Global sea levels could rise two feet as Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ melts FASTER than expected

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is melting FASTER than expected and could raise global sea levels by up to two feet, study warns Autonomous robot took measurements of the water beneath Thwaites glacier Thwaites is called the ‘doomsday glacier’ due to its impact on sea level rise  New data on the water currents underneath sheds light on … Read more

Rising sea levels are poisoning North Carolina woodlands causing ‘ghost forests’ near coasts

Rising sea levels are transforming the once lush woodlands along North Carolina‘s coast into grayish-colored, lifeless trunks known as ‘ghost forests.’ The leafless, limbless trees cover about 11 percent of the state’s Alligator National Wildlife Refuge that what was once thriving with healthy forests. The change is caused by massive amounts of seawater creeping inland … Read more

Covid UK: Higher levels of loneliness in urban areas during pandemic, says ONS

People in cities and towns are more likely to have felt lonely during the Covid-19 crisis than their countryside counterparts, official statistics reveal Office for National Statistics data show rising levels of loneliness during Covid Levels of loneliness tended to be greater in urban areas than the countryside Areas with higher rates of unemployment tended … Read more

Nepal wildfires cause hazardous smog as pollution levels hit record highs

Smog has blanketed huge swaths of Nepal as air pollution in the Himalayan country soared to hazardous levels. Nestled between China and India – two of the world’s biggest polluters – Nepal often suffers from poor air quality. But hundreds of raging wildfires across the country have aggravated the situation, sending smoke and ash into … Read more

Third of the planet’s farmland has pesticides levels 1,000 times higher than what’s considered safe

Nearly a third of the farmland around the world is at high risk of pesticide pollution, according to a new report. Scientists in Australia examined how nearly 100 agricultural chemicals were used across 168 countries, to determine which pesticides surpassed recommended levels. Pointing to ‘widespread global pesticide pollution risk,’ the research found 64 percent of … Read more

Lockdown stress is blamed as women pile on the pounds – and oestrogen levels soar

Lockdown stress is blamed as women pile on the pounds – and oestrogen levels soar The survey shows that people struggled to exercise during lockdown For women who are 5ft 3in, the results show that they may have gained over half a stone since the first lockdown – going from just under 11st to 11st … Read more

Some hand sanitizers made during the COVID pandemic have high levels of benzene

Some hand sanitizers that popped up during the coronavirus pandemic to help meet the demand, contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical, a new analysis finds. Valisure, an online pharmacy based in New Haven, Connecticut, said it has detected benzene in several batches across multiple brands of hand sanitizer. The product is considered as dangerous … Read more

East coast sea levels rose more in 20th century than in the last 2,000 years

A new study may confirm that Atlantic City and other areas in southern New Jersey will one day be submerged by rising sea levels. A team led by Rutgers University determined sea levels along the eastern US coast rose faster in the 20th century than all of the last 2,000 years – with the most rapid … Read more

Covid: People with low vitamin D levels 7% more at-risk of infection

People with low vitamin D levels are 7% more at-risk of catching coronavirus – and the risk DOUBLES for black people who are ‘sunshine vitamin’ deficient, study finds Chicago University study of ore than 4,600 people found those who have low vitamin D levels are 7% more likely to test positive for COVID-19   Black people … Read more

People with low vitamin D levels are 7% more at-risk of catching coronavirus

People with low vitamin D levels are 7% more at-risk of catching coronavirus – and the risk DOUBLES for black people who are ‘sunshine vitamin’ deficient, study finds Chicago University study of ore than 4,600 people found those who have low vitamin D levels are 7% more likely to test positive for COVID-19   Black people … Read more