Showing posts with label Atmosphere. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Atmosphere. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Volcanic eruptions may sap oxygen from oceans, lead to ‘mass extinction’ of life on Earth – study

Volcanic eruptions may sap oxygen from oceans, lead to ‘mass extinction’ of life on Earth
Devastating volcanic eruptions, caused by excess carbon in the atmosphere, could one day lead to the mass extinction of all marine animals, and possibly all life on Earth – so says a new study.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Rice Becomes Less Nutritious as CO2 Levels Rise: Study

Rice Becomes Less Nutritious as CO2 Levels Rise
Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice, according to an international research team that analyzed rice samples from field experiments.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Crashing Chinese space station could rain fire on Europe

Tiangong-2
The European Space Agency (ESA) has already narrowed down the possible crash sites for the Chinese ‘Tiangong-1’ space station, including several European nations, which is due to meet its fiery end early in 2018.

Monday, October 30, 2017

UN says atmospheric CO2 levels have hit record high

CO2 levels have hit record high
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN has said, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seven Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Found

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Madrid to Cut Traffic Volumes in Half as Pollution Rises

Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital's roads on Thursday to curb rising air pollution.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Source of major pollutant in China's smog revealed

Scientists said Wednesday they have solved the perplexing puzzle of how a major smog component, known as sulfate, forms during haze events in northern China, including Beijing.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Plus de neuf humains sur dix respirent un air ambiant trop pollué

Pas moins de 92% des habitants de la planète vivent dans des lieux où les niveaux de qualité de l'air extérieur ne respectent pas les limites fixées par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), selon un rapport publié mardi.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Russia successfully tests solar-powered atmospheric satellite

The prototype of Russia's first solar-powered atmospheric satellite Sova (Owl) has completed its continuous two-day flight.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Curiosity rover analysis suggests Mars has oxygen-rich history

Analysis of rocks and sand by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity suggests Mars was once much more like Earth than previously thought.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

MAVEN: Solar flares destroyed Martian atmosphere, how prepared are we?

A recent NASA study has revealed that massive solar storms stripped Mars of its atmosphere. Now, scientists have issued a warning that we need to do more to be prepared for such a "low probability but high-impact event" striking Earth.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

WMO plays down fears over ozone hole

The United Nations weather and climate agency said yesterday there was no cause for alarm about a record-size hole this month in the ozone layer, that shields life on earth from the sun, as it should shrink again.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

'Worst haze in a decade' blankets S. Thailand

 Dense haze produced by Indonesian forest fires has caused some of the worst pollution levels in southern Thailand for a decade, officials said Thursday, delaying flights in an area popular with tourists.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ukraine: State emergency service confirms oil depot near Kyiv catches fire again

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has confirmed reports that the oil depot owned by BRSM-Nafta in Vasylkivsky district near Kyiv has caught fire again and there is a high probability of a new explosion. The death toll of the fire is five people already.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rescuers put out fires at three tanks at burning oil depot near Kyiv. ("There are no noxious emissions in the atmosphere...")

Rescue workers have managed to cool down and put out fires in three tanks, one of which was held oil, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine wrote on Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Oil depot fire in Ukraine may cause acid rain (environmentalist)

Acid rain may fall in Ukraine and some European countries following a fuel depot fire outside Kiev, a Ukrainian environmentalist said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

More polluting gas expected from Iceland's volcano (meteorological authority)

More polluting gas might be expected from the Holuhraun lava field following the end of its eruption three days ago, Iceland's Meteorological Office (IMO) said on Monday.

The IMO has been monitoring gas dispersal closely after the eruption in Holuhraun, north of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeastern Iceland, came to an end on Friday,

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