Human lives are in constant movement from one point to another. Most of us believe that the price we pay for our transport, even personal transport, is all it costs. However, there may be hidden external costs that we are not aware of.
Infant feces showed 10 times more PET microplastics as compared to the adult samples. Average levels of microplastics in both age groups were similar.
A key part of the solution to the problem of dying coral reefs could be reforestation and better land management. This could help reduce the sediment run-off from land to sea, thus building resilience and supporting growth, says a new study.
Is biodegradable plastic the solution we have been looking for? Or is it simply too good to be true? Two studies conducted in Germany found two results that can help start constructing a picture.
Sunlight may be breaking down marine plastics into thousands of chemical compounds. The chemical breakdown of marine plastic due to sunlight could be taking mere weeks.
Volcanoes may have been responsible for not only adding carbon dioxide to the surface atmosphere of the earth, but also removing it. In this way, volcanoes may have helped in stabilising the temperatures of the Earth’s surface.
While climate change had the 'strongest total effect', rare species of bumblebees were affected equally by changes in land use. Unchecked or excessive use of pesticides and fertilisers also play an important role in habitat loss for colonies.
July 2021 was the hottest month on record, and the hottest July on record was experienced by Asia.
Even a small incident that contributes to warming, such as a volcano eruption, could lead to changes that could contribute to more warming.
Climate change is not only threatening the living conditions of Emperor Penguins, it may be pushing them faster towards extinction.