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Increasing CO2 Absorption Means Decreasing PH Level for Ocean

Increasing CO2 Absorption Means Decreasing PH Level for Ocean

The researchers from University of Miami (UM), US, found that North Atlantic Ocean observed 50% more carbon oxide, known as CO2, from the atmosphere in past 10 years than ever before. This rise in the uptake of CO2 has raised concerns regarding the effects on the marine habitat. Consequently, the impact of burning fossil fuel is causing ph level to fall in the ocean, disturbing marine life.

Record-breaking heat waves in recent past caused by human activities: study

Record-breaking heat waves in recent past caused by human activities: study

The record-breaking heat waves that have been making Earth warmer since the year 2000 are the result of human activities, and not nature, according to a new study by climate change experts.

An analysis of data collected since 1880 revealed that 14 of the 15 hottest years occurred since the year of 2000. According tot the new study, the odds of nature causing the drastic increase in global temperatures is just between
1/10,000 and 1/170,000.

Ringing in the `Age of Plastic`

Ringing in the `Age of Plastic`

Earth is entering an 'Age of Plastic'. Thanks to the human impact.

Planet Earth's oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to the University of Leicester research that examines the evidence that we now live in the Anthropocene, an epoch where humans dominate the Earth's surface geology.

Bizarre, long-lost tree frog species rediscovered in India

Bizarre, long-lost tree frog species rediscovered in India

A bizarre tree frog species that was thought to be long-extinct has been rediscovered in the foothills of the Himalayas in India’s state of West Bengal, biologists confirmed.

The golf-ball sized tree frogs with eyes on top of head were rediscovered by a team led by renowned Indian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju.

The species was sampled in 1870 by British naturalist T.C. Jerdon from the forests of Darjeeling, and housed at the Natural History Museum in London. As the species was never seen again in the wild, it was though to be extinct.

It’s not Prank! A Mountain Lion with Rare Deformity of Teeth Growing on Forehead is true

It’s not Prank! A Mountain Lion with Rare Deformity of Teeth Growing on Forehead is true

Something never seen before has been identified by State wildlife biologists near Weston in southeast Idaho near the Utah border. Biologist Zach Lockyer and the team have discovered a mountain lion with teeth growing out the side of its forehead. Idaho Fish and Game biologists are surprised to see the creature with such a ‘bizzare’ abnormality before. They said that they have found teeth protruding from hard tissue on the left side of the mountain lion’s forehead.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Manatees Population can be reclassified from Endangered to Threatened

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Manatees Population can be reclassified from Endangered to Threatened

On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce that manatees in Florida can now be reclassified from endangered to threatened. Since no formal announcement has been made by the company, the federal regulatory agenda issued six weeks ago said the reclassification wan given. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service document reported that the reclassification of manatee from endangered to threaten is possible under the Endangered Species Act.

Coastguard warns public to stay away from decomposed carcass of whale washed ashore on Whales beach on Christmas Day

Coastguard warns public to stay away from decomposed carcass of whale washed ashore on Whales beach on Christmas Day

On Christmas day, a whale was washed ashore on a Wales beach. Its body could pose a health risk, and the Coastguard has cautioned people to stay away from it. Thought to be a Minke whale, the dead animal was washed ashore at Dyfi Ynyslas National Nature Reserve.

The animal was discovered on the sands at Ynyslas, nearby Aberdyfi and 8 miles north of Aberystwyth, in Ceredigion.

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California residents presently are in high need of an highly advance system that can help them reach safer place in case hit by an earthquake, said members of the US Congress who are urging US President to provide funds for a prototype system currently being developed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Presently, a prototype system has been developed by the researchers at the California Institute of technology (Caltech) and the congress members are asking president Obama to fund the project.

Conservationists Seek Protection for Yellow-Legged Frogs

Conservationists Seek Protection for Yellow-Legged Frogs

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a notice of intent for taking legal action against the US Fish and Wildlife Service due to delay in taking decision over protection of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The center had appealed to the federal government to include this species of frog in the Endangered Species Act.

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