Greenland Ice Getting Darker, Melting Faster Due to Pigmented Algae, Researchers Say

In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, icebergs float away as the sun rises near Kulusuk, GreenlandInternationalIndiaAfricaIn theory, the entire ice sheet of Greenland, the world’s largest island, contains enough water to raise sea levels by more than seven meters.A thin layer of blooming pigmented algae that darkens the surface of Greenland’s glaciers and ice […]

Greta Thunberg Leads Hundreds of Youths in Suing Swedish State for ‘Illegal’ Climate Policy

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg poses for a photo by the Ahkka mountain at the world heritage site of the Laponia area in Sapmi on July 13, 2021.InternationalIndiaAfricaResearchers have warned that the Swedish and North European climate movement has become “more radical and confrontational” because activists are frustrated by what they see as the authorities’ […]

Proposed Finnish Fence on Russia Border Will Affect Wildlife, Researchers Warn

Wild BoarInternationalIndiaAfricaThe fence is expected stretch hundreds of kilometers, be more than three meters high and fitted with barbed wire. In the proposed form, it will stop any large mammals from getting over, under or through it, thus disrupting traditional migration patterns, researchers say.The proposed construction of a fence stretching up to 260 kilometers in […]

Finnish Government Faces First-Ever Lawsuit Over Climate Inaction Amid Backfiring Sanctions

Pylons of high-tension electricity power lines are seen next to the GRES-1 coal-fired thermal power plant outside EkibastuzInternationalIndiaAfricaThe EU’s need to power its industry and keep its houses warm amid a self-inflicted energy crisis may wipe out the bloc’s far-reaching climate ambitions that include carbon neutrality and a comprehensive ban on fossil fuels. In Finland […]

Russian Scientists Create New Technology for Advanced ‘Green’ Engines

EngineInternationalIndiaAfricaThe proposed import-substituting technology should allow scientists to produce catalysts which may surpass foreign analogues in various characteristics.Scientists from the Southern Federal University (SFedU) have discovered a method to produce catalysts for environmentally-friendly engines.Electrocatalysts are among the main components of low-temperature fuel cells (LTFC), widely used in next-generation “clean” vehicles. The quality of the catalyst […]

Finland Facing Massive EU Fine Over Deforestation

LoggingInternationalIndiaAfricaFinland’s land use sector has moved from being a carbon sink to a net source of emissions due to the felling and drying of peatlands, which has been called a “national emergency” by worried experts and sets a big question mark over the country’s plans to become climate-neutral by 2035.Finland’s failure to meet the EU’s […]

Hog Wild: Sweden Suffering Boar Invasion

Кабан в лесуInternationalIndiaAfricaSeveral decades after their re-introduction, Sweden’s wild boar population has exploded from hundreds to hundreds of thousands, becoming the single largest reason for dog injuries, as well as a bane for the nation’s farms.In recent years, Sweden’s wild boar population has exploded to become a threat to humans and dogs, as well as […]