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Repairing the Aral Sea

Checking in on plans to restore the body of water before it disappears entirely.

Sea level fears as more of giant Antarctic glacier floating than thought

More of a giant France-sized glacier in Antarctica is floating on the ocean than previously thought, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears it could melt faster as the climate warms and have a dramatic impact on rising sea-levels.

Sweet science: Putting corn syrup to work on Earth's origins

How has the Earth evolved, and what's in store for the future? It's a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.

World water forum opens after dire UN warning

The world must race to avert disastrous loss of water supplies, Brazil's President Michel Temer told a conference Monday, after the UN said some 5.7 billion people may run short of drinking water by 2050.

Billboard Will Be Tribute to Cows Killed in Truck Crash

In honor of the 14 cows who were reportedly killed in a truck crash east of Madras last Monday morning, PETA is planning to place a billboard near the... The post Billboard Will Be Tribute to Cows Killed in Truck Crash appeared first on PETA.

PETA Tells Newly Vegetarian Drake to ‘Hold On’—Stop Wearing Animals, Too!

Following reports that Drake has gone vegetarian, PETA is sending the rapper a gift basket with passionfruit and other vegan treats and urging him to extend his compassion to... The post PETA Tells Newly Vegetarian Drake to ‘Hold On’—Stop Wearing Animals, Too! appeared first on PETA.

Palm trees are spreading northward -- how far will they go?

(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) What does it take for palm trees, the unofficial trademark of tropical landscapes, to expand into northern parts of the world that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive? A new study, led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Tammo Reichgelt, attempts to answer this question. Show More Summary

World's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The world's last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world.

Environmentally friendly cattle production (really)

Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean.

‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Threaten Animals—Help Stop Them

If these dangerous laws go unchallenged, more abusers may get away scot-free! Help us take action against them by supporting the PETA Legal Fund. The post ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Threaten Animals—Help Stop Them appeared first on PETA.

Brazil to launch canal to drought-stricken northeast this year: minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday.

Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Many studies have shown that larvae of various fish species can be negatively affected by ocean acidification. Acidification is caused by large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the seawater from the atmosphere. Show More Summary

The Trump Administration’s Multi-Pronged Assault on Immigrants’ Rights

President Trump and Congress seek to pass a federal budget that would put the deportation machinery into even higher gear. At first glance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ lawsuit against California, the current federal budget negotiations, and the continuing crisis facing Dreamers may seem like separate storylines. Show More Summary

Climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores

In the summer of 2010-2011, Western Australia experienced an unprecedented marine heat wave that elevated water temperatures two to four degrees Celsius above average for more than two months. Researchers from the Institute for Environmental...Show More Summary

US Government Accuses Russia of Hacking Into Energy Infrastructure

The U.S. government has officially accused Russia of an already well-reported effort to gain access to the country’s power grid, natural-gas and water pipelines, and other critical infrastructure control systems. But it hasn’t yet found...Show More Summary

Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives

As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new Duke University-led study finds.

How Big Is the Peak Capacity Market for Batteries?

The age of storage serving peak power has only just begun, so the size of that market is very much up for debate. California has already halted a new gas plant in favor of deploying energy storage in its place. Elsewhere, regulators called on PG&E to acquire storage instead of paying to maintain two existing gas peaker plants. Show More Summary

Thawing permafrost produces more methane than expected

(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) In a seven-year laboratory study, Dr. Christian Knoblauch from Universität Hamburg's Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) and an international team have shown, for the first time, that significantly more methane is produced by thawing permafrost than previously thought. Show More Summary

Storms bring much-needed moisture to U.S. Plains wheat belt

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm brought beneficial rain and snow on Monday to portions of the southern U.S. Plains, where the region's hard red winter wheat crop has endured months of drought, an agricultural meteorologist said.

Why Is Vehicle-to-Grid Taking So Long to Happen?

The U.K. launched a major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) study last month. But it could still be a long time before the technology goes mainstream. “V2G projects often get stuck in pilot,” admitted Simon Daniel, CEO of energy storage firm Moixa...Show More Summary

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