Global warming continues

A team of investigators from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York determined in a recent study that our planet will most likely continue to get warmer throughout this century, despite the recent slowdown recorded over the past couple of years. The group says that earlier predictions remain valid, despite the […]

Artificial composting islands the future of NYC Sanitation?

New York City produces about 14 million tons of garbage a year, so you can imagine the energy and resources required to move and process it all. In order to tackle this issue, the folks over at Present Architecture have come up with a creative, double-duty solution called the Green Loop.

World’s first magma-enhanced geothermal system now in Iceland

Just like solar and wind, geothermal energy is a clean power source. The problem is that, for the time being as least, harvesting it is a tad more expensive than erecting wind farms or installing solar panels.

Watch: Scientists virtually de-froze Antarctica

When asked to picture Antarctica, most people (if not all) find themselves picturing a really big ice sheet. The world’s biggest ice sheet, to be more precise.

The secrets of cicada’s sound

Of all the bugs that achieve the mantle of summer pest, cicadas are perhaps the most curious. They don’t sting, they don’t bite, they don’t buzz around your head, they taste good in chocolate, but as the drowning din of the 17-year brood this summer will remind: we would love them less if they emerged […]

‘Junk’ DNA mystery solved

One person’s trash may be another person’s treasure, but sometimes, trash is just trash. So-called junk DNA, the vast majority of the genome that doesn’t code for proteins, really isn’t needed for a healthy organism, according to new research. “At least for a plant, junk DNA really is just junk — it’s not required,” said […]

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Global warming shifts Earth’s geographic poles

Since 2005 until present day, the Earth’s geographic North Pole has been steadily shifting towards the east. By the looks of it, the shift is one of several centimeters per year.

Carbon dioxide reaches new record: Surpasses 400 parts per million

On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958.

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