A new study published in The Lancet is forecasting a “jaw-dropping” decline in the planet’s population by 2100, with the number of people in 23 countries expected to drop by half by the end of the century. While fewer humans using up fewer resources might sound like a good thing, the study’s
An effort to rid the oceans of plastic waste that was launched seven years ago has finally borne fruit: the nonprofit organization The Ocean Cleanup reports that one of their ships was able to successfully gather plastic pollution from their proof-of-concept prototype operating in the Pacific Ocean—including tires, microplastics, ghost
Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, having struck the southern African countries of Seychelles, Comoro Islands, Northern Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi, is the record-breaking tenth intense tropical cyclone to strike the Indian Ocean this season, handily breaking the 2006-07 record of just 6 intense cyclones. This storm follows close on the heels
A new study regarding the rate of sea level rise shows that the rise of ocean levels may be accelerating faster than the steady increase that was previously assumed, and may result in double the height of sea levels previously projected for the end of the century.
Previous studies made their projections based on a constant rate of sea level rise, but according to study lead Steve Nerem, professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, the acceleration of ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland is also accelerating the effect on the amount of water being added to the sea.