Unfavorable Weather Worsens Threat that California Wildfires Pose to Giant Sequoia Trees
On Sunday, hot and dry weather increased to the difficulties faced by California firefighters fighting to keep flames from spreading farther into a historic sequoia forest, where the base of the world's largest tree had been wrapped in protective foil.
Scientists Are Worried at Rising Number of Mysterious Frog Deaths in Australia
Since late July, scientists gathered 1,200 samples of dead or dying frogs, with around 70% of them in New South Wales and 22% in Queensland.
Farmers and Food Workers to Get $600 Relief as Part of $700M Stimulus Check
As part of the US Department of Agriculture's Build Back Better initiatives, millions of American workers will soon receive $600 relief cheques.
63 Endangered Penguins Stung to Death by Swarm of Bees in Cape Town
The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds reported that a swarm of bees killed 63 endangered African penguins on a beach near Cape Town. On Sunday, the foundation's David Roberts, a clinical veterinarian, stated, "We detected bee stings around the penguins' eyes after tests."
After Weeks of Buildup, Volcano on a Spanish Island Near Morocco Erupted
After a week of seismic activity, a volcano on Spain's Atlantic Ocean Island of La Palma erupted on Sunday, forcing officials to evacuate hundreds as lava flows damaged isolated buildings and threatened to reach the coast. New explosions erupted throughout the night.
UN Assessment Warns About Worsening Climate Crisis Despite the Agreement in the Paris Agreement
Even if all nations fulfill their pledged carbon cuts, the global average temperature will increase 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, according to a UN assessment released on Friday, a rise that will likely aggravate severe wildfires, droughts, and floods.
Zoo Outbreak: Lions, Tigers from Washington DC's National Zoo All Tested Positive for COVID-19
According to the zoo's announcement on Friday, six African lions, a Sumatran tiger, and two Amur tigers all tested positive for the coronavirus.
UK Farmers Could be Forced to Kill Their Pigs Due to Carbon Dioxide Shortage
Pig farmers in the United Kingdom are the latest victims of the increasing energy crisis, which threatens to lead to a carbon dioxide shortage in the food and beverage industry.
Powerful Solar 'Superflare' That Only Occurs Once Every 10,000 Years: Can it Happen Today?
The sun occasionally emits massive outbursts of particles and radiation that may cause havoc on Earth. Scientists researching these eruptions and how they influence our world have focused on a single, seemingly apex occurrence for more than 150 years.
Authorities Wrapped Giant Sequoias in Fire-Resistant Wraps to Protect them from the Colony Fire
In an attempt to protect a famed grove of giant old-growth sequoias from wildfires blazing with California's rocky Sierra Nevada, firefighters covered the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket.
Alert Level 3 Raised After Volcanic Eruption in Southwestern Japan
Early Friday, a volcano on a southwestern Japanese island erupted, hurling huge boulders almost a kilometer from the crater and causing the meteorological service to elevate its warning level by one level, limiting access to the region surrounding the mountain.
Gas Stoves Are Causing Dangerous Indoor Pollution, and Many are Ignoring the Risks
The standard gas stove, which uses direct natural gas burning, turns out to be a substantial cause of indoor air pollution.
First Nation Community in Canada Finally Gets Access to Clean Water After Waiting for 24 Years
Residents of a Canadian First Nations community who had been without safe drinking water for almost a quarter-century may finally drink from their taps, thanks to the completion of a water treatment facility earlier this week.
Rat Bite Fever: Deadly Rat-Borne Disease is Spreading Quickly in the US
Rat Bite Fever is a fatal disease caused by the Streptobacillus Moniliformis bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).