Environment – GBRI
 

A heavy snow storm that stretched about 1400 miles from Kansas to the East Coast in US has already claimed nine lives. The storm was particularly worse in Missouri where over 800 car crashes, four deaths in accidents and fifty seven injuries were reported. The town of Montgomery City, Missouri, which is to the northwest […]

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The decline of bee populations across the world has been a major cause of worry for scientists as bees play an indispensable role in pollinating our crops. The main causes of dwindling bee populations are decreasing wild areas and rampant use of toxic pesticides. However, now a team of researchers has found a unique way […]

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Earth’s oceans are warming up way more quickly than previously believed, a new analysis has concluded. According to the article published recently in Science journal, oceans are heating up 40% faster than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago. Because they play such a critical role in global warming, oceans are one of the […]

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Much to the chagrin of environmentalists, Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro has done exactly what was expected of him. Mere a few hours after taking office, Bolsonaro transferred the responsibility for regulating and creating new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which has close ties to the powerful agribusiness lobby. The move sparked outcry from indigenous leaders, […]

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A new research published in Atmospheric Environment reveals that contrary to popular belief, hedges prove to be more efficient than trees in reducing pollution exposure and cleansing the air of toxins. The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Surrey, used six roadside locations in Guildford, UK, as test sites to find out how three types […]

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The Earth’s biodiversity is shrinking at an alarming pace – and now scientists have warned that if the phenomenon continues, it will turn into a catastrophe of epic proportions threatening our entire civilization. The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index details how human’s uncontrolled overconsumption of land, food and natural resources has eliminated a majority […]

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At least 429 people are feared dead in the tsunami that struck Indonesia’s two most populous islands Java and Sumatra on Saturday night. It was caused by an undersea landslide set off by volcanic activity on the island of Anak Krakatau. About 150 people are still missing, while more than 16,000 have been displaced. Coastal […]

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