Category: Environment

A 'raft' of volcanic rock the size of Manhattan is floating toward Australia

A ‘raft’ of volcanic rock the size of Manhattan is floating toward Australia

A large ‘raft’ of underwater volcanic rock is floating across the Pacific Ocean and drifting towards Australia. The researchers say that the raft, which carries several sea creatures and coral, will help recover the Great Barrier Reef. The NASA Earth Observatory captured the raft which was produced after underwater volcanic eruptions 130ft down close to […]

New threat from ocean acidification emerges in the Southern Ocean

New threat from ocean acidification emerges in the Southern Ocean

The oceans covering our Earth serve as the carbon sink for the planet. Till date, they have managed to absorb as much as 40 percent of the carbon emissions released due to anthropogenesis. A major section of this CO2 emission has been absorbed by the oceans towards the Southern periphery of the globe. This has […]

Burning food can’t count as recycling, according to Murphy veto

Burning food can’t count as recycling, according to Murphy veto

Turns out Gov. Phil Murphy thinks there’s more to recycling food than just burning it. On Friday, the governor announced a conditional veto of a controversial bill that had originally been designed to curb food waste in the Garden State — but was given major loopholes for landfills and incinerators in last minute amendments. It was those […]

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday’s vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for the measure’s likely approval by its […]

Government settlement bars 'Codfather' magnate from US fishing, report

Government settlement bars ‘Codfather’ magnate from US fishing: report

Fishing magnate Carlos Rafael will be barred from U.S. commercial fisheries under the terms of a settlement with the federal government announced Monday, according to The Associated Press. Under the settlement, the New Bedford, Mass.-based Rafael, known as “the Codfather,” must pay more than $3 million in civil penalties and give up his seafood dealer permit. […]

'Dead zone'- Data confirms dire warnings about algae growing in Chesapeake Bay

‘Dead zone’: Data confirms dire warnings about algae growing in Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing “dead zone” in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct. Natural Resources Department data shows an area with little to no oxygen spread to 2 cubic miles (8 cubic kilometers) by late July, making it one of the worst in […]

Michigan counties listed as 'hot spots' in massive 'Washington Post' climate analysis

Michigan counties listed as ‘hot spots’ in massive ‘Washington Post’ climate analysis

All around the world, the effects of climate change can be seen and felt by millions of people — and three Michigan counties were listed as among the rapidly heating regions in the U.S., according to The Washington Post. The “critical threshold for global warming” has been identified as 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Post, and the 2015 Paris […]