Plastics from UK Illegally Dumped and Burned in Turkey
UK plastic wastes were seen floating and lying around in Turkey's 10 waste sites. Environmental campaigners at Greenpeace had documented piles of them illegally dumped in Turkish roads and waterways.
Are Rare Sharks Being Killed for the Coronavirus Vaccine?
As narratives over the COVID-19 vaccine battle it out, a new contender arrives from an unlikely party. Recently, a non-profit conservation organization has accused some pharmaceutical companies of using endangered shark oil in their work with coronavirus vaccine production.
3 Ways Peat Composts are Bad for the Environment
In the past 10,000 years, peatlands in UK have provided a fair share of vegetative carbon sinks, helped reduce flood risks, improved water quality, and given rare species like hen harriers and sundew plants a place to live. In addition, peat deposits have been used greatly in horticultural industries, as it helps gardeners grow seeds, retain moisture and oxygen in soil beds, and patch up lawns.
Climate Change is Slowly Erasing and Ancient Indonesian Cave’s Rock Art
The Sulawesi cave paintings are perhaps the oldest of their kind, outdating many of their Western counterparts. For years, they have given paleontologists a brief glimpse into the mind, art and culture of an ancient people whose descendants now populate the entirety of Southeast Asia.
Space Law: What Happens if Space Debris Falls on Your House?
Space law sounds like something straight out of science-fiction. But ever since news broke on the mishaps involving a couple of Chinese rockets, many people have expressed concern regarding any law that could protect them in the event that their property is struck by space debris.
NASA FIRMS Satellite Observed Thermal Anomalies in La Soufriere Plumes
NASA FIRMS alert system detected thermal anomalies as temperature rises inside the new crater.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hit and Killed by a Car, But 70 Eggs Saved by Researchers
The story appears to be a troubling case of how suburban development has clashed with the natural migration cycle of the endangered sea turtle species.
Mercury Taking Over the Week as it Rises Towards “Super Flower Blood Moon”
It's that time of the year again where Mercury works wonders for sky observers. Starting tonight, Mercury reaches its greatest elongation, standing apart from the sun as far as it gets.
Watch Out for Sun-Induced DNA Damage Even After Lockdown
When lockdowns started happening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people were worried that increased life indoors could cause all sorts of health problems. It might be tempting to believe that with all the time you had been forced to spend indoors, you need a major recharge of sun time. But in reality, your body is still just as vulnerable to ultraviolet (UV) radiation as it was when the lockdowns started.
Earth's Core Could Contain Noble Gases From Ancient Solar Wind Blasts
A study from the University of Heidelberg has concluded that noble gases from ancient solar winds could have been absorbed by our planet's core during the very moments of the planet's formation.
The Mediterranean’s Largest Ever Earthquake Originates from ‘Normal Faults’
An earthquake event that destroyed nearly all the towns in Mediterranean region followed by a devasting tsunami some time in 365 CE, in historical data, was identified with a Hellenic subduction zone (HSZ) event with a magnitude of 8.0 or higher. Scientists stated otherwise, revealing in a new study that the 'giant quake' was all along caused by normal faults.
Seaside Ghost Trees are Releasing Greenhouse Gases
Ghost trees are what happens when an environment becomes so poisonous, they die while still standing. Such as the case in a number of oceanside groves along the US coast, and one study has found that these ghost forests could actually be contributing to the global carbon footprint.
Dolphins Deliberately 'Get High' Using Toxins of Pufferfish
It looks like recreational vices of human is not limited to human alone; dolphins enjoy it as much!
Time Off in Your Exercise Routine can Actually Make You “Unfit” Faster
When you have put in a lot of work into your fitness, there is a temptation to think the results are permanent and that you can now think of taking off some of that gym time. Here is some bad news: It is actually very possible for your body to start regressing because of this more relaxed change in routine.
How Can Some Mammals Breathe Through Their Bottom?
You are probably asking yourself right now, "Is this a joke?". I hate to break it to you, but some mammals do breathe through their butts, not at all times, but they can! In fact, this has been known for some time now, used as an alternative breathing mechanism in several aquatic organisms such as loaches.