Environment/Science
Environment/Science
In the battle to slow global warming, January was the hottest month on record according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday. more
Nepali authorities announce measure for Mount Everest climbers to fix 'poop' problem

Nepali authorities have directed climbers that they need to clear up their poo and bring it back to the base camp when they scale Mount Everest next time.

UK likely to witness 10,000 annual heatwave deaths, MPs call for action

A report has claimed the 'silent killer' heatwaves could claim up to 10,000 lives annually in the UK without concerted action.

Scientists discover four new previously unknown emperor penguin colonies from satellite images of Antarctica

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have discovered four previously unknown emperor penguin breeding sites.

Love is love: More animals show same-sex bonding in new study

A new study adds to a growing list of some 1,500 animal species in which same-sex sexual behaviour is documented. Interest in this research is expanding after a long history of stigma wit ...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits China's Xinjiang, no casualties reported

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Wushi County in Aksu Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Ear ...

World Economic Forum report claims by 2050 climate crisis may cause 14.5 million deaths

A new World Economic Forum report, published on Wednesday (January 16, 2024), warns that by 2050 climate change may cause an additional 14.5 million deaths and $12.5 trillion in economic ...

UN weather agency warns 2023 officially smashed global temperature records

With the annual average global temperature fast approaching the critical threshold of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, last year officially smashed the global temperature record, th ...

Study finds record heat in 2023 worsened global droughts, floods and wildfires

Record heat across the world profoundly impacted the global water cycle in 2023, contributing to severe storms, floods, megadroughts and bushfires, new research from The Australian Nation ...

Data reveals 2023 was the hottest year on record

Driven by human-caused climate change and boosted by El Niño weather event, official data released on Tuesday showed 2023 remained the hottest year on record.