Environment

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest extent this month since satellite observations started

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest extent this month since satellite observations started

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has announced that Arctic sea ice witnessed its second-lowest level this month since the time satellite observations have started.

Google’s Global Fishing Watch aims to combat overfishing and illegal fishing

Google’s Global Fishing Watch aims to combat overfishing and illegal fishing

Google will unveil its new satellite-based surveillance system that aims to change current situation on illegal fishing. Global Fishing Watch has been designed to keep a constant check to look out for those indulging in this trade.

Environmental Protection Agency has a Clean-Up Plan for Portland Harbor

Environmental Protection Agency has a Clean-Up Plan for Portland Harbor

On Wednesday, after a long wait finally the federal government released its plans for cleaning up the soil in Lower Willamette River which has been contaminated with cancer-causing substances from years of industrialization.

Department of Conservation and Transpower Partnership focus on Fiordland National Park

Department of Conservation and Transpower Partnership focus on Fiordland National ParkMaggie Barry, New Zealand's Conservation Minister said that a new partnership between the Departme

Critics Question Pope’s Competence to Meddle in Climate issues, urge Limitation to Religion

Pope-FrancisNot all that Pope pronounces is welcomed, as the recent comment on environment issues, released on Thursday has been received critically by several ind

Bulgaria and Belgium in the Dock, to be Tried for Flouting Pollution Norms

Bulgaria and Belgium in the Dock, to be Tried for Flouting Pollution Norms

Belgium and Bulgaria have troubling brewing, with the European Union regulators trying them in the bloc's top court, for flouting the legal limits on air pollution.

The European Commission on Thursday held that Bulgaria had terribly failed to live up to the legal limits on levels for PM10, or particulate matter, which was produced by traffic and industry. These tiny particles, if inhaled, could enter the lungs and bloodstream and lead to respiratory diseases and some forms of cancer as well.

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