Deep ocean targeted for mining is rich in unknown life. A vast area at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean earmarked for controversial deep sea mineral mining is home to thousands of species unknown to science and more complex than previously understood, according to several new studies.
Miners are eyeing an abyssal plain stretching between Hawaii and Mexico, known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), for the rock-like "nodules" scattered across the seafloor that contain minerals used in clean energy technologies like electric car batteries.
It turned out that the number of natural disasters in the world is decreasing, not growing. Perhaps it never grew. As opposed to the endless statements to the contrary by the UN and many other organizations, the "bold" figures show: natural disasters in the XXI century are becoming less and less.
Philippines agrees $1.14 billion in loans with World Bank for environment, farming. Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno and World Bank Country Director for the Philippines Ndiamé Diop signed four loan agreements amounting to $1.14 billion at the Department of Finance office in Manila, June 26, 2023. Government and the World Bank (WB) signed on Monday four loan agreements worth $1.14 billion, including a $750-million loan to support policy reforms on environmental protection and climate resilience.
The destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam was qualified as a terrorist attack. The Investigative Committee of Russia has opened a case of a terrorist attack due to the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam and flooding of cities.
Europe faces crisis over water shortage amid drought. The past year was not an easy one for Europe, including due to the consequences of global warming. The bloc's countries experienced the worst drought in its history, facing various cataclysms that caused enormous damage. One of the problems that struck Europe due to extreme weather conditions was water shortages. Some regions had to place restrictions on its use in. Therefore, conflicts broke out between representatives of different sectors who wanted priority access.
New York City Could Be Sinking Under The Weight of Its Skyscrapers. New York is sinking, and its skyscrapers are bringing it down. That's the finding of a new study that modeled the geology beneath the city compared to satellite data showing its footprint is collapsing into Earth. Technically called subsidence, this gradual settling or sudden sinking of Earth's surface occurs when soft sediments shift, or loads bearing down on the ground push it deeper still.
Extremely hot days are warming twice as fast as average summer days in North-West Europe. A study published today in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the maximum temperature of the hottest days is increasing at twice the rate of the maximum temperature of average summer days. The results highlight the need for urgent action by policy makers to adapt essential infrastructure to the impacts of climate change.
The scientists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have established that fuel spills in permafrost conditions are gradually processed by soil microorganisms. This process reduces pollution, however, at the same time it releases the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which can affect climate change. The press service of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center SB RAS reports about this research.
Almost Half The Planet Predicted to Enter New Climate Zones by 2100. Our planet is teetering on the edge of several tipping points that once passed, will topple into a cascade of ecological changes.
Russian scientists have assessed how the vegetation of Arctic wetlands behaves under the influence of industrial emissions from Norilsk city and climate change. Before the nineteen nineties, trees and shrubs were oppressed and died due to high sulphur emissions. However, starting from the two thousandth, after reduction of pollution and increase of summer and autumn air temperatures, they began to recover. The results of the study are published in the Water journal.