Category Archives: Environment

What Would Happen If The World Lost Oxygen For 5 Seconds? (Video)

What Would Happen If The World Lost Oxygen For 5 Seconds?

Have you ever imagined what would happen if oxygen from the Earth was lost for just 5 seconds? To find out more read and see the video below. Everyone at the beach would immediately get sunburns. Molecular oxygen in the air protects our skin against UV light. The daytime sky would get dark. Fewer particles

Project to turn desert green trials in Qatar

Project to turn desert green trials in Qatar

In a region known for its towering skyscrapers, the erection of a modestly-sized greenhouse might not appear worthy of much attention. But this small construction site near the coast in Qatar’s Mesaieed Industrial City could help transform the landscape forever, says its developers, turning desert land into flourishing centers of food and freshwater production. The

Danger from the deep: New climate threat as methane rises from cracks in Arctic ice

A new source of methane – a greenhouse gas many times more powerful than carbon dioxide – has been identified by scientists flying over areas in the Arctic where the sea ice has melted. The researchers found significant amounts of methane being released from the ocean into the atmosphere through cracks in the melting sea

New pesticides linked to bee population collapse

Worldwide declines in bee colonies, threatening much of global agriculture, may be caused by a new generation of nerve-agent pesticides, two new scientific studies strongly suggest. The findings place a massive question mark over the increasingly controversial compounds, now the fastest growing family of insecticides in the world. Bee declines represent a serious threat to

Environmentally friendly pollutants – what your detergent does to waterways

After the big wet, spare a thought for the health of your waterways and the substances that wash into them. Bacteria are important to the health of the waterways running through our backyards. As decomposers – organisms that break down substances – they are an essential part of a natural healthy ecosystem. These bacteria live