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How Climate Change Weakened the Ottoman Empire

At its peak, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling a vast part of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths vs. Climate Change

Humans get a bad rap, and many times justifiably so, but apparently, we did not cause the extinction of the woolly mammoth; it was climate change that brought about the end of the gigantic mammals after having lived on...

World Environment Day—We Have “Only One Earth”

People in over 150 countries are coming together to participate in environmentally themed events to celebrate World Environment Day.

Climate Change Could Result in Less Sleep

While many people are aware of the negative impacts climate change will have on many aspects of life, the phenomenon's effects on sleep are likely not as well-known. Yet, research shows that climate change will very likely impact our sleeping...

Greece Braces for First Heatwave of Summer

Greece is bracing for the first heatwave of the summer season with meteorologists warning that, starting on Wednesday, temperatures in several parts of Greece will climb up to 37C (98.6F). The temperature in Evros will rise to 34C while in...

Climate Change Projection Shows Piraeus, Thessaloniki Under Water

Climate change models created by Climate Central, an independent organization of top scientists and journalists, show the devastation that rising sea levels could cause on coastal cities, including those in Greece, such as Piraeus and Thessaloniki. The models were created...

Global Warming Brings Venomous Sea Urchin to the Aegean

Global warming has brought a venomous sea urchin into the Aegean with scientists saying that it has been spotted in the waters off at least 12 Greek islands. The particular sea urchin, whose scientific name is Diadema setosum, has extremely...

Climate Change: Earth’s Poles Hit by Simultaneous Heatwaves

Both of Earth's poles are experiencing unprecedented heatwaves and climate scientists around the world warn that the alarming events are a sign of the devastating effects of climate change. Antarctica, which is usually cooling down at this time of year,...

Will the Salton Sea in California Become the “Saudi Arabia of Lithium”?

The now-highly polluted Salton Sea, in California, could become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium," experts say due to its high concentration of the metal. The lake was formed in 1905, as floodwaters spilled from the Colorado River into an...

The Earth Itself May Be an Intelligent Entity, Scientists Say

If a planet like Earth can be “alive,” can it also have a mind of its own? A recent research paper explores this fascinating question. A US team of scientists published a paper exploring just this question in the International...