Monday, February 27, 2017
Environment & Nature

Environment & Nature

News on the environment, climate change, nature, pollution and energy.

Solar Storm Could Cost Us Billions Daily

According to researchers from the University of Cambridge's Center for Risk Studies, an event that occurs about once every one hundred years, Earth is...

More than half of all primates threatened with extinction

In a bleak new study, 60% of nonhuman primates could see a mass extinction. The study evaluated the survival of all 505 primate species known to...

Incredible images show devastation of Italian avalanche

An avalanche in central Italy has buried a ski resort, leaving 30 people missing, amid rescue efforts to reach the four-star Hotel Rigopiano, close to...

2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

2016 was the hottest year on record and human activity is to blame, scientists announced on Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that...
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Shark attack ends poorly for the shark

Kerry Daniel, 35, was diving off the coast of Queensland, Australia, when he was ambushed by the terrifying predator. Fortunately, Kerry notices the approaching shark and...
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Door To Hell – Derweze Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

The "Door to Hell" is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas...
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Massive alligator enthralls tourists in Florida

A massive alligator the size of a minivan was caught on video taking a stroll in a central Florida animal reserve. Kim Joiner, who posted...

A ice block about the size of Delaware is breaking off of Antarctica

The Larsen C iceberg, approximately the size of Delaware, has been separating from Antarctica for decades and appears to be hastening its departure. Larsen C...

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths

Warming oceans and pollution have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The worst-affected area is a 400-mile area...

Stephen Hawking: We might have 1,000 years left on Earth

Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist, predicts humanity has just about 1,00 years left on Earth. During a lecture at Oxford University, Hawking said humankind is inching closer...

2016 will be hottest year ever on record

According to the United Nations weather agency, 2016 will be hottest year ever on record with global temperatures approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. "Another year. Another record,"...

7.8-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand

An extremely powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck 50 kilometers (around 30 miles) northeast of the city of Christchurch just after midnight local time on Monday. The earthquake...
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Drone captures devastation of Italy’s earthquake

A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Sunday morning, injuring at least 20 people, in the strongest tremor to hit the country in...
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Space Station Views of Hurricane Matthew

Cameras on the International Space Station captured new views of Hurricane Matthew Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. EDT from an altitude of 250 miles. Hurricane...

Space Station Flyover of Hurricane Matthew Over Florida

In this amazing photograph taken from the International Space Station, Hurricane Matthew's clouds can be seen extending across the state of Florida. Matthew battered the...

Earth is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years

A new study shows that the Earth is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its...

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To 2nd-Lowest Mark On Record

Arctic sea ice has melted by almost 1.6 million square miles this year, tying 2007 for the 2nd lowest level on record. Sea ice extent...
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Great White Shark Attack Caught On GoPro

Tyler McQuillen was diving off the coast of Santa Barbara, California on September 1st when he captured the terrifying moment he was attacked by a...

Super Typhoon Meranti: strongest storm of the 2016 Northern Hemisphere season

Super Typhoon Meranti has become a Category 5 storm in the western Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph, making it the...

Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered List

Federal authorities have removed most populations of humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect...

World’s Largest Ape Listed As Critically Endangered

Grauer's gorilla, formerly known as the eastern lowland gorilla, are the largest great ape in the world and they are now listed as critically...

Tropical Storm Hermine Intensifies – Updated

Tropical Storm Hermine grew stronger in the overnight hours while continuing on a path to Florida's Gulf Coast area late Thursday or early Friday...

Two hurricanes on course to Hawaii’s Big Island

Two powerful hurricanes are making their way toward Hawaii's Big Island. And if either storm makes landfall, it would be the first hurricane to hit...

6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy early Wednesday. The quake was followed by a second, 5.5-magnitude temblor, both near the town in Norcia in the...

This tree is one of the oldest in Europe

Scientists believe they have discovered one of  Europe’s oldest living tree – which started growing around the year 941. The Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii), which...

Smoke rises from Fires in Portugal

Several fires continue raging on Portugal's mainland and on Portugal's Madeira Island. Smoke from several of those large mainland fires were seen blowing over the...

Tropical Storm Earl Forms in Caribbean Sea – Updated

Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea just south of Cuba and is forecast to move west over the next couple of days. NOAA's National...

Climate change heighten risk of global conflict

Heat waves, droughts and other climate driven disasters enhance the risk of war and conflict in ethnically-diverse countries, according to a new study. "Devastating climate-related natural...

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes Chile

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck 41 miles west-northwest of Diego de Almagro, Chile on Monday at 1:26 p.m. local time. There appears to be little damage to infrastructure,...

2016 Continues to Break Climate Records

The six-month period from January to June 2016 has been the planet's warmest half-year ever on record. Temperatures were on average 1.3 degrees Celsius (2.4...