Arctic methane deposits 'starting to release', scientists say. Expedition says preliminary findings indicate that new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered. Scientists say they have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast, the Guardian can reveal.
'Hint That Life Exists' On Venus Reportedly Discovered by Scientists. Researchers suggested that their findings could be confirmed by a mission to Venus that would collect samples from the planet's "surface and cloud". A team of scientists has announced the discovery of a certain amino acid in Venus' atmosphere, which may hint at the presence of life on that planet, Science Alert reports.
Southern hemisphere could see up to 30% less rain at end of the century
Projections based on climate models for the mid-Pliocene Warm Period (about 3 million years ago) suggest that countries in the tropical and subtropical southern hemisphere, including Brazil, may face longer droughts in the future. Annual rainfall may decrease as much as 30% compared with current levels.
Carbon emissions of richest 1% more than double those of poorest half of the world – Oxfam
The carbon emissions of the richest one percent are more than double those of the three billion people who made up the poorest half of humanity during a critical 25-year period of unprecedented emissions growth, according to a new Oxfam report published today.
Hints of life on Venus: Scientists detect phosphine molecules in high cloud decks
An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule—phosphine—in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially, or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments.
Deputies of the Russian Federation State Duma have passed bill in its third reading , which release the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian (Trans Sib) railroad construction projects from quite a few ecological restrictions, in particular, permitting clear-cut of the Baikal forests up till December 31, 2024.
The recognized government of Yemen and an array of civil society groups are adding their voices to the call to salvage and remove the FSO Safer, a decaying single-hull tanker that has been storing the same cargo of crude oil in her tanks since the start of the Yemeni civil war.
In an article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution today (22 June), the leaders of a new global initiative explain how research during this devastating health crisis can inspire innovative strategies for sharing space on this increasingly crowded planet, with benefits for both wildlife and humans.
Post Quarantine world. Coronavirus has moved the comfort and blessings of globalization back into the history. How will the life look like after the pandemic?
World Day of Social Justice (Social Justice Equality Day) is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Many organizations, including the UN, American Library Association (ALA), and the International Labour Organization, make statements on the importance of social justice for people.