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

Friday, January 29, 2016

How monstrous plastic waste is choking the whole Earth

 Humans have made enough plastic since the Second World War to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mankind's CO2 emissions may delay next ice age -- study

Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50,000 years, said scientists Thursday, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Zimbabwe to relocate more elephants to China

More African elephants and other animals from Zimbabwe will be sent to China in the near future to provide them better and safer environment, according to a high-ranking official of Zimbabwe. "We are happy that young African animals have been well accommodated here in China.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monster Storm System Unfreezes North Pole

Despite the fact there has been no daylight in the Arctic for weeks, temperatures at the North Pole spiked above the freezing point for the second time on record on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Russia responsible for the Arctic, will take care of its environment

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked on Wednesday Russia’s special responsibility for the Arctic, saying it would be taking care of the region’s environment.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Southern Ocean absorbing more CO2 than thought

The Southern Ocean has recovered its ability to suck vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, overturning fears the natural"sink"had stalled with dire consequences for future climate change.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Monday, June 08, 2015

On World Day, UN urges global resolve to 'appreciate, protect and restore' Earth's oceans

UN,  8 June 2015 – Although the world's oceans are vast, their capacity to withstand damage caused by human activity is limited, compromising their critical contribution to the future of sustainable development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today as the United Nations kicked-off its celebrations for the 2015 edition of World Oceans Day.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Robots attack labor shortage

An array of mechanical arms and complex machines are poised to replace the human assembly line workers at the Everwin Precision Technology Co., which will become the first factory in Guangdong Province to become fully automated under a new "replace human workers with robot workers" policy, China Youth Daily reported.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Robots to Take 30% of Jobs Within a Decade

One-third of jobs now performed by humans will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025, according to a prediction by information technology research and advisory firm Gartner.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

SOS for Earth? Planet is Halfway From Being Hospitable to Humans

A Swedish scientist says that Earth is halfway to becoming inhospitable to humans, as we have violated four of the nine so-called planetary boundaries within which we can continue to thrive.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Προβλήματα από τα σκουπίδια και τα ανθρώπινα περιττώματα στο όρος Έβερεστ

Τα περιττώματα των ορειβατών στο όρος Έβερεστ αποτελούν πλέον σοβαρό πρόβλημα, προκαλώντας ρύπανση και απειλώντας την υψηλότερη κορυφή του πλανήτη με διάδοση ασθενειών, σύμφωνα με τον επικεφαλής του ορειβατικού συλλόγου του Νεπάλ, Ανγκ Τσέρινγκ.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Climate pact blueprint adopted in Geneva

Negotiators in Geneva adopted a climate blueprint on Friday (Feb 13), a symbolic milestone in the fraught UN process that must culminate in a universal pact in Paris in December.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Russian expert says no global warming over past fourteen years

There is been no global warming over the past fourteen years but scientists are divided in their assessments of the impact of human activity on the condition of climate, Dr. Robert Nigmatulin, the director of the Institute of Oceanic Studies reporting to the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Thursday...

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Le Groenland a commencé à se réchauffer il y a 19 000 ans

Une nouvelle étude publiée par la revue américaine Science pourrait répondre aux interrogations de nombreux scientifiques. Utilisant des procédés de mesures plus précis que ceux appliqués lors des analyses précédentes, elle affirme que le Groenland a commencé à se réchauffer il y a 19 000 ans.

L'évolution des températures sur cette immense île du nord de l'océan Atlantique provoquait la perplexité des climatologues : plusieurs études dataient le début de son réchauffement à il y a 12 000 ans, mais les diverses données recueillies contredisaient cette estimation.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Double threat for Tibet (Climate change and human development are jeopardizing the plateau’s fragile environment.)

The plateau and its surrounding mountains cover 5 million square kilo­metres and hold the largest stock of ice outside the Arctic and Antarctic; the region is thus often referred to as the Third Pole. And like the actual poles, it is increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, but rapid development is putting it doubly at risk, the report says.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Farmer leaves wheat on field to bring wild birds back

A man living in a remote village of Turkey’s Black Sea region has been planting wheat in his fields and does not harvest it, in order to feed wild birds and thus keep them in the area.

Tahir Öztürk, 29, who runs a shop for door and window restorations in the town center of Gümüşhane, decided to plant wheat in his fields in the Boyluca village four years ago in order to “hear the sounds of wild birds once again.”

Öztürk said many villagers had moved out of Boyluca and ceased to plant their fields, meaning that many birds, particularly partridges, stopped returning to the village, as they were unable to find food anymore.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poor outlook warned for Great Barrier Reef (five-yearly review to address UNESCO)

Australia's Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World Heritage-listed icon, the government said on Tuesday.

Canberra released a five-yearly review of the reef and moves to protect it, to address concerns raised by UNESCO and persuade the world body not to put the key tourist attraction on its "in danger" list next year. "Even with the recent management initiatives to reduce threats and improve resilience, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor, has worsened since 2009 and is expected to further deteriorate," the government said in its outlook report.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Australia hails Barrier Reef deferral. Environmentalists call UNESCO decision "final warning"

Australia Thursday called a decision by UNESCO to defer listing the Great Barrier Reef as in danger "a win for logic," but environmentalists said it was a final warning.

The UN cultural agency on Wednesday said the reef could be put on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites if more was not done to protect it.

It voiced alarm at a "serious decline in the condition" of the reef, and said "a business as usual approach to managing the property is not an option."

Australia was given until February 1 next year to submit a report on what it was doing to protect the natural wonder. The Queensland state government saw the deferral as "a tick of approval."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

UNESCO to decide if Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in danger

The United Nations world heritage body UNESCO will decide on Wednesday whether to list Australia's Great Barrier Reef as "in danger."

Concerns were raised in May over the decision to allow dredging near the reef, the ABC reported.

UNESCO recommended adding the reef to the World Heritage in Danger list in 2015, unless the Queensland Government took further action to protect it.

The committee is meeting this week in Doha and Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell is also there to convince UNESCO the reef is not in danger.

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