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The Oceans Are Running Low On Oxygen

File this under definitely not good: global warming is depleting the oceans of oxygen. You know, that little molecule that we, along with all other complex life forms, require in order to breathe and therefore live.


Thailand's Incredible Heatwave: A Month Above 40 Degrees

April is always hot in Thailand — but this month has been like no other the country has known in recent history. Every day in April, the average peak temperature has been over 40C, with the maximum hitting 44.2C.


We Are Fertilising The Heck Out Of Our Planet And That's A Bad Thing

The world is getting greener. A global analysis of satellite data finds that an area two times the size of the continental US has gone from brown to green over the past thirty years. Human carbon emissions are doing a hell of a job fertilising the planet — but we probably shouldn’t celebrate.


Solar Impulse Pilot Feels Awesome After A Full Day Of Nonstop Flying

Most human beings would be in a black mood after spending 24 hours awake, strapped to a chair and concentrating hard so as not to die. Not Bertrand Piccard. Gizmodo caught up the man currently flying the Solar Impulse 2 plane from Hawaii to San Francisco, and he sounded downright chipper.


AccuWeather's 90-Day Forecast Tool Is Misleading As Hell

After a season that will be remembered for freakish heatwaves, record snowdrifts and deadly flooding, the weather is feeling less predictable than ever. Which is why, when AccuWeather announced a brand new 90-day forecast tool last week, it sounded a little good to be true.


Trees Are Even More Amazing Than We Realised

Trees, is there anything they can’t do? Doubtful. Let’s see: producing half the world’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, creating the soil and timber resources we depend on. Not bad. But all that’s just scratching the surface. As new research shows, there’s a lot more going on beneath the forest floor than we realised.


This Is Why The Great Barrier Reef Is Dying

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most celebrated ecosystems on Earth — and it’s dying. Months of extreme heat have turned thousands of kilometres of pristine habitat into an endless watery graveyard. This year’s coral bleaching event comes as a warning. If we don’t bring carbon emissions down fast, the Great Barrier Reef will not survive the century.


A Huge Portion Of Greenland Started Melting This Week

A vast region of Greenland is experiencing a freakishly early spring thaw. Summer-like temperatures — a balmy 10C — have created a melt area encompassing 12 per cent of the planet’s northernmost ice sheet, according to analysis by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). That’s not normal.


We Finally Know Why The North Pole Is Moving East

Something strange is happening to our planet. Around the year 2000, the North rotational pole started migrating eastward at a vigorous clip. Now, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have figured out what’s going on — and you’ll be shocked to learn that humans are behind it.


Here's How Many Resources We Burn On Food No One Eats

Whether you’re counting by kilojoules, kilograms or dollars, the world is wasting a huge amount of food. But there’s also another way to measure it: The quantity of resources we burn up for nothing at all.


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