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Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 13th November, 2018, 16:31

The 2015 Paris Agreement limits nations to temperature rises “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)

Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns

UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation

This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process


Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in very poor category at 381


Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse

In the last 20 years, California and southern Europe have seen several droughts of a magnitude that used to occur only once a century


Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna

Three years ago, ICCAT introduced a 65,000-tonne catch limit for the seven largest fishers of bigeye, and a moratorium in certain areas of ocean


Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in severe category at 426


Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy

Commuters donned masks as visibility on major roads was reduced to barely 50 metres (160 feet)


Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting

Once numbering in the tens of thousands, the northern whale’s population — hovering around 450 today — climbed slowly from 1990


Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study

Wind is the fastest-growing renewable energy sector, supplying around four percent of global electricity demand


World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked: study World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked: study

Scientists working in several seed banks around the world currently conserve seeds by drying them before freezing


Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs Palau to ban sunscreen to save coral reefs

The government has signed a law that restricts the sale and use of sunscreen and skincare products that contain a list of ten different chemicals


Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness

New research found that nearly three quarters of the wilderness that’s left belongs to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and the US


Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds

Poachers are the first danger, even at this conservation site dedicated to the marine reptiles


Earth’s wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF Earth’s wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF

From 1970 to 2014, 60 percent of all animals with a backbone — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals — were wiped out


Climate change may stand in the way of SDGs: Experts Climate change may stand in the way of SDGs: Experts

They also says it is extremely important to keep the average global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius


‘Big dry’ drags on as Australia sets up drought-proof fund ‘Big dry’ drags on as Australia sets up drought-proof fund

The drought, coupled with damaging frost in some areas, is set to produce the smallest winter grain crop in 10 years


Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash

The octopus can grow to 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) as adults, with arm spans of 3 feet (1 meter.)


Philippines to re-open ‘cesspool’ Boracay after clean up Philippines to re-open ‘cesspool’ Boracay after clean up

The Philippines re-opens its crown jewel resort island Boracay to holidaymakers on Friday, after a six-month clean up


Sea level rise to cause migrating 2 lakh people in Bangladesh Sea level rise to cause migrating 2 lakh people in Bangladesh

Many parts of Bangladesh are under severe threat of future sea-level submergence, but studies show the migratory response to flooding


'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: Report 'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: Report

People in China and Nepal have been killed in clashes over the years over the elusive fungus “yarchagumba,” known formally as Ophiocordyceps sinensis


Brazil's Amazon at risk if Bolsonaro wins presidency: ecologists Brazil's Amazon at risk if Bolsonaro wins presidency

The candidate is seen as pliant to the powerful agrobusiness lobby in his country known for putting profit ahead of preservation


China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

The collapse Wednesday morning of a cliff in the deep valley through which the river flows created a dam-like barrier on the Yarlung Tsangpo


China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

The $1.6 billion project, which is expected to be operational by 2022, will cut through the heart of the critically endangered animal's habitat


Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing

A scientific programme, designed to study the feathered giants of the air, might also help identify poaching fishing vessels


Rare Indian flower that blooms every 12 years Rare Indian flower that blooms every 12 years

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Munnar hills to behold the spectacle that lasts up until October


Peru in danger of losing its national cinchona tree Peru in danger of losing its national cinchona tree

The wider cinchona species is used in the production of the anti-malaria medicine, quinine


World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

In 2013, the UN’s climate science panel estimated that global oceans could go up by as much as 76 centimetres by century’s end


Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban ki-Moon Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban ki-Moon

His remarks followed the release of a landmark UN report that warned of global warming-triggered chaos unless dramatic action is taken


Climate change cited in dwindling of Puerto Rico insects Climate change cited in dwindling of Puerto Rico insects

Researchers can also pass nets hundreds of times over the ground or in the foliage before weighing the dry captured biomass


Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report

Approximately half of the reduced emissions would come from boosting the capacity of forests and wetlands to absorb CO2


Caribbean to test greenhouse-gas linked ocean acidity Caribbean to test greenhouse-gas linked ocean acidity

Scientists already believe that the increased acidity is caused by the sea's absorption of carbon emissions


'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future 'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future

The mountainous state absorbs three times more CO2 than it emits, thanks mainly to the lush forests covering 72 percent of its land


Higher El Nino warming risk turns up heat on drought-hit Aussie areas Higher El Nino warming risk turns up heat on drought-hit Aussie areas

The risk of El Nino global warming events hitting the southern hemisphere is now at 70 percent or three times the normal level


Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle biggest ocean polluters: Report Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle biggest ocean polluters

Between 9 and 15 September, over 10,000 volunteers carried out 239 plastic cleaning actions on coasts and other natural environments in 42 countries


From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

It was the second-heaviest pumpkin ever weighed at the 40-year-old California event, but it was still far from a U.S. record


World needs ‘unprecedented’ response to meet 1.5C warming cap: UN World needs ‘unprecedented’ response to meet 1.5C warming cap

Earth's surface has warmed one degree Celsius -- enough to lift oceans and unleash a crescendo of deadly storms, floods and droughts


Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change: Exparts warn Planet has only until 2030

The report issued Monday by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius


S. Arabia threatens to block key UN climate report: sources S. Arabia threatens to block key UN climate report: sources

The oil giant is seeking to block the report unless a passage highlighting the inadequacy of national carbon-cutting pledges is removed or altered


National Committee demands halt in ‘anti-Sundarbans’ projects Nat’l Committee demands halt in ‘anti-Sundarbans’ projects

The committee also demands cancellation of the Speedy Power and Energy Supply (Special) Act 2010 before the national election


Iran risks losing 70pc of farmlands: environment chief Iran risks losing 70pc of farmlands: environment chief

The country is grappling not only with air, water and soil pollution, as well as drought and desertification

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