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New Study Proves that Lake Mien was Created by a Meteorite Impact

Volcano or meteorite? During the last 100 years, two different theories have been put forward to explain the origin of Lake Mien. But in a new study, researchers from Lund University can finally establish that the Småland lake was formed by a giant celestial body. For a long time, it was thought that the circular lake Mien […]

New Study Shows Microplastics Turn Into ‘Hubs’ for Pathogens, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

It’s estimated that an average-sized wastewater treatment plant serving roughly 400,000 residents will discharge up to 2,000,000 microplastic particles into the environment each day. Yet, researchers are still learning the environmental and human health impact of these ultra-fine microplastics, less than 5 millimeters in length, found in everything from cosmetics, toothpaste and clothing microfibers, to our food, air, […]

Carbon Farming in Australia Helps to Solve Climate Change

Why are farmers in Australia working to build their soil carbon levels through carbon farming? How does this affect the rest of the world? And what does this mean for climate change?  After generations of soil and pasture mismanaging, I pose these questions: Where are we headed? How did we get here? And what have we […]

Skies Darken as China’s Worst Sandstorm in a Decade Chokes Beijing

China’s capital city woke up to dust-choked skies on March 15 as it experienced what its weather bureau has called the worst sandstorm in a decade. The thick dust shrouded Beijing’s iconic landmarks, including the Forbidden City, and downtown skyscrapers at times disappeared from view, enveloped by clouds of sand. Traffic was snarled throughout the […]

Volcanic Eruptions Had Large and Persistent Impacts on Global Hydroclimate Over the Last Millennium

Large tropical volcanos have caused some of the world’s most destructive natural disasters in history, with eruptions spewing out massive quantities of harmful gases and other debris that can wipe out everything in their path. But what about wider impacts on global climate? These large volcanic eruptions are known to temporarily cool the planet and […]

Earth’s Deep Mantle May Have Proton Rivers Made of Superionic Phases

Pierfranco Demontis said in 1988: “Ice becomes a fast-ion conductor at high pressure and high temperatures,” but his prediction was only hypothetical until recently. After 30 years of study, superionic water ice was verified experimentally in 2018. Superionicity may eventually explain the strong magnetic field in giant planetary interiors and Earth’s deep mantle. What about […]

China to Build the World’s Largest Dam on Sacred Tibetan River

Building a dam no longer just aims to control flooding. Dams now also double as power generators and tourist attractions. China, as of 2019, boasted 23,841 dams. In fact, the largest dam in China is the Three Gorges Dam built on the Yangtze River in Hubei Province. Hence, when China announced another major dam project, […]

China Announces New 5-Year Climate Target Amid a ‘Dirty Recovery’

The world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets that give little indications that it will step up its efforts at combatting climate change over the next five years. Premier Li Keqiang, speaking at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress, said the country will reduce carbon emissions […]

Gulf Stream System at its Weakest in Over a Millennium

Never before in over 1,000 years has the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as Gulf Stream System, been as weak as in the last decades. This is the result of a new study by scientists from Ireland, Britain, and Germany. The researchers compiled so-called proxy data — taken mainly from natural archives like […]

The 9 Most Important Techniques in Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is a practice that is adopted by those who are conscious about the need to preserve ecological balance. However, it is important to learn the tried and tested regenerative agriculture techniques. By deploying these techniques, the yield can be maximized and farmers can make considerable profits, as well. Listed below are some effective […]

The Greta Thunberg of China, Howey Ou, Raises Her Voice for Environmental Awareness

In many countries, climate change activists have taken to the streets, bringing their governments to task, but in China, one figure seems to be fighting alone. Howey Ou says it’s her “life mission” to spark change before it’s too late. “The climate emergency is the biggest threat to the survival of mankind,” Ou told The Japan […]

Rare Snow Covers Joshua Tree National Park

The dry landscape of Joshua Tree National Park was covered in layers of white due to a rare snowfall around Christmas time, making it a joyous and picturesque surprise for visitors. The substantial temperature drop in southeastern California owing to the storm last week made way for a snowy carpet for those who trekked through […]

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