Category: USA

USA and Brazil agree to develop Amazon

The USA and Brazil have agreed to promote private-sector development in the Amazon, during a meeting in Washington in 2019. They also pledged a $100m (£80m) biodiversity conservation fund for the Amazon led by the private sector. Brazil’s foreign minister said opening the rain…

How Heavy Snow covered the Sahara Desert in 2018

In 2018, more than 15 inches (40cm) of heavy snowfall has blanketed the sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria. It is the second time snow has hit in nearly 40 years, with a dusting also recorded in December 2016. Before…

Shifting North Pole causes increasing concerns over Navigation

The Earth’s magnetic North Pole has drifted so fast that authorities have had to officially redefine the location of the magnetic North Pole. The extreme wandering of the North Pole caused increasing concerns over navigation, especially in high latitudes. Earth’s magnetic field is known…

10,000 Dogs taking pills for a study on Canine and Human Aging

The Dog Aging Project at the University of Washington is looking to recruit 10,000 dogs to study for the next 10 years to see if they can improve the life expectancy of man’s best friend and their quality of life. The project hopes that…

World’s largest ships emit as much pollution as 50 million cars

Ship pollution affects the health of communities in coastal and inland regions around the world, yet pollution from ships remains one of the least regulated parts of our global transportation system. According to a report by the UK’s Guardian newspaper, just one of the…

Sharks in the USA

Sleek, muscular bodies of sharks slice through the water—powerful predators of the ocean, striking fear in smaller fish—and sometimes humans.  After extensive coverage of shark attacks on people in local and national media, readers may be left asking why there seems to be a “spike”…

Earth’s Magnetic Field is pushing North Pole from Canada towards Siberia

The Earth’s magnetic field, the basis for modern global navigation systems, is constantly in some state of flux. However, it now seems to be going haywire, pushing the North Pole closer to Siberia, and no one’s sure why. The field changes as the molten metals surrounding…