The Bering Sea which finds its borders between Alaska and Russia was ice free during the last warm period in Earth’s climate history, the Pliocene Warm Period. Researchers drilled down … [Read full article]
A historic tiger summit took place this week in St. Petersburg, Russia, with key countries committing to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next “Year of the Tiger” … [Read full article]
In another example of just how little we have a grasp on the mechanics of our planets climate system, new research out of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research has … [Read full article]
By the 2030’s, more and more regions across our planet will be entering drought conditions, according to a recently published study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at … [Read full article]
[UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2013; see addendum at bottom] In the spirit of both Halloween and Environmental Awareness, I hereby offer thirteen environmental horror stories of anthropogenic origin. I have chosen … [Read full article]
The world’s biggest cat, the tiger, is now living out its life in about six percent of the available habitat it could be living in. This according to a new … [Read full article]
New data shows that Russia has recently experienced the largest number of wildfires (bushfires) around its capital this year than in the last 15 years. This according to data collected … [Read full article]
The decision by a Russian court to turn over 70 hectares of genetically unique species of plants to home developers caused an uproar world-wide, with scientists decrying the pending loss as “irreplaceable” and a major blow to agricultural biodiversity. Recently, however, the Russian government has stepped in and ordered a review of the decision — postponing the auctioning of land until at least October.
A University of California LA geographer notes in book that northern countries such as Canada, Scandinavia and Russia are likely to thrive and become formidable economic powers. Laurence C. Smith … [Read full article]
In addition to the numerous climate change stories we reported on this week, here are 7 more definitely worth a share.
Here’s our weekly roundup of environment and wildlife news. Enjoy.
10 of the latest green news stories from around the web (that we didn’t cover in more depth earlier in the week). Have more to add, stick them in the … [Read full article]
Global asbestos lobby keeps the asbestos market going despite proof that asbestos causes cancer and other fatal diseases. Heard of asbestos? It is the terrible toxin used in insulation and … [Read full article]