Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas

Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas Modern diesel cars emit less pollution generally than cars that run on gasoline, says a new six-nation study published today in Scientific Reports whose groundwork was laid in part by an American chemist now working at Université de Montréal. And since diesel is so much cleaner than before, environmental regulators should increasingly shift their focus to dirtier gasoline-powered cars and other … Continue reading Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas

Sustainable Development Goals and India

Sustainable Development Goals and India In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and its 17 SDGs with their 169 associated targets. Addressing the press delegates the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the agreement of 193 countries to set necessary sustainable development goals (SDGs). The United National Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark said, “This agreement marks an important … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals and India

BRIEF: 5G Internet is the Next Big Thing in Light Pollution

BRIEF: 5G Internet is the Next Big Thing in Light Pollution The fast-growing next-gen mobile network may threaten future radio astronomers’ ability to detect signals from space During last week’s American Astronomical Society meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, astronomers detailed the rise of a new and unexpected source of light pollution: radio waves. Although the human eye can’t see them, the waves are an important … Continue reading BRIEF: 5G Internet is the Next Big Thing in Light Pollution

Can We Hold Back the Glaciers?

  Can We Hold Back the Glaciers? Massive geoengineering projects to hold back glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica could slow sea level rise.   A major threat from climate change is rising sea levels, and much of that threat comes from glaciers melting into the oceans. By the end of the century, sea levels are predicted to be a meter higher, causing frequent floods of … Continue reading Can We Hold Back the Glaciers?

A New Way of Making Plastic Could Help Boost Recycling

A New Way of Making Plastic Could Help Boost Recycling An improved process for recycling plastic, researchers say, might lead the world to view the material as a valuable raw material rather than waste. BY MATT SMITH    PUBLISHED ON 04/26/2018 A new process for making plastics might help break down one of the barriers to recycling, researchers at a Colorado university say. Plastics are formed … Continue reading A New Way of Making Plastic Could Help Boost Recycling

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change? BY David Derbyshire Sun 25 Feb 2018 08.00 GMT Last modified on Wed 21 Mar 2018 There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in … Continue reading The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

The Sahara Desert is expanding

The Sahara Desert is expanding The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert and suggests that other deserts could be expanding as well. The study was published online March 29, 2018, in the Journal of Climate. … Continue reading The Sahara Desert is expanding

Earth’s lakes are warming faster than its air

Earth’s lakes are warming faster than its air By Eli Kintisch Dec. 16, 2015 ,   SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—The world’s lakes are warming faster than both the oceans and the air around them, a global survey of hundreds of lakes shows. The rapid temperature rise could cause widespread damage to lake ecosystems, say scientists who presented the findings today at the American Geophysical Union meeting here. The … Continue reading Earth’s lakes are warming faster than its air