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Only Japan Could Host the Winter Olympics by 2100

A new study suggests that only one city in Japan in the entire world will be able to host the Winter Olympics in the future. The study, which was published in Current Issues in Tourism, looked at the effect of...

99 Million-Year-Old Flowers Found Preserved in Amber

  A group of ancient flowers was discovered in present-day Myanmar perfectly preserved in amber. A new study found that the flowers suggest that some flowering plants have been unchanged for nearly 100 million years. Ancient flower specimens are notoriously hard to...

Greek Artist Presents Innovative, Eco-Friendly Origami Fashion

A paper dress may not be the right outfit choice for rainy weather, but Greek artist Mirto Dimitriou's signature origami fashion, which includes clothes, jewelry and paper accessories, is not only original but also eco-friendly. The young artist from Thessaloniki...

The Ocean Will Soon Have More Plastic Than Fish

The United Kingdom's Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) says that plastic will outweigh fish in the planet's oceans by 2050. The EIA released an environmental report on Tuesday that calls for a treaty to fight the rapid growth in plastic pollution...

The Past 7 Years Have Been the Hottest on Record

New data published by the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service on Monday shows that the last seven years were the warmest on record for the planet. The analysis, which reviewed global temperatures and other contributing factors, determined that 2021...

Newly-Discovered Tree Species Named After Leonardo DiCaprio

Researchers announced on Thursday that they have named a new tree species after actor Leonardo DiCaprio in order to honor his work to help save the world's rainforests. DiCaprio is well known for being a champion of environmentally conscious causes...

North Pole Experiences Dramatic Increase in Lightning

The northernmost Arctic experienced a steep increase in lightning throughout the course of 2021. Scientists say that the extreme weather at the North Pole is a clear consequence of climate change. The environmental monitoring company Vaisala detected 7,278 lightning strikes...

DiCaprio’s Message on Climate Change on Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up”

Leonardo DiCaprio on Monday sent a powerful message on climate change following the release of the new film "Don’t Look Up" on Netflix. The six-time Academy Award nominee explained that Don’t Look Up, in a nutshell, is “an analogy of...

Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...

Scientists Create Eco-friendly Plastic from Salmon Sperm

Chinese scientists announced on Wednesday that they have created a biodegradable form of plastic using salmon sperm. The team isolated two strands of DNA from the fishes' sperm and synthesized it with a chemical found in vegetable oil that was...