Cop26 in 26 images: Stunning photographs capture the beauty up for discussion at the climate crisis conference - from piglet on an industrial farm to lemon shark pup swimming off threatened Bahaman isles
26 of the world's best photographers have taken part ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow The winner will receive a £500 cash donation to an environmental charity of their choice on November 6 The images depict the many environmental challenges faced by the earth and humanity in present day
THE UNITED NATIONS has warned greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere rose to a record high while the world was under coronavirus restrictions. The UN's Meteorological Organisation concluded atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases rose faster last year than at any point in the previous decade.
Fun fact: Anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of all life on Earth is found in the ocean. And while humans have only explored a tiny percent of all of that plant and animal life, much of what we have found are things that can be extremely beneficial for your skin.
THE PLANET has unexpectedly decided to spin a bit slower this year and scientists have so far been unable to make heads or tails of this behaviour. Early last year, scientists noted the Earth had begun to spin a bit faster around its axis. After the chaos and turmoil of 2020, the news was likely welcomed by most as it meant the new year would arrive a tad bit sooner than expected.
Atmospheric rivers—like the one that just hit California—are causing $1.1 billion in annual flood damages
Climate change is making the soaking wet weather systems more damaging. Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the Nile, or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth’s largest rivers are in the sky—and they can produce powerful storms, like the ones now drenching northern California.
If confirmed, the quake would be a shock to geologists who thought rocks that deep inside Earth were too putty-like to break and shake. One spring evening six years ago, hundreds of miles underground, our planet began to rumble from a series of peculiar earthquakes. Most of Earth's tremors strike within a few dozen miles of the surface, but these quakes stirred at depths where temperatures and pressures grow so intense that rocks tend to bend rather than break.
Astronomers may have found the first planet outside the Milky Way Researchers used the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the XMM-Newton telescope to find it All previous ~4,000 exoplanets are in the Milky Way and most are less than 3,000 light-years away More data is needed to confirm the planet, but that may not happen for decades
Experts find ancient Earth was bombarded with TEN TIMES the number of asteroids and comets than previously thought, slowing the levels of oxygen in its atmosphere
The findings can help scientists get a better idea of when Earth started to look as it does today Earth was blasted by more asteroids and comets between 2.5 and 4 billion years ago than previously thought, causing a disruption in the formation of its atmosphere and significantly lower levels of oxygen, according to a new study.
Evidence of ancient life is found in a RUBY for the first time: Traces of a micro-organism are discovered inside a 'unique' 2.5 billion-year-old gemstone from Greenland
Scientists analysed a ruby sample taken from Greenland's North Atlantic Craton An analysis of carbon in the sample indicates it is a remnant of early life on Earth It marks the first evidence of ancient life in ruby-bearing rocks, the experts claim Evidence of ancient life has been found in a ruby for the first time, a new study claims.
The Independent’s journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission. First Possible Planet Outside of Our Galaxy Discovered by NASA Leer en Español A Nasa telescope might have found the first ever planet outside of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Hubble telescope spots two 'squabbling' galaxies locked in a cosmic dance that will eventually see the smaller one 'engulfed by its neighbour or tossed out into intergalactic space'
The pair are the large spiral galaxy NGC 7753 and its tiny companion NGC 7752 Appearing almost attached, the two galaxies are collectively known as Arp 86 They lie some 220 million light-years away from us in the Pegasus constellation Hubble has been studying them to learn about how young stars form from dust
Remember the inciting element of Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant," when a routine colonizing mission in deep space suddenly goes awry and leads to a series of deadly decisions that end up with most of the crew becoming xenomorph fodder? Well, "Avenue 5" isn't exactly as dire as all that ... but think of it as a comedic and absurdist twist on that general premise.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns. In its annual report on heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the U.N. weather agency also pointed to signs of a worrying new development: Parts of the Amazon rainforest have gone from being a carbon “sink” that sucks carbon dioxide from the air to a source of CO2 due to deforestation and reduced humidity in the region, it said.
Leicester will be one of several cities to take part in the Unboxed: Creativity national event Leicester is to host a new festival next year that is designed to stir the imagination, champion creativity and make people consider their place in the universe. Tour De Moon, which is part of the wider Unboxed: Creativity in the UK festival, will see Leicester become one of several host cities to take part in a series of live shows, satellite events and nightlife experiences that showcase people's creativity.
Did you witness the reaction of William Shatner going into space recently? His appreciation of our planet made many of us think about loving our world a lot more. This, of course, should include the people who inhabit it. From space, Captain Kirk was moved by how fragile Earth really appears.
New research has shown that astronauts can grow up to three inches in space The weightlessness in space causes growth by straightening the spine Study also suggested that 52 per cent of those who go to space have back pain Astronauts can grow three inches in space – putting them at risk of chronic back pain on their return, a study shows.
Scientists and politicians say we are facing a planetary crisis because of climate change. But what's the evidence for global warming and how do we know it's being caused by humans? How do we know the world is getting warmer? Our planet has been warming rapidly since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.
Earth's rotation has settled down after speeding up in 2020 making timekeepers believe we may need a "negative leap second" in the next decade or the clock's won't sync up Earth's rotation has begun to slow down, despite speeding up last year - and scientists are baffled as to why.