui, Eowyn Lucas, Eric W Lees, Andrew K Liu, Harry A. Atwater, Jr., Chengxiang Xiang, Alexis T. Bell, Adam Z Weber Carbon dioxide (CO2) must be removed from the atmosphere to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. However, the most scalable methods for removing CO2 from the air require heat... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
New York's Department of Buildings set penalties at the maximum amount allowed by the law — $268 for every excess ton of carbon dioxide emitted beyond the cap.
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says people are “being lied to on global warming” by the people “you should actually trust”.
Mr Bolt said global warming policies are “hurting you” much more than global warming itself.
“Electricity prices just for a start … the vandalism now – the wrecking of our landscape with massive wind turbines and transmission lines,” he said.
“To make you accept all this harm – the politicians are ramping up the fear.
“This fear-mongering is now stepping up.”
Pools are no longer just amenities; they have become necessities in this age of global warming.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In a landmark hearing, small island nations disproportionately affected by the climate crisis are taking on high-emitting countries in a court in Hamburg, Germany, in what is being seen as the first climate justice case aimed at protecting the ocean. During […]
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " Does cold weather disprove global warming? ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
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Late November-early December 2010 saw a memorable, bitterly cold snap in the UK that many residents will still remember. According to the UK Met Office on the night of November 27-28:
"Last night saw November minimum...
London and the south-east have been slapped with a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, with the Met Office warning of a danger of 'flooding and disruption' from 12pm until 8pm on Tuesday.
Paul Reubens, the actor known to millions for his portrayal of Pee-wee Herman, died July 30, and now, his cause of death has been confirmed. He was 70.A death certificate obtained by NBC News issued Sept. 8 said Reubens’ immediate cause of death was acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Acute respiratory failure occurs quickly when there’s either not enough oxygen or too much carbon dioxide in the body, according to the Cleveland Clinic, and with hypoxia, there are low oxygen levels in body tissues.The certificate also listed a sequential underlying cause, acute myelogenous leukemia, which is "a cancer of the blood and bone marrow," according to the Mayo Clinic."Last night we said farewell to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee...
Patrick Orton / Getty In the past year, the U.S. has seen horrific air pollution from wildfires spread everywhere from the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast to the plains of the Midwest. The impact is stark. Not only can poor air quality lead to increases in lung cancer cases and dementia, but it could also be the reason why your favorite sports team is performing poorly.Now there’s even evidence that it could have a deadly impact on mental health.A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published a study Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found air pollution may also cause spikes in suicide. This phenomenon disproportionately affects rural counties, where a 10 percent increase in pollution is linked to a 1.5 percent...
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority announced that unstable weather conditions will strike Egypt starting Monday west of the country and extending to Tuesday and Wednesday to the north, owing to the arrival of Storm Daniel. The authority’s statement added that it expects rainfall of varying intensity, heightened wind activity, and potential thunderstorms. Libya faces storms, …
The post Unstable weather to strike Egypt during the week appeared first on Egypt Independent.
October 04, 2023 5:18 AM EL TAMBO, Colombia - Colombia's President Gustavo Petro on Tuesday launched a new national drug policy that will look to reduce the size of coca crops, cut potential cocaine output and prevent deforestation linked to drug trafficking, while helping transition small farmers to the legal economy.
On a Yemeni beach, a sea turtle clambers ashore to lay eggs, which will likely be born female due to rising temperatures, creating a gender imbalance that brings the threat of local extinction.
Rachel Saltzman will join Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP's environmental practice in Washington as a partner.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / GettyLet’s make one thing clear right away: Planting trees and having a diverse array of them is a great way to improve air quality, promote biodiversity, and absorb harmful carbon dioxide emissions from the air. It’s a crucial component of fighting the effects of anthropogenic climate change and planting efforts need to be ramped up in order to stave off environmental disaster.However, if it’s done the wrong way, it could actually have a very negative effect on our environment. Unfortunately, that might be the case when it comes to carbon-offset planting—a popular method for large companies to offset their carbon footprint. A paper published today in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution that found carbon-offset tree plantations may actually result...
Firefighters inspect the smouldering remains of the recycling plant that exploded after a lightning strike.
What Is Peat Subsidence and How Can Countries Prevent this Environmental Disaster?
Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:25
Peatlands are among the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. The carbon-rich ecosystems, located near wetlands around the globe , store almost a third of the world’s terrestrial carbon, creates a great habitat for wildlife and plays an important role in water management. It also provides livelihoods for communities by supporting agricultural activities and producing natural products , such as medicinal plants or honey. Sadly, peatlands are also prone to disturbance, both from natural and human activity.
Among the biggest issues is what’s known as “peat subsidence,” a form of land subsidence , which is the downward movement of the Earth's surface...
Around the country, health care workers continue to grapple with their industry's massive carbon footprint. In Pittsburgh, doctors formed Clinicians for Climate Action to address the problem.
