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2018: fourth hottest year Analyses & Assessments

2018: fourth hottest year

Heatwaves across the world are resulting in casualties and reduced crop yields. Global warming or Climate change is the increase in the average...

Australia: land of drought Analyses & Assessments

Australia: land of drought

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the country has become a "land of drought" as he announced further measures to help...

Trump lifts pesticide ban Analyses & Assessments

Trump lifts pesticide ban

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides. The ban was linked to declining bee populations and the...

Heat waves to affect South Asia : MIT Analyses & Assessments

Heat waves to affect South Asia : MIT

South Asia, home to one fifth of the world population, could see humid heat rise to unsurvivable levels by the centurys end if nothing is done to...

 Penguin population shrinks by 90% Analyses & Assessments

Penguin population shrinks by 90%

Research suggests that, since the 1980s, the world's largest king penguin colony has shrunk nearly 90%. Climate change is a change in the statistical...

Greek PM Assumes Responsibility for Wildfire Analyses & Assessments

Greek PM Assumes Responsibility for Wildfire

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has taken political responsibility on Friday for the deadliest wildfire in the country in a decade. Experts have...

Biodiversity Collapse: earlier than expected Analyses & Assessments

Biodiversity Collapse: earlier than expected

The world's tropics face immediate biodiversity collapse unless drastic steps are taken, according to a new study. The study suggests environmental...

Calamity in Laos Analyses & Assessments

Calamity in Laos

A partially constructed hydropower dam in southern Laos has collapsed, causing neighbouring villages to flood. Hundreds of people are missing, with...

Chinese companies use CFC-11. Analyses & Assessments

Chinese companies use CFC-11.

The Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) found widespread use of Chlorofluorocarbons in China. The environmental pressure group has claimed that...

Foremost Climate Villain Analyses & Assessments

Foremost Climate Villain

President Donald Trump is expected to pull out the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, confirming a giant setback to the agreement on...

Srilanka faces nature’s rage Analyses & Assessments

Srilanka faces nature’s rage

Three days after enormous mudslides and territorial rain across southwestern portions of Srilanka, at least 150 people have been killed and over half...

Israel - Europe natural gas deal Analyses & Assessments

Israel - Europe natural gas deal

An Israel-Europe gas pipeline which would turn Israel into a major energy exporter in the Mediterranean was signed on 24th April 2017 after the...

Earth-like planet GJ 1132b Analyses & Assessments

Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Astronomers have found evidence for a hot and steamy atmosphere around an Earth-like planet that circles a red dwarf star in the southern sky. The...

Plastic eating fungus Analyses & Assessments

Plastic eating fungus

Scientists have identified a soil fungus, which uses enzymes to rapidly break down plastic materials. The fungus capable of degrading polyurethane (...

Heatwaves in India Analyses & Assessments

Heatwaves in India

Anticipating a structural shift in the country’s weather, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is training state governments to improve their...

Cyclone Debbie Analyses & Assessments

Cyclone Debbie

On the 28th of March, 2017; Cyclone Debbie hit the north-east coast of Australia. It is being classified as a category 4 cyclone. Continuous winds of...

Alternative to Antibiotics Analyses & Assessments

Alternative to Antibiotics

The University of Bern is teaming up with an organic farm in Sorens, Switzerland to try alternatives to painkillers when rearing milk producing cows...

Hypersonic wind tunnel Analyses & Assessments

Hypersonic wind tunnel

Indigenously developed hypersonic wind tunnel and shock tunnel, the third largest in terms of size and simulation capability in the world, have been...

First Zero Emission Hydrogen Train Analyses & Assessments

First Zero Emission Hydrogen Train

The world’s first zero emission hydrogen train was unveiled in Germany on the 22nd of March. It is called the iLint. A fleet of these passenger...

SpaceX’s Moon mission Analyses & Assessments

SpaceX’s Moon mission

On Monday February 27, 2017, SpaceX – the US private rocket company, announced a mission to the Moon, for late 2018. It shall fly two tourists around...