Earth & Climate
Thursday 21 September, 2017

Study on Kyoto Protocol shows 100 percent compliance

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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...

by BioNews | Published 1 year ago
Latest image of the far side of the Sun based on high resolution STEREO data, taken on February 2, 2011 at 23:56 UT when there was still a small gap between the STEREO Ahead and Behind data. This gap will start to close on February 6, 2011, when the spacecraft achieve 180 degree separation, and will completely close over the next several days. Credit: NASA
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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...

mauritius mining
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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...

sea floor volcanoes
By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

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...

The illustration of the ocean floor offshore West-Svalbard. Illustration: Andreia Plaza Faverola.
By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

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

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...

The rich green color of the photosynthesizing sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, helps to camouflage it on the ocean floor.  Image credit: Patrick Krug
By BioNews On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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

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

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

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...