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Five Eco-friendly Entrepreneurs Who Are Helping Our Environment

On world environment day 2020, we recognize the efforts of eco-friendly entrepreneurs across the country who worked selflessly and relentlessly to provide us with a healthy environment. These green entrepreneurs are changing the world and making it a better and greener place by saving our planet, lifting people and advancing growth. Shagun Singh, the founder of Geeli Mitti

2020-06-05T07:11:31-05:00Tags: |

US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

The US is far behind other industrialized nations on environmental performance and now ranks 24th in the world, according to a new analysis by Yale and Columbia universities. Denmark came in first place, followed by Luxembourg and Switzerland. The United Kingdom ranked fourth. The findings come as the Trump administration has continued to weaken environmental protections in

Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Center for Environmental Information and University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, who analyzed nearly 40 years of hurricane

2020-06-03T07:48:56-05:00Tags: |

Extinction crisis ‘poses existential threat to civilisation’

The likes of logging and poaching have pushed 500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians to the point where they're hanging by a thread, research found. This is yet more evidence that the world's undergoing a sixth mass extinction, scientists argue. Species are disappearing at more than 100 times the natural rate, they say. And unlike

2020-06-02T15:55:25-05:00Tags: |

What COVID-19 means for ecotourism

For decades, ecotourism has helped to conserve nature and protect endangered species. COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible impact on wildlife and the communities that protect it. Johannes Refisch is a United Nations Programme Manager and Coordinator, who oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership. In this interview, he explains

2020-06-01T09:59:44-05:00Tags: |

How we can increase the effectiveness of global environment protection

Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) identified six top priorities where environmental interventions can make the most difference. By doing so, they hope to help researchers and policymakers make the most out of the limited, available resources to protect people and the planet. The research team, led by environmental scientist Laura Scherer, identified

2020-05-29T15:28:56-05:00Tags: |

Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point

Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research published in Science suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions. The world's tropical forests store a quarter-century worth of fossil fuel emissions in their trees alone. There are fears that

2020-05-28T20:03:55-05:00Tags: |

Coronavirus: Plan to boost environment post-virus urged

A wildlife charity has suggested ways Wales can recover from the coronavirus outbreak and protect the environment at the same time. The RSPB wants politicians to commit to its "green recovery" plan, which it says can benefit people, the economy and the environment. Its plan includes less priority for building new roads in favour of

2020-05-27T06:56:57-05:00Tags: |

Does MRI have an environmental impact?

Tokyo, Japan - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and it has been shown in labs to become toxic when exposed to ultraviolet rays. The researchers found significantly

2020-05-25T17:41:49-05:00Tags: |

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century

Rates of climate change in the world’s ocean depths could be seven times higher than current levels by the second half of this century even if emissions of greenhouse gases were cut dramatically, according to new research. Different global heating at different depths could have major impacts on ocean wildlife, causing disconnects as species that

Microplastic pollution in oceans vastly underestimated – study

The abundance of microplastic pollution in the oceans is likely to have been vastly underestimated, according to research that suggests there are at least double the number of particles as previously thought. Scientists trawled waters off the coasts of the UK and US and found many more particles using nets with a fine mesh size

2020-05-23T07:03:53-05:00Tags: |

Mapping dry wildfire fuels with AI and new satellite data

As California and the American West head into fire season amid the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are harnessing artificial intelligence and new satellite data to help predict blazes across the region. Anticipating where a fire is likely to ignite and how it might spread requires information about how much burnable plant material exists on the landscape

2020-05-22T07:02:19-05:00Tags: |

Seen from space: Covid-19 and the environment

As the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives across the globe, Earth-observing satellites take the pulse of our planet from space. While the global lockdown has had a massive impact on daily life and the economy, there have been environmental benefits that are visible from space. How can we preserve these positives when returning to “business

2020-05-19T12:18:56-05:00Tags: |

Commercial airliners monitoring CO2 emissions from cities worldwide

Cities are responsible for more than 70% of the global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Ability to monitor GHG emissions from cities is an important capability to develop in order to support climate mitigation activities in response to the Paris Agreement. The science community has examined the data collected from different platforms, such as ground-based,

2020-05-18T11:35:28-05:00Tags: |

Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities

New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth's orbit. Surprisingly, the Earth had nearly ice-free conditions with carbon dioxide levels not much higher than today and had glacial periods in times previously believed to be ice-free over the last 66 million years,

2020-05-16T17:52:53-05:00Tags: |

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat

Most everyone knows that humid heat is harder to handle than the "dry" kind. And recently, some scientists have projected that later in the century, in parts of the tropics and subtropics, warming climate could cause combined heat and humidity to reach levels rarely if ever experienced before by humans. Such conditions would ravage economies,

2020-05-15T17:08:31-05:00Tags: |

What the biggest collapse in air pollution levels actually looks like

As countries begin to emerge from lockdowns, the full impact of coronavirus containment measures on the environment is becoming clear – including 11,000 fewer deaths from air pollution in Europe alone. With more than half of the world’s population under lockdown in late April, emissions from road and air traffic plummeted. Reduced energy demand more

2020-05-14T14:53:27-05:00Tags: |