Migratory Birds Are Failing to Adapt to Climate Change

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday shows that the climate crisis may be seriously messing with North American birds’ migration patterns, and the consequences could be dire. Read More >>

Genius Bees Force Plants to Bloom by Biting Them

Bumblebees need pollen from flowers to survive. But increasingly, the creatures are waking up earlier in the year when flowers have not yet bloomed due to the climate crisis. Nature appears to be finding a way, though. Read More >>

Mining the Deep Sea Could Mean Unique Ecosystems Are ‘Lost Forever’

A new analysis of 250 studies has found that the negative impacts of deep sea mining would be severe and could last millions of years. Read More >>

Climate Change is Turning Antarctica’s Snow Green

As the planet warms, parts of the planet are going green – and not in the environmentally friendly way. Snow in coastal Antarctica is literally turning the colour green. Read More >>

Cyclone Amphan Slams Into India’s Coast Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

On Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Amphan made landfall on the India’s border near Sagar Island in West Bengal, bringing sheets of rain and wind speeds up to 100 mph. The storm knocked over trees, uprooted electrical poles, and forced at least 2.6 million people to flee to shelters. At least one person – a two month old infant – was killed when a mud wall collapsed onto him. One 57-year-old woman also perished when she chose not to leave her home on the Odisha coast, though the Hindustan Times reports that her death was not directly related to the storm. Read More >>

Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh

A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. The storm could cause extensive damage in an area already suffering from the covid-19 pandemic. Read More >>

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Latest Research Finds Summer Heat Won’t Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

The U.S. is still in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic: The death toll is climbing and quarantining is becoming increasingly unbearable. With summer around the corner, people are going to want to get outside again. Read More >>

Researchers Have Found a New Defence to Help Coral Survive Bleaching

Coral reefs are home to as many species as tropical rainforests. Yet rapidly heating waters threaten to wipe coral out. Read More >>

An Ancient Type of El Nino Could Awaken Because of Climate Change

El Niño is one of the most familiar climate patterns on Earth. Pools of water in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean become abnormal warm, triggering changes in global weather patterns. Read More >>

The World’s Largest Iceberg Just Had a Baby

There’s a new baby in town. No, I don’t mean Grimes’ and Elon Musk’s new baby, X Æ A-12, although this other baby’s name is about as robot-like. I’m talking, of course, about A-68C, the new little iceberg that broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf in late April. What a cutie pie! Read More >>

Ban Cruises

Some of the most horrifying coronavirus outbreaks have been on holiday cruises. Hundreds of cruise goers have gotten sick and dozens have died as ships acted like petri dishes for the disease. The industry was forced to shutter amid the pandemic, but touting new health protocols, it’s already planning its big comeback. Read More >>

Animal Agriculture Could Cause the Next Public Health Crisis

Covid-19 is a zoonotic virus, meaning it spread to humans from an animals. Scientists aren’t sure which animal spread it to us, though they think snakes or bats might have spread it to us via pangolins. But it’s not just exotic, wild animals that spread diseases. Newe research shows the next global public health crisis could come to us through industrial animal agriculture. Read More >>

The Seafloor Is Absolutely Littered in Microplastic

Plastic garbage floating on the ocean may draw the most outrage, but it accounts for just 1 per cent of the 10 million tonnes of plastic that get into the world’s oceans every year. The rest of it ends up in the deep ocean, and new research has revealed where it’s accumulating. Read More >>

The Same People Who Peddle Climate Denial Are Behind Coronavirus Pseudoscience

Almost as soon as covid-19 began to spread, science deniers began to call the deadly virus a hoax. Read More >>