Category: State of the planet
03 Sep, 2009 | CATEGORY: Climate changeState of the planet | SOURCE: Guardian |
Article in the Guardian painting a bleak picture for the future of coral reefs - based upon a recent report from Australia.
01 Feb, 2008 | CATEGORY: Alternative EnergyState of the planet | SOURCE: Spiked |
Not sure I really like looking on the bright side of nuclear power generation, but all the same this is an educational read. Despite these 10 optimistic points, it just seems the more reactors we have the greater the changes of something like Cherenobyl happening again. The thought of anything like that happening in central Europe is truly terrifying.
10 Jan, 2008 | CATEGORY: State of the planet | SOURCE: BBC |
Based on computer models, the most dramatic prediction yet for Arctic sea ice sees no ice present in the summer within 5-6 years.
11 Oct, 2007 | CATEGORY: State of the planet | SOURCE: Physorg |
The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level this week since satellite measurements began nearly 30 years ago, opening up the Northwest Passage – a long-sought short cut between Europe and Asia that has been historically impassable.
09 Oct, 2007 | CATEGORY: State of the planet | SOURCE: BBC |
Europe's new Metop satellite has revealed in late September, the Ozone hole over the Antarctic was twice as big as Europe.
09 Oct, 2007 | CATEGORY: State of the planet | SOURCE: Desmogblog |
"We thought we'd be at that threshold within about a decade...but the new data indicates that in about mid-2005, we crossed that threshold." said Australian of the Year and scientist, Tim Flannery.
08 Jul, 2007 | CATEGORY: State of the planet | SOURCE: New Scientist |
30 Oct, 2006 | CATEGORY: State of the planet | SOURCE: WWF |
WWF's 2006 Living Planet Report, the groups biennial statement on the state of the natural world, says that on current projections humanity will be using two planets worth of natural resources by 2050 -- if those resources have not run out by then. It also confirms the trend of biodiversity loss seen in previous Living Planet reports.
24 Oct, 2005 | CATEGORY: AfricaState of the planet | SOURCE: Wired |
Deadly epidemics. Ruined crops. The extinction of some of Africa's legendary wildlife. The potential consequences of global warming could be devastating for the world's poorest continent, yet its nations are among the least equipped to cope.