The chunk of ice weighing billions of tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula back in 2017. The iceberg was on course to collide with South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, which would have upended the island's ecosystem, but the ice mass met a different end.
Before leaving office in early 2017, the administration of then-US President Barack Obama moved to ban fossil fuel exploration in some 128 million acres in both the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Former US President Donald Trump attempted to undo the Obama-era policy via executive order in 2017, but a federal judge in Alaska ruled 45's move unlawful.
Under former US President Donald Trump, the coal industry saw something of a renaissance as he pushed cheap home-grown fuel sources and dismissed renewables. However, the Biden administration has rapidly expanded investments in renewables and laid out a timeframe for divestment from fossil fuels.
Speaking ahead of the launch of the BBC series “Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World”, the Swedish activist turned climate icon self-deprecatingly said she only “writes and gives speeches and travels around”, suggesting that “anyone else could have done the same thing”.
The Kvanefjeld mining project, driven by the Chinese-owned Australian group Greenland Minerals, was largely seen as the world's largest island's best hope for entering the international rare earth and uranium market, gaining economic self-sufficiency, and potentially full independence.
Bitcoin has been recently criticised for its carbon footprint due to the cryptocurrency’s high energy consumption, with even Bill Gates weighing in on the matter, calling it “not like a great climate thing."
Last year, millions of acres were burned in a record wildlife season in multiple states across the United States including California, Washington and Oregon. In fact, there were around 2.3 million more acres burned last year than the 10-year-average.
Earlier this year, 111 dolphins with no signs of mutilation washed ashore near Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in Mozambique. The country's environmental ministry issued a statement last month linking the beaching and subsequent deaths to low tides that were possibly triggered by cyclone Guambe.
In the race to produce “green” fossil-free steel that would revolutionise the market and result in a dramatic reduction of emissions, a Swedish heavyweight company has received an unexpected challenger, inspired by Tesla's meteoric rise to fame.
According to South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries, the species carry a deadly neurotoxin that can paralyse the diaphragm causing respiratory failure.
The researchers are now planning to apply the new knowledge to help develop better immunotherapeutics.
The American bald eagle, the national bird of the US, was officially removed from the list of 'Threatened and Endangered Species,' on August 9, 2007. Prior to its delisting, the bird of prey was reclassified from 'endangered' to 'threatened' in 1995.
Giant pandas - native to remote and mountainous regions in central China - have a reputation of being cute and cuddly, but according to a Pairi Daiza zoo spokesperson, the species does not tolerate intrusion. The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates less than 1,900 giant pandas are left in the wild, while some 600 are in zoos and breeding centers.
The spiders were later identified as Tiger Spiders. Although they are venomous, they bite if continually provoked, causing swelling, mild pain, and itching.
Among other factors, increased surveillance and defence activity, including that in the “grey area”, will elevate the chances of accidents and misunderstandings between the nations involved, posing a risk of conflict, a recent report suggested.
In one of the largest calving events ever recorded, a colossal piece of ice broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica in late February, after the snap had been building for more than a decade, with satellite measurement putting it at around 1,290 square km.
Evacuation orders were issued earlier this week for several areas of Hawai'i, including the islands of O'ahu and Maui, as heavy rainfall brought destructive flash flooding and surging waters. As of this article's publication, no related deaths have been reported.
The Trump administration spent years stonewalling the development of renewable energy generators like wind turbines and solar panels in order to push a massive expansion of the petroleum, coal, and natural gas industries.
US scientists have proposed a theory that could explain type 1a supernovae, blow-ups, in which white dwarfs, the necrotic remains of stars like our Sun, can die for a second time.
One of the sinkholes is roughly 15 metres deep. The phenomenon is now being investigated by scientists.