Environment

How climate change is likely to impact people’s health in Ireland

AN INCREASE IN waterborne diseases, higher rates of skin cancer, overheating, injuries from extreme weather-based events. These are some of the potential impacts climate change will have on people’s health in Ireland, as temperatures rise and the country faces warmer, wetter and more unpredictable weather. According to the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental …

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Plastic pollution: Startup believes it has eco-friendly solution

Researchers working in partnership with UBC believe an eco-friendly material could help solve the world’s plastic pollution problem. Bioform Technologies says its patented process involving kelp, wood fiber and minerals could produce a plastic-like material that’s environmentally friendly. “It’s real and we’re planning on basically taking over,” said Ramy Younes, lead design engineer, with a …

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Animal rights activists ‘sprayed with cow poo’ at meat industry event | protest

Animal rights activists have scaled the roof of a national beef industry event in protest against the meat industry. The demonstration, which began in the early hours of Saturday, is said to have resulted in one protester being taken to hospital after chaos unfolded outside Darlington Farmers Auction March (DFAM) in County Durham. Photos showed …

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Tropical Storm Agatha expected to become hurricane over Eastern Pacific

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific Ocean formed into Tropical Storm Agatha on Saturday, becoming the first named storm of the 2022 East Pacific hurricane season. At 7 am CDT, it was located about 220 miles southwest of Puerto Angel, Mexico, and moving toward the west …

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They once worked for big oil’s enablers. Now they refuse to be complicit | Oil and gas companies

More than a century ago, fossil fuel hardly needed help maintaining their image firms. Coal-powered trains, oil-burning power plants and gas-heated houses were likened to patriotism and social progress. But over time, especially as industry scientists began uncovering the direct link between the burning of fossil fuels and the climate crisis, America’s petroleum giants turned …

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Ailing orca stuck in France’s River Seine to be lured to sea using drone with loudspeakers | France

An orca lost in France’s River Seine is to be guided back to sea using sounds made by the species under a last-ditch plan to save the animal’s life. The local prefecture said it would monitor the animal, also known as a killer whale, from a distance with a drone while emitting orca communications in …

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Pet Supplies Are Included : NorthEscambia.com

Florida’s 14-day Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is underway, offering a savings on hurricane supplies. This year, household pet supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, beds and portable kennels are also included in the list of items eligible to be purchased tax-free (see the bottom of the list below). Floridians are expected to save …

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Nick Moir captures massive storm in Tornado Valley, Texas Pandhandle

The sedate morning skies of the Texas Panhandle showed little promise of what was to come to forecasters but many storm chasers still made the journey out from Dallas, neighboring state Oklahoma or, like myself, from the other side of the globe. A few hours later I was standing in front of a bellowing 1.5-kilometer-wide …

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