European Wildlife proposes using a universal charger for laptops in the EU as of 2015

2011 - 07 - 20

Landfills are slicing more and more land from open countryside each year in Europe, with disposed electrical appliances generating an increasing portion of the total volume of waste.

European Wildlife therefore suggests that the European Commission initiates the process of a common standard for laptop chargers, to be developed by European standardisation authorities, similar to that governing chargers for mobile phones initiated some time ago.

According to this conservation organisation, it would also be possible …

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One tenth of animal and plant species might be extinct by 2100

2011 - 07 - 18

In the next ninety years, up to a ten per cent of animal and plant species will be extinct. Such conclusions have been made by British experts from the University of Exeter who studied the impact of climate change on plants and animals.

The experts examined almost 200 possible variants of climate change impacts that could occur in the future and compared them with 130 reports on changes that had already taken place. The results …

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The Atlantic Ocean levels have experienced the fastest rise in the past two thousand years

2011 - 07 - 01

The level of the Atlantic Ocean has been experiencing the fastest rise in history. According to the research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it is supposed to be the fastest rise in the past two millenia. The international team of experts engaged in the research also confirmed the connection between sea level rise and climate change.

Since the 19th century, the level of the Atlantic has been experiencing an …

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Hundreds of whales are facing unnecessary death

2011 - 06 - 09

About two hundred whales living in the North Atlantic are about to die this year. Icelandic whalers have been hunting Minke whales since April. Despite international outcries, this year the local authorities have authorised whalers to kill 200 Minke whales. Last year, due to diminishing interest in the meat of big sea mammals, only 60 of them were killed.

Fortunately, Iceland called off whaling of the Fin whale – a larger species of these sea …

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Sea level is rising three times faster than expected

2011 - 05 - 20

The sea level is rising three times faster than it had been expected. This is caused by the fast melting of glaciers in the Arctic. It has been reported by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP).

According to AMAP, by 2100 sea level will rise by 0.9 – 1.6 metres, which is almost three times as much than it had been estimated in 2007 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

According to …

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