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Uncontrolled wildfires ravage the Arctic

Record-Breaking Heatwave Causes Intense Arctic wildfires

More than 100 intense Arctic wildfires have ravaged the Arctic since June, with scientists describing them as "unprecedented." Satellite images show huge clouds of smoke billowing across uninhabited Arctic land in Greenland, Siberia and parts of Alaska. The wildfires come ...

Will Ghana’s Local Crops Die Out?

Ghana is being pressured to sell out it's global agribusiness. The U.S. and the global seed industry are trying to strong-arm Ghana into adopting the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, known as UPOV. The treaty ...
The Effects of Global Warming on Polar Bears

The Effects of Global Warming on Polar Bears

Polar bear numbers are expanding The Effects of Global Warming on Polar Bears has been quite significant. "A main Canadian power on polar bears, Mitch Taylor, said: 'We're seeing an increment in bears that is truly phenomenal, and in spots ...
Global Warming: Arctic and Antarctica

Global Warming: Arctic and Antarctica

Melting ice in the north and south – Artic, Antarctica, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia – are expected to raise the sea levels at an extreme rate.  Scientists have been keeping track of the rise since the 1870’s ...
Mosquito

Mosquitoes Bring Chikungunya To The U.S.

Chikungunya is a serious health threat. Mosquitoes once limited to tropical I regions are spreading north to the U.S., carrying both dengue fever and Chikungunya, a virus that causes fever, chills, headache, and punishing joint pain that can persist for ...
Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting

Studies show that the oceans are warming, and Antarctica’s ice is melting.  Now there is a new area where the ice is melting, Greenland’s ice sheets.  It shows that southwest Greenland’s ice sheets are melting at an alarming rate.  They ...

New York’s JFK airport has an urban farm. Wait, what?

The potatoes in your bag of complimentary airline chips could someday come from a farm at — surprise! — New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Outside JetBlue Airways’ Terminal 5, a few thousand black plastic crates form raised beds for ...

Sun Sizzles in High-Energy X-Rays

For the first time, a mission designed to set its eyes on black holes and other objects far from our solar system has turned its gaze back closer to home, capturing images of our sun. NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, ...

Large Trees – First To Go In Drought

In forests worldwide, drought consistently has had a more detrimental impact on the growth and survival of larger trees, new research shows. In addition, while the death of small trees may affect the dominance of trees in a landscape, the ...
Fossil of ‘real-life Loch Ness Monster’ found in Antarctica

Fossil of ‘real-life Loch Ness Monster’ found in Antarctica

The fossil of a sea creature that lived around the earth approximately 70 million years was found around Antarctica.  The remains were located about 1966 but were not able to be removed from the rock until now.  Researchers uncovered the ...