Environment

At the southwestern corner of Antarctic continent, there’s a river of ice dubbed the “most dangerous glacier in the world”. On Monday, American and British scientists officially launched a venture to investigate Thwaites Glacier. Their goal: to figure out whether it’s headed for a catastrophic collapse in the near future.   We already know Thwaites…
May 01, 2018
The European Union has announced it will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides within 6 months, due to the damage they’re doing to vulnerable bee populations. Neonicotinoids will be banned from use in all fields by the end of 2018, and will only be allowed to be used in closed greenhouses.   The ban…
April 28, 2018
More than a thousand low-lying tropical islands risk becoming “uninhabitable” by the middle of the century – or possibly sooner – because of rising sea levels, upending the populations of some island nations and endangering key US military assets, according to startling new research published Wednesday.   The threats to the islands are twofold. In…
April 26, 2018
The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday. “Our data suggest that the average person in the United States wastes about a pound of food per day,” said the University of Vermont’s Meredith Niles, one of the study’s authors along with researchers at the…
April 20, 2018