Environment

Deforestation Progression Over a 12 Years
Hi-Tech Google Map Shows Frightening Pace of Global Deforestation
Nov 15, 2013 11:13 AM E
A new map, created with the aid of satellite imagery and Google Maps know-how, reveals a damning picture of 12 years of global deforestation. On the positive side, its images are at such high resolutions that they can be used by local municipalities to shape environmental policy.
Bar-tailed Godwit in breeding plummage
Migrating Birds Affected By Global Warming: Newer Generations Are Nesting and Hatching Earlier
Nov 13, 2013 10:27 AM E
Some migrating birds are still arriving at their breeding and nesting sites like clockwork. But, their youngsters are leaving earlier on their spring migration. And parents are equipping them to do this by nesting earlier.
ivory tusks
US Will Crush 6-Ton Stockpile Of Seized Ivory To Send Message To Poachers
Nov 12, 2013 23:08 PM E
The United States will destroy its six-ton cache of ivory to send a message to poachers. The illegal ivory trade is a $10 billion business, and demand for ivory has decimated the population of African elephants. Poaching has led to a 62 percent decline in the African elephant population in the last decade.
haiyan
Super Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath: 10000 Feared Dead In Philippines As Storm Moves On To Vietnam And China
Nov 11, 2013 17:00 PM E
Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines this weekend, where it killed as many as 10,000 people and displaced 600,000. The typhoon, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, has moved north to Vietnam and China and has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
San Francisco, Calif. Under 80 Meters Of Sea Level Rise
8 Cities That Could End Up Underwater As Sea Levels Rise, Visualized Using Google Maps [SLIDESHOW]
Nov 11, 2013 08:34 AM E
As nations develop responses to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, a creative application for Google Earth maps offers a visualization of rising waters in cities around the world.
Urinal
Scientists Unveil Pee Powered Robots, Environmentalists And Techies Rejoice
Nov 11, 2013 00:01 AM E
Scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol recently unveiled a robot pump powered by urine.
Ancient Cave Drawings of Animals Discovered in Brazil
Ancient Cave Drawings Discovered By Scientists Following Pig-Like Beasts in Brazil
Nov 10, 2013 23:10 PM E
Cave drawings of reptiles, birds, and other animals likely created by hunter-gatherers thousands of years ago were discovered in the Cerrado Plateau region of Brazil by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society surveying pig-like creatures call peccaries.
Lemaire Channel Antarctica
'Tiger Stripes' Act As Glacier Speed Bumps
Nov 10, 2013 21:13 PM E
Researchers have discovered the existence of “tiger stripes” or naturally occurring non-slip ribs that delay glacier movement towards the sea, which could have implications for climate change related sea-level rise.
San Francisco, Calif. Under 80 Meters Of Sea Level Rise
Sea Level Rise Mapped In 'Drown Your Town' Visualization Of Cities Around the Globe
Nov 10, 2013 17:43 PM E
As nations develop responses to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, a creative application for Google Earth maps offers a visualization of rising waters in cities around the world.
The Word Huh? Is Used In Languages Around The World
Researchers Discover Huh? Means Huh? Around The Globe
Nov 09, 2013 19:37 PM E
The word "huh?," which implies a problem in understanding what has just been said, has been recorded in similar form and function in nearly 200 informal conversations in 10 languages on five continents by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands.
This Yellow Warbler Couldn't Stand The Sounds of Cars in National Parks
Sounds of Traffic Stress Most Migrating Birds, Study Finds
Nov 08, 2013 09:55 AM E
Even the sounds of traffic in our National Parks are scaring birds away.
Smog
China's Air Pollution Problem: Smog Is So Bad CCTV Security Cameras Can't See
Nov 06, 2013 15:11 PM E
The human toll of air pollution in China seems to be getting worse and more immediate after a series of recent calamities caused by smog.
Global Warming Is Melting The Polar Bear Habitat
Why Polar Bears Are Attacking Canadians: Melting Habitat May Be Bringing Bears Into Contact With Humans
Nov 04, 2013 17:16 PM E
Two people were injured in the latest polar bear attack as diminishing sea ice forces hungry bears to increasingly look for food on land.
Seedling in Mud
Leaked IPCC report Predicts Bleak Outlook for Crops in the Face of Climate Change
Nov 04, 2013 09:49 AM E
In surveying the effects of climate change on agriculture, a new United Nations reports that although there will be some winners, these will be crowded out by agricultural losses.
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