Climate

Antarctic Sea Ice Alarmingly Low for 3rd Year in a Row

Antarctic Sea Ice Alarmingly Low for 3rd Year in a Row

For the third consecutive year, the amount of Antarctic sea ice has fallen below two million square kilometers — 772,204.3 square miles. According to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), before 2022, the threshold had not been crossed since satellite measurements began in 1979, reported The Guardian. “Sea ice extent in […]

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    ‘Showing the Government That We’re Going to Follow Science’: University of Florida Student Senate Adopts Green New Deal

    ‘Showing the Government That We’re Going to Follow Science’: University of Florida Student Senate Adopts Green New Deal

    The University of Florida (UF) Student Senate on Tuesday became the first student government at a public university to pass Green New Deal (GND) legislation, according to The Guardian. The new mandate calls for complete fossil fuel divestment, a just transition, a ban on fossil fuel-funded research and disclosure of UF’s financial affiliations with the […]

    Milan Inundated With High Air Pollution Levels and Smog

    Milan Inundated With High Air Pollution Levels and Smog

    According to official data, air pollution levels in Milan — including fine particulates — have been among Europe’s highest for February. Fine particulate matter poses the most health risks because it can go deep into the lungs and even make its way into the bloodstream. “It stinks! I smell a constant stench of smog, I […]

    Coral Reefs 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Coral Reefs 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts What Are ‘Coral Reefs’? Coral reefs consist of hundreds of thousands of coral polyps — marine animal invertebrates with hard calcium carbonate exoskeletons. Different species grow to form a variety of measurements and shapes — from the size of a pinhead to as large as a foot in diameter. Coral colonies are […]

    Humans Could Consume 60% More Natural Resources by 2060: UN Report

    Humans Could Consume 60% More Natural Resources by 2060: UN Report

    The United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Resources Outlook — the flagship report of the UN’s International Resource Panel, due to be published later this month — highlights how the consumption of natural resources globally is set to rise by 60 percent by 2060. Raw materials consumption worldwide is already four times higher than it was […]

    Solar Energy and Battery Storage to Comprise 81% of New Electricity Generation in U.S. for 2024: EIA

    Solar Energy and Battery Storage to Comprise 81% of New Electricity Generation in U.S. for 2024: EIA

    According to a recent analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar and battery storage is expected to dominate new electricity generation capacity for this year.  In 2024, there are currently plans to add 62.8 gigawatts of utility-scale electric generating capacity, about 55% higher than the 40.4 gigawatts of capacity added last year. New […]