Jeff Bezos Pledges $1 Billion to Protect 30% of Land and Sea from Climate Change
The $1 billion pledge aims at protecting 30% of land and sea from mass extinctions and climate change by 2030. On Monday, the Bezos Earth Fund promised $1 billion to assist in the protection of susceptible nature and Indigenous peoples all over the world, with Congo Basin, the tropical Pacific Ocean, and the tropical Andes being an initial focus.
Firefighters are Covering World's Largest Trees with Fire-Resistant Blanket to Protect Them From Flames
Firefighters wrap aluminum blankets all over ancient trees, including the 275-foot Earth's biggest tree by volume - General Sherman, as fires engulf world-famous Sequoia National Park in California. Firefighters have been making a lot of effort to protect California's prominent groves of giant sequoias as numerous fires blaze through the rough Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Biden Launches Plan to Protect Communities From 'Silent Killer' Extreme Heat
The Biden administration aims to protect workers and communities from severe heat following an extremely hot summer that incited an aggressive wildfire aggravated by drought which led to hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-impacted Louisiana. The Labor Department is starting off a program as part of the administration's plan to safeguard outdoor workers.
Parasitic Bacteria Turns Plants Into 'Zombies,' Helping Protect Disease-Threatened Crops
A recently discovered manipulation mechanism that parasitic bacteria use to delay aging in plants may provide new ways that could be helpful in protecting food crops threatened by disease. Parasites control the organisms they depend on to suit their needs, at times they do this in drastic ways.
2021 Busy Tropical Season: Tropical Depression Seventeen Intensifies into Tropical Storm Rose
2021 busy tropical season is still ongoing as more activity rapidly increases in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression Seventeen gained more strength and became Tropical Storm Rose Sunday afternoon, about 370 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Currently, the other energetic storm in the Atlantic basin is Tropical Storm Peter.
Deadly Fire Claims the Lives of At Least 75 Animals in a Pet Resort in Central Texas
A dangerous fire ignited at a Williamson County pet resort on the 18th of September which was on Saturday, causing the death of around 75 animals. Chief John Sullivan from the Georgetown Fire Department confirmed Sunday that the dangerous fire took place on the 19th of Sept. at around 11:05 p.m. at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown.
European Lakes Have Alarming Concentrations of Microplastic Pollution Than Previously Thought
There are larger concentrations of microplastic pollution in Lakes across Europe than scientists estimated in the past. As per a new study which was released on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Biology, the spread of plastic microparticles and synthetic fibers closely match up with nearby human activity and use of land.
Heavy Rainfall Persist in Southeastern US, Increasing Risks of Flash Flood
As numerous people living in the northeastern United States brace for drenching heavy rainfall midweek as a powerful cold front moves across the country, flash flooding threats will persist across the Southeast not up to a week after Nicholas prompted torrential rainfall in the area.
Incredible! Rare Freshwater Octopus Spotted in Kentucky's Rivers, How Did it Get There?
Finding an octopus in Kentucky is something no one would have expected. Octopus tend to be animals that inhabit the deep ocean. They are seen in different parts of the ocean like in sea beds and coral reefs and are saltwater creatures. No species of freshwater octopus is known.
Mt. Shasta's Glaciers Are Shrinking Due to Drought, Prompting Dangerous Landslides
An extremely harsh summer of record heat and severe drought has claimed one more California victim - the distinguished, slopes of Mt. Shasta covered in snow. The unseasonable vanishing of Mt. Shasta's pretty snowpack has not just changed the summit of the landmark from white to brown but it has also sped up the melting of mountain glaciers, releasing intense torrents of mud, boulders, and trees that have damaged bridges, blocked roads, and endangered water infrastructure
Deserted Villages Experience Famine Due to Madagascar Drought
Across the extensive southern tip in Madagascar, drought has turned fields into dust bowls. Over one million people are experiencing famine. May was the month Ifotaka's last rain fell for just two hours. Season of Harvest starts in October, taking long lean weeks before the thin low nutrient crops arrive.
Experts Alarmed at Dangerous Virus Rabbits Are Spreading All Over the US
Rabbits are spreading hemorrhagic disease and Texas Parks and Wildlife are concerned about this. It has been discovered in states like Arizona, Texas, California, and several other places. Local officials are worried that the animal population in Texas and a number of other states are contracting the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2).
Potential Rainfall Could Bring a Little Relief to Pacific Northwest as 20 Fires Burn in the Region
Close to 20 fires are active in Washington and Oregon, but rainfall could bring a little relief in the region soon. An atmospheric river event is developing and will bring remarkable moisture and rain to the region. California is expected to witness little rain, but winds following the storm system would not favor firefighters trying to control some of the countries largest wildfires.
Smoke From Nuclear War May Eradicate Humans by Threatening Global Food Supplies, Warn Experts
Nuclear war would lead to a lot of immediate deaths, but smoke from the ensuing fires would also prompt climate change that could persist for up to 15 years, threatening the production of food and human health all over the world, as per a study conducted by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Rutgers University, and other institutions.
11-Foot Shark Wounded by Bigger Attacker, Leaving Large and Bloodied Bite Mark
This week, a great white shark weighing 11-foot, 7-inch was pulled from waters off Nova Scotia with a very big fresh wound noticed on its body. This means it had the injury recently. A big part of flesh was missing close to the top of the bite and five cuts - possibly from the teeth of an animal - were closer to the bottom.