Saturday, April 20, 2019

Environment

Destructive weather damages thousands of tons of wheat

(By Munawar Hasan) Stormy weather damages 150,000 tons of wheat crop in Punjab A devastating widespread hailstorm, torrential rains, and gusty winds earlier in the week damaged up to 150,000 tons of standing mature...

One glacier continues to grow, not ideal for sea levels

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about...

Earth just had a brush with a powerful meteor

The powerful meteor that no one saw (except satellites) At precisely 11:48 am on December 18, 2018, a large space rock heading straight for Earth at a speed of 19 miles per second exploded...

Deaths by air pollution reach an alarming 8.8 million per year

NEW STUDY FINDS AIR POLLUTION CAUSES 8.8 MILLION PREMATURE DEATHS EVERY YEAR, DOUBLING RECENT ASSESSMENTS Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according...
India's New Delhi most polluted capital in the world

India’s New Delhi most polluted capital in the world

New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city in 2018, two groups monitoring air pollution said on Tuesday in a study of the amount of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 in 61 capital cities around...
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China seeks partners for asteroid hunting probe

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has...