Related topics: climate change

New study ranks countries on environment impact

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study led by the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute has ranked most of the world’s countries for their environmental impact.

Study shows loss of 15-42 percent of mammals in North America

If the planet is headed for another mass extinction like the previous five, each of which wiped out more than 75 percent of all species on the planet, then North American mammals are one-fifth to one-half the way there, according ...

Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade

Fulfilling the world's growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal. But Michigan State University scientists show a lot of energy moves nearly incognito, embedded in the products ...

New head of 'space nation' aims for the stars

It sounds appealing given the state of politics on Earth: a plan to launch a utopian "space nation" with the aim of transcending earthly divisions.

Pacific's Palau forces tourists to sign eco-pledge

Visitors to the tiny Pacific nation of Palau are being made to sign a promise to respect the environment, in an innovative move that authorities hope will curb ecological damage caused by booming numbers of tourists.

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