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EU Leaders Sign Athens Declaration on Climate Change at EUMED 9

The nine EU leaders present at the EUMED 9 summit in Athens have signed the Athens Declaration to fight climate change. The declaration reaffirmed the nine leaders commitment to upholding the Paris Accords, an international agreement signed by the EU...

Ozone Hole Over South Pole Has Become Larger than Antarctica

The hole in the ozone layer that reemerges with the changing of the seasons has now grown larger than the size of Antarctica. Scientists from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced on Thursday that the hole has grown...

What is an NFT? How Non-Fungible Tokens Took Over Crypto

If you're an avid investor in cryptocurrency or a digital art lover, it's likely that you've heard about non-fungible tokens, commonly referred to as "NFTs." So what exactly are NFTs? Non-fungible tokens certify the ownership of a one-of-a-kind piece of...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30% of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497 documented...

Christian Leaders in First Ever Joint Statement Warn on “Climate Catastrophe”

The world's Christian leaders have united to warn of the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change, saying now is a “critical moment” for the planet's future. Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of...

The Disastrous Environmental Impact of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

While the benefits and disadvantages of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have long been debated, their impact on the environment has only just begun to be discussed. Some argue that they are shady and untraceable, and others dismiss them as a...

Dozens Killed as Remnants of Hurricane Ida Batter New York

Flash flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida killed at least 44 people in the New York area overnight into Thursday, including several who perished in basements during the "historic" weather event officials blamed on climate change. Record rainfall,...

UN Report Says Extreme Weather Disasters are Increasing Exponentially

The UN's weather agency the World Meteorological Foundation has released a report stating that extreme weather disasters are occurring four to five times more in the present moment than they did in the 1970s. The agency also said that today's...

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...

Part of the Pineios, One of Greece’s Largest Rivers, Dries Out

A large part of the Pineios River in Thessaly, Central Greece, has completely dried out, officials announced on Wednesday. Regional Governor Costas Agorastos said that "there is not a single drop of water at a length of 25 km (15.5...