Thousands of people in the US are marching between September 20 and 27 as part of the Global Climate Strike, a worldwide movement demanding that politicians take action to combat the growing climate crisis.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Thousands of young people worldwide on 20 September started the Global Climate Strike, marking the third time in a year when youngsters from Fridays For Future movement ask everybody to stop working on Friday to protest against the slow rate of CO2 emissions reduction and destruction of nature and biodiversity.
Tropical Depression Imelda has inundated some parts of Texas with up to 35 inches of rain, causing severe flash flooding in the cities of Houston and Beaumont Thursday and leaving hundreds of residents trapped in their homes and vehicles.
The thawing of submarine permafrost leads to massive emissions of greenhouse methane, which may change the climate in the future. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU)’s research in the Seas of the Eastern Arctic is aimed at assessing the scale of these processes. This is what the press service of TPU told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 22,470 out of some 65,000 residents of the Bermuda Islands have been left without electricity by the Humberto hurricane, the Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) electricity-generating company said on Wednesday.
Tropical Depression Imelda is expected to continue dumping rain on portions of eastern Texas over the next few days, which could potentially lead to flash flooding in those areas.
In spite of climate change, environmental news isn’t all bad. In a positive twist of events, the ozone hole above Antarctica this year could be one of the smallest recorded in the last 30 years.
The Northern Hemisphere experienced the hottest summer on record between June and August this year, according to scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Friday’s full moon is called a 'Harvest Moon' because it will be the last before the autumnal equinox on 23 September – commonly known as the beginning of the autumn.
Switzerland’s Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps, could vanish by the end of the century due to climate change, according to a study published in the Journal of Glaciology Wednesday.
The 2.5-meter eel has been named Electrophorus voltai after Alessandro Volta, the Italian physicist who invented the first battery. This electric variety of the knifefish family can reportedly discharge an electric shock reaching as high as 860 volts, the most powerful of any animal known to modern science.
A marine heat wave characterized by extremely warm ocean surface temperatures is extending from Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula all the way up to Alaska and could disturb the marine ecosystem, similar to a heat wave that occurred in 2013.
At least 50 people are dead and around 2,500 people reported missing after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on August 29 as a Category 5 Hurricane, devastating the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.
Earlier this year, a team of researchers reported that they had explored what is considered to be the oldest known water in a reservoir nearly 2,500 metres under the surface, in a mine located 550 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Their work builds on a report that suggests there could be an “underground Galapagos” deep inside the Earth.
The US Commerce Secretary threatened the administration of the NOAA with firings to make the Agency change its forecast, some sources claimed, although conflicting claims say this never happened.
Also known as puss moth caterpillars, these insects are considered the most poisonous caterpillars in North America. The creatures are covered in spines linked to a sac filled with poison.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - About 920,000 Japanese households have faced temporary power outage after the typhoon Faxai hit the country's capital of Tokyo bringing heavy rains and winds, the TEPCO energy company said Monday.
Hurricane Dorian killed at least 43 people when it hit the Bahamas last Sunday. Media reports say the storm destroyed an oil storage facility, causing an oil spill at sea, although the energy company that owns the facility has not confirmed this.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - One person was killed and 29 more injured as a result of the earthquake, which hit the Chinese southwestern province of Sichuan on Sunday, the government of the city of Neijiang said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 375,000 Canadians living in the province of Nova Scotia have been left without electricity on Saturday evening after the Dorian hurricane made a landfall on Canada's Atlantic coast, media reported.