Items tagged with Climate change

The Earth just completed a full rotation in a little over a thousandth of a second shorter than its normal 24-hour rate. The record full spin occurred on June 29, 2022, and has some scientists concerned. Our planet has been spinning faster recently. Back in 2020, Earth saw its shortest month ever measured since the... Read more...
Some would argue that there are too many people living on the planet and that human beings need to reduce the size of their families. However, others contend that birthrates are simply too low. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently argued that human beings need to keep having children otherwise humankind will... Read more...
Scientists are using satellite imagery from space to study the impact of cow burps on the environment. That's right, we're talking about cattle belches, which are the focus of a new study concerning methane emissions and how they pertain to climate change. Contrary to popular belief, a cow's flatulence only... Read more...
High schools and other communities often bury “time capsules,” so future generations can look back at the way things were during bygone eras. Similarly, but for vastly different reasons, every commercial air flight is recorded by a “black box”. In 2022, our planet will get a black box of its own to potentially record... Read more...
The world was a different place in the 1980s, and we're not just talking about puffy hair styles held up with Aquanet and parachute pants. Parts of our planet were physically different. For example, the Aral Sea had not yet dried up, and the foliage in Madagascar was far more lush. You can see these changes in what is... Read more...
Greenpeace on Tuesday updated its Cool IT Leaderboard in conjunction with the climate negotiations in Cancun occurring this week at the COP16 conference. Cisco retained its top spot at the greenest IT company, earning 70 out of 100 points from the ecology watchdog organization. Oracle was a new entry on the list and... Read more...
What will you be doing on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 P.M. local time? Will you be sitting in the dark? If the WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature meets its goal, over a billion of your global neighbors will be turning off their lights for an hour in a symbolic gesture to increase awareness about human-induced climate change--all participating... Read more...