Topic: Environment

Efforts to curtail world temps will almost surely fail

Last December, officials representing more than 190 countries met in Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The historic outcome from that conference was the “Paris Agreement” in which each country agreed..






Exposure to air pollution increases risk of obesity

Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing’s highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions after three to eight weeks of exposure. A study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of the Federation..




Human impact has created a ‘plastic planet’

A future ‘fossil’: Keyworth plastic bottle.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Leicester Planet Earth’s oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to..


Nearing the limits of life on Earth

In University Valley, there is a layer of dry permafrost soil overlaying ice-rich permanently frozen ground. The ice in the permafrost is formed not by liquid water, but by frozen water vapor; the absence of..


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