Just Washed In
The scale of the environmental damage is the equivalent of 20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud waste contaminating the soil, rivers and water system of an area covering over 850 kilometers.
The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows.
A crunch climate conference will start in Paris a day earlier than planned, with negotiators gathering on Sunday already to start thrashing out a pact.
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is smashing the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
As if Hawaii’s golden sand beaches weren’t enough, there are stretches of coastline across the Hawaiian Islands that sparkle in a magnificent variety of other colors.
In a sense, rivers are like airport terminals connecting air, mountains, rocks, plants, soil, and the ocean. And like travelers in airports, the materials transported by rivers can tell stories of where they’ve been, what’s happened to them, and where they’re going.
The coastline of Trinidad is under threat as seas rise, storms grow heavier, and as sand is washed away. Seas in the region have been rising by more than 2 millimeters every year — though scientists are still trying to pinpoint the role of climate change in accelerating local beach erosion.
The tide is expected to spread along a 5.5-mile stretch of coastline, threatening the Comboios nature reserve, after killing plants and animals along 400 miles of the Rio Doce.
Widespread adoption of products labelled ‘biodegradable’ will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, concluded a UN report released today.
Weather-related disasters in the past two decades have killed more than 600,000 people and inflicted economic losses estimated at trillions of dollars, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that the frequency and impact of such events was set to rise.