Showing posts with label planet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label planet. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We are probably not alone: NASA's Kepler finds 10 more Earth-like planets

NASA has announced the discovery of 10 rocky, Earth-sized planets in our Milky Way Galaxy that could potentially have liquid water and support life.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

China Considering Creating World’s Biggest National Park on Tibetan Plateau

China is considering creating a huge new national park on the territory of the entire Tibetan plateau in order to secure “the last piece of pure land.”

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Risk of nuclear weapons use at all-time high since Cold War : UN study

The threat of a “nuclear weapon detonation event,” be it accidental or deliberate, is now the highest it’s been since the end of the Cold War, 26 years ago, a UN agency has warned, saying the risk is rising as relations between nuclear powers deteriorate.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic" :Study

A scientific study published in the prestigious journal Palaeoworld in December issued a dire -- and possibly prophetic -- warning, though it garnered little attention in the media.

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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty, UN report says

Climate change could sink up to 122 million more people into extreme poverty by 2030, mostly in South Asia and Africa, where small farmers will see their output plummet, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned Monday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Living on Locusts and Wild Honey: Swedes to Enjoy a Diet of Insects and Algae

With the world's population steadily on the rise, the Earth is reportedly heading towards its hardest food crisis in history. To combat the imminent food crisis, Swedish scientists advocate the consumption of algae and insects as a future source of protein. Remarkably, their fellow Swedes are not all averse to this weird diet.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Juliterre Gea news (July 2016)

Le relief des fonds marins, contrairement au sol lunaire, reste très peu connu, regrettent des experts internationaux à l'occasion mercredi de la Journée mondiale de l'océan, qui posera la question de leur place dans les politiques des gouvernements.

"C'est quand même un peu fort qu'on ne sache pas comment est fait le fond de l'océan aujourd'hui", peste Françoise Gaill, directrice de recherche au CNRS et coordinatrice du comité scientifique de la plateforme Océan et Climat, qui organise avec l'Unesco cette troisième journée dédiée aux océans.......Journée de l'océan: les fonds marins bien moins connus que le sol lunaire

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Number of exoplanets doubles as NASA confirms 1,284 new worlds

U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday its Kepler mission has verified the existence of nearly 1,300 new planets, almost doubling the number of known planets outside our solar system.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Is planet Earth on 'quake mode' again?

The recent two months have witnessed some unusually active seismic activities across the globe, as a string of powerful earthquakes have jolted Ecuador, Japan, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Indonesia, killing dozens of people and triggering several tsunami alerts.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

UN urges bold climate action as extreme weather becomes 'new normal'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday that extreme weather events are becoming "the new normal" and bold climate action is needed to "face the future now."

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

‘Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet,’ says UN chief

On the International Day of Forests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other partners to adopt holistic policies and practices to protect, restore and sustain healthy forests.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Obama calls Paris climate accord "a turning point for the world"

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called the Paris climate agreement "a turning point for the world," saying it had created an "enduring framework" for future efforts.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Climate change deal to keep rises under 2C

French President Francois Hollande has urged countries to adopt the first universal climate change deal in history, telling them it would be a major leap for mankind.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Most Earth-like worlds have yet to be born

New analysis of data suggests Earth is actually an early bloomer, and 92 percent of the habitable planets that will ever exist are yet to be born.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Environmentalists to Protest at White House Against Oil Spill on Oceans

Hundreds of advocacy groups and community leaders are expected to gather in front of the White House on Tuesday and call on the Obama administration to stop fossil fuel leases on public lands and oceans.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway’s Arctic seed vault for future generations (UN)

UN,  27 August 2015 – As a significant step towards preserving the world’s most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which potato seeds were deposited to the “safety box” in Arctic seed vault.

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