The city’s temperatures are continuing to rise, leaving its 7 million poorest citizens vulnerable to disease and death. Could an early warning system help?Mumbai will likely flood again. What’s being done?
Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report Britain has 10 of Europe’s top 50 “super-polluting” power stations and factories, helping to cost it more in health and...
The world’s largest coal company, Peabody Energy, teamed up with PR giant Burson-Marsteller to get hundreds of thousands of bogus “fans.” Creative Commons: Paul Sableman, 2013 With clean energy booming and the world increasingly acting to reduce...
Rachel Parent first started studying GMOs at the age of 12 while doing a school project. By 14 she had a heated TV debate with Kevin O’Leary which went viral and put her name and message on the map for all to see.
A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property which could revolutionise the development of green energy and electric cars.
Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said on Tuesday, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month.
Increasing carbon dioxide in the air penetrates into the ocean and makes it more acidic, while robbing seawater of minerals that give shellfish their crunch. The West Coast is one of the first marine ecosystems to feel its effects.
The USDA passed two new GMOs even after receiving Dr. Don Huber’s letter stating that there is a possibility that GMO corn and soybeans cause severe animal reproduction as well as crop failure. Why did the USDA ignore Dr.
Climate change is likely to make existing ocean dead zones...deader, according to a new study by the Smithsonian. Warmer water holds less oxygen, and the researchers found that 94 percent of the world's dead zones are in areas expected to see a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius or more by the end of the century. Back in August, Brian Palmer looked at what causes dead zones and how many are out there.
A stretch of the Gulf of Mexico spanning more than 5,000 square miles along the Louisiana coast is nearly devoid of marine life this summer, according to a study released this week. Caused largely by nutrient runoff from farm fertilizer, this oxygen-deprived “dead zone” is approximately the size of Connecticut.
Although slightly smaller than last summer’s edition, the Gulf dead zone is still touted by some as the largest in the United States and costs $82 million annually in diminished tourism and fishing yield. Which makes you wonder…
How many other dead zones are out there?
Probably around 200 in U.S. waters alone. After reviewing the academic literature on “hypoxic zones” in 2012, Robert Diaz, professor emeritus at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, identified 166 reports of dead zones in the country. Coastal waters contain the vast majority, though some exist in inland waterways. A handful of the 166 dead zones have since bounced back through improved management of sewage and agricultural runoff, but as fertilizer use and factory farming increase, we are creating dead zones faster than nature can recover.