Hazards and disasters

Paraffin lamps high carbon emission

The small kerosene lamps that light millions of homes in developing countries have a dark side: black carbon – fine particles of soot released into the atmosphere.

Plastics harming humans and enviro

Plastics have transformed modern society, providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health.

Evolution driven by environment

A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution, says researchers.

Warmer soils release more CO2

Warmer temperatures due to climate change could cause soils to release additional carbon into the atmosphere, thereby enhancing climate change.

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