The Maldives has applied to the International Criminal Court at The Hague for the crime of ecocide to be added to it’s jurisdiction. This comes as negotiators meet at the UN Climate Conference in Madrid Spain at COP25. Read more…
Disasters now displace more people than conflicts
Earth’s biggest meteorite crater is Meteor Crater in Arizona. The 2nd biggest is Australia’s Wolfe Creek Crater, likely formed when a 50-foot meteor struck about 120,000 years ago.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Astronaut photography from the space station provides regional and global perspectives of land surfaces and what is changing on those land surfaces which is the basis for a variety of scientific research.
Researchers present an expanded analysis of African ostrich eggshell beads, testing the hypothesis that larger beads signal the arrival of herders. The data reveals a more nuanced interpretation that provides greater insight into the history of economic change and cultural contact.
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have reported a new species of multituberculate — a type of extinct Mesozoic rodent — with well-preserved middle ear bones from the Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China.
Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said: “Billions will die” and “Life…
A new modeling approach can help researchers, policymakers and the public better understand how policy decisions will influence human migration as sea levels rise around the globe.
The survival and eventual return of juvenile Snake River salmon and steelhead to spawning streams as adults depends more on their size than the way they pass through hydroelectric dams on their migration to the ocean, new research shows.
If you’re a diver who enjoys exploring coastal kelp forests, you might have noticed a recent shift in the biota inhabiting these lush marine habitats. Researchers have reported a sharp increase in some unusual visitors to the world’s kelp forests:…