Environment

Climate change, terrorism top global security concerns: study

Climate change, terrorism top global security concerns: study

Climate change, terrorism top global security concerns: study A new survey has found rising concerns about climate change, the “Islamic State” and cyberattacks. But more people now see US power and influence as a threat, marking a significant rise from only two years ago. A 26-country survey published on Monday […]

Over 40 percent of insect species face extinction: study

Over 40 percent of insect species face extinction: study

Over 40 percent of insect species face extinction: study From butterflies to bees, nearly half of all insect species are threatened with extinction “over the next few decades.” Scientists have warned of the devastating impact it could have on the future of humankind. New research published Sunday suggests more than […]

Our beautiful planet: The dark side of ‘mother of pearl‘ clouds

Our beautiful planet: The dark side of ‘mother of pearl‘ clouds

Our beautiful planet: The dark side of ‘mother of pearl‘ clouds Nacreous clouds may be stunning, but they‘re terrible for the environment. That‘s because these beautiful whisps of color are wreaking havoc on the ozone layer. Casting an iridescent pastel hue across the sky, rare polar stratospheric clouds – also […]

The plastics issue we seem to ignore

The plastics issue we seem to ignore

The plastics issue we seem to ignore Giant petrochemical companies have announced a wealthy alliance to tackle plastic pollution. But there‘s little talk of scaling back production to help the environment. The day my close childhood friend turned 2 years old, The New York Times published an in-depth article entitled […]

In Colombia, locals fight to save a unique, disappearing habitat

In Colombia, locals fight to save a unique, disappearing habitat

In Colombia, locals fight to save a unique, disappearing habitat Millions of people living along the Rio Magdalena are feeling the sting of climate change, as fish stocks — and the river itself — dries up. But they‘re taking action to preserve their unique landscape and way of life. Colombia […]

Berlin students fight to get climate change onto lesson plans

Berlin students fight to get climate change onto lesson plans

Berlin students fight to get climate change onto lesson plans Are schools equipping kids with the skills to understand and deal with climate change? Some German students don‘t think so and are trying to get their curriculum changed. Victoria Bederov tilts her head to one side and considers the question […]

A look at how Africa is tackling foodborne illness

A look at how Africa is tackling foodborne illness

A look at how Africa is tackling foodborne illness Contaminated food poses a major health and economic threat to sub-Saharan Africa. While efforts are taken to provide safe food for exports, governments are reijigging the system to do more for domestic markets. Small flies can be seen buzzing around many […]

Hard-hit by climate change, Bangladesh finds solution in floating gardens

Hard-hit by climate change, Bangladesh finds solution in floating gardens

Hard-hit by climate change, Bangladesh finds solution in floating gardens Bangladesh is on the front line of climate change, as its low-lying delta farmlands face surging floods. But floating gardens – a traditional form of hydroponics – is offering a lifeline to some farming families. In summer 1988, a surging […]

Spain‘s vast network of illegal wells exposed after death of toddler

Spain‘s vast network of illegal wells exposed after death of toddler

Spain‘s vast network of illegal wells exposed after death of toddler The death of a Spanish toddler who fell into an illegal borehole has put the country‘s water crisis on the spot. It‘s estimated there are over one million illegal wells in Spain. Rescue teams dug for two weeks in […]

Cuba reports meteorite strike with fragments falling on Pinar del Rio

Cuba reports meteorite strike with fragments falling on Pinar del Rio

Cuba reports meteorite strike with fragments falling on Pinar del Rio People in western Cuba said they saw a flare pass through the afternoon sky before black stones fell on the tourist town of Vinales and other parts of the western province. Scientists are investigating. There were two strong explosions […]