Loss of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is yet another casualty due to the impact of human beings on the environment. It is the result of 3.5 billion years of evolution. Habitat destruction is a major cause for biodiversity loss. Habitat...

Overpopulation

The population of the planet is reaching unsustainable levels as it faces shortage of resources like water, fuel and food. Population explosion in less developed and developing countries is straining the already...

Hurricane IRMA-September-2017

Hurrcaine IRMA battered the Florida keys on Sunday after it made landfall in the Caribbean.With an estimated 127,000 huddling in shelters statewide, the storm lashed the low-lying string of islands with drenching...

Surprising Facts About the Antarctic Ice...

Antarctica Melt May Lift Seas 3 Ft by 2100. Melting ice from Antarctica could raise oceans by a meter (3 feet) before 2100 at current rates of greenhouse gas emissions, doubling previous forecasts for sea level...

Paris Climate Deal: What You Need to...

What's at Stake ​This interactive guide explains the crucial points of the agreement and their effect on the planet.After two weeks of final negotiations in the French capital, 196 nations have come to a new...

Current Environmental Issues - Pollution

More than half of the human population knows what is pollution, but we are still not ready to face its damaging consequences. Pollution is not only limited to water, soil and noise but has extended to...

UK cancels pioneering £1bn carbon...

Conservative government breaks manifesto promise on project to capture emissions from fossil fuel plants, days ahead of UN climate summit in Paris. The UK government has cancelled its £1bn competition for...

Climate change is moving mountains

Research points to strong interaction between climate shifts, increased internal movement in the North American St. Elias Mountain Range. Research points to strong interaction between climate shifts and increased...

The longest — and probably largest —...

Photographer James Balog and his crew were hanging out near a glacier when their camera captured something extraordinary. They were in Greenland, gathering footage from the time-lapse they'd positioned all around...

El Niño Paints the World's Driest Place...

Unusually strong rains earlier this year set the stage for a widespread flower bloom across the Chilean desert. Colorful fields of pink, purple, and white currently coat the sandy soil of north Chile’s Atacama...

These 13 U.S. States Saw Carbon...

As a new UN climate accord nears, countries are pushing to cut carbon emissions. Yet in parts of the U.S., the opposite is happening.Percentage change in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, 2000-2013  36...

These Ice Cellars Fed Arctic People for...

Native people in Alaska and Russia store their whale meat and other traditional foods in permafrost. But their underground freezers are thawing, causing food problems.Building an underground ice cellar to store...

Smoke From Wildfires Is Killing Hundreds...

And fires like the ones raging in Indonesia can cross mountains and oceans, spreading lung-clogging particles and toxic chemicals. Dr. Praveen Buddiga knew he would find a packed waiting room when he arrived at his...

This Odd-Nosed Antelope Is Experiencing...

The critically endangered saiga antelope, a native of the Central Asian steppe, also sports a schnoz with some remarkable abilities.  On the vast steppes of Central Asia, an endangered antelope is teetering on...

Hurricane Patricia’s howling winds...

Hurricane Patricia is now the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, with maximum sustained wind speeds reaching 325 kilometers per hour (200 miles per hour), the National Hurricane...