Entries by Mohammad Maleki

World’s 250,000-Ton Nuclear Waste Stockpiles a ‘Global Crisis’

A new study commissioned by Greenpeace warns that world’s ever-growing mountains of nuclear waste is a “global crisis,” as these spent fuels can remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years. The 100-page analysis is an overview of nuclear waste storage facilities in seven countries: France, the U.S., Belgium, Japan, Sweden, Finland and Britain. Several of […]

THE COST OF RENEWABLE ENERGY VERSUS FOSSIL FUELS

Renewable energy—wind, solar, hydroelectricity and geothermal energy—is growing steadily worldwide. Countries leading the way in renewable energy include: Iceland Sweden Costa Rica Nicaragua the U.K Germany Uruguay China GOING 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE BY 2050 Some countries have set targets and goals to be run by 100 per cent renewable energy in the near future. […]

A running list of action on plastic pollution

The world is waking up to a crisis of ocean plastic—and we’re tracking the developments and solutions as they happen. THE WORLD HAS a plastic pollution problem and it’s snowballing—but so is public awareness and action. Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions. That’s about […]

Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

Climate change-induced melting will raise global sea levels for decades to come   Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands’ Utrecht […]