Hundreds of snowballs ranging from the size of a tennis ball to over a metre wide appeared on Russian beaches last week (3 November). Excited residents posted videos on social media of the rare phenomenon.
Nov 7, 2016
Science & Health
What we flush can be converted into a biocrude oil with properties very similar to fossil fuels. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have worked out a process that does not require that sewage be dried before transforming it under heat and pressure to biocrude.
Nov 3, 2016
The Paris Agreement on climate change comes into force on 4 November after more than 190 countries signed a deal to keep global warming below 2˚C. IBTimes UK explains all you need to know about the historic act.
Nov 4, 2016
There was a 30% decline in African savanna elephants from 2007 and 2014. Forest elephants suffered a 65% decline between 2002 and 2013. Poaching is the main threat to African elephants today. Despite an international ban on ivory in 1989, conservationists say we entered a second poaching crisis in 2009 as many Asian economies have grown – thus increasing the demand for ivory.
Nov 1, 2016
A deal brokered by 24 countries to allow the creation of a massive 600,000 sq mile marine sanctuary in the Antarctic ocean. The sanctuary will cover more than 12% of the Southern Ocean, which is home to more than 10,000 species including most of the worlds penguins, whales, seabirds, colossal squid and Antarctic tooth fish.
Oct 28, 2016
Survey of the Great Barrier Reef reveals aftermath of extreme underwater heatwave over 2015 and 2016. Findings show a third of the corals in the northern third have died, with footage showing the extent of the bleaching.
Oct 26, 2016