The population of wild reindeer, or caribou, in the Arctic has crashed
by more than half in the last two decades from almost 5 million to
around 2.1 million animals.
The Arctic has been warmer over the last five years than at any time
since records began in 1900, and the region is warming at twice the rate
as the rest of the planet.
emissions will jump to a record high in 2018, according to a report,
dashing hopes a plateau of recent years would be maintained. It means
emissions are heading in the opposite direction to the deep cuts
urgently needed, say scientists, to fight climate change.
Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by
aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.
The new study says
the oceans have absorbed far more heat than previously thought.
Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report
Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline
Observatory averaged more than 410 parts per million in April and May,
the highest monthly averages ever recorded, scientists from NOAA and
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San
The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with
about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international
team of ice experts said in a new study.
volcano on the Big Island erupts sending new rivers of lava into the
Pacific in Hawaii.
A new range of meat-free dumplings have been created
by Canadian scientists and Hong Kong climate campaigners in the hope of
persuading the world’s biggest carnivores (the Chinese) to stop pigging
out – and in doing so help save the environment.
NASA's $10M Carbon
Monitoring System Gets Shut Down By Trump Administration As CO2 Levels
Rise to record levels
The average concentration
of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere just topped 410 parts per
million, according to measurements from Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii
Around 700 million people in
43 countries suffer today from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion
people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water
scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under
water stressed conditions.
The ozone layer
that protects life on Earth from deadly ultraviolet radiation is
unexpectedly declining above the planet's most populated regions.
The United Nations said that 2017 was the second
or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra
dose of heat caused by an El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean,
2017, one of the hottest years in modern history, was
also an extremely costly year. According to a new report from the
National Centers for Environmental Information, a division of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "the U.S.
experienced 16 weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding $1
billion, with total costs of approximately $306 billion—a new U.S.
The Ozone hole is slowly healing as result of actions carried out by
countries and companies.
For 20 years, China has essentially been the UK's plastic dump. Now
that door is closed and nobody knows what to do.
China doesn't want the world's garbage anymore. For the past twenty
years, it has imported enormous quantities of waste plastic from
countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and
Japan. But last year, it announced it would no longer do so. The ban
on imported plastics went into effect on January 1, 2018.