Warm-blooded animals are changing beaks, legs and ears to adapt to hotter climate and better regulate temperature.
The official global death toll from COVID-19 hit 4 million on Wednesday, July 7th —a "tragic milestone," said the World Health Organization chief as he blasted "vaccine nationalism" as a "morally indefensible" position.
Researchers say coronavirus is more contagious and more lethal than influenza, and we lack the same global protection mechanism.
Chun Eun-mi, a respiratory disease specialist at Ewha Womans University Medical Center in Seoul said "The Delta variant of coronavirus is a strain that is most optimized for widespread transmissions."
Birds that travel long distances can disperse seeds far and wide. An assessment of the timing and direction of European bird migration reveals how these patterns might affect seed dispersal as the planet warms.
The summer of 2021 is already shaping up to be one for the record books, with much of the American west gripped by historic heatwaves, extreme drought, and the threat of large wildfires that have already begun to burn across the region.
While health authorities around the world are collecting and sharing data on the spread of the new coronavirus variant, the fear is that in countries in the developing world with less robust monitoring systems, the Delta variant may already have spread much further than has been reported.
The G7 summit, which ended on Sunday June 13 in Cornwall, achieved much less than campaigners had hoped, with no significant new cash forthcoming for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, on the frontlines of climate breakdown.
Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the fate of life on planet Earth.
A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current rate, new research suggests.