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Discovery of microplastic pollution in Arctic snow prompts health concerns

High levels of microplastic pollution have been found in snow from the Arctic to the Alps, according to a recent study. It shows that there is significant contamination of the atmo...

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing

On 20th July 2019, the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. On that day in 1969, US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, landed the...

Drone set to search for signs of life on Saturn's moon Titan

NASA is sending a drone to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. There it will explore dozens of locations across the icy world, sampling and measuring its chemical composition, to find ou...

The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled since 2000

A new study has shown that 8 billion tonnes of ice—the equivalent of 3.2 million Olympic-size swimming pools—is melting each year in the Himalaya Mountains, and is not being replac...

Two million people at risk of starvation as drought returns to Somalia

Around 2.2 million people in Somalia could face starvation by September unless urgent action is taken to respond to the drought that has hit the country. Somalia is having one of t...

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