Thursday, August 11, 2022

Environment

A New Antarctica study shows that levels of toxic chemicals increased markedly

Levels of ‘forever chemicals’ reaching the remote continent have been increasing.

Prevention of global warming depends on understanding the Earth’s energy imbalance

The only practical way to estimate it is through an inventory of the changes in energy.

Finding extraterrestrial life forms with the help of ancient microbes

The relationship between life and the environment it inhabits holds many clues about how the planet became habitable over the years. Planetary habitability is...

Microplastics found in fresh snow in Antarctica

A serious threat to the Antarctic.

Microorganisms living in cryospheric ecosystems have a unique genetic signature

Scientists compile an inventory of endangered microorganisms.

An entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds found in the atmosphere

A new type of extremely reactive substance.

Extreme heat waves created ‘Heat Islands’ in Delhi, India

City dwellers are experiencing considerably higher temperatures than the average temperatures.

World’s ocean is steadily losing its year-to-year memory

Earth suffers ‘ocean amnesia’ symptoms of global warming.

Study on the climate history of Dead sea

Climate change is not linear.

Breakthrough in estimating fossil fuel CO2 emissions

A major breakthrough - detecting changes in fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions more quickly and frequently.

Scientists identified the biggest threats to the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula

This is the first study to examine all of these factors over the long term.

Changes to ozone levels are heating the planet more than we realize

The study has a big impact on the ocean’s ability to absorb excess heat from the atmosphere.

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