Entries by Eurbanlab

Shock decline in flying insects

Since 1989, numbers of flying insects have dropped by more than 75% in parts of Germany, with serious implications for the rest of Europe. LONDON, October 20, 2017 – The mass of flying insects in parts of Germany has fallen by three-quarters in the last 27 years. Since the territories sampled were all nature reserves […]

Warming soils bad for atmosphere

Rising temperatures could cause soils to release carbon on a scale that has the potential to accelerate climate change, reports 26-year study. LONDON, 18 October, 2017 – As the world’s soils warm, they may surrender potentially dangerous amounts of carbon to the atmosphere. Rising temperatures could mean rising levels of carbon dioxide respired by the […]

Courting the environment

A recent Supreme Court order, reinstating a ban on the sale of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali, is the latest in the long line of desperate judicial interventions to deal with environment issues. Source: Eco Business – Courting the environment

UN: ignore Trump on climate

Three senior UN officials urge the world to redouble efforts to tackle climate change in a powerful rebuff of the scientific illiteracy of President Trump. LONDON, 16 October, 2017 – The hurricanes and wildfires that have severely damaged large areas of the United States in recent weeks have had no impact on US president Donald […]