Pet of Hong Kong coronavirus patient could be first human-to-animal transmission: experts
Conservation

Pet of Hong Kong coronavirus patient could be first human-to-animal transmission: experts

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong has quarantined the dog of a coronavirus patient in what could be the first case of human-to-animal transmission, although experts cautioned against pets being potential spreaders of the virus. The dog has tested “weak positive” for the virus, which indicates a low level of infection, the Hong Kong Agriculture,…

Broadcast News Devoted Less Than One Percent of Reporting to Climate Change in 2019
Climate Change

Broadcast News Devoted Less Than One Percent of Reporting to Climate Change in 2019

Photo: GettyIn 2019, broadcast news programs produced more climate coverage than the previous year. But it’s still far from enough.A new report from Media Matters for America found that nightly news programs and four Sunday morning political shows spent a combined 238 minutes reporting on climate change in 2019, compared to 142 minutes in 2018.…

Ancient continent discovered: Geologists unearth evidence of long-lost continent in Canada
Nature & Science

Ancient continent discovered: Geologists unearth evidence of long-lost continent in Canada

The North Atlantic craton once covered an area from modern-day Scotland to Labrador, Canada. The ancient continent formed part of Earth’s continental crust before it was lost in the annals of time. A team of geologists in Canada have now chanced upon the continent after analysing a sample of diamond rocks from Canada’s Baffin Island.The…

Amid coronavirus shutdowns, some grad students feel pressure to report to their labs
Nature & Science

Amid coronavirus shutdowns, some grad students feel pressure to report to their labs

Anyaivanova/iStock By Michael PriceMar. 20, 2020 , 1:00 PM As the coronavirus outbreak roils university campuses across the world, early-career scientists are facing several dilemmas. Many are worrying about the survival of cell cultures, laboratory animals, and other projects critical to their career success. And some are reporting feeling unwelcome pressure to report to their laboratories—even…

Greenland lost 600 BILLION tons of ice last summer raising global sea levels by almost 0.1 inches
Nature & Science

Greenland lost 600 BILLION tons of ice last summer raising global sea levels by almost 0.1 inches

Greenland lost 600 BILLION tons of ice last summer raising global sea levels by almost 0.1 inches in two months as the Arctic experienced its hottest year on recordIce volume changes were measured by two pairs of gravity-measuring satellitesGreenland shed twice the ice last summer than each year on average since 2002In the southern hemisphere, Antarctica…

‘What happens in Antarctica will affect everyone — and it’s changing very fast’
Environmental News

‘What happens in Antarctica will affect everyone — and it’s changing very fast’

Lewis Pugh is a famous endurance swimmer, environmental campaigner and UN Patron of the Oceans. Having swum in all the oceans of the world to highlight climate change, Pugh recently swam below an ice sheet in the Antarctic. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das at Times Evoke, Pugh explained why this Antarctic expedition was essential:You trained…

Solar energy tracker powers down after 17 years
Green Energy

Solar energy tracker powers down after 17 years

Banner Image: The Sun is Earth’s primary power source. Energy from the Sun, called solar irradiance, drives Earth’s climate, temperature, weather, atmospheric chemistry, ocean cycles, energy balance and more. Credit: NASA / Scott Wiessinger After nearly two decades, the Sun has set for NASA’s SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), a mission that continued and…