This is the first time such an event has occurred in over 130 years.May 30, 2020The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review has finally been released, and it presents some very promising news. In 2019, the country& 39;s annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption, reported Power Engineering.
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The consensus was reached by studying 47 peer-reviewed papers from 13 independent groups, written by 91 authors.February 20, 2020Imagine a world heated, brightened, and cooled entirely by nature& 39;s own resources: wind, water, and the sun.According to 91 authors from 13 independent groups who wrote a combined 47 peer-reviewed research papers, this future is possible, and it& 39;s possible as early as 2050.
February has seen one of the hottest days on record for Antarctica, leading to worrisome levels of ice melting.February 24, 2020The beginning of February 2020, marked the hottest days on record for Antarctica. Thermometers at the Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula reached 18.
2020 hasn& 39;t started off too well. Australia was engulfed in flames and a novel form of coronavirus is currently rampaging around the planet.But there are some other potential disasters in waiting that could shake human civilization to the core.RELATED: WORST 8 DISASTERS IN GLOBAL HISTORY BY DEATH PER SECONDWhat are the types of disasters?
Trying to create precipitation through cloud seeding has been on-going for years.February 25, 2020In a first, researchers have created snowfall using radars and tools in order to measure the volume of snow produced through cloud seeding.The gentle snowfall was created by a team from the University of Colorado Boulder thanks to a technique that mixes tiny particles into the atmosphere, which generates more precipitation than usual.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has resulted in factory shutdowns and an overall decrease in traffic.March 01, 2020NASA released satellite images taken in conjunction with the European Space Agency& 39;s pollution monitoring satellites that show a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China.
Pollution is responsible for more deaths than tobacco, HIV/AIDS, and wars.March 07, 2020A new study is revealing some alarming facts about air pollution. The research found that air pollution is shortening people& 39;s lifespans more than wars, diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and smoking.RELATED: AIR POLLUTION IS CUTTING CHILDREN& 39;S LIFE EXPECTANCY BY YEARS NEW REPORT REVEALSA pandemicIn fact, the study& 39;s authors are stating that they believe air pollution is a & 34;pandemic.
Flowers are blooming early and bears are coming out of hibernation.March 15, 2020Russia smashed heat records this winter, experiencing its hottest winter since records began 130 years ago, reported Gizmodo. Parts of the country were 6 to 8 degrees Celsius (7.2 to 12.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than normal, according to data kept by Russia’s weather service.
The March Equinox will happen on Thursday.March 17, 2020Here& 39;s some good news for you: Spring will be amongst those in the Northern Hemisphere earlier than it has been since 1896.The vernal (Spring) equinox marks the start of Spring and will happen on Thursday, 19 March across the Northern Hemisphere.
The Atomic Age began in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, when the Manhattan Project carried out its first successful test detonation of a nuclear weapon. Only one month later, atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, devastating Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and leading to the end of World War II.Today, we live under the partial law of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which was signed in 1996 to prevent all tests from taking place.
From the mighty Colorado River to the Gasconade River, here are some of the rivers in the United States that are suffering from high-demand, rising temperatures, and reduced rainfall. For these and a myriad of other issues, these rivers are facing a very real danger of drying up in the future.RELATED: 6 MAJOR RIVERS FACING DROUGHT-LIKE SITUATIONS FROM OVERUSEWhat rivers are at risk of drying up in the U.
COVID-19 is causing global trade to be disrupted, flights are being canceled, and many people are now working or staying at home. Life, as we know it, has changed beyond all recognition.But it is also having some interesting positive effects on the environment. Here are some great examples.RELATED: NASA SPACE IMAGES SHOW CHINESE POLLUTION DROP DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKHow is the coronavirus outbreak affecting the environment?
The small island chain may revolutionize how we produce hydrogen.March 29, 2020In an energy-hungry world, it is hard to imagine anyone having too much clean energy, but such is the case for Orkney, a group of islands off the northern coast of Scotland. The islands have so much wind power that wind turbines need to be switched off on a daily basis.
Meteorologists warn that it will hit on Friday or Saturday morning.April 03, 2020A huge storm that& 39;s been building up across the Atlantic Ocean has stalled off of the East Coast of the U.S. As it sits off the coast it may turn into a tropical storm as it hits New England with wind, cold air, rain, and even smatterings of snow on Friday and into the weekend.
The world’s largest furniture retailer is undertaking many eco-friendly initiatives.April 05, 2020We all know about climate change. Our environment is in danger, and there is no denying it. That& 39;s why it& 39;s refreshing to see big companies seeking to make a change.Inspiring changeA spokesperson for the world’s largest furniture retailer revealed that 60 of IKEA’s 2018 products were made out of renewable materials, while 10 contain recycled materials, as reported by Zaysan.
The Cold War& 39;s radioactive legacy has helped solve a mystery of the world& 39;s largest fish and shark.April 06, 2020A key part of wildlife conservation is knowing an animal& 39;s age. For scientists studying the world& 39;s largest fish and shark, the whale shark, that& 39;s not been very easy to come by.
Update April 14, 4:06 AM EDT:Over 30 people have been killed since Sunday as nearly 60 tornadoes rolled through Texas all the way to the Carolinas. Over 75 million people were in the path of destruction between Sunday and Monday as the storms battered on.Mississippi suffered the highest numbers of death with 11 people losing their lives due to the storms.
Activists say the chances of radiation problems increase as the fires get closer to Chernobyl.April 14, 2020A large forest fire has been burning for the better part of a week in Northern Ukraine and is now only a kilometer away from Chernobyl& 39;s now unused nuclear power plant. As it nears the power plant the threat of radiation increases, said Greenpeace Russia on Monday.
Global warming may lead to the worst drought recorded in history.April 17, 2020Climate change has brought about a number of alarming impacts on our environment, and those living in the western states of the U.S. will have felt quite a few of them over the last few years.Since the early 2000s the region from northern Mexico all up the western U.
Hot water is considered a basic requirement of modern life, but this wasn& 39;t always the case. Unless you had the luxury of a Roman bath or natural hot water spring near you, most people in history would have to make do without hot water on demand in their homes.Thanks to the hard work and dedication of various inventors in history we now never have to worry about not getting hot water to bathe in or wash.
Around the world, there are many critical and irreplaceable ecosystems that, in no small part, help maintain life on the planet. But a combination of natural changes and human activities are putting some of them under serious strain.The loss of any ecosystem is not only heartbreaking but could have serious repercussions for all life on Earth.