Bitcoin Mining's Environmental Impact Rivals Meat Production

A study out of New Mexico has found that the environmental harm produced by Bitcoin mining is comparable with that of beef production or oil refining.

"Dark data" Has A Huge Carbon Footprint

More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. In 2020, digitisation generated 4% of global greenhouse emissions.

The Health Risks Of Ultra-Processed Food Go Deeper Than We Realized

In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed.

Just One Ocean Is Absorbing Nearly All The Excess Heat

The Southern Ocean has dominated the global absorption of heat. In fact, Southern Ocean heat uptake accounts for almost all the planet's ocean warming, thereby controlling the rate of climate change.

Giant Viruses Are Infecting Algae in a Rare, Floating Lake in The Arctic

Researchers found "giant" viruses – several times larger than typical viruses – affecting microscopic algae just below the boundary between fresh water and salt water. 

Cancers in adults below 50 have dramatically increased around the globe

Early onset cancers defined as cancers discovered in adults younger than 50 years old, have "dramatically increased" around the world over the last few decades.

Pakistan Flood Crisis Caused by Climate Change

Relentless rains in Pakistan over two months have caused the country's worst flooding in more than a decade. Floodwaters have washed away roads, buildings, and crops. A third of the country is now underwater.

A Common Chemical Has Been Linked to Liver Cancer in Humans

A common 'forever chemical' known as PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) has been linked to liver cancer in humans in a worrying new study.

Australia Environment Report That Nobody Should Ignore

The overall conclusion of the report is that climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction have pushed Australia's environment into a serious and severely deteriorating state.

A Disturbing Process Has Been Accelerating in Freshwater Lakes Worldwide

On top of intensifying algal blooms and depleting oxygen, a new study reveals Earth's bodies of freshwater are also evaporating at a greater rate than we realized.

Food Miles Account For a Sickening Amount of Emissions

A year-round variety has a real cost on the planet, with a new study finding that 'food miles' account for 19 % of all food emissions – three times more than previously thought.

Odds Are Now 50/50 That We'll Exceed 1.5 C Warming Within Just 5 Years

There is an even chance that global temperatures will temporarily breach the benchmark of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in one of the next five years, the United Nations warned.

The Ocean Is Starting to Lose Its Memory, Scientists Warn

The ocean memory decline is expected to make it significantly harder for scientists to forecast upcoming ocean dynamics. It will hinder our ability to project monsoons, marine heatwaves and periods of extreme weather, among other things.

A Shocking 99% of Us Are Now Breathing Unhealthy Air

We often take the air we breathe for granted, but new data reveals that the pollutants behind millions of preventable deaths now taint the air most of us breathe at unhealthy levels.

AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in just six hours

It took less than six hours for drug-developing AI to invent 40,000 potentially lethal molecules.