Global warming makes tropical soils leak CO2: study By AFP | Last Updated: 13th August, 2020, 11:40

The quantity of carbon cycling each year through soils worldwide is up to 10 times greater than human-generated greenhouse gas emissions

Global warming makes tropical soils leak CO2: study

Amazon fires a ‘lie’ says Brazil’s Bolsonaro Amazon fires a ‘lie’ says Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Tropical rainforest doesn’t catch fire. So this story that the Amazon is burning is a lie, and we have to fight it with real numbers


Italy resort lifts alert on melting glacier threat Italy resort lifts alert on melting glacier threat

Some locals are dismissive of the closure, and said it further hit a tourism season already affected by the coronavirus measures


Climate change to bring longer droughts in Europe: study Climate change to bring longer droughts in Europe: study

The five hottest years in recorded history have occurred in the last five years


Deaths caused by climate change could rise by century's end: study Deaths caused by climate change could rise by century's end: study

A new study warns that rising temperatures driven by climate change could cause millions of deaths per year by the end of the century


Marine heatwaves may force fish to flee huge distances: study Marine heatwaves may force fish to flee huge distances: study

They are an additional stress on oceans that are also seeing long-term warming, says the study published in the journal Nature


Russian swimmers complete eco-relay across Lake Baikal Russian swimmers complete eco-relay across Lake Baikal

The four men and one woman finish their continuous relay of 55 kilometres (34 miles) spanning the width of the lake and ending near the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Wednesday


Brazil firefighters race to contain wetland blazes Brazil firefighters race to contain wetland blazes

The Brazilian Pantanal suffered a record 1,684 fires last month, triple the number from July 2019, according to satellite images


Climate change protesters burst British GP ‘bubble’ Climate change protesters burst British GP ‘bubble’

The four, members of the Extinction Rebellion environmental protest group, were understood to have evaded security by wearing orange race marshal uniforms


Brazilian Amazon fires surge in July Brazilian Amazon fires surge in July

The figure is all the more troubling given that 2019 was already a devastating year for fires in the Amazon, triggering global outcry


Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'

Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'

This is according to the first Red List of UK mammals - a comprehensive review of the status of species, including wildcats, red squirrels and hedgehogs


Habitat loss sparks cascade of ecosystem damage: study Habitat loss sparks cascade of ecosystem damage: study

Human activity is devouring ever more of the natural world, destroying forests, splintering habitats into isolated areas, while polluting land and sea


Clever duck trolls tiger in viral video Clever duck trolls tiger in viral video

This duck narrowly avoided being turned into a tiger's meal with sheer craftiness and some good luck


Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic lake Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic lake

Part of its skull, several ribs and foreleg bones, some with soft tissue still attached to them, were retrieved from Russia’s remote Yamal peninsula above the Arctic circle on July 23


Australia's fires 'killed or harmed three billion animals' Australia's fires 'killed or harmed three billion animals'

Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced during Australia's devastating bushfires of the past year


Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant

Scientists in Washington state made the discovery while recording drone images of Southern Resident killer whales


Plastic face masks, hand sanitizer bottles trigger pollution Plastic face masks, hand sanitizer bottles trigger pollution

Coronavirus lockdowns around the world have led to a dramatic 5 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions


France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars

All heated or air-conditioned buildings open to the public will also have to keep their doors closed to avoid wasting energy


International team of scientists to preserve Lake Titicaca giant frog International team of scientists to preserve Lake Titicaca giant frog

The frog lives at depths of up to 109 yards (100 meters)


Highest-ever temperature recorded in Norwegian Arctic archipelago Highest-ever temperature recorded in Norwegian Arctic archipelago

According to scientific study, global warming in the Arctic is happening twice as fast as for the rest of the planet


UN chief tells China coal has no place in post-COVID recovery UN chief tells China coal has no place in post-COVID recovery

There is no such thing as clean coal, and coal should have no place in any rational recovery plan


Lockdown prevents release of rare butterfly in England

Lockdown prevents release of rare butterfly in England

The chequered skipper was always scarce but died out in 1976 due to changes to woodland management


Europe flooding period worst in 500 years: study Europe flooding period worst in 500 years: study

A pan-European team of researchers spent more than eight years poring over nearly 10,000 records of flood events stretching back to 1500


 Yellow Turtle spotted in Odisha's Balasore Yellow Turtle spotted in Odisha's Balasore

Residents of a village in Odisha's Balasore district, 196 km from capital Bhubaneswar, witnessed a unique sight on Sunday


In Sweden, a ‘second-hand’ mall draws big crowds In Sweden, a ‘second-hand’ mall draws big crowds

Spread across two floors the boutiques sell used tech gadgets, books, children’s toys and home goods, as well as a slew of other products


Amazon soya and beef exports 'linked to deforestation' Amazon soya and beef exports 'linked to deforestation'

They found 2% of properties are responsible for 62% of illegal deforestation


Scientists identify gel-like substance found on Moon Scientists identify gel-like substance found on Moon

 Chinese researchers have published an analysis of a gel-like substance spotted by the country's Yutu-2 lunar rover in a crater


Despite propagating clean environment, China remains largest coal producer China following double standard over clean environment

Despite the green rhetoric, China’s coal consumption in 2019 was up, not down, by 1 percent over the previous year, driven by stronger energy demand


Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away

Kenya has announced international flights will resume on August 1, but the high season is already lost


UN to hold crisis talks as decaying Yemen tanker risks disaster UN to hold crisis talks as decaying Yemen tanker risks disaster

The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting on July 15 to discuss the crisis, after water entered the vessel’s engine room “which could have led to disaster”


15-feet long king cobra rescued from Tamil Nadu village 15-feet long king cobra rescued from Tamil Nadu village

A 15-feet long King Cobra was rescued today by forest officials from a village near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu


Climate change, conflict a cruel combo that stalk the world’s most vulnerable: ICRC Climate change, conflict a cruel combo that stalk the world’s most vulnerable: ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for mobilization from within and beyond the humanitarian sector 


Investors want ‘results’ on deforestation: Brazil VP Investors want ‘results’ on deforestation: Brazil VP

Recent data showed the Brazilian Amazon suffered its worst month of May for deforestation since records began in 2015


UN forecasts even warmer temperatures over next 5 years UN forecasts even warmer temperatures over next 5 years

Temperatures over the next five years, 2020 to 2024, are very likely to be within the range of 0.91 C to 1.59 C above pre-industrial levels


Elephant gives birth to twin calves in Sri Lanka Elephant gives birth to twin calves in Sri Lanka

 An elephant has given birth to twin calves in Sri Lanka’s Minneriya national park in the island’s north-central province


Sea turtles find protection from Senegal fishermen Sea turtles find protection from Senegal fishermen

They are all beautiful creatures but each is threatened by pollution, poaching and, even now, the fishing net


E-waste levels surge 20 percent in 5 years: UN E-waste levels surge 20 percent in 5 years: UN

In 2019 only 17 percent of the year’s 53 million tonnes of e-waste was recycled, with the rest ending up in scrapheaps or landfill


Amazon fires at 13-year high in June Amazon fires at 13-year high in June

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose by almost 20% in June - a 13-year high for the month, according…


Forest harvesting in Europe threatens climate goals: study Forest harvesting in Europe threatens climate goals: study

Biomass is reduced by 70 percent, they found, leading to less CO2 captured from the atmosphere and stored in trees

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