Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 08/06/2016 - 17:51
A military base that was decommissioned by the US along with their Danish partners in 1967 underneath the Greenland Ice Sheet thinking that it would be buried there till eternity by deepening snow cover could now be unearthed, mainly due to global warming.
A research paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has unveiled that the melting ice sheet due to global warming could spread the dangerous waste across the ice sheet’s surface and into the ocean 75 years from now.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 06:08
A freshly released annual international climate report has unveiled that earth’s temperature is increasing as well as the related symptoms that could be expected with a rising temperature. The State of the Climate report has stated that the health of the planet’s atmosphere has fallen into uncharted territory.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 08:17
Thousands are coming to see the cheerful Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since 1983. ‘Cheerful’ because a smiley face has been formed in an erupting Hawaiian volcano's crater. The smiley was captured in a video by a helicopter tour company.
Mick Kalber from Paradise Helicopters has captured the moment. Also, the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is reaching at the Pacific shore of the Big Island, also known as Hawaii. It seems that the lava will make the Big Island even bigger.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:41
Lava flow is originating from Kilauea volcano’s Pu ‘u ‘Ō ‘ō vent. The lava breakout in Hawaii has flowing to the Pacific Ocean last after slowing moving towards the coast for weeks. As per the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the flow entered into the water at 1:12 am HST on Tuesday.
From the videos and photos shared, it has been found that the bright red lava produced massive amount of steam as it entered in the water. The breakout started to take place in late May and since then it has moving slow towards the coastline.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:33
A new research paper presents a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals. With the help of honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to find beehives helping them to harvest honey.
Study researchers have found that humans use special calls to seek help from honeyguides and in return the birds recruit suitable human partners. In this amazing collaboration, both the bird and human reap benefits.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:54
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California has said that low-frequency active (LFA) sonar systems used in world’s oceans violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Also, they have a negative impact on dolphins, seals, whales and walruses, as they are dependent on underwater sound for navigation.
LFA are used in areas covering 70% of the world’s oceans. The court has ruled out that it would not allow the Navy to use the LFA sonar systems to detect the presence of submarines. Experts said that the navy sonar systems could generate sound waves as high as 235 decibels.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:51
The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record on earth, unveils data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The world was 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the average temperature in June in the 20th century.
Scientists said that all the months in the first half of this year were warmer than recorded in the past. Gavin Schmidt, climate scientist and director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that on an average the first six months of 2016 were around two degrees warmer than what people have experienced in the 20th century.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:28
A new study carried out to know the level of biodiversity on earth has found that around 58% of land on the planet has dropped below the biodiversity limits. The drop is mainly due to human land use practices and population growth which needs additional land.
Biodiversity as per study’s lead researcher Tim Newbold from the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London does not only impacts ecology, but also leads to changes in food production and personal well being.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:51
A research paper posted online in the journal Evolution has unveiled that not every dinosaur roared ferociously. As per researchers, there were some dinosaurs that used to mumble or cooed with closed mouths.
In the study, the researchers have closely studied a way using which birds emit sounds known as closed-mouth vocalization. In order to understand when and as to how closed-mouth vocalization evolved, international researchers used a statistical approach.