Environment

Soil degradation human migration

Soil degradation to lead to massive migration worldwide

At least 50 million humans will be forced to migrate by 2050 because of the deterioration of the planet’s…

There is a massive landfill in the Pacific ocean

Billions of pieces of plastic float in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, putting the food chain in…

Greenhouse gas emissions on the rise globally

Greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity, transportation and construction sectors rose by 1.4% in 2017 globally. This is not an…

Twilight Zone

A twilight zone hidden in the ocean has been discovered

A team of researchers was able to identify a “twilight zone” hidden in the ocean several hundred meters deep,…

Antarctica: a glacier the size of France is melting away due to global warming

Totten, a glacier close to the South Pole, as big as the whole country of France, is melting under…

Climate Change Flood

Extreme weather events in sharp rise according to a report

There were four times more floods in 2016 than in 1980. Extreme weather events have been more frequent over…

Climate Migrants

The number of climate migrants could reach 143M by 2050

More than 140 million people could migrate by 2050 to three regions of the developing world to escape the…

Climate Change

Life on Earth is under threat from climate change

Climate change and all its consequences have the scientific community on high alert. Thanks to the excessive increase of…

Canada relying on nuclear energy to reduce its carbon footprint

Canada, the second largest producer of uranium, is relying on nuclear energy to reduce its carbon footprint and wants…

Global Water Crisis

World leaders are sounding the alarm on the global water crisis

Today, 40% of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity and 80% of wastewater is released into the…

China is winning its war against air pollution

China, the world’s leading polluter, “is winning the war against pollution”, to the point of sketching an increase in…

Urban Heat Island

Why it’s so hot at night in some cities

It is hotter in the city than in the countryside or in the suburbs, especially at night. But this…

Children Brain Development

Green spaces promote brain development of children

According to a recent study, growing up in an environment rich in green spaces would be beneficial for the…

Solar Panels Raindrops

Solar panels capable of producing electricity from raindrops

As efficient as our solar panels are when the sky is clear, they turn out to be practically useless…

Thismia neptunis

Strange underground plant re-discovered after more than 150 years

An extraterrestrial-like plant has been rediscovered 150 years after its last sighting. Located in the depths of the Malaysian…

Nitrogen oxide emissions responsible for 6,000 deaths in Germany

Nitrogen oxide emissions, produced in particular by diesel vehicles, caused some 6,000 premature deaths from cardiovascular diseases in Germany…