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60-Second Earth

Ozone Hole Closing Up, Thanks to Global Action

Dodany: 16 września 2014

The world united to combat the ozone hole, can we do the same for climate change? David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Historic Abundance of Blue Whales Returns in California

Dodany: 7 września 2014

The mighty blue whale is back after being nearly hunted to extinction. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How to Save the Woods

Dodany: 24 sierpnia 2014

The first step in solving the world's forest problem is recognizing the world's forest problem. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Spill Some Oil? Magnetize It for Cleanup

Dodany: 17 sierpnia 2014

A physicist may have dreamed up a new way to clean up oil spills. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Antique Markets Used to Launder Poached Ivory

Dodany: 11 sierpnia 2014

Legal ivory markets that are supposed to only deal in stockpiles and antiques inevitably launder poached ivory. Close them all, says WCS vice president for species conservation. David Biello... --...

Bahamas Creation Linked to African Dust

Dodany: 3 sierpnia 2014

Cyanobacteria fed by nutrients carried over the Atlantic in African dust may have initiated the process by which, over millions of years, calcium carbonate collected to build the Bahamas. David... ...

Some Coral Should Produce Shells in Acidifying Ocean

Dodany: 27 lipca 2014

Of four common corals and algae tested, three still produced shells in conditions that mimic oceans if atmospheric CO2 concentrations reached 1,000 ppm. David Biello reports -- Read more on...

Ants Could Help Warming Cry Uncle

Dodany: 21 lipca 2014

At test sites, the exposure of rock by ants accelerated the absorption of atmospheric CO2 by the rock by as much as 335 times compared with ant-free areas. David Biello reports -- Read more on...

Urban Growth Defines This Century

Dodany: 14 lipca 2014

How existing cities expand and new cities emerge will determine how humanity fares in the 21st century. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Environmental Crime Funds Terrorism

Dodany: 29 czerwca 2014

Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. David Biello... -- Read more on...

Future Smog Looks More Persistent

Dodany: 23 czerwca 2014

Computer models show that increased levels of greenhouse gases, along with their trapped heat, will make the atmosphere more stagnant, leading to many more days of unhealthy air. David Biello... ...

Poisoned Poor Killed In Millions By Pollution

Dodany: 15 czerwca 2014

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution calls for a war against pollution to save the lives of more than eight million people annually. David Biello reports. -- Read more on...

I Just Want To Say One Word To You: Plastiglomerate

Dodany: 8 czerwca 2014

Thanks to us humans, there's a new type of rock in the geologic record. And it's part plastic. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Better Car Labeling Could Pump Up Fuel Efficiency

Dodany: 1 czerwca 2014

When gas mileage cost was explicitly revealed on new car window stickers, potential consumers were more likely to choose the most efficient vehicle. David Biello reports. -- Read more on...

Pope Francis Pleas For Environment

Dodany: 25 maja 2014

In a May 21st speech, Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity. David Biello reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Poetry Poster Sucks Up Smog

Dodany: 19 maja 2014

A building-sized poem shows how billboards could help cut pollution from car. David Biello reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Hurricanes Move Away From Equator With Expanding Tropics

Dodany: 15 maja 2014

Since the 1970s, the locations where tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons) reach their maximum intensities have shifted toward both poles at a rate of about 35 miles per decade. David...

Bumper Corn Looks Dicey In Drought

Dodany: 5 maja 2014

Corn plants bred to thrive in good weather even though very close together appear to be particularly vulnerable to the droughts predicted in the coming decades. Cynthia Graber reports. -- Read...

Biodiversity Survives Extinctions for Now

Dodany: 20 kwietnia 2014

A meta-analysis of ecosystems finds that species losses in any given place do not yet translate to large changes in the number of different species in that place. David Biello reports -- Read...

Fish Smell Badly in More Acidic Oceans

Dodany: 14 kwietnia 2014

Some fish living in waters with currently naturally high levels of CO2 lose their sense of smell, and with it their ability to perceive predators—a possible portent to a global situation in the... ...