A 12-second time-lapse footage shows the moment when the smog engulfs the city of Beijing in the latest bout of air pollution. Pollution alerts are common in northern China, especially during bitterly cold winters when energy demand, much of it met by coal, soars.
Jan 9, 2017
Science & Health
A giant iceberg could break away from an ice shelf in Antarctica. An area more than three times the size of London is now only connected to the Larsen C ice shelf by 12 miles of ice. The soon-to-be iceberg makes up 10% of the ice shelf. When the 1,900 square mile area breaks away, Larsen C will be at its most retreated position ever. Sea levels could rise by up to 10cm if Larsen C disintegrates completely.
Jan 8, 2017
Wildlife crime: India bans import of skins of reptiles, mink, fox and chinchillas, thanks to Maneka Gandhi
Changes in the way ocean temperatures were measured in the late 20th Century made it look as though the oceans were getting cooler, but now independent data have confirmed that this hiatus in global warming never actually happened.
Jan 5, 2017
The long-term circulation of heat in the Atlantic Ocean is at risk if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were to double, a new study finds. The new modelling study predicts that centuries of doubled atmospheric CO2 could cause the collapse of a major Atlantic current, producing dramatically different effects than previous models have anticipated.
Jan 5, 2017
Bangladesh earthquake: 5.5 magnitude quake hits India-Bangladesh border; tremors felt in Assam and Tripura