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What Satellite imagery Teaches Us About the Amazon Rainforest

In September 2019, Brazil’s National Institute for Space (INPE) reported that as many as 82 285 fires were detected in […]

tiger roads

New Roads Built Through Tiger Habitat Put Species at Risk

By 2050, more than 20 000 kilometres of new roads will cut through areas where tigers live. These plans pose […]

sixth mass extinction

What is the Sixth Mass Extinction?

When a species disappears permanently, we say that it has gone ‘extinct’. Extinction is a natural process and happens when […]

greenhouse gases

What are Greenhouse Gases?

Greenhouse gases are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap heat. They let sunlight pass through the atmosphere, but stop […]

nuclear energy

What is Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear energy is a very powerful type of energy which is used to create electricity. It is created when the […]

carbon cycle ocean

What is the Carbon Cycle in the Ocean?

Carbon is an important chemical element; all life on Earth is made from it. Human activity is disrupting the normal […]

kelp forests

What are Kelp Forests and How Do They Help the Planet?

Kelp is a type of underwater plant. It is long and brown – a bit like seaweed, but much bigger. […]

albatrosses illegal fishing

Albatrosses Help Locate Illegal Fishing Boats

Scientists have turned albatrosses into ocean spies by placing special radar tracking devices on them. The albatrosses, which spend weeks […]

permafrost

What is Permafrost?

If you go somewhere very cold and dry, such as the Arctic, and dig deep beneath the ground, you’ll find […]

deforestation

What is Deforestation?

Deforestation is when forests are cleared, or cut down. This describes the actions of humans in removing forests, rather than […]

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arctic ice free summers

The Arctic Could Have Ice-Free Summers by 2050

A new study shows that the Arctic will have ice-free summers by 2050. This will have terrible consequences for the […]

california fires

California is Experiencing Its Worst Fires Ever Recorded

California in the United States usually has the worst of its fire season in September or October. However, this year’s […]

plastic litter ocean

Plastic Litter in the Ocean Will Triple By 2040 if We Do Nothing To Stop It

A new report says that by 2040, the flow of plastic litter in the ocean will triple if nothing is […]

death valley temperature

A National Park in the US Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth

On August 16, Death Valley, a national park in California and Nevada, recorded a preliminary high temperature of 54.4 degrees […]

chinese fishing galapagos

Chinese Fishing Ships in the Galapagos Are Threatening Sea Life

Ecuador is watching a group of over 300 Chinese fishing vessels in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, just outside […]

mauritius oil spill

Oil Spill in Mauritius Threatens Wildlife

On July 29, a ship crashed into a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, spilling over 1 […]

new emperor penguin colonies

New Penguin Colonies Have Been Discovered in Antarctica

A new study using satellite images has discovered 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. This discovery increases the number […]

oil spill Russia

Massive Russian Oil Spill: What Does This Mean For the Environment?

On May 29, there was a huge oil spill at a power plant in Siberia, Russia. A fuel tank at […]

moths

Moths Work the Night Shift, Busy as Bees

Though most people are aware that bees play an important part in the life cycle of many plants, moths, which […]

african black rhino

African Black Rhino Numbers Going Up

The numbers of African black rhinos are slowly rising, say a group of experts who work to protect threatened animals. […]

Climate Change

Antarctica heatwave

Antarctica Heatwave: When, Why and What It Means

Antarctica experienced an unusual heatwave this last summer, which began in late spring and lasted for four months. Scientists predict […]

Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists Underestimating Greenland Ice Sheet Melt- Study

In the summer of 2019, the ice sheet covering Greenland experienced significant melting. A study revealed that the loss was […]

arctic ice free summers

The Arctic Could Have Ice-Free Summers by 2050

A new study shows that the Arctic will have ice-free summers by 2050. This will have terrible consequences for the […]

green snow antarctica

‘Green Snow’ is Spreading Across Antarctica: What Does It Mean?

A study has found that algae growing along the coastlines of Antarctica is turning snow green. This algae will continue […]

california fires

California is Experiencing Its Worst Fires Ever Recorded

California in the United States usually has the worst of its fire season in September or October. However, this year’s […]

death valley temperature

A National Park in the US Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth

On August 16, Death Valley, a national park in California and Nevada, recorded a preliminary high temperature of 54.4 degrees […]

greenhouse gases

What are Greenhouse Gases?

Greenhouse gases are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap heat. They let sunlight pass through the atmosphere, but stop […]

nuclear energy

What is Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear energy is a very powerful type of energy which is used to create electricity. It is created when the […]

permafrost

What is Permafrost?

If you go somewhere very cold and dry, such as the Arctic, and dig deep beneath the ground, you’ll find […]

carbon sink

What is a Carbon Sink and Where Can We Find Them?

Carbon is an essential element to all life on Earth. It is part of the molecules, like DNA and protein, […]

Life on Land

Insect Populations

What Shrinking Insect Populations Mean for the Planet

A global insect populations study has revealed that 40% of the world’s insect species are in danger of extinction. This […]

plastic-eating bacteria

How Plastic-Eating Bacteria Can Save Our Oceans

Scientists have found a naturally-occurring, plastic-eating bacteria, which could play an important role in tackling the world’s plastic waste and […]

Bats spread zoonotic diseases

Don’t Blame Bats for Zoonotic Diseases

COVID-19 is one of the zoonotic diseases caused by bats infecting another animal, perhaps pangolins, which passed the virus to […]

Crows are very intelligent animals.

