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Ceres’ Bright Spots Seen In New Dawn Image (Watch)

Ceres' Bright Spots Seen In New Dawn Image (Watch)

This image of the limb of dwarf planet Ceres shows a section of the northern hemisphere. Prominently featured is Occator Crater, home of Ceres’ intriguing brightest areas. This dramatic new view from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was taken October 16, 2016 from Dawn’s fifth science orbit, about 920 miles (1,480 km) above Ceres. Since arriving at Ceres in March 2015, Dawn ... Read More »

Climate change is hindering the planet-cooling properties of Earth’s volcanoes (research)

Climate change is hindering the planet-cooling properties of Earth’s volcanoes, says research

As the Earth’s atmosphere warms, the cooling effects of volcanic eruptions may be thwarted, according to a new research from the University of British Columbia. When an eruption is powerful enough, volcanoes spew sulfur gasses high into the atmosphere, reaching a layer called the stratosphere, about 10 to 15 kilometres above the Earth’s surface. Here, gasses react with water to ... Read More »

Countries act on climate change, to be 100 percent renewable by 2015

Countries act on climate change, to be 100 percent renewable by 2015

Dozens of the world’s nations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change pledged to act to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels and to transition to 100 per cent. The countries are also to eliminate high-carbon investments and harmful subsidies under the commitment, which is adopted at a high-level meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) ... Read More »

Climate action is an economic imperative, new report

Climate action is an economic imperative, new report

A new report from the United Nations Development Program is sounding the alarm on the economic cost of climate inaction. The United Nations Development Programme issued today a report commissioned by the Climate Vulnerable Forum, independently developed together with climate science and policy institute, Climate Analytics, entitled Low Carbon Monitor at the UN Climate Change Conference at Marrakech (UNFCCC COP ... Read More »

Incredible photos emerge of uncontacted tribe in the Amazon

Incredible photos emerge of uncontacted tribe in the Amazon

Extraordinary new aerial photos show a contemporary uncontacted tribal community estimated to be home to 100 people in the Amazon. The village is in the Yanomami indigenous territory in the north of Brazil, close to the Venezuelan border. About 22,000 Yanomami live on the Brazilian side of the border, and at least three groups of them have no contact with ... Read More »

Seabird Crap Could Help Save the Arctic, Says New Research

Seabird Crap Could Help Save the Arctic, Says New Research

Scientists discovered that the guano or feces of the migratory seabirds has a slight cooling effect in the Arctic during its warmer months. They found that there are higher levels of ammonia in the air in the Arctic sites that come from the feces of the birds. “We identified a fascinating, albeit somewhat comical, connection between Arctic seabirds, atmospheric particles, ... Read More »

New research reveals how hydraulic fracturing induces tremors

Fracking can cause earthquakes that last for months, says new research

Fracking has induced earthquakes in northwest Alberta, some of which have lasted for months due to residual fracking fluid, according to a new study published in Science today. Scientists collected and analyzed seismic data dating back to the winter of 2015, when the first earthquake larger than a magnitude 4 was recorded in Fox Creek. Data was compiled from private and ... Read More »

Researchers plan to test asteroid deflection

Researchers plan to test asteroid deflection

Is it Apocalypse 2016? According to reports, NASA has been preparing for an asteroid strike on Los Angeles. Other government agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency have also been getting ready for the 330-foot asteroid, which is expected to have a devastating effect on the planet. Four years to try to stop it—or carry out mass evacuations ahead of ... Read More »

Four nations map course to carbon-free economies “Report”

Four nations map course to carbon-free economies, Report

The US, Canada and Mexico joined Germany in releasing strategies for radically cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by mid century at UN talks in Marrakech this week. “By releasing their mid-century strategies, these countries are adding to the global momentum behind the shift to a zero-carbon future. Countries that do not take a long view risk being left behind,” said ... Read More »

Stephen warns humanity has only ‘1,000 years’ to leave Earth

Stephen warns humanity has only 1,000 years to leave Earth

Stephen Hawking recently suggested that humans find a new planet on which to live because he believed that humanity probably has 1,000 years left on Earth. “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 (years) without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” he said. Perhaps known as much for his groundbreaking work in theoretical physics as he is for his battle ... Read More »