Global Warming

Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show

With barely one degree Celsius of warming so far, the world is already coping with increasingly deadly heatwaves, droughts, floods and tropical cyclones made more destructive by rising seas.

published on : 17th September 2019

Sweden loses its tallest snow peak thanks to global warming

The Kebnekaise mountain that was towered in the far north of the country now measures 2,095.6 metres.

published on : 11th September 2019

War on nature must end, says teen environment activist Greta Thunberg

The teenager has become a symbol for climate action with her stark warnings of catastrophe if the world does not act now to cut carbon emissions and curb global warming.

published on : 30th August 2019

Climate change: Australia downgrades outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor'

In its latest five-yearly report, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority singled out rising sea temperatures due to climate change as the biggest threat to the organism. 

published on : 30th August 2019

Global warming spells bad news for Arachnophobics: Spiders evolving to be more aggressive

Aggressive colonies of spiders are better at acquiring resources when scarce but are also more prone to infighting when deprived of food for long periods of time or when colonies become overheated.

published on : 21st August 2019

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change 

Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. 

published on : 18th August 2019

July 2019 hottest month globally ever recorded: European Union

Globally, July 2019 was marginally warmer -- by 0.04 degrees Celsius (0.072 Fahrenheit) -- than the previous record-hot month, July 2016.

published on : 5th August 2019

Belgian woman trapped inside car for six days survives unprecedented heatwave 

Corine Bastide, 45, said that she had no strength to even respond to her phone and survived by drinking rainwater she managed to collect in a box that had once held chewing gum.

published on : 3rd August 2019

Mystery deaths of dolphins, whales off Tuscany 

A 2008 to 2018 study found that on average around 18 marine mammals are found dead each year off Tuscany.

published on : 3rd August 2019

July equalled or surpassed hottest month, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

Guterres warned that if all nations don't take immediate action to tackle climate change, extreme weather events happening now 'are just the tip of the iceberg.'

published on : 2nd August 2019

Canada to create protected marine zone in Arctic 

Glacial melting and maritime traffic are threatening multiple species off the coast of Baffin Island, in Canada's northeastern Arctic archipelago.

published on : 2nd August 2019

Malawi's top court outlaws single-use plastic

At least a dozen companies had obtained an injunction against implementing the ban, arguing that it infringed on their business rights.

published on : 1st August 2019

11 dead, around 6,000 hospitalized in Japan heatwave

Japan heatwave saw 5,664 people taken to hospitals, 1,199 of whom displayed severe symptoms requiring at least three weeks of treatment, and 1,792 requiring shorter treatment.

published on : 30th July 2019

Ethiopia plants 20 crore trees in a single day to fight climate change

Less than 4 per cent of Ethiopia's land is now forested, a sharp decline from around 30 per cent at the end of the 19th century.

published on : 30th July 2019

Global warming: Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

As fires sweep across millions of hectares enveloping Siberia's cities in black smoke and noxious fumes, environmentalists warn of a disaster threatening to accelerate the melting of the Arctic. 

published on : 30th July 2019
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