NASA has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.
Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say.
The current pandemic is an unprecedented opportunity to study how global climate responds to a massive drop in human activity. And so far, it appears that lockdowns are likely to have little effect on climate change unless future economic recovery plans include green policies, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change.
A ban by US President Donald Trump's administration on Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok and WeChat risks fragmenting an already fragile global Internet and creating an American version of China's "Great Firewall."
Rhino poaching fell 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia, the country’s Ministry of Environment said, citing intensified intelligence operations by authorities and tougher sentences and fines for poachers.
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon fell about 27 percent in July from a year earlier for the first time in 15 months, even as clearing increased 34.5 percent over that period, according to preliminary data from Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).