environment

More than 75,000 cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 have now been confirmed across the planet, with all but a few hundred being in China, where the disease first broke out. The death toll for coronavirus...

Climate experts have found global warming has been reduced by 0.2C to 0.25C degrees (0.36F to 0.45F) since the 1980s. The unexpected trend has been linked to carbon dioxide emissions feeding a surge in...

Climate change is not only heating the globe, but it is also leading to more extreme weather events such as heatwaves, more frequent and stronger storms and increased rainfall. These extreme weather events...

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have created the gadget that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air. Scientists hope this cutting-edge tech could revolutionise...

Glaciologists may find Antarctica’s barren landscape to be the perfect environment for research but there is not much else there in terms of entertainment. That is until scientists discovered dropping...

NASA planes have flown over 20,000 square miles of the Arctic in a bid to analyse methane patches in the north pole. These patches release methane into the atmosphere, which acts as a greenhouse gas and...

‘We cannot protect everyone’ admits new environment secretary George Eustice as Storm Dennis deluges bring flood hell across Britain despite billions spent on defences George Eustice warned...

Climate chase, exacerbated by human activity, is melting the ice caps, and scientists have discovered that if just the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt, sea levels could rise by three metres. The...

New research has found planes are finding it harder to take off – and this is largely thanks to climate change. Many airports and their runways were built and designed with the prevailing winds at...

An annual review of US coast lines has found that sea level rises are speeding up year-on-year. The annual report from William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) monitors 32...

Scientists in the world’s most southern continent recorded a temperature of 20.75C at Seymour Island in western Antarctica. It is the first time since records began that the 20C barrier has been...

Global warming caused by man-made climate change is today one of most important issues of our time. One of the greatest concerns among experts is a cataclysmic rise in sea levels triggered by a spike in...

Climate scientists in China have warned the relentless heatwaves will scorch the Northern Hemisphere even if global warming is held at bay. A study published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday...

Yellowstone volcano and the surrounding areas witnessed a period of seismic activity in January 2020. Seismic trackers in the Yellowstone National Park region recorded a total of 41 earthquakes last month. The...

American novelists Larry Niven once famously said the dinosaurs went extinct because they did not have a space programme. And if we do not have a space programme, Mr Niven added, “it’ll serve...

Over millions of years, Earth goes through ice ages and then warm periods depending on the planet’s rotation around the Sun. Currently, it is in a warmer period – although it is important to...