Tag: Environment

IPCC: Climate Change Has Taken A Devastating Toll On Oceans And Ice

New IPCC report warns that oceans are warming at an alarming rate, melting glaciers, depleting fish populations and making once a century events a yearly occurance.

The Strangest, Most Unusual And Funniest Science Has Been Awarded

The 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded. They celebrate the achievements that make people laugh, and then think.

A Few Super-Corporations Control And Shape The Fate of the World, New Study Says

An international team of researchers suggests that an elite team of dominant transnational corporations (TNCs) may have an exceptionally large influence over our planet and its inhabitants.

New Kind of Nanotubes Generate Electric Current When Exposed to Light

A discovery of a new kind of photovoltaic nanotubes could help with future high-efficiency solar panels.

Researchers develop model to reduce CO2 emissions from buildings by 80 percent by 2050

A new model developed by researchers suggests that it is possible to cut CO2 emissions, according to a research paper published in the journal Joule on Aug. 15, 2019.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 20-26

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Vessela Sergueva’s look into the state of Bulgarian mental health care. The second is Umair Irfan explanation of the invasion of electric scooters in America. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

Five Resources We Are Running Out Of And Their Alternatives

By Pawan Naidu

For every resource that is running out due to human consumption, there is an alternative that can serve the same purpose. Let’s take a look at the five resources in danger of extinction and their alternatives.