A joint study by NASA and the National Science Foundation has stated that global lakes are experiencing rapid increase in temperatures owing to climatic changes. An average increase in the temperature in each decade has been calculated at 0.61 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the study. Eventually, the algae blooms are likely to worsen with the rising temperatures.
A latest report has warned that over a quarter of the birds in the UK, including much-loved species like curlew and puffin, are now endangered. In the new evaluation of the status of the UK’s 244 birds, 27% has been ‘red-listed’ as being of ‘highest conservation concern’. This means urgent action is needed to stop their extinction locally.
In a alarming report published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from MIT, the University of Alabama and other academic institutions have brought to the fore the harm inflicted by increased carbon dioxide levels in oceans that could lead to their acidification, thereby threatening the existence of phytoplankton species.