Crows Are Much Smarter Than We Had Thought

When thinking about intelligence, we often place humans at the top of the ranks. However, there is a species whose […]

One way to prevent a food crisis is by eating plant-based protein instead of meat.

How Eating A Plant-Based Diet Can Help The Planet

The United Nations believes that there will be close to 10 billion people in the world by 2050. With so […]

oil spills

How Do Oil Spills Affect the Environment?

The world uses nearly 3 billion gallons of oil every single day. We use oil to help fuel our cars, […]

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plastic litter ocean

Plastic Litter in the Ocean Will Triple By 2040 if We Do Nothing To Stop It

A new report says that by 2040, the flow of plastic litter in the ocean will triple if nothing is […]

oil spill Russia

Massive Russian Oil Spill: What Does This Mean For the Environment?

On May 29, there was a huge oil spill at a power plant in Siberia, Russia. A fuel tank at […]

moths

Moths Work the Night Shift, Busy as Bees

Though most people are aware that bees play an important part in the life cycle of many plants, moths, which […]

Life in the Water

blue whales

Blue Whales are Making a Comeback in the Atlantic

A large number of blue whales have been discovered by scientists near the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia after years […]

Clownfish

Clownfish Unable to Adapt to the Climate Crisis, Scientists Say

Clownfish are incredibly sensitive to small changes in their environment. The warming ocean temperature, expected to rise by 3°C at […]

Jellyfish are thriving due to climate change induced ocean warming.

Not Feeling the Heat: Jellyfish Thriving in Warm Waters

As the ocean warms, more marine species are under threat. However, one species flourishing in the warm waters caused by […]

The Great Barrier Reef

How Can The Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?

Coral reefs are one of the planet’s most threatened ecosystems, as they are directly affected by warming ocean temperatures. The […]

Oysters can act as a 'living breakwater' to provide flood defence.

Using Oysters as a Flood Defence Strategy

The climate crisis is causing rising sea levels and increasing amounts of flooding. Among a number of natural strategies for […]

microplastics fish nile

Microplastics Have Been Found in Fish in the Nile River

Scientists in Egypt have found that a large number of fish in the Nile river contain microplastics in their bodies. […]

ocean deoxygenation

What Is Ocean Deoxygenation And Can We Stop It?

Oceans cover around two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and produce at least half of the oxygen we breathe. But human […]

chinese fishing galapagos

Chinese Fishing Ships in the Galapagos Are Threatening Sea Life

Ecuador is watching a group of over 300 Chinese fishing vessels in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, just outside […]

whales global warming

Whales Are the Rainforests of the Sea!

At least 1 500 large whales are killed every year, even though commercial whaling is banned. This is a massive […]

mauritius oil spill

Oil Spill in Mauritius Threatens Wildlife

On July 29, a ship crashed into a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, spilling over 1 […]

Protecting Wildlife

wildlife trade

China Bans Wildlife Trade: Will It Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put focus on the illegal wildlife trade, especially in China, which has announced a permanent ban […]

grey wolf

The Fall and Rise of the American Grey Wolf

On a cold snowy day in 1926, the last two grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park were killed by park […]

International Sloth Day

International Sloth Day – 13 Facts

October 20 is International Sloth Day! On this day, we celebrate these fascinating animals and raise awareness for their species […]

Chinstrap penguins

Number of Chinstrap Penguins Fall As Temperatures Rise In The Antarctic

The climate crisis and increased human activity in the Antarctic Peninsula have caused the number of chinstrap penguins to decrease […]

Orangutans future

Finding Hope for Orangutans’ Future

The future of the world’s orangutans is in trouble. Their forest homes are being destroyed by illegal loggers and for […]

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The Florida Panther: How Can We Protect It?

A long time ago, the Florida panther roamed freely throughout the Southeastern United States. But, rapid human development is shrinking […]

tiger roads

New Roads Built Through Tiger Habitat Put Species at Risk

By 2050, more than 20 000 kilometres of new roads will cut through areas where tigers live. These plans pose […]

sixth mass extinction

What is the Sixth Mass Extinction?

When a species disappears permanently, we say that it has gone ‘extinct’. Extinction is a natural process and happens when […]

african black rhino

African Black Rhino Numbers Going Up

The numbers of African black rhinos are slowly rising, say a group of experts who work to protect threatened animals. […]

tigers india

Tiger Populations in India Have Increased More Than 30% In Four Years

Some good news for tigers! In honour of Global Tiger Day on July 29, a report released by the Indian […]

Space

COVID-19 may be ruining weather services

How COVID-19 Could Ruin Weather Forecasting

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many lives, with lockdown and social distancing measures, but our weather and climate forecasting systems […]

What Satellite imagery Teaches Us About the Amazon Rainforest

In September 2019, Brazil’s National Institute for Space (INPE) reported that as many as 82 285 fires were detected in […]

space junk

What is Space Junk?

Space debris, or ‘space junk’, is any natural or man-made particle which surrounds the Earth or is in space. While […]