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New Study Suggests Kidney Stone Could Be Linked to Global Warming
Science blames global warming for a lot of things, but aside from skin cancer increases, global warming hasn't exactly been responsible for wrecking havoc on the human body. However, a new study reflects and predicts a future impact on the...
Is Fracking to Blame for Oklahoma's Earthquakes?
California used to be the earthquake capital of the United States, what with its unique position on converging tectonic plates after all. However, for those that think that is still true are sadly mistaken. The unassuming state of Oklahoma is...
Ocean Plastic Mysteriously Disappearing from Oceans
Each year humans produce around 300 million tons of plastic and a considerable amount of that ends up in the ocean. It is not just the large plastic pieces that pose a threat to the marine life, but the microscopic...
Blooming Marvellous
At some point between now and August 1, a majestic flower will unveil its beauty in Tucson, Arizona, for one night only. Each year Tucson celebrates the annual, summer blooming of its most elusive flower, the Queen of the Night at...
Air Conditioners Heating Up the Summer Nights
It is a vicious cycle, the temperatures rise during the summer months, and are only getting higher with climate change, which cause us to fire up those air conditioners. However, the wasted heat from those air conditioners are actually causing...
Bottom Feeders Fight Against Global Warming
Over-fishing has been a concerning problem for quite some time now. However, this over-fishing problem could mean more than just losing fish. In fact, new research suggests that over-fishing the ocean could lead to an increase in global warming.
Research Reveals New Man-Made Gases in Atmosphere
New research into our atmosphere has discovered two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere, both coming from man-made sources. This new discovery could be the sign that our atmosphere is holding more man-made gases now...
April 2014 Ties for the Warmest April on Record
Globally, this past April was a real scorcher. It was so hot that it in fact tied with April 2010 as the warmest April on record. Compared to the past four months, 2014 has been the sixth warmest year since...
Longer Growing Season Caused by Global Warming Does Not Yield Growth Increase
Its common sense, isn't it? As temperatures increase globally and the growing season gets longer, trees and shrubs in colder climates will see an increase in growth as a result of the longer growing season. However, a new study finds...
Increasing Winds Responsible for Climate Change in Australia and Antarctica
Recently, researchers have been baffled by Antarctica's sluggish response to greenhouse gases, stating that the melt off should be far more advanced than it is. However, today they may have found the answer, though it spells bad news for other...
Mississippi River's Natural Nitrate Filtration Becoming Overwhelmed
Since water pollution became a worry, the mighty Mississippi River seemed impervious to it due to its natural filtration system. However, new evidence suggests that the rivers natural ability to filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed and leading to adverse...
Melting of Ice Cork in Wilkes Basin in Antarctica Could Yield Unstoppable Sea Level Rise
For years, it was widely believed that the ice in Western Antarctica was unstable, but a new study suggests that scientists overestimated the stability of the ice that hold millions of gallons of water in Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica.
Narco-Deforestation Deemed Major Threat to Central and South American Forests
What do you get when you combine narcotics and deforestation? Destruction and the newly coined term narco-deforestation. This newly coined termed is being used to describe the destruction of sensitive forest ecosystems in Central and South America and is being...
Hidden Climate Change Impacts Found in Moth Study
There have been more and more studies appearing that are reporting climate change as the culprit for changes in size, population and adaption for different species. However, a recent study of moths has found that the increase or decrease of...
Research Suggests a Early Spring and Late Autumn are the New Normal
There are some skeptics that suggest that global warming or climate change isn't a real thing, however each year new evidence suggests that it is. Yet another study has come out that suggests that the seasons are changing. This research...
New Research Blames Humans for Extinction of New Zealand's Moa Birds
The moas were a group of flightless birds that ruled over New Zealand long before humans arrived on the islands. These birds were huge in size, the largest of which stood around 12 feet. However the whole moa family, which...
Major Environmental Issues In Grand Canyon National Park
An awe-inspiring symbol of not just the American West but of the United States as a whole, the Grand Canyon is visited by nearly five million people each year. This most beloved of national parks is facing some environmental issues.
Examples of Extreme Weather
Extreme weather fits in multiple categories: heat waves, rainfall, droughts, snowstorms, and other weather phenomena. It only occurs five percent of the time which means it is very rare. It headlines news and sets records; it is talked about years...
The BP Gulf Oil Spill: Over a Year Later
In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, many questions remain. What will the US’ and international environmental policy look like going forward? What damage was done to the ecosystem and the people who tried to clean up the spill?
The Causes of Habitat Destruction
Habitat destruction is damage to an area that certain species live in, to the extent that the species can no longer survive in that area. The causes of habitat destruction can be either man-made or natural in origin. Large scale...
12 Environmental Effects of Coal Mining
Coal is a fossil fuel that's burned to generate electricity and heat, or liquefied to produce gas and diesel fuel. Coal begins as plant matter that's trapped underground for centuries, and over time becomes petrified due to lack of exposure...
5 Environmental Effects of Dams
The construction of dams and other hydraulic structures is one of the oldest branches of engineering. Human civilization started around rivers, and as we have spread and advanced across the globe tens of thousands of dams and reservoirs have been...
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