Cape Town 2017-18. The scary episode of Water stress. Reservoirs and dams in the South African western cape were hovering between 15-30% of their capacity. There was a widespread fear of an imminent water-stress induced doomsday, designated as ‘day zero’ when all municipal supply would cease, and people would have to queue up in order to receive their water ration. The administration implemented severe restrictions and penalties and eventually the water level in the dams rose to 70% capacity. The country heaved a sigh of collective relief. But not forever.
As mankind expands its dominion over nature, it is clearing and polluting the environment, burning forests, contaminating the oceans, and threatening other species. At the same time, an increasing number of influential scientists and environmentalists support the proposal that half of the earth's surface be transformed into a nature reserve. The measure would be necessary for the planet to continue to be habitable in the future.
The Norwegian government will discuss in October whether to approve an ambitious (and unprofitable) € 2.3 billion plan to store CO2 under the seabed.
Resting at the top of a mountain with a crystal blue lake nestled at the foot would be my dream home in the perfect location. To access the house, there would be a 30' driveway that would lead to a garage door. The garage would be inside of the mountain, so that vehicles going by would never know that someone was lived in the area.
The NGO warned that, if the current trend continues, there will be devastating consequences as there will be a further release of millions of additional tons of carbon dioxide. In 2019, more than 4.5 million fires were registered worldwide.
Internet is the most widely used and popular means in today's world but with time the purpose behind its usage has changed differently. Earlier, people used the internet just for entertainment and searches but now it has become a one-stop for all needs.
A study by Alberto Salvo, professor at the University of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS) highlights the link between indoor air pollution and an increase in electricity consumption by households.
This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has put us in an unprecedented situation, imposing many challenges, but it also became a source of inspiration for some artists and designers. In response to the current state of urban healthcare and hygiene systems, designers are trying to find alternative solutions that can help us avoid a global pandemic in the future and improve urban sanitation in general.
David Whitaker plugged in his new Samsung Galaxy S9 into his phone charger, thinking it may be the last chance he got to charge his phone for a few days. Ever since the Australian Government introduced its latest Green Scheme back home, its cuts to greenhouse emissions were being felt in all Australian owned territories, including Mawson Research Station at the South Pole. I mean here they were in the South Pole, one of the coldest places on the planet, and the Australian Government wanted to make sure they weren’t contributing to the global warming phenomenon sweeping the globe.
From time to time, one reads about new signs that we are currently in the middle of a reversal period of the magnetic poles of our earth. Every new message about it immediately calls the catastrophe theorists and end-time prophets on the scene. Scientists, who deny the topic any explosiveness, are speaking out against these. So where's the truth now? Do we have to worry, or may we sit back and relax?
Researchers from the University of California found evidence demonstrating a huge loss of ice in East Antarctica during a warm interglacial period, recorded 400,000 years ago. The results were published in the journal Nature.