Real-life “prototypes” of the King Julien, the Lord of the Lemurs from the popular animated comedy film “Madagascar,” are facing extinction.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that according to their data, 2016 was the second warmest year ever in record in the US. Most likely, the past 365 days will become the warmest in the last 120 years - at least that is what the preliminary evidence suggests.
A team of Japanese scientists claim that they have solved one of Earth’s biggest mysteries: the third element that makes up the planet’s inner core. The Tohoku University researchers claim that silicon is the most likely candidate, based on the results of their research.
Russian President Vladimir Putin could do good for the United States by persuading President-elect Donald Trump that climate change is a real problem that needs solution, Michael Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor and Democratic Party presidential nominee in 1988 election, told Sputnik.
EPA reported that Fiat Chrysler allegedly violated US federal regulations for installing hidden software in vehicles that increased emissions of nitrogen oxides.
Almost 16,800 chickens were killed in a farm located in western's Taiwanese Yunlin County after an outbreak of an avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu, local media reported Thursday.
The Extreme North, or Far North, is a massive part of Russia, which is known for its harsh cold, especially during the winter time. Thanks to its unique geographical position, it can also boast a variety of rare phenomena that impress even native people.
Neonicotinoid pesticides are a serious threat to honeybees and many other insect species, according to a Greenpeace scientific review - but an environmental campaign group has told Sputnik that lobbying from farming and pesticide interest groups could mean reform is difficult to achieve.
A potential free trade deal between Washington and London is unlikely to avoid threatening the environment, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Jeffrey Sachs told Sputnik on Thursday.
Scientists say they are very close to resurrecting the auroch, an ancient species of cow the size of an elephant.
The Sekiseishoko coral reef, the largest reef both in Japan and in the Northern Hemisphere, is 70 percent percent dead, and soon could face total extinction due to global warming, according to Environment Ministry of Japan.
Volkswagen agreed to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty over environmental, customs and financial violations in the United States.
An estimated 10 million honey bees were killed over several days in the countryside of São Paulo state, Brazil. The suspected cause of death is reported to be airborne pesticides.
The average tax on petrol in 157 nations, accounting for 97 percent of the world's population and 98 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, has fallen 13 percent in 13 years, despite increasing worldwide recognition of the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, researchers have found.
The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service has announced that 2016 is the warmest year on record since measurements began in the 19th century, beating the previous average global temperature record set in 2015 by almost 0.2 degrees Celsius.
A Winter Storm approaches the American South, and Bible Belt states are preparing for a rare moderate snowfall by cleaning out grocery stores. Meteorologists predict that more than six inches will fall on Virginia as well as North and South Carolina over the weekend. Icy conditions are predicted for Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
Beijing plans to increase the consumption of non-fossil energy resources in order to reduce the consumption of coal, and boost the share of solar, water power, geothermal and wind energy.
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