Common Skin Cancer Can Signal Increased Risk of Other Cancers Eco-tourism parks to be ready by next year: BEZA Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes? জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন ঠেকানোর যুদ্ধে হারছে মানুষ? দুর্লভ নিশাচর খুদে প্যাঁচা Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism Chile enacts historic ban on plastic bags This startup wants robots to pick vegetables grown in indoor farms Algorithm Provides Early Warning System for Tracking Groundwater Contamination Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment
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Common Skin Cancer Can Signal Increased Risk of Other Cancers

People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to a preliminary study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The increased susceptibility is likely caused […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

That is the message of a study looking at how large-scale expansion of the oil crop in Africa might affect the continent's rich diversity of wildlife. Most areas suitable for growing palm oil are key habitats for primates, according to researchers. They say consumers can help by choosing sustainably-grown palm oil. Ultimately, this may mean […]

Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last days of summer. This year, however, 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish, 72 Goliath groupers, and even a 21-ft whale shark have washed up on the […]

This startup wants robots to pick vegetables grown in indoor farms

Artificial intelligence will soon be powering robots that will essentially replace farmers to pick vegetables. Thanks to the global warming, the increasing demand in agriculture, and the lack of ample land for farming, robotics is the solution seem by many to meet the demand of the exploding global population. An American startup, Root AI, is […]

Algorithm Provides Early Warning System for Tracking Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater contamination is increasingly recognized as a widespread environmental problem. The most important course of action often involves long-term monitoring. But what is the most cost-effective way to monitor when the contaminant plumes are large, complex, and long-term, or an unexpected event such as a storm could cause sudden changes in contaminant levels that may […]

Tax havens shielding companies responsible for deforestation and overfishing

Money channelled through secretive tax havens has been used to fuel deforestation in the Amazon and illegal fishing around the world, racking up a heavy environmental toll but leaving few ways for businesses to be held to account. Billions of pounds worth of finance has travelled through countries internationally recognised as tax havens, and has […]

Melt-Rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Highly Sensitive to Changes in Ocean Temperatures

Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists studying seawater temperatures in the Amundsen Sea – part of the West Antarctic Ice […]

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be an Energy Source. But Should It?

The northwest corner of Wyoming is boiling. There, 10,000 hydrothermal features transform Yellowstone National Park into an alien world with searing waters and steaming vents—all fueled by a simmering supervolcano. While scientists agree that Yellowstone is not likely to erupt anytime soon, if and when it does, the event would be catastrophic. A massive magma […]

Let there be no industrialisation near Sundarbans

The Sundarbans mangrove forest, the habitat of Bengal tigers, is threatened by heedless industrialisation, which must be halted by Bangladesh. UN expert John H Knox said this yesterday in his last public statement as the special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. The statement was shared on the website of United Nations Human Rights. […]

People aren’t the worst – they are the only hope for the planet

Variants of that sentiment appeared all over social media when Coles decided against phasing out plastic bags on the basis that shoppers needed “more time to make the transition”. Then came the special climate edition of the New York Times Magazine putting essentially the same argument, albeit on a much grander scale. In a long […]

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