Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle

Month: June 2022

Humans can’t endure temperatures and humidities as high as previously thought

As climate change nudges the global temperature higher, there is rising interest in the maximum environmental conditions like heat and humidity to which humans can adapt.

Nearly 1 in 4 of world’s population at risk from severe flooding, says study

Almost a quarter of the world’s population are exposed to significant flood risks, according to new research published Tuesday, which warned those in poorer countries were more vulnerable.

Feeding insects to cattle could make meat and milk production more sustainable

Livestock producers in the U.S. and other exporting countries are looking for ways to increase their output while also being sensitive to the environmental impacts of agricultural production.

Australia honey bees put in lockdown due to deadly varroa parasite

Millions of Australian bees are in “lockdown” and thousands will be destroyed after a deadly parasite was detected in the country.

Biodiversity Risks Could Persist for Decades After Global Temperature Peak

Research revealed Monday that even if global temperatures fall after peaking this century, climate-related risks to wildlife “may remain for decades to centuries.”

Toxic gas leak in Jordan leaves 13 dead and hundreds injured

Leak at port of Aqaba happened after tank filled with gas fell while being transported, says state news agency

Dolphins in Lisbon river show benefits of protecting nature

The number of dolphins swimming from the Atlantic into the mouth of the River Tagus at Lisbon has increased significantly in recent times as pollution has dropped.

World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp.

Climate change is altering the chemistry of wine

Warming, wildfires and unpredictable weather threaten to disrupt the delicate processes that underlie treasured wines.

Spain Demands EU Withdraw From Energy Treaty That Undermines Climate Action

Spain is the first nation to publicly call for abandoning the Energy Charter Treaty.

World’s largest vertical farm is being built in the UK and it’s the size of 96 tennis courts

The world’s largest vertical farm is being built to help end the UK’s reliance on imported foods.