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  • Garbage Management: Schools disappointed with the approach

    Garbage has been a huge issue for many months now, both on a domestic level and on school level. With many focusing on what’s on the streets, little attention is paid to what our little girls and boys are going through when it comes to the approach taken by schools to manage their garbage. The […]

  • Krill hotspot fuels incredible biodiversity in Antarctic region

    There are so many Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean that the combined mass of these tiny aquatic organisms is more than that of the world’s 7.5 billion human inhabitants. Scientists have long known about this important zooplankton species, but they haven’t been certain why particular regions or “hotspots” in the Southern Ocean are so […]

  • Climate change threatens domestic bee species

    Summary – There are around 550 different bee species in Germany. Most of them are solitary bees. They don’t live in large beehives like the honeybee, but each female bee often builds multiple nests and feeds her offspring alone. Solitary bees use their short lifespan of a few weeks exclusively to reproduce and to provide […]

  • Record 66 million trees planted in 12 hours in India

    Around 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours as part of a record-breaking environmental campaign.  The volunteers planted an average of 44 saplings each along the Narmada River in the central state of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday 2 July. The previous record was also set in India, when volunteers […]

  • Remote Amazonian cities more vulnerable to climate change

    Roadless cities have been found to be more vulnerable to the effects of flooding, because they tend to be less-developed and have inadequate sanitation, exposing inhabitants to environmental pollution and contaminated water. In the Brazilian part of the Amazon Basin, the research found that almost a million people live in a total of 68 roadless […]

  • Reconciling predictions of climate change

    New framework accounts for conflicting estimates of global temperature increases Researchers have resolved a major conflict in estimates of how much the Earth will warm in response to a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, finding that long-term patterns of warming could lead to a 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius increase in global temperatures. […]