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Collision with massive object responsible for Uranus’s tilt, study finds

Collision with massive object responsible for Uranus’s tilt, study finds

An international team of astronomers has found an explanation for Uranus’s strange climate. Their research shows that the planet had a cataclysmic collision with an object roughly twice the size of Earth, which caused it to tilt. The study published in The …Continue reading

Islamabad declaration vows to promote climate resilient sanitation technologies in South Asia

Members states of the South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) have vowed to establish baselines and targets related to water and sanitation for health (WASH) in accordance with sustainable development goals (SDGs). In a declaration signed at the end of the 7th …Continue reading

Excessive nutrients in water bodies can offset gains made from reduced fossil fuel emissions

Lake size and the quantity of nutrients in it drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere, says a paper published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The paper calls attention to the negative …Continue reading

If Temperature Rises by Two Degrees, a Fourth of Earth’s Land Will Be Arid by 2050, Study Suggests

Over a quarter of the world’s land will dry up if the atmospheric temperature rises by two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next three decades, the upper limit for the global average temperature rise set by nations under the Paris …Continue reading

Planting Trees Cannot Replace Cutting Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Say

A new study argues that a singular focus on planting trees will not help in keeping global warming to well below two degrees celsius above the pre-industrial levels. To ensure that global temperature remains under this safe limit, the signatories to the …Continue reading

2017 One of the Three Hottest Years on Record: World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization has listed 2017 among the three hottest years on record. In the WMO’s Statement on the State of the Climate released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany, scientists have said that 2016 remains the …Continue reading

How Hot Weather and Climate Change Affect Airline Flights

Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines …Continue reading

Satellite to Monitor Climate Change Impact Launched Into Orbit

A satellite equipped with technology enabling it to monitor effects of climate change on Earth’s surface and atmosphere has been launched into the planet’s orbit this week by Arianespace, a commercial launch service provider. The launch took place at the company’s French …Continue reading

Pakistan and France Ink Agreement on Cooperation in Meteorology

Governments of Pakistan and France signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday to strengthen bilateral scientific cooperation in meteorology. The agreement was inked in Paris. Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moinul Haque and Meteo France Chief Executive Officer of Jean-Marc Lacave …Continue reading

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