Earth & Climate
Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Study on Kyoto Protocol shows 100 percent compliance

All the countries who signed up to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change complied with their emission targets, says a new study. “There is often scepticism about the importance of international law, and many critics claim that the Kyoto Protocol failed. The fact that countries have fully complied is highly significant, and it helps to raise expectations More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Don’t blame the sun for global warming

A review of solar activity in the past 400 years has shown that the level of sun activity was not very different in the 18th  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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India to explore mineral deposits off Mauritius coast

India will soon start exploration of mineral deposits, mainly polymetallic sulphides, along the 10,000 sq km mid-ocean ridge  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Submarine volcanoes may alter long-term climate: Study

Volcanoes hidden under the oceans may have a greater influence on our planet’s long-term climate than previously thought  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Methane leakage from Arctic seabed for millions of years

Natural seepage of methane offshore the Arctic archipelago Svalbard has been occurring periodically for at least 2,7 million years.  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Ear tag to help learn more about tuna

An ear tag for tunas – aimed at knowing more about the fish’s aquatic life – is now ready.  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Sea Slug takes Genes from the Algae it Eats to synthesize food like a plant

How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time “feeding” on sunlight, like a plant  More...

By BioNews On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Salinisation posing threat to Sunderbans: Study

Accumulation of salts in the soil leading to reduced fertility (salinisation) is a “poorly understood” process and is a  More...

By BioNews On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Anthropocene epoch began with first atomic blast: Researchers

The first atomic bomb blast July 16, 1945 marked the dawn of the Anthropocene era — a new chapter in the Earth’s geological history  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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US blizzard to affect 65 million across 18 states

As many as 65 million people across 18 states in the US ran the risk of being affected by a winter storm that ramped up in the US Great Plains, while a blizzard warning was sounded in Chicago  More...