October 2017

Volcano Mount Agung in Bali to erupt soon causing 50,000 to evacuate

By | 2017-10-13T13:27:10+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Nature|

Residents living near Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia are on high alert as rumbles and growls coming from the mountain has caused them to fear for an imminent volcanic eruption. This has led 50,000 people (and an additional 2,000 cows) to evacuate to safety, as the vicinity around Mount Agung is now under the government’s highest level of alert. A 12-kilometre exclusion zone has also been imposed around the [...]

September 2017

Mysterious cliff face in China found to “lay eggs” every 30 years

By | 2017-10-13T13:40:52+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Nature|

Check out the mysterious cliff in the mountains of China “laying” egg-shaped rocks! The area, which is situated in Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Region in China’s southwestern Guizhou province, is said to be well-known for its peculiar egg-laying rockface. In fact, the villagers have even collected around 68 of these odd rocks from the cliff. The villagers state that about once every 30 years, [...]

Oil spill turns the beaches of Greece into a dirty black mess

By | 2017-10-13T13:44:08+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Nature|

A beautiful bay in Greece has turned into a dirty, black mess after the occurrence of an oil spill. The spill has further drifted around the Saronic Gulf, even infiltrating some of the beautiful beaches in Athens! An old oil tanker called Agia Zoni II was carrying 2,200 tonnes of crude oil, when it sunk near Salamina island in Greece's Saronic Gulf, and affecting the [...]

Scientists say melting permafrost could release 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year

By | 2017-10-13T14:24:32+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Nature|

Scientists have reported that approximately half of all the permafrost in the Northern Hemisphere will likely disappear by the mid-century. And not only this, but it seems that areas covered by tundra are warming at a more rapid pace than other parts of the world as well. The consequences are predicted to be disastrous since the melting ice will release an estimated 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide and methane per year into the [...]

Flowers dating back to 100 million years ago found preserved in amber

By | 2017-10-13T14:27:36+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Nature|

An exciting discovery has come up in Myanmar as seven flowers have been found to be perfectly preserved in amber, dating back to about 100 million years ago! These flowers were observed to be encased in amber during the Cretaceous period, and were still of stunning condition. The authors of the study speculated that they could have been dislodged from their trees (in a pine forest) by a dinosaur passing [...]

August 2017

Climate change is expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution

By | 2017-10-13T14:33:57+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Nature|

A recent study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reported that if climate change will remain unaddressed, it could cause up to 60,000 deaths globally in 2030, and a whopping 260,000 deaths in 2100. And this is because of its contribution to air pollution all around the globe! The study was published in Nature Climate Change, and it further adds to the substantial [...]