Environment

Planetary boundaries

Planetary boundaries

The planetary boundary (PB) concept, introduced in 2009, aimed to define the environmental limits within which humanity can safely operate. It is a concept involving Earth system processes that contain environmental boundaries. Planetary boundaries are scientifically based levels of human pressur.....

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90 Percent of US Coastal Sites Could See Extreme Flood Events By 2100

90 Percent of US Coastal Sites Could See Extreme Flood Events By 2100

As sea levels rise around the planet, ultimate coastal flooding events will become more common in nine-in-coastal areas in the United States, new research suggests. Although the sea-level rise is slow, it is accelerating as climate change increases. Under the worst-case scenario, it is estimated .....

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Sinking Ground Could Affect 19 Percent of Earth’s Population By 2040

Sinking Ground Could Affect 19 Percent of Earth’s Population By 2040

A new analysis suggests that sinking land, known as erosion, could affect 8 percent of the world’s land surface and 19 percent of the population in the coming decades. Grants are initiated through processes such as groundwater depletion and cause large areas of land to be submerged over mon.....

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Big Data Analysis Reveals Great Concerns But Also Opportunity for the Future of the Environment

Big Data Analysis Reveals Great Concerns But Also Opportunity for the Future of the Environment

A new commentary paper published in Nature Communications has taken a clear look at the state of our Earth’s environment using “Big Data”. Trends in this large dataset suggest that our watch is about to make the necessary changes. That said, researchers have reported “bright s.....

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As Reported Previously, the Insect Apocalypse Is Not As Universal

As Reported Previously, the Insect Apocalypse Is Not As Universal

The threat of an “insect mystery” caught the world’s attention a few years ago through a study that found a 75% reduction in flying insects in Germany for more than 27 years. Last year a research paper claimed that the problem was global. While the disappearance of flies and mosquitoes may .....

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If You Eat Mussels, You’re Most Likely Consuming Microplastics

If You Eat Mussels, You’re Most Likely Consuming Microplastics

Unprecedented amounts of microplastics are floating around our oceans and many more of these animals are entering the habitat that calls the sea in their homes. Scientists even recently discovered microplastics in ice from Antarctica, which said that even the most remote areas of the world are no.....

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According To New Study, the Average American Wastes over a Quarter of the Food They Buy

According To New Study, the Average American Wastes over a Quarter of the Food They Buy

A new study in the Journal of Nutrition sheds light on the staggering levels of food wastage in the United States, revealing that Americans consume only 59 percent of the food they buy. Such excessive confusion not only puts pressure on the environment but also burns a large hole in the average p.....

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Watch These Dazzling Bioluminescent Waves Light Up the Shores of California

Watch These Dazzling Bioluminescent Waves Light Up the Shores of California

On the coast of Southern California, a species of algae called dinoflagellates has been blooming since March. During the day, congregations of dinoflagellates descend to the surface of the ocean to capture sunlight, with about 20 million cells per liter. “sunscreened” cells give a r.....

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The US Navy’s Notoriously Tough WW2 Warship Discovered On the Pacific Seafloor

The US Navy’s Notoriously Tough WW2 Warship Discovered On the Pacific Seafloor

Like the Floating Forest Gump, the USS Nevada has found a seat at the forefront of the most significant events in twentieth-century American history. In addition to surviving Pearl Harbor and two nuclear tests, the war also served in a number of important operations during World War II. Now, afte.....

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The History of the Pandemic Will Be Written In Ice

The History of the Pandemic Will Be Written In Ice

The Glacier and ice packs provide a record of human impacts around the world, which scientists study to better understand our history. A team from Ohio State University expects the same thing to happen in the future when ice archaeologists will one day identify the spread of Covid-19 through a sh.....

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The Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Is Heading Towards Siberia – And Scientists Now Know Why

The Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Is Heading Towards Siberia – And Scientists Now Know Why

The North Magnetic Pole is moving and scientists can finally find out why.  It is easy to think of the geological poles of the earth as a set feature of rock (or ice), but both poles are not stable and flow in a steady state. Since it was first recorded by scientists in the 1830s, […]

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The Climate Change Could Cause El Niño-like Phenomenon to Return to Indian Ocean By 2100

The Climate Change Could Cause El Niño-like Phenomenon to Return to Indian Ocean By 2100

El Niño and its equivalent La Nina are complex weather events that periodically arise due to fluctuations in sea temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. These warm (El Nino) and cold (La Nina) periodically move across the Pacific Ocean to the east and west, respectively. It can bring clima.....

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