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Scientists discover new energy source in New Zealand

Scientists discover new energy source in New Zealand

A team of scientists drilled deep into an earthquake fault in New Zealand, and stumbled upon something that could provide a new source of energy for the South Pacific nation.

Led by Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Rupert Sutherland, the scientists were surprised to find that water in the Alpine Fault was much hotter than their expectation. They concluded that it could be harnessed to generate electricity or to provide industries like dairy farming with direct heating.

Antarctica turning green owing to global warming

Antarctica turning green owing to global warming

The frozen continent of Antarctic is increasingly turning green as soaring temperatures are having a “dramatic effect” on the growth of moss, according to a new study.

Since 1950s, the average temperature in the Antarctic Peninsula has been jumping by around half a degree Celsius each decade, significantly faster than the global average.

Leonardo DiCarprio unveils Google’s new high-tech tool to curb illegal fishing

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.  At the event, DiCaprio enco

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.

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Department of Conservation warns about possible eruption of Mount Ruapehu

Department of Conservation warns about possible eruption of Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu is an active volcano located at the Tongariro National Park in the North Island. The volcano last erupted nine years ago. This is the same volcano that was shown in the movie ‘Lord of The Rings’ as the wasteland of Mordor. New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) is warning trekkers to stay away from the Summit Hazard Zone due to possibility for the eruption to take place.

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Sacred Volcano Might Cause Destruction in North Korea

Sacred Volcano Might Cause Destruction in North Korea

Mount Paektu, a mysterious and perilous giant volcano located on the border of China and North Korea, is currently dormant. North Korean authorities invited seismologists from China and Western countries to check the possibility of volcanic eruption at Mount Paektu. A millennium ago when it erupted ferociously, it resulted in one of biggest explosions ever reported in history, with rocks and ash reaching as far as Japan.

Massive Mount Paektu Volcano Could Explode in North Korea in Future

1A---Massive Mount Paektu Volcano Could Explode in North Korea in Future

Mount Paektu volcano located in the border region between China and North Korea is dormant at present, but an international team of scientists investigating the Sacred Mountain says the mysterious, violent and dangerous volcano could blow anytime in future. Over the last few years, local seismologists have noticed shaking activity in the Mount Paektu region.

North Korean authorities have invited seismologists from China and United Kingdom to explore the region. North Korean research team has been helping them with the current project to explore Mount Paektu.

Greenland Ice Sheet's unusual Melting baffles Climate Scientists

Greenland Ice Sheet's unusual Melting baffles Climate Scientists

Scientists closely observing the Greenland’s massive ice sheet experienced a shock this week when they found that the sheet has started melting freakishly early as summer came before time, thanks to climate change.

Climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) saw on Monday that over 12% of the massive ice sheet experienced ice melt of more than one millimeter. It was surprising, as per the researchers.

AVO upgrades status of Pavlof Volcano

On Sunday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) gave the Pavlof Volcano an upgraded status after a pilot reported an ash cloud 20,000 feet high in the area.

AVO has altered the aviation color code to red in the region, issuing the volcano warning. Furthermore, in the area, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has also released a Sigmet for pilots.

As per AVO, seismic activity was first recorded slightly prior to 4 pm and by 4:18 pm. The ash cloud has already been being pushed north. The eruption also resulted into tremors on the ground.

Study anticipates disappearance of ice from Juneau Ice Field by 2099

This week’s study published in the Journal Glaciology anticipates a disappearance of ice in the Juneau Ice Field, Alaska by the end of this century. The loss to ice will continue with rise in global temperature and this would eventually turn the area devoid of ice by 2099. The Juneau Ice Field is a popular tourist attraction, which lured 450,000 tourists to a US Forest Service center last year.

New Study indicates Sea Level Rise is a Bigger Problem than Previously Estimated

New Study indicates Sea Level Rise is a Bigger Problem than Previously Estimated

Humans are being wide off the mark regarding severity of global sea level rise, said a team of researchers in a new study published this week in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. The study team informed that the planet could experience much more rise in sea levels than previously estimated, thanks to climate change which is going to worsen in the future. The research team said that 2 degree Celsius target set by climate scientists and policymaker isn’t enough.

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