December 7, 2023

Drought data shows “an unprecedented emergency on a planetary scale”: UN. UNCCD launches ‘Global Drought Snapshot’ report at COP28 in collaboration with International Drought Resilience Alliance (IDRA).

November 11, 2023

New research maps 14 potential evolutionary dead ends for humanity and ways to avoid them. Humankind risks getting stuck in 14 evolutionary dead ends, ranging from global climate tipping points to misaligned artificial intelligence, chemical pollution, and accelerating infectious diseases. 

November 1, 2023

Humans Are Disrupting Natural ‘Salt Cycle’ on a Global Scale, New Study Shows. The influx of salt in streams and rivers is an ‘existential threat,’ according to a research team led by a UMD geologist. The planet’s demand for salt comes at a cost to the environment and human health, according to a new scientific review led by University of Maryland Geology Professor Sujay Kaushal.

October 25, 2023

Two groups look at the economic viability of mining asteroids. Two teams of economists have conducted economic assessments of mining asteroids—one of them is a trio with one member each from the University of Tor Rome Vergata, the University of Maryland and Middlebury College. They looked at asteroid mining as part of the next logical step in monetizing space exploration.

October 11, 2023

The offshore gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia has been stopped.

July 24, 2023

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.

July 18, 2023

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.

June 26, 2023

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.

June 6, 2023

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.

June 1, 2023

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.