Environment

The Largest Accidental Release of Radioactive Material in US History What Happened At Church Rock

The Largest Accidental Release of Radioactive Material in US History What Happened At Church Rock

In the summer, the Puerco River should be rather dry. The river, however, raged with a radioactive torrent in the early hours of July 16, 1979, the greatest unintentional discharge of radioactive material in US history. In comparison to earlier nuclear disasters such as Chornobyl or Fukushima, th.....

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Is Veganism the Solution to Climate Change?

Is Veganism the Solution to Climate Change?

As the urge to do something about the environment rises, so does the pressure on us to do something about it. We only have 32 months – less than three years – to get our act together, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study. Greenhouse gas emissions must.....

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What Would Happen If You Jumped Into Lake Natron You Won’t Turn To Stone, but It Wouldn’t Be Fun

What Would Happen If You Jumped Into Lake Natron You Won’t Turn To Stone, but It Wouldn’t Be Fun

After wildlife photographer, Nick Brandt shot images of crusty corpses found in the region in 2013, haunting photos of animals “turned to stone” by the caustic waters of Lake Natron went viral. Would a human falling into a Tanzanian soda lake behave similarly? No, not right away, but .....

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Taming the Butterfly Scientists Use Chaos Theory to Control Weather

Taming the Butterfly Scientists Use Chaos Theory to Control Weather

The “butterfly effect” is one of the most well-known examples of chaos theory. Simply said, it’s the premise that seemingly insignificant changes in a process’ setup can build up to a significant difference in outcome — or, to put it another way, “the flap of a but.....

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IPCC Report the World Has Less Than 32 Months to Turn Tide of Fossil Fuel Addiction

IPCC Report the World Has Less Than 32 Months to Turn Tide of Fossil Fuel Addiction

According to the newest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III (WGIII) report issued today, the world has less than three years to stop the tide of unrelenting fossil fuel usage. The world may be able to reach its climate commitments, according to the research, but the.....

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Maps Show Locations of Worryingly High Uranium Levels in US Water Supply

Maps Show Locations of Worryingly High Uranium Levels in US Water Supply

According to new research published in The Lancet Planetary Health, worrying amounts of uranium and other hazardous elements can be identified in drinking water across the United States. The average quantities of uranium (a naturally radioactive element) and arsenic (a potentially dangerous heavy.....

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Flash Droughts Are Becoming More Severe, Posing New Climate Threat

Flash Droughts Are Becoming More Severe, Posing New Climate Threat

Even those who have been spared from flash floods are becoming accustomed to hearing about it, but the idea of a “flash drought” is less well-known. Nonetheless, climatologists warn that this is a genuine occurrence that will worsen as global temperatures increase. Flash droughts don&.....

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What’s Better For the Environment, a Fan or Air Con?

What’s Better For the Environment, a Fan or Air Con?

Keeping cool in hot weather is difficult at best, and considerably more so when attempting to do it in a sustainable manner. Scientists have identified strategies to keep cool while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by looking at both human comfort and the cost-benefit analysis of employing fans .....

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How 2 Million Years of Shifting Climates Shaped Humanity’s Evolution

How 2 Million Years of Shifting Climates Shaped Humanity’s Evolution

According to a recent research, fluctuating climates impacted mankind before people changed the environment. Although the outcome is as expected, providing the proof required an enormous amount of processing resources. The work has already laid the groundwork for solving far more speculative conc.....

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Exceptional 2020 Hurricane Season Had 10 Percent More Rainfall Due To Climate Change

Exceptional 2020 Hurricane Season Had 10 Percent More Rainfall Due To Climate Change

Humans are to blame for the escalating climate problem, and its consequences have been felt for some time. It’s not always possible to quantify how much worse we’re making the environment, but scientists have just recently been able to calculate the impact of climate change on rainfal.....

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Buckle Up For Yet another Wild Atlantic Hurricane Season This Year

Buckle Up For Yet another Wild Atlantic Hurricane Season This Year

People, be ready for a robust hurricane season in the North Atlantic in 2022. According to a recent estimate from Colorado State University, this year will see at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes, four of which are expected to be “significant.” This year’s forecasted st.....

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Tropical Birds may be Shrinking due to Climate Change

Tropical Birds may be Shrinking due to Climate Change

Researchers have spent decades catching and measuring birds in a wide stretch of forest unaffected by roads or deforestation in a remote section of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The experimental plot aimed to provide as a baseline that would illustrate how habitat fragmentation, such as from .....

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