Showing posts with label human activities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label human activities. Show all posts

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Deadly, Intense ‘Lucifer’ Heat Waves May Soon Scorch Southern Europe Regularly

Heat Waves
By the 2050s, blazing “Lucifer” heatwaves driving temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius will be the norm in southern Europe, warns a report published Wednesday by the World Weather Attribution (WWA), an international coalition that analyzes the effects of climate change on extreme weather conditions.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Spain burns at record rate under hot summer

Spanish countryside destroyed by wildfires
A dry spring and hot summer means that Spain is burning at an almost record rate during 2017, according to figures published by the Spanish ministry for agriculture, fisheries and the environment on Tuesday.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beijing acts on population growth

Beijing has made progress in cooperation with its neighbors and will act to restrict population growth.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Carbon dioxide concentration level hits record high in Japan in 2016: weather agency

The average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level hit record high in Japan in 2016, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Global Warming: March Heat Burns Record as Scientists Warn Time Running Out

A new study suggests that actions must be taken now to limit the effects of global warming, as humanity has just ten years to begin the process of balancing out Earth’s climate. It’s a warning brought home by just-released reports showing that March was the second-hottest month since record keeping began.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pollution reaches "unbearable" level to humanity: UN official

Pollution has reached a level which is unbearable to humanity, and one of the important solutions to current emergency is to invest in renewable energy, said UN Environment Program Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Concerns global warming 'worse than thought'

 Global warming may be worse than previously thought, a new study by international scientists, including some at Maynooth University, has claimed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Madagascar Lemur’s Populations Crash by 95 Percent

Madagascar's beloved ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) were never considered a species in danger until recently. Their populations have rapidly decreased 20 fold since 2000, according to two different groups of scientists that conducted simultaneous but independent research, published in Primate Conservation and Folia Primatologica.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Dec. 21 as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Los humanos provocamos la extinción de 72 especies al día

Un paleontólogo de la Universidad de Zaragoza e investigador del Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón (España), Eustoquio Molina, ha indicado que el mundo vive el sexto gran periodo periodo de extinción debido a que cada hora desaparecen tres especies, con lo cual dejan de existir 72 variedades de animales a diario y alrededor de 30.000 cada año, según un comunicado difundido por la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias y publicado por el portal mexícano Infórmate.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Report: Wildlife Populations Down Nearly 60 Percent Since 1970

Wildlife populations across the globe have dropped nearly 60 percent since 1970 and human activity is to blame, according to a report released by conservation groups.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Greenhouse Gas Levels Breaking All Records

The World Meteorological Organization reports the level of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere has reached a record high this year, driven in part by the powerful El Nino event, which started in 2015 and continued well into 2016.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Gaz de schiste : le "mystère" du séisme dans l'Oklahoma

Le 3 septembre, l'État d'Oklahoma, dans le sud des États-Unis, a été frappé par le plus important séisme de son histoire. Un tremblement de terre causé par l'exploitation du gaz de schiste dans la région. Une thèse crédible difficile à démontrer.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans

On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans Healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth, by regulating the climate and providing a wide range of services, including natural resources, nutritious food and jobs that benefit billions of people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the UN kicked off its celebrations to mark World Oceans Day.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Save remaining elephants in Tanzania's largest game reserve: WWF

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the leading global conservation organization, on Monday appealed to the government of Tanzania and international community to take urgent measures to protect the remaining elephants in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve from poaching.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Fracking: Human-caused earthquakes pose threat to 7m Americans

Around 7 million people in the US live in areas at risk of damaging, human-induced earthquakes that are often linked to fracking, a report said Monday.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wild elephants kill 4 in India

At least four people were killed and several others injured Sunday after wild elephants attacked them in India's eastern state of West Bengal, officials said.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Storm-battered UK to get more extreme weather

As residents of northern England and Scotland rebuild their lives after the floods that devastated the UK over December and January, climate change experts have warned we should be prepared for further increases in the amount of such ‘extreme weather’ in future.

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