A new global framework to reduce environmental risks from chemicals and waste was adopted at a UN conference on Saturday, with countries committing to phase out the most harmful ones.
Astronomers say the evidence suggests the detected CO2 on Europa rose to the surface relatively recently from the moon's subsurface ocean.
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) said BLM's plan matches his efforts to secure "a future for Northwest California where public lands are restored and protected, and communities can thrive in a healthy environment."
The Midland Basin hub could start injecting carbon dioxide underground in oil and gas country as early as 2025.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE02243A, Paper Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Michael Filippi, Tim Möller, Liang Liang, Peter Strasser This work explores and provides new understanding how catholyte flow compartment design and catholyte bubble flow characteristics of a Gas Diffusion Electrode inside a CO2 flow cell electrolyzer affect its... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Several companies are beginning to scale up production of jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide and green hydrogen, but decarbonising global aviation this way would require huge amounts of clean energy
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- LONESTAR CELL MTN, as part of their corporate social responsibility, organized a workshop on plastic waste upcycling and recycling for 4 schools in Monrovia over 5 days. The program is the first of its kind aimed at empowering young people to understand the waste management value chain and explore the possibilities available to turn plastic waste into products and arts that have economic value.
The right mix of trace elements is essential to a healthy diet. That’s true not only for humans, but also for phytoplankton. As a key carbon dioxide sink, these tiny algae in the Southern Ocean can have significant effects on the global climate. In this regard, a new study from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the University of Bremen reveals an interesting connection: When phytoplankton simultaneously have access to more iron and more manganese, their biotic communities change. As a result, the algae can bind more CO2 and form more of their sticky, carbon-rich colonies, which more readily sink to the seafloor. In this way, they more efficiently absorb atmospheric carbon, as the team of researchers reports in the journal Current Biology.
Researchers have identified infectious organisms at Norse sites in Greenland
This year’s hurricane season provides a test run for the idea that machine-learning algorithms can improve weather forecasts. So far, the AI models are making good calls.
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " How do human CO2 emissions compare to natural CO2 emissions? ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
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Have you heard of Earth's carbon cycle? Not everyone has, but it's one of the most important features of our planet. It involves the movement of carbon through life, the air, the oceans, soils and...
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Accepted Article.
NASA's Osiris-REx mission brought back asteroid samples untainted by Earth's atmosphere.
In Boston, the weather-heads at Tomorrow.io, which does bespoke forecasting for companies like the N.F.L. and Delta, were never worried about Hurricane Lee.
Data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope shows carbon dioxide on a region of Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting it potentially could harbor conditions suitable for life.
“Air quality monitoring is nonexistent at most U.S. ports,” the report said.
In the quest to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, detecting methane leaks – a potent contributor to global warming – has become increasingly vital. Researchers are harnessing the capabilities of cutting-edge satellite technology to monitor these leaks from space.
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " Do volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans? ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
At a glance
The false claim that volcanoes emit more CO 2 than humans keeps resurfacing every so often. This is despite debunkings from bodies like the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Such claims may be easy to make, but...
A Saint John recycling plant, which was the site of a massive fire that prompted a city-wide air quality warning, has been ordered to stop operating until an investigation is done.
September 18, 2023 5:53 PM More than two million people sought medical treatment in 2023 for problems linked to air pollution.
September 18, 2023 9:53 AM The Bureau of Meteorology said that the heat is "very uncommon for September".
The Biden administration is looking to the technology as an asset in its quest to zero out carbon emissions from the U.S. electricity grid by 2035.
Another summer where the enduring global images are of widespread wildfires, blistering heat, and devastating floods
The National Center for Environmental Information released eye-watering figures on the human and financial cost of weather events after Hurricane Idalia and the Maui wildfires tipped the scales.
Rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels give the toxic vine the oomph it needs to grow earlier, bigger and itchier, scientists say.
Three years after unprecedented inquest ruling, absence of other cases has left a gap for pollution sceptics to exploit Drivers ‘likely to benefit from London Ulez’ Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah reserves a withering eye roll for people who question the impact that air pollution has on the health of children living in London. It helps her to shrug off the increasingly politicised debate over what needs to be done to improve the capital’s air quality. Adoo-Kissi-Debrah fought a calm and determined campaign for seven years to make sure air pollution was included on her daughter Ella’s death certificate, and in December 2020 a second inquest ruled that air pollution contributed to Ella’s death from asthma in 2013. Continue reading...
Concerns about the Bush Creek East wildfire located in the Shuswap persist, as the stretch of hot and dry weather drags on and plumes of thick smoke continue to rise.
Environment Canada has issued numerous weather warnings across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as Hurricane Lee continues to barrel toward the East Coast.
A novel "lab-on-a-drone" technology has emerged as a potential game-changer for air pollution monitoring.
The flash flood that has killed thousands of people in Libya this week followed the ‘medicane’ storm Daniel The flash flood that has killed thousands of people in Libya this week followed a “medicane”, a rare but destructive weather phenomenon that scientists believe will intensify in a warming world. The term is an amalgamation of the words Mediterranean and hurricane. Used by scientists and weather forecasters, it is less well known to the wider public. Continue reading...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE02324A, Paper Junjie Mao, Yan Liu, Huimei Chen, Yan Yang, Chi Jiao, Wenkun Zhu, Yaping Zhang, Xiaojun Wu, Zhiwen Zhuo Tandem catalysis represents an efficient strategy for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2RR) into complex products, whereas the random CO migration in this process inevitably decreases the catalytic efficiency. Herein,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
An analysis suggests that annual temperature-related deaths in the U.S. could rise to one-third of the number caused by cancer if global warming hits 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).
Furious well-heeled New Yorkers erupted in fury as they were blocked from entering a heliport in New York City by angry Extinction Rebellion demonstrators.
The powerful trade group Plastics Industry Association will pour $1 million toward counteracting claims that recycling is ineffective or useless.
CO2 home monitors are a smart way to look after your physical and mental health.
‘A deep, deep column of warm air’ more typical of January is expected to break records in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Eastern Australia’s first big heatwave of spring will send temperatures soaring 12C or more above average in regions including Sydney by early next week as a weather pattern more typical of mid-summer takes hold. “A deep, deep column of warm air” has built up over Australia, Karl Braganza, national manager of climate services at the Bureau of Meteorology, said. “You typically see that occurring in January.” Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
U.S. Magnesium agreed to a $430,900 settlement with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for dozens of violations stretching back to 2015, including five pollution violations where the company was accused of exceeding emissions limits.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses NASA’s recent discovery of a planet which could possibly sustain life.
Mr deGrasse Tyson said the new James Webb Space Telescope has the power to observe the chemical composition of an exoplanet’s atmosphere.
“If the planet passes in front of the host’s star, light from the host’s star will move through the air and the chemicals in the atmosphere will leave its fingerprint,” he told Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan.
Mr deGrasse Tyson said scientists found “biomarkers” like methane and carbon dioxide.
“If there’s evidence of life on the surface – it may manifest in the chemistry of the atmosphere, and it’s in the Goldilocks Zone where you can sustain liquid water.
“Everywhere there’s liquid water on earth there’s life – so NASA’s mantra is...
There's been a common sight on Northeast beaches this summer: an alarmingly rise in whale carcasses washing in from the Atlantic Ocean.Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned over the number of dead whales, an animal that provides a lens into the general condition of the ocean and the beings that reside there, Chris Robbins, associate director of science for Ocean Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, told ABC News."They're like the marine equivalent of the canary in the coal mine in that they're giving us insights into the health of the broader marine ecosystem by how they respond to various drivers and threats of the ocean," Robbins said.MORE: Scientists discover new species of miniature ancient whale that lived about 41 million years agoWhale strandings in the Northeast are not...
The Clairton plant poured more than 550 tons of hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and other pollutants into the atmosphere in 2021, according to the Toxics Release Inventory.
In a statement, Australia-based Aurora Expeditions, which operates the ship, said the passengers and crew members were safe and that there was "no immediate danger to themselves, the vessel, or the surrounding environment."
Temperatures are expected to soar across Australia by the weekend with the mercury to climb even higher into next week and rise to as high as 35C.
Colombia was the deadliest country and a fifth of the 177 recorded killings took place in the Amazon rainforest, says Global Witness At least 177 people were killed last year for defending the environment, according to new figures, with a fifth of killings taking place in the Amazon rainforest. Murdered by organised crime groups and land invaders, environmental defenders were killed at a rate of one every other day in 2022, figures from the NGO Global Witness show. Colombia was the most deadly country, recording 60 murders. Continue reading...
Apple on Tuesday announced it would no longer use leather in its new cases for iPhones, bands for Apples Watches, or other accessories due to the material’s outsized carbon footprint. Instead, Apple said it will transition to relying on “FineWoven,” a micro-twill textile the company claims is made up of 68%…Read more...
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is set to constitute a multi-agency team to enforce the Extended Producer Responsibility protocol in waste management in a bid to avert flooding.
Is summer really over? It certainly did not feel like it with over a week of dry weather and high temperatures stretching into the mid-30s. But that's set to change Tuesday, with massive rainfall forecast across the country.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has detected methane and carbon dioxide on the exoplanet K2-18 b.
Tesla founder Elon Musk , a firm believer that population collapse is a bigger threat to the planet than global warming , is doing his best to stem the crisis.
The warmest weather since April is set to hit Australia's southeast, with Sydney 's western suburbs forecast to bake in temperatures as high as 34C or 35C on Saturday and Sunday.