Gov. Newsom calls for ban on decorative lawn watering in California

California 03/30/22, 18:45

In a historically dry year, California Governor Gavin Newsom, on Monday, March 28, ordered the state's water regulatory agency to make it illegal to irrigate specific green spaces to save water resources. According to CBS News, by signing an executive order, Newsom urged the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to ...

Study: Most extreme drought in 1,200 years hits Southwest

California 03/02/22, 04:18

America's West Coast recorded the severest dry spell in more than a millennium, a new study found. The 21st Century has brought California's worst drought in 1,200 years so far. This is the shocking conclusion researchers reached after comparing soil moisture and water reservoir levels from the past 21 years to ...

Pharmaceutical drugs have polluted the world’s rivers, scientists warn in study

News 02/23/22, 03:45

According to a recent study conducted in the United Kingdom, high river pollution due to pharmaceuticals is a much greater danger to global health than previously assumed, The Guardian reported. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the largest ever conducted. With 127 researchers ...

Scientists discover well-preserved dinosaur embryo in China

Enviroment 12/25/21, 05:39

A dinosaur embryo has been unearthed in Ganzhou, China, that scientists describe as one of the most perfectly preserved specimens of its kind ever found. The embryo, dubbed “Baby Yingliang,” is at least 66 million years old, BBC reported, citing the researchers. Baby Yingliang, which measures 10.6 inches (27cm) long from head ...

Scientists believe Venus clouds may contain alien lifeforms

Enviroment 12/23/21, 12:58

Scientists believe alien life forms could thrive in Venus clouds, nourished by acid-neutralizing chemical processes. Researchers from Cardiff University, MIT, and Cambridge University believe the planet, 47.34 million kilometers from Earth, may have ammonia in its clouds. Ammonia is a colorless gas made up of nitrogen and hydrogen. While Venus is Earth's nearest ...

New finding: auroras could be seen near the equator 41,000 years ago

News 12/22/21, 12:49

Although it may sound quite unbelievable, auroras—or what we now call 'northern lights'—blazed near the equator 41,000 years ago due to magnetic fields' change. On Thursday, Dec. 16, experts at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) annual online conference in New Orleans said that this geomagnetic disruption, known as the Laschamp event, ...

Oregon: 50 earthquakes swarm off the US West Coast

Enviroment 12/14/21, 15:56

Starting on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday, Dec. 9, more than 50 earthquakes shook the ocean floor off the Oregon coast. However, scientists believe that this shaking swarm poses little danger to people or property on land. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 55 earthquakes have occurred as of midnight on Wednesday (Dec. ...

155-million-year-old Jurassic Crocodile discovered in Wyoming

Enviroment 12/10/21, 12:12

Dr. Michael J. Ryan, a professor of Earth Sciences at Carleton University, has uncovered a new ancient crocodile relative that illustrates a species of the family of crocodiles that persued its prey while breathing underwater. The research was published in the Royal Society Open Science journal on Dec. 8. The 155-million-year-old ...

7.5 earthquake strikes Peru: Rocks centuries-old church tower

South America 11/29/21, 02:17

According to Peru's civil defense police commander, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, Nov. 28, at least four people were injured and 220 houses were damaged. The earthquake also destroyed a 16th-century Catholic church tower. "We have four injuries that are very minor, but they are being treated in ...