The Environment

Conspiracy Theