For the water levels in the German rivers Rhine and Elbe, the sea surface temperature in the North Atlantic is the crucial factor. It has a significant influence on the weather in Central Europe.
River discharges of the two main drivers of eutrophication, nitrogen and phosphorus, have been significantly reduced in the western Baltic Sea. The reductions are also detectable in the Baltic Sea, but they are compensated by discharges from other sources.
Clothing made of cotton is usually incinerated or it ends up in the landfill. Now it can be recycled several times to contribute to greater sustainability in fashion.
The combined greenhouse gas emissions of the biggest dairy companies in the world exceed the emissions of carbon majors BHP and ConocoPhillips and match those of the UK, the sixth biggest economy in the world.
A massive global study of the world’s reefs has found sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed.
No year has been as hot and dry as 2018 since climate records began. Central European forests showed severe signs of drought stress. Mortality of trees triggered in 2018 will continue for several years.
The lack of human activity during lockdown caused human-linked vibrations in the Earth to drop by an average of 50 percent between March and May 2020.
The Arctic sea-ice extent is as low as it has never been for the month of July. The sea-ice retreat is especially pronounced off the Siberian coast, as a result of which the Northeast Passage was ice-free by mid-July.
Models suggest a potential loss of most glacial areas by the end of this century. 17 percent of the entire volume of the ice has been lost since the start of the new millennium.
Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new analysis.