Category: Agriculture

Last decade Inflicted the worst Climate Crisis on record

Last decade was hottest in recent history as global warming accelerates, while 2019 was one of the three warmest years recorded since the Industrial Revolution. The rise in global temperatures is linked to the ongoing increase in emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon… Continue Reading “Last decade Inflicted the worst Climate Crisis on record”

Brazilian Forest Fires are south of the Amazon River

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a “lie” that fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest, despite data from his own government showing the number of blazes is rising. Yet satellite data from Brazil’s national space agency, INPE, show the number of… Continue Reading “Brazilian Forest Fires are south of the Amazon River”

Europe’s carbon dioxide monitoring mission becomes a reality

Taking the mission a significant step forward, the European Space Agency (ESA) and OHB System, a European multinational technology corporation based in Bremen, Germany, signed on July 29 a contract to build the first two satellites that make up the mission. With the amount… Continue Reading “Europe’s carbon dioxide monitoring mission becomes a reality”

Amazon Frogs destroy Australian Wildlife

Cane toads are native to South and Central America. They are extremely hardy animals and voracious predators of insects and other small prey. These qualities led to their introduction into Australia as a means of controlling pest beetles in the sugar cane industry in… Continue Reading “Amazon Frogs destroy Australian Wildlife”

Sydney in Trouble after Australia Wild Fires merge into deadly Giant Blaze

Smoke and flying ash has lingered over Sydney for most of the past week, turning the daytime sky orange, obscuring visibility and prompting commuters to wear breathing masks. Bushfires fanned by winds combined into a single giant blaze north of Sydney late on Friday,… Continue Reading “Sydney in Trouble after Australia Wild Fires merge into deadly Giant Blaze”

UK Coldest Winter Forecast in 100 YEARS

BRITAIN is facing a possible three-month big-freeze amid warnings extreme Arctic conditions could see this winter leagued among the harshest of the past century. Sub-zero air sweeping in from the Polar regions will send temperatures plummeting to -10C (14F) this month with snow threatening to blanket the nation… Continue Reading “UK Coldest Winter Forecast in 100 YEARS”

UN Report warns of ‘Collective Failure” to Act and Meet CO2 emissions gap

Signing up to the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, world leaders agreed to limit global warming by the end of the century to 1.5 degrees Celsius, ideally, and certainly no higher than 2 degrees C. But a United Nations report published today says either goal is a… Continue Reading “UN Report warns of ‘Collective Failure” to Act and Meet CO2 emissions gap”

UK hit by Heavy Rains and Flooding

The United Kingdom is once again being drenched with torrential rain as half of the average rainfall of November has fallen in the last 24 hours causing the Met Office to issue another 45 flood alerts to a very weary population. The Met Office is expecting… Continue Reading “UK hit by Heavy Rains and Flooding”

The Trouble With Corn as Biofuel

For months now the Trump administration has been promising to deliver a new biofuels package that would boost the market for production of soy- and corn-based alternative fuels. The move would help American farmers hurt by the administration’s tariffs, as well as ease their… Continue Reading “The Trouble With Corn as Biofuel”

Factory Farming is the Definition of Extreme Misery for Animals

On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and stuffed into wire cages, metal crates, and other torturous devices. These animals will never raise their families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything that is… Continue Reading “Factory Farming is the Definition of Extreme Misery for Animals”