Amid the pandemic, the climate crisis may seem like a distant threat. But Harvard University researchers have warned that the melt of the Western Antarctica ice sheet could cause a global sea-level rise by 13 ft – a worse outcome as predicted by the scientists.
Even though the scientific community was aware of the plastic-eating qualities of bacteria, the research by the Chinese Academy of Sciences of Institute of Oceanology is the first to establish a direct link to polythene. The research was able to identify three types of organisms
Revatha, an iconic Sri Lankan elephant died in North Central province in Sri Lanka in early March after being electrocuted by an electric fence. Four other elephants met a similar fate in the same region, reflecting the danger from illegal electrified fences in the country.
It is a well-known fact that climate change has not spared any corner of our planet. Whether it is the ocean, land, or air – all of them have been adversely affected due to climate change. Though steps are being taken to reduce the effects
A new study suggests that over the past 20 years, the earth’s glaciers are melting at a faster rate than expected due to climate change. Around 328 billion tons of melted water is poured into the world’s oceans every year. The glaciers that were once
Groundwater has been a staple source in providing drinking water to the world for many years. The history of groundwater use dates back to over 7,000 years. Many ancient civilizations such as India’s Harappan civilization relied on wells for drinking water. Today, millions of groundwater
The world is working hard to dig renewable energy sources and the findings of a recent study might have given a solution. This study stated that underwater volcanoes have the potential to produce energy to power an entire continent. The underwater volcanoes release immense force,
A four-year-old pregnant tigress has been brutally killed on Sunday by unidentified poachers in Maharashtra. The tigress was carrying four fetuses of 60 days in her womb. If not for this horrendous act of insanity, she would have given birth to the cubs next month.
The most distinguished attribute of the COVID-19 pandemic is the routine use of personal protective equipment (PPE) – mainly disposable blue face masks and latex gloves. When discarded haphazardly, the PPE waste that provides a certain level of safety to humans from the virus, threatens
The total death toll due to a massive avalanche in the Chamoli district near the Indo-China border has now reached 13, officials said on Monday. Ten bodies were recovered on April 24 while one more dead body was recovered on April 25. Two more dead