US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

By HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement was reached by U.S. special envoy for climate […]

Ford to allow destruction of protected wetland

The Ford government plans to give permission by March 19 to a developer to destroy a protected wetland in Pickering and build a new giant retail warehouse in its place. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will issue the permit to the developer group, Triple Group of Companies, “under duress” as the plan conflicts with […]

The nano sponge that can soak up oil spills in freezing Arctic waters

Scientists have uncovered a sponge that can soak up 99% of oil in the freezing Arctic water. The nano-engineered sponge can clean up oil spills as it is covered in a paraffin-like material that helps it work even in frigid-temperature water. NewScientist reported that oil spills happen at a worrying frequency and that in the […]

Recent drop in emissions from China may speed up ozone layer recovery

What’s good for the planet is good for us all! According to New Scientist, the ozone layer may recover more quickly than initially thought. This is all thanks to the emission reduction in China of a banned ozone depleting gas. Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) – a tongue twister, isn’t it?