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Preventing water crises

Summer came to the Tibetan Plateau for the first time

Giant dead zone
in the Gulf of Mexico

Dead zone areas in the region are not new phenomena, but in 2019, the area affected by hypoxia, a condition of low oxygen that can no longer support any form of life has grown much larger than expected, and the cause is likely to be human activities.

Flygskam:
air travel revisited

Aviation is fast, practical, comfortable, and available to ever larger groups of people. On the other hand, among all forms of transport, it has the largest carbon footprint by far. In Sweden, a new movement has started urging people to consider other means of travel before purchasing airline tickets.

Eastern Germany threatened by lack of water

Drought had already reduced the water yield of many natural waters in Germany drastically last year, but this year, due to the record heat wave sweeping across Europe, experts are warning about the possibility of actual water shortages in some areas.

Record-breaking temperature in Alaska

According to official data, for the first time since measurements are recorded, temperature at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport has hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, that is 32.2 degrees Celsius.

Paris declares climate emergency

The municipal government of the French capital has urged politicians to honour the undertakings of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

Indonesia losing huge
land area

Over the last 15 years, Indonesia has lost 29,261 hectares of its land surface area due to soil erosion and growing sea levels.

Using sunlight to clean water

Researchers at the University of Szeged are working on a nanotechnological water treatment device. Their innovation may provide clean water for millions worldwide in the future.

Storm and flash floods hit the Washington area

On 8 July, a torrential rain hit the region of the capital of the United States, even flooding a press room in the basement of the White House near the West Wing.

The poor must fight for every drop of water in India

The Indian water shortage resulting from unprecedented drought intensifies already significant social inequality.

Leonardo DiCaprio helps create new environmental alliance

Leonardo DiCaprio, the Hollywood star famous for his environmental activism, has joined billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to found a new non-profit world organisation for environmental protection.

56 unknown lakes discovered under the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Greenland Ice Sheet is about seven times the size of Great Britain and it is three kilometres thick in some places. The ice sheet and the waters beneath it play an important role in sea level rise, which is causing increasingly severe problems.

Plastic is a slow and painful death sentence for whales

Scientists have studied the cetaceans washed ashore over the last twenty years. The saddest case was that of a 5.3 metre young sperm whale found on the island of Mykonos: it had swallowed 135 pieces of plastic weighing 3.2 kg in total.

A captivating record about the rivers of Amazonia

A special album by the American composer Philip Glass and Brazilian band Uakti takes us on a journey to the riversides of the Amazonian Basin. The album entitled Aguas da Amazonia, published in 1999, invokes both the playful and the spellbinding aspect of water with a blend of classical, new age and jazz music.

Climate change raising concern in Alaska

Climate change is sending increasingly alarming messages. For instance, sea ice in Northern Alaska disappeared earlier than usual this spring, which has impacted wildlife and fish, too. The early melting was caused by exceptionally warm ocean waters.

How climate change transforms our eating habits

What will we eat when climate change disrupts traditional agriculture? In her new book, The Fate of Food, environmental journalist Amanda Little deals with a topic that we will all have to face in the near future as a result of climate change.

The healing waters of Northern Hungary: Eger and Mezőkövesd

The Eger Spa, with a history of over 500 years, offers radon-bearing medicinal water and leisure pools, while the Mezőkövesd outdoor spa has thermal water high in sulphur and a slide park for those seeking therapy or leisure.

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