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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 an unknown number believed to be dead. Laos,…

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 Chinese factories are illegally using..

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 controlling carbon emission. America is the world's…

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 a million Srilankans are displaced. The extreme…

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 discovery of the Leviathan Natural Gas fields in 2010.…

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 (PU) plastics has been identified by Chinese…

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 mitigation preparedness to cope with the persistent…

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 185 kmph (114 mph) with gusts..

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 commissioned at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (…

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 trains are set to go into service in the country over…

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 the Moon, without making a landing, and then fly…

Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand Analyses & Assessments

Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand

On the 11th of February, 2017 an estimated 600 pilot whales washed up on the shores of Farwell Spit. The beach sits atop New Zealand's South Island. Volunteers from around the Island and from the…

Hottest year 2016 Analyses & Assessments

Hottest year 2016

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA declared 2016 as the warmest year, breaking the record three years in a row. NASA data shows that average surface temperature in 2016…

Living in a gas chamber Analyses & Assessments

Living in a gas chamber

Why can’t we fix this problem?

MPA- ross sea Analyses & Assessments

MPA- ross sea

Is the world community becoming more conscious of environmental responsibilities?