environment

The Asian giant hornet is, as the name suggests, from Asia. The two inch long insects, scientifically known as Vespa velutina, kill an average of 50 people a year. So strong is the sting of a murder hornet...

Chromium steel is now known to have been first manufactured in Persia. And most amazing of all, this material was made almost a thousand years earlier than first thought. The landmark research was conducted...

China is the biggest polluting country in the world, accounting for 30 percent of carbon emissions for the entire planet, according to 2018 data from Statista. The country has become industrialised in...

Climate change continues to take its toll on the Arctic circle, with sea ice now reaching almost record lows. Much of the Arctic sea ice melts in the summer, and reforms again in the warmer months. However,...

Commercial fishers captured a catshark around the waters of Sardinia, but were stunned by the condition of the beast. Marine biologists noted that the shark had no teeth or no elasmobranch skin on its...

There are more than 400 recognised species of shark, of which the deadly great white is the best-known one. Thanks to films like Jaws and 47 Metres Down, great whites have kept many people up at night...

If carbon emissions continue at the current rate, sea levels will rise by 15 inches due to the melting ice caps by 2100, according to climate researchers from 36 institutions across the planet. The ice...

Footprints dating back 120,000 years have been discovered near an ancient lake in Saudi Arabia, which not only offer an insight into humanity’s past, but also the previous climates of Earth. The...

The continuous emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is the leading contributor to climate change. Gasses such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2) get trapped in the upper reaches...

Satellite images from NASA show the west coast of America ablaze, as wildfires take their toll on California, Oregon and Washington state. On the other side of the country, Hurricane Sally is making landfall...

Dubbed the Carnian Pluvial Episode, this major extinction event occurred some 233 million years ago. An international team of palaeontologists used interdisciplinary evidence including geology and fossil...

Fires across California continue to rage on, having scorched more than 3.2 million acres of the Golden State. The fires have spread as far as Washington State, which is separated from California by Oregon...

Animals including pigs, goats and cattle have had their DNA updated to produce sperm with highly-desirable characteristics such as disease resistance and improved meat quality. The study strongly suggests...

Plastic recycling is a scam. You diligently sort your rubbish, you dutifully wash your plastic containers, then everything gets tossed in a landfill or thrown in the ocean anyway. OK, maybe not everything...

Thanks to climate change, the Arctic heats at almost twice the rate of the rest of the world, excluding Antarctica. This is because as the snow and ice melts, which usually deflects light particles, the...

Since the beginning of the year, fires in California have scorched 3.2 million acres of land – an area comparable to the state of Connecticut. More than 4,000 structures have burnt to the ground...