Environment

According to a Study, an Oil Spill in the Canadian Arctic may be Catastrophic for the Environment and Indigenous Peoples

According to a Study, an Oil Spill in the Canadian Arctic may be Catastrophic for the Environment and Indigenous Peoples

The Northwest Passage (NWP) has become increasingly accessible to shipping, raising the possibility of an oil spill and other environmental catastrophes as a result of the Arctic ice sheet melting at a faster rate as a result of rising global temperatures. An oil spill in the Canadian Arctic, acc.....

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Everyone’s Predicting another Aggressive Atlantic Hurricane Season This Year

Everyone’s Predicting another Aggressive Atlantic Hurricane Season This Year

Hold on to your hats: the Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be another brutal one. The most recent projections are in, and all expect above-average activity. Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its forecast for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane seaso.....

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6.9 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru – No Tsunami Expected

6.9 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru – No Tsunami Expected

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has rocked Puno, Peru’s southernmost district, approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Bolivia’s border. According to the Instituto Geofsico del per, the violent quake originated 240 kilometers (149 miles) underground. It was felt well beyond Peru’.....

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Bumble Bees are Suffering because of Climate Change

Bumble Bees are Suffering because of Climate Change

Warmer temperatures, less snow cover, more frequent droughts, and less predictable frost and flowering times are all effects of climate change. Climate change can cause bee and flower timing mismatches. In Colorado, for example, glacier lilies are now blooming several days earlier than they were .....

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Wildfire Smoke has a Negative Impact on the Health of Dairy Cows

Wildfire Smoke has a Negative Impact on the Health of Dairy Cows

Every year, wildfires burn millions of acres across the United States. Although most animals are not directly threatened by fire, the smoke, particulates, and byproducts (such as ash) produced by wildfires may have a negative impact on animal health, welfare, and production. The increased frequen.....

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Kyoto’s Cherry Blossoms Heralding Spring Are Blooming Early Due to Climate Change

Kyoto’s Cherry Blossoms Heralding Spring Are Blooming Early Due to Climate Change

The city of Kyoto in Japan has been known for its hanami, or cherry blossom gazing, since the dawn of time. The trees in the historic city burst into blossom every year between April and May, inviting visitors from all over the world to experience what is widely considered an iconic harbinger of .....

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Bats Killed by Wind Turbines Disrupt Natural Food Chains

Bats Killed by Wind Turbines Disrupt Natural Food Chains

The numerous deaths of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and may have far-reaching implications for biodiversity in rural areas. Until now, it could only be assumed that bat deaths had additional consequences. In a paper published in the scie.....

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Japan Could Start Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water in the Pacific by Next Spring

Japan Could Start Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water in the Pacific by Next Spring

After getting preliminary approval from Japan’s nuclear authority, the proposal to dump radioactive effluent from the remains of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean appears to be more feasible than ever. Following a decision by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) t.....

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UK To Have a Small Heatwave This Week, Shortly Followed By Blood Rain

UK To Have a Small Heatwave This Week, Shortly Followed By Blood Rain

It’s hard to get enthused about hot weather without feeling like a small character in Don’t Look Up who isn’t paying attention to the impending asteroid. It’s much more difficult when a heat wave is followed by “blood rain,” which sounds apocalyptic good news f.....

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Tonga Eruption Was Loudest Sound on Earth since 1883, With a Wave Reaching Higher Than the ISS

Tonga Eruption Was Loudest Sound on Earth since 1883, With a Wave Reaching Higher Than the ISS

According to a new study, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption on January 15 was extremely intense. It was not only the most powerful of this century, but it also sent out airwaves with a level of intensity not seen in 139 years. Since the Krakatoa explosion on May 20, 1883, it was the lo.....

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Four Major Climate Records Were Smashed In 2021, Reveals New Global Report

Four Major Climate Records Were Smashed In 2021, Reveals New Global Report

According to the current State of the Global Climate report, four significant climate change records were broken in 2021: greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat, and ocean acidification. The situation of the world climate is clearly not good. In fact, the World Meteorological O.....

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Health Risks posed by Western Wildfires extend across the Country

Health Risks posed by Western Wildfires extend across the Country

Jessica Reeder and her son and daughter returned to Philadelphia from a relaxing day at the Jersey Shore last July. A hazy, yellow-gray sky greeted them as they crossed a bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania. Reeder was reminded of the smoky skies she used to see growing up in Southern Califo.....

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