Submitted by Frank Forster on Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:56
According to researchers, rise in global sea levels is faster than previously thought. It is on account of increasing temperatures as a result of burning fossil fuels. The researchers also said that a rise of at least 3-feet is probably 'unavoidable'.
According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists, since 1992, global sea levels have risen nearly 3 inches on average. Some areas have even seen an increase of up to 9 inches. The oceans are expanding due to heat and melting ice.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:55
Almost a decade has been passed to the incident when the destructive hurricane Katrina devastated the coastal areas of Mississippi. Today, communities in the area have more people than they had before the storm, but the areas closest to the waters are still struggling to recover.
The place which was once filled with houses and a small condominium complex, South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, was destroyed by wind and waves in 2005. From beach highway to railroad track, everything was paralleling the shorelines.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:45
According to reports, researchers have found a cluster of submerged volcanoes that are expected to be nearly 50 million years old. The volcanoes have been discovered about 250 kilometres off the coast of Sydney.
The discovery was made unexpectedly when Australian researchers were searching for lobster larvae. As per reports, the four enormous underwater volcanoes were found with the help of sonar mapping of the sea floor.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:51
Researchers from the European Geosciences Union raised series concerns by unveiling that the Mount Everest's glaciers will melt significantly due to climate change by the century's end.
As per the researchers, between 70 and 99% of the glaciers around Mount Everest could melt by 2100. Joseph Shea from the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development affirmed that glaciers in the region are quite sensitive with regard to any changes in temperature.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 14:23
A recent study clarifies the doubts about the tsunami hazard posed by a less-understood jumble of seafloor faults off the coast of Southern California and due to hype created by the big-budget disaster movie 'San Andreas'.
Lead author of the study geologist Mark Legg said that a real-life offshore earthquake and tsunami would not be same as depicted in the Hollywood's script for a washout of Los Angeles or San Diego. Whereas, he said the hazard needs to be given far more attention than it has so far received.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:55
The dangers of global warming yet again manifest themselves as NASA announces that one of the Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelves will disintegrate completely by the end of the decade.
A team of British scientists from the University of Bristol, UK have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. They have discovered that this 67,000-square mile section of the Antarctica Peninsula which researchers had previously thought was stable is in fact disappearing rapidly into the ocean since 2009.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:58
On Wednesday, scientists warned that the largest ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula, Larsen C, could be lost within a century. The Cryosphere-published study was based on the data from satellite measurements and eight radar surveys taken over 15 years, from 1998 to 2012.
Due to warmer seas and air, the Larsen C ice shelf is melting and within a century it could break up. After going through the data, the researchers came to know the Larsen C has lost on an average of four metres of ice.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:21
A group of biologists conducted a research project in the deep regions of the Atlantic Ocean and found a group of microbes with very basic life forms. The research team believes that their discovery could provide new clues to how life transformed from simple to complex.
Thijs Ettema, a biologist at Uppsala University in Sweden, was of the view that there is evidence that life soon appeared after earth formed, around 4.5 billion years ago, but at that time the planet was not very hospitable.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:03
It has been reported that a central Oregon lake is slowly disappearing and is going down in the drain. Experts said the water body aptly named 'Lost Lake' in Oregon gets filled up every winter and then drains like a bath tub as a 6ft-wide hole opens up. This natural phenomenon causes Lost Lake to turn into a meadow in summers, they said.
Jude McHugh, a spokeswoman for the Willamette National Forest said Lost Lake's water tumbles down the tube and refills the underground water supply that fills the springs in other areas of the forest.