June 2016 was the second warmest June in satellite temperature records, according to a press release by the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). June 2016 trailed June 1998 by 0.23°C, according to John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at UAH. May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures which are the latest in 2016’s string …
According to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), this accounts for one in four of all deaths across the world. Environmental risk factors like air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change and ultraviolet radiation cause more than 100 diseases and injuries
Quality of Living - Want to know where to live?
Choosing where to live is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Your location will greatly influence your cost of living, the economic opportunities available to you and the quality of life you will get for the money you have
Africa Baby Boom
The continent’s population will continue to soar with the birth of almost two billion babies in the next 35 years and eventually reach 4.2 billion by 2100. An increasingly crowded Africa will have to invest in reproductive health and education to avert a disaster
India's queue for toilets is the longest
If you stretched all 774 million people in India now waiting for household toilets, the queue would stretch from Earth to the moon – and beyond! That queue would take 5,892 years to work through, assuming each person needs about four minutes in the toilet
With reports confirming that Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin in Syria, we take a look at other world monuments that have suffered damage not only due to terrorist attacks but also due to serious environmental threats
Water stressed world
ABOUT 750 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER About one-fifth of the worlds countries will face acute water shortage by 2040, as climate change will disrupt rainfall patterns. Population expansion will push up the demand for water, according to an analysis by non-profit research organisation, the World Resources Institute (WRI).
Species that could vanish in 2015 if we don’t act now