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Month: March 2023

Antarctic ocean currents heading for collapse – report

Rapidly melting Antarctic ice is causing a dramatic slowdown in deep ocean currents and could have a disastrous effect on the climate, a new report warns.

Florida aquarium to release orca after more than 50 years in captivity

A Florida aquarium has reached a deal with animal welfare advocates to release Lolita, a 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) orca held in captivity for more than half a century, officials said on Thursday.

European Human Rights Court Hears Historic Climate Case Brought by Elderly Swiss Women

The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday heard arguments in a case brought by a group of elderly Swiss women who are suing their country’s government, alleging that its “current climate targets and measures are not sufficient to limit global warming to a safe level.”

First cheetah cubs born in India since extinction 70 years ago

India has welcomed the birth of four cheetah cubs – more than 70 years after the animals were declared officially extinct there.

Microplastic found in Antarctic krill and salps

A new study led by researchers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) discovered microplastics in krill, a small shrimp-like crustacean, and salps, a gelatinous marine invertebrate.

We’re halfway to a tipping point that would trigger 6 feet of sea level rise from melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Once people have cumulatively emitted approximately 1,000 gigatons of carbon in total, then the southern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet will melt eventually causing the sea level to rise by almost six feet.

The good news about climate tipping points

A roadmap of what’s possible, what’s inevitable and what’s imperative if we’re to tame the climate monster bearing down on us all.

Meatball from long-extinct mammoth created by food firm

A mammoth meatball has been created by a cultivated meat company, resurrecting the flesh of the long-extinct animals.

Bangladesh must work with neighbours to cut pollution, says World Bank

Bangladesh needs better coordination with neighbouring South Asian countries in its quest for cleaner air, a World Bank report said on Tuesday.

Burmese Pythons, Other Invasive Animals, Devour the Competition in Florida

Florida has captured more than 17,000 Burmese pythons since 2000, but tens of thousands more are likely roaming the Florida Everglades.

The snack bag of the future won’t be made from plastic

From an environmental standpoint, polymers – like all plastic – have two marks against them: They’re made from petroleum, and they’ll never decompose.