Local emissions over the subcontinent make summer storms more erratic, and may have global consequences.

Over the next decade, more than 400 large dams will be built on the Himalayan rivers—by India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan—to feed the region’s hunger for electricity and its need for irrigation.…

Read more: Pollution in India Could Reshape Monsoons

It is only 12 years until 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world has set itself an ambitious task. To reach the SDGs we will have to produce more from the oceans. We need the oceans to provide more food, more…

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The IET has launched a new Save our Seas competition which challenges young engineers to devise solutions to the problems of ocean plastics and toxic pollution.

Open to engineers aged 18-35, the IET Global Challenge is split into two separate competitions sponsored by Greenpeace and GreenSeas Trust. The…

Read more: Save our Seas student challenge targets plastic ocean waste

In September, scientists launched a 600-meter-long boom meant to herd plastic debris from the great Pacific garbage patch into a net (SN Online: 9/7/18). The trash accumulation, which is twice the size of Texas, swirls in waters between California and Hawaii.

But some scientists worry the system, designed…

Read more: 4 ways to tackle ocean trash besides Ocean Cleanup’s broken system

Friday 21st December 2018, 5pm to resume on 3rd January 2019, 8am. Our support team will be available The ocean covers around 70% of the planet, add in all the lakes and rivers and there’s a vast amount of water on the globe. Its also critical to our…

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Scientific databases contain little information on pollution in marine conservation areas, according to a broad review of research on chemical pollution and its biological effects on the ocean.


Ocean pollution is a serious threat to marine biodiversity Copyright: Panos

A team of researchers in Brazil found just 1,291…

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