Environment – GBRI
 

It is a known fact that palm oil industry is linked to massive deforestation, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, causing climate change, habitat destruction and pushing many species to extinction. Now France has decided to tackle this issue by limiting the import of palm oil. The new plan, a joint effort from five French ministries, […]

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A new research has found that an increasing percentage of male beetle population is turning infertile, thanks to rising global temperatures. This has caused a massive dip in their numbers which is quite alarming as insects are an integral part of our ecosystems as pollinators and prey. Researchers studied beetles because their 400,000 species represent […]

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When we talk about the impact of human activity on the oceans, we generally discuss coral bleaching, acidification of the waters and the damage done to vulnerable marine ecosystems. However, now a study has found that the atmospheric carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuel burning has also begun to drift to the bottom of the oceans, dissolving […]

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A fast moving wildfire in Northern California forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and scramble for safety on Thursday. People were seen clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that engulfed the entire town of Paradise, California. “Pretty much the community of […]

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Taking inspiration from 15-year-old Greta Thunberg – the Swedish student who has been sitting outside the parliament in central Stockholm to draw attention towards global climate crisis and the failure of countries to take urgent action – hundreds of Australian students are planning to skip school as a mark of protest against politicians who have failed […]

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As the oceans across the globe are warming up at an alarming rate, it is not just the coral reefs that are at risk. A new research has revealed that warmer waters are particularly proving to be fatal for baby fur seals. Actually, when the oceans warm up, fur seal pups are put at a […]

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Palau, a small island nation in the western Pacific, recently made headlines for becoming the first country in the world to ban sunscreens containing any one of the ten chemicals that could harm its beautiful coral reefs. These are the same chemicals targeted in Hawaii’s chemical sunscreen ban earlier this year. Palau, which is home to […]

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Heatwaves gripping the UK in the past few years proved to be deadly for people who were not prepared for the sweltering conditions. Now a Met report has revealed that heatwaves in the UK are lasting twice as long as they did 50 years ago. Not just that, ice days are disappearing and tropical nights are […]

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