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New project aims to prevent deforestation in Zambia by turning women into entrepreneurs

A group of young volunteers have discovered an inventive way to prevent deforestation in remote areas of Zambia – by encouraging women to become …

Sustainability

We Were Totally Wrong About What's Happening Inside Earth's Mantle

For the first time, geologists have compiled a global map of the wave-like motions called “convective currents” inside Earth’s mantle. They found …

Earth Science

Devastating New Evidence of How Early Native Americans Were Brought to Extinction by Europeans

A new DNA study gravely illustrates the extent of the demise Native American populations suffered due to the arrival of Europeans. The large-scale …

A Devastating Bird’s Eye View Of Earth’s Vanishing Rainforests

Daniel Beltrá takes a helicopter up into the sky to show the real impact of humankind on the planet.<p>Even when there isn’t a human being to seen in his photographs, the bloody thumbprint of humanity is everywhere in the work of nature photographer Daniel Beltrá. His series <i>Forests</i> focuses on …

By tackling the environment we can also mitigate the impact of disasters, as heatwaves, droughts and floods threaten the lives of millions<p>The Hyogo framework for action (HFA), adopted in January 2005 by UN member states, was an unprecedented move to promote saving lives and livelihoods from …

Climate Change

Polar bears migrate to Northwest Passages for longer lasting ice | Reuters

JUNEAU (Reuters) - Some polar bear clusters have slowly moved to islands north of Canada’s mainland that are retaining the Arctic ice for longer, according to a new scientific study that predicts the migration, linked to climate change, would continue.<p>The study published earlier this month in the …

Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1214000/1214305_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524639622_57ad925b5837fab5cb257db545e25bb6<p><b>What I came across on a reef far out in the middle of the South China Sea has left me shocked and confused.</b><p>I'd been told that Chinese fishermen were …

Drought-stricken California’s fracking operations used 70 mn gallons of water last year

Energy companies in California used 70 million gallons of water for the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process to unearth oil and gas reserves, …

U.S. oil rises, reversing course after nearing 11-year lows | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude rose nearly 2 percent Monday, recovering slightly after moving within a hair of 11-year lows, but analysts and traders said it is still too early to declare the market has reached its bottom.<p>A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, …

Chennai floods devastate India’s fourth-largest city.

Right now, Chennai—India’s fourth-largest city with a metro area the size of Chicago—is paralyzed. Flooding from record rainfall—the heaviest in more …

Sabercats and Other Carnivores Kept the Ice Age World Green

The huge herbivores of the Ice Age were ecosystem engineers. Wherever they went, mastodons, sloths, bison, and their ilk changed the landscape by eating, defecating, trampling, and otherwise going about their plant-mashing business. But they were not isolated agents. Following out the engineer …

Dinosaurs

These 2 maps will change the way you understand population

There are the same amount of people living in the blue shaded areas as the red shaded in the map below. About 5% of the world’s population live in …

Map shows how long it took to travel the world in 1914

The map, published by the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, charts travel times from London to different parts of the world, which ranged from around five to 40 days.<p>Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V, for the book An Atlas of …

Are we on course to find the solution to Earth's energy crisis? - podcast

Professor Tim Flannery, author of Atmosphere of Hope, gives his assessment of new technology designed to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and the importance of the Paris summit.

Emerging Technology

Is Water the Next Oil? - Seven Figure Publishing

In March 2002, NASA launched twin satellites most people have never heard of. They are called GRACE, for gravity recovery and climate experiment. By …

The evolution of American energy consumption since 1776

US consumers and businesses burn through a huge amount of energy resources.<p>And over the last 239 years there have some changes in the types of energies consumed: wood is no longer in vogue, while clean energies like solar and nuclear are making waves.<p>However, three fossil fuels — petroleum, natural …

What Passing a Key CO2 Mark Means to Climate Scientists

<i>By Andrea Thompson and Brian Kahn</i>This week is a big one for our world. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels climbed above the 400 parts per …

Too much, too little, never enough

by Dylan Lowthian, Communications Analyst, UNDP Media and Advocacy team<p>Benito Velasquez, a farmer from Torota, Bolivia, says erratic weather is …

California surpasses mandate to save water for a third consecutive month

State officials say Californians have surpassed a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month, using nearly 27% less in August than the same month in 2013.<p>The state water resources control board on Thursday released the statewide conservation figures.<p>Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist …

Water

'This Could Be The Rarest Animal In The World'

Elusive nautilus species spotted by biologist for the first time in 30 years.<p>Truly a mystery of the deep, this living fossil hasn't been seen by scientists in more than three decades. Until now.<p>Peter Ward, a biologist at the University of Washington, first spotted the <i>Allonautilus scrobiculatus …

El Niño conditions growing stronger

El Niño has strengthened in the past several months. Will this El Niño rival the event of 1997–98?<p>In March 2015, scientists declared that El Niño …

We can’t get enough of it, but the long-term environmental impacts of bottling and transporting water across countries are doing more damage than we realise<p>Globally, we now drink as much packaged water as we do milk. At 30 litres per person per year, bottled water is the second most popular liquid …

Water

Why we all need to learn the word “anthropogenic”

It’s a fancy way to say “humans did it”<p>The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away. Deep in Washington’s Olympic National Park, the aptly named Paradise Fire, undaunted by the dampness of …

16 of the most jaw-dropping space photos of the year

A comet's green tail, the moon above an Italian mountain and dancing green auroras shine brightly in a set of photos shortlisted for an …

Astronomy

Google Street View now lets you explore the highest volcano in Europe

Having covered volcanic sites in Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona and Japan, Google’s Street View program now lets you take a closer look at Mount Etna, an active volcano in Sicily that’s also the highest one in all of Europe.<p>Google launched the new views in celebration of Etna’s second anniversary of being …

We Are All Sudan

Sudan

Oil Dependence

| <b>source:</b>EXNESS Jul 3rd, 2015<p>We are providing you with the results of a study of the influence of the price of oil (Brent) on exchange rates, which …

Canyons, Cliffs and Wildlife — Mongolia’s Gurvan Saikhan – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

1<p>Before my trip to Mongolia, I’d imagined vast swathes of deserts and empty steppes. It therefore came as quite a surprise when I found myself …

Obama's water war

Industries like agriculture, oil and home-building are lining up to attack a rule aimed at protecting wetlands and waterways.<p>The Obama administration announced new protections Wednesday for thousands of waterways and wetlands, pushing ahead despite a fierce counterattack from powerhouse industries …