Submitted by Karan Gosal on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 17:57
Rising temperatures are leading to serious consequences for the Arctic region as old ice is rapidly melting. As 2016 has been one of the hottest years on record in terms of average temperature, ice melting has reached another multi-decade high. Researchers and climatologists have warned over the past many years about melting ice in the Arctic region. However, the new research has suggested that old ice is melting and this could lead to long term loss for ice sheet in the arctic region.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 19:59
Ross Sea is home to some of the rare species facing decline in habitat in other parts of the world. The efforts to setup Ross Sea in Antarctic region have been ongoing for past many years but the major roadblock was created by Russia. Finally, an agreement has been signed by many countries to setup Ross Sea as marine reserve. After the agreement to setup Ross Sea in Antarctica as protected area, there will be a ban on wildlife or mineral extraction in the region.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 18:09
Frozen continent Antarctica’s Ross Sea area has became the world’s largest protected marine area, thanks to a multi-national agreement that aims to preserve one of the most immaculate ecosystems on our planet.
The proposed marine reserve covers an area roughly twice the size of Texas. More precisely, it covers more than 1.55 million sq. kilometers, with nearly three-quarters of it being covered by a blanket ban on commercial fishing. In the remaining area, commercial fishing is allowed with some stipulations.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 05:53
The recent category 4 Hurricane Matthew forced its way into Florida’s east coast, posing a real threat to military and commercial facilities at Cape Canaveral. But, the damage it caused was far less than what many had feared prior to its arrival.
The powerful hurricane on Oct. 6 brought winds of 90 miles per hour (mph), with top surface wind gusting as fast as 107 mph. It forced NASA to temporarily close its Kennedy Space Center (KSC). However, the hurricane ended up into the Atlantic, taking a course away from KSC.
Republicans and Democrats have a double sided view of the impacts of climate change
A fresh report from the Pew Research Center has revealed that liberals and conservatives are worlds apart when it comes to the science of climate change, its causes, impacts of climate change and what can be done to tackle it.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:41
Lawmakers in Alaska are looking forward for likely presidential decree that may impose a ban on fishing and drilling in the ocean waters statewide.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and others have come up with legislation that as per them could halt upcoming presidents from taking benefit of a 110-year-old law — the Antiquities Act — to obtain lands and waters for fresh environmental protections. But, the likelihood of a fresh federal legislation to restrain executive powers during the term of President Barack Obama has passed.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 15:51
An earthquake of the 4.8 magnitude that caused massive destruction in Texas in 2012 happened due to human activity. Scientists have said that injection of large volumes of wastewater from oil and gas activities underground was responsible for the earthquake that destructed buildings and severely affected residents near the town of Timpson, Texas.
Study’s lead researcher William Ellsworth from Stanford University and team have taken the help of remote sensing technique known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) to reach at the conclusion.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:53
A team of geophysicists has developed a new tool by which they can predict earthquakes that take place due to the effects of pumping wastewater from oil and gas operations deep underground. Japanese Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS)’s interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) is an important addition to predict such human-caused events.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:58
Google has joined hands with popular actor Leonardo DiCarprio’s foundation to crackdown on illegal fishing. The search engine giant and the foundation have launched a new high-tech tool to track down unregulated fishing.
The tool named as Global Fishing Watch was launched by Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday. Main aim of the tool, a surveillance system, is to keep a constant check on global fishing practices taking from space and help bring decline in illegal fishing in the oceans.