Just Washed In
An all-too-common winter weather pattern settled over northeastern China over the past two weeks, letting air pollution build to hazardous levels. A temperature inversion trapped pollution near the ground, making particulate measurement soar.
Thousands of birds have been killed in France. The culprit? Winter storms…
Twenty-five years after the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, beaches on the Alaska Peninsula hundreds of kilometers from the incident still harbor small hidden pockets of surprisingly unchanged oil, according to new research.
Scientists have demonstrated that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India 4,100 years ago. The resulting drought coincided with the beginning of the decline of the metropolis-building Indus Civilization, suggesting that climate change could be why many of the major cities of the civilization were abandoned.
Hundreds of representatives from international governments, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and corporations have gathered in Half Moon Bay, California, for the World Ocean Summit February 24-26.
UN’s World Meteorological Organisation says recent extremes of heat, cold and rain are almost certainly interlinked.
Computer simulations have been accurate in predicting where debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan would wash ashore, scientists say.
In raids in the Central District police arrested 20 suspects they say made millions running a massive illegal sand mining operation in the Yavne dunes. Illegal sand mining is highly-profitable and for years has been popular in the Lachish district, especially in remote beach areas stretching from Ashkelon to Yavne and beyond.
A new website, Global Forest Watch, will allow governments, businesses, civil society and private citizens to monitor near real-time loss and gain in forest cover in every country around the world.
A map from the State of the “Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment collection 2013.