Science

Celebrating the Earth and its beauty

International Mother Earth Day was recently observed under the theme of environmental and climate literacy. The day is commemorated annually around the world on April 22 and serves as a reminder that the Earth and its ecosystems provide shelter and sustenance for life forms. It also recognizes the collective responsibility …

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Banned chemicals in the 1970s found in the trenches

Of The maritime executive 13/02/2017 07:50:10 Crustaceans from the deepest ocean trenches were found to contain ten times more industrial pollution than the average earthworm, scientists have shown. A study, led by Dr Alan Jamieson of Newcastle University in the UK, uncovered the first evidence that man-made pollutants have now …

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The climate was heading for catastrophic change

According to the United Nations, this week’s early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change will not save the planet from rising seas, storms and deadly drought, according to the United Nations. With no further commitments to reduce emissions, temperatures are expected to rise to 3.4 degrees …

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The rare shepherd’s beaked whales captured on film

Last month, the Australian Antarctic Division team was looking for blue whales off the coast of Portland, Victoria, Australia when they spotted a rare sighting. A pod of Shepherd’s beaked whales, which have reportedly only been seen in the wild a few times, were captured in the film. According to …

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