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Chinese river pig in risk of extinction

According to the WWF (World Wide Fund) reports, the Chinese “River Pig” is getting closer to it’s extinction. It is catching the attention of many different groups interested in keeping wildlife safe. Among them there is a local group that points to the fact that Chinese river pigs population is becoming less in numbers than [...]

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Environmentally Significant Bengali Forests Face Damage

A report published on the 11th of January, 2013 in the scientific journal Remote Sensing, draws on research done by researchers based at the Zoological Society of London. The report has stated that development of humankind continues and society increases, damage from cyclones and tidal waves is increasing at a rate which is some cause [...]

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Why there will be no Arabica coffee in a century

Coffee of the species Wild Arabica will be extinct in 100 years. This is according to a study that was done by the RBG, Kew (UK), working hand in hand with Ethiopian scientists and it attributes this to climate change. The report was published on 7 November 2012 in PLOS ONE. Being genetically diverse, it [...]

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Cutting global food losses by half could feed another billion people

A recent study has shown that increasing the efficiency of the global food production chain, while decreasing the total amounts of food lost, would radically help to maintain the planet’s natural resources and enhance people’s lives. Researchers at Aalto University have for the very first time demonstrated a valid approximation of the number of people [...]

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Avian influenza in wild birds – Why climate change can increase irevalence

Climate change has been thought to affect migratory patterns of different species. To find out how this change has affected a species of shorebirds in relation to horseshoe crabs, two population ecologists set out to find the answers using a mathematical model. The two experts Pejman Rohani and Victoria Brown indeed discovered a few things. [...]

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Adapting to a planet of the move – food wise

Forewarned is forearmed they say and the world cannot get any louder with the warning signs it has been sending. Man is highly likely to find himself in a situation where bare essentials such as shelter, food and most importantly water are unavailable. This calls for action that will see man adapt and be able [...]

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Extracted Ground Water is Another Cause of Rising Sea Levels

A gradual increase in the level of sea water has forced scientists to analyse the probable causes inducing the particular event. Some scientists perceive this situation as a consequence of global climate change, while others point out at the melting ice caps as the main culprit responsible for encouraging this situation. Whatever the reason is; [...]

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Climate change and its affect on conquering Mt Everest

Mount Everest at approximately 29,092 feet or 8,845 metres stands as a moumental challenge for mountain climbers world wide. Climbers have been ascending Everest for decades. Hundreds of climbers have ascended Everest since the first successful expedition by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1951. Everest stands as a omnipresent sentinel standing guard over [...]

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Climate Crisis

The Global warming or rising of the Earth’s temperature and changes in the ocean is still a big issue and controversy. As believed by many, greenhouse effect or the gases produced by human activities such as burning of fossil fuels, carbon dioxide, deforestation and the most argued chlorofluorocarbon or CFCs are doing the essential part [...]

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Insights Into The Elusive Green Arhitecture

For most individuals, the thought of green arhitecture is an elusive dream and whose future remains unknown. However, over the years, this technological idea has been implemented to become a reality. All over the world, countries are coming up with unique and intriguing designs and which are worth mentioning. In the middle East, Dubai, which [...]

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Act NOW to Reign in Global Warming

Greenhouse gas emissions have been the major cause of Global Warming and other environmental changes in the Earth. Global warming is soon going to be above the danger mark unless steps are taken on a war footing to arrest it. The latest research and findings have proved that controlling these emissions to prevent serious environmental [...]

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Artificial Trees-A New Revolution

Is it not interesting to hear that in future there may be artificial trees that can absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide(CO2).It is possible because the researchers in California have developed a cheap plastic which can absorb large amounts of CO2. George Olah,a chemist at University of Southern California who has also won the noble [...]

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