Author: Archer Davies

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Climate Change May Lead to Massive Tsunamis From Antarctica – Study

Climate change may lead to massive tsunamis from Antarctica, according to a study published last week in the peer-reviewed Nature Communications journal. The study explained that the tsunamis would potentially be caused by submarine landslides – a phenomenon in which marine landslides push buildups of weak sediment into the open ocean, causing tsunamis. The discovery was made after scientists drilled underwater […]

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From Wild Tiger Protection To Tonne-For-Tonne Carbon Offsetting: How The Shipping Industry Is Contributing To Environmental Sustainability And Carbon Neutrality

There is barely a sector in the world untouched by the need to reduce CO2 emissions in order to help the global community meet its Paris Accord agreements by 2050.  Transport has a major role to play in this goal. According to the International Energy Agency, the transport sector as a whole contributes a staggering 37 […]

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Stirling Albion Left Cursing the Weather Again as Crucial Dumbarton Fixture Called Off for Fourth Time

Fourth time didn’t prove the charm for Dumbarton and Stirling Albion as their long-awaited match fell victim to the weather shortly before kick-off on Tuesday. The clash has already proved controversial, with a pair of recent last-gasp call-offs when many Binos fans – as well as the players – had already arrived at the stadium, […]

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A City-sized Patch of Fallen Trees is Piling Up in Arctic Canada

Deep in the Canadian Arctic, you can find a 51-square-kilometer (20-square-mile) pileup of fallen trees and ancient wood. Scientists have recently mapped this woody pile-up – the largest “logjam” in the world – and believe it’s likely to be having a massively underappreciated impact on the planet’s carbon cycle. The pile-up is located in the […]

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Fears of Pollution as Fish Dead in Richmond and Northallerton Rivers

North Yorkshire fishermen area have reported a ‘fish kill’ event in their rivers – which could have a devastating impact on the area’s ecosystem for decades to come. A die-off has been reported along around seven miles of waterway in Ravensworth, Gilling West and Skeeby, and is thought to be the result of water pollution […]

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Pakistan Praises UN Development System for Critical Support During Floods, Covid

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has praised the United Nations development system, especially its Resident Coordinator’s office in Islamabad, for their crucial role in supporting Pakistan’s efforts to respond and recover from the “dire situation” left behind by last August’s devastating floods. “The Resident Coordinator’s Office was our go-to place for coordinating UN response to […]

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The Real Heroes Were the Ordinary Citizens, Says Gift of the Givers a Year on

Durban – One of the things director of Gift of the Givers, Imtiaz Sooliman will never forget were the calls for help at 1am on April 11, 2022. On that day a year ago, many lives were affected following the devastating floods that left many homeless and at least 482 people dead. This week the […]

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Will the New U.N. High Seas Treaty Help Protect Pacific Salmon?

The high seas — the ocean waters that begin 230 miles offshore — cover 43% of the planet’s surface and are home to as many as 10 million species, yet remain one of the least understood places on Earth. Among the region’s many mysteries are how Pacific salmon, one of the West’s most beloved and […]

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Japan on Defensive Going Into G7 Environment Ministers Summit

SAPPORO – When environment and energy ministers from the Group of Seven nations gather in Sapporo on Saturday, Japan will push Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s “Green Transformation” policy as its way of meeting last year’s agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector by 2035. But that policy, which calls for the expanded use […]

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Climate Change Drives ‘flash Droughts’ to Record Numbers: Study

Climate change is the driving force behind faster and more furious droughts particularly the kind that is fast-developing heat-driven dry spells with a surprisingly rapid onset and often devastating impact which catches farmers by surprise, known as flash droughts, as human activity warms the planet, a new study has found. Though droughts are generally thought […]

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