2019-2020 Wildfires Led to Phytoplankton Bloom Massive Enough to be Seen From Space
Catastrophic wildfire smokes in Australia from the past two years were found to have been accumulated to the skies and took a while to settle on waters, triggering a phytoplankton bloom bigger than the country observed from space.
Lifeless Deep-Sea Shark With Pig-Like Face Washed Ashore in Mediterranean Beach
The sea indeed offers a wide range of unique marine lives, wherein millions provide very odd opportunity to be seen on shore. One bizarre encounter was the appearance of a pig-faced shark in an Italian island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea, not far from Tuscany. Unfortunately, the animal that resembled a 'real-life pig emoji' was already without life when found.
Black Carbon: How Long Do These Heat-Absorbing Particles Linger in the Atmosphere?
Black carbon, often known as soot, is a tiny particle of air pollution (PM2.5) that contributes to global warming. It is Incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, wood, and other fuels that produce black carbon.
Despite Catastrophic Wildfires, Nevada Will Still Push Through Annual Black Bear Hunt
Wildlife groups from Nevada calls for shut down of the state's annual black bear hunt due to this season's wildfire.
Meat Production Results to Harmful Greenhouse Gases; Nearly 60% in Food Production
According to a groundbreaking new study published in Nature Food, the world's food systems are responsible for more than one-third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activities, with the exploitation of animals for meat creating double the pollution as producing plant-based meals.
Power Outages Reported Across Texas as Tropical Storm Nicholas Brings Life-Threatening Flash Floods
Tropical storm Nicholas which made landfall on the Texas coast in the US brings heavy rain and deadly floods, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour.
Zoo Atlanta Gorillas Tested Positive for COVID-19
Zoo Atlanta in US state of Georgia had gotten several positive test results for COVID-19 among its troops of western lowland gorillas. After recently noticing coughing, nasal discharge, and other symptoms among the animals, the Gorilla Care Team members and Veterinary teams pursued to test the animals for possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Africa’s Little-Known Struggles with Climate Crisis Over the Past Months
All over the world, people know what is happening in Germany - the floods - in Italy - the hailstorm - in China - the sandstorm - but Africa gets little media attention. One among other things that swept across the African continent were floods, drought, heatwaves, fires and famine.
South Africa Test Vaccinates Thousands of Children With Sinovac Vaccine
In Johannesburg, South Africa has started China's Sinovac Biotech clinical trials phase 3 for children aged 6 months to 17 years old. 2000 children participants for the global study will be coming from South Africa and 12,000 others will be from Kenya, the Philippines, Chile, and Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Critically Endangered Orangutans Tested for Coronavirus
Malaysia is dealing with a severe Covid-19 outbreak caused by the extremely infectious Delta variant strain. With thousands of infections and hundreds of deaths being reported every day, Malaysia has also started swabbing antigen test to endangered orangutans.
Deadly, Flesh-Eating Infection in Florida Has Killed 8 People in a Year
At least 8 people had died in Florida this year due to a bacterial infection by waterborne bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, more commonly known as a flesh-eating disease.
Ivermectin Banned by Australia’s Drug Regulator as Treatment for COVID-19
The anti-parasitic medication 'ivermectin' has been banned from being used for "off-label" purposes, such as treating Covid-19, by Australia's Drug Regulator. Prescriptions for the medication have climbed three to four times in Australia in recent months, prompting the move.
Melting Ice Sheet in Greenland May Trigger Tsunamis and Underwater Landslides, Expert Warn
The rapid melting of ice sheets in Greenland poses a very alarming ocean conditions for the UK. Professor Bill McGuire of earth sciences at University College London said this could trigger catastrophic consequences for Britain. In fact, the disappearing sheets could lead to earthquakes and 'submarine' landslides in Greenland which is only 1,500 miles away.
Years Later, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Caused Abnormalities in Oysters
Researchers discovered that the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, which occurred more than ten years ago, are still doing havoc on the region's marine life, notably oysters, which acquired crippling tissue abnormalities known as metaplasia.
Dolphins Rescue a Stranded Swimmer Stuck in Icy Water for 12 Hours
A stranded 30-year-old man more than two miles off land managed to stay afloat in the icy waters of Tralee Bay, Ireland with the help of dolphins. The swimmer, in just his trunks, was able to survive the 12-hour sea ordeal after the incredible sea creatures circled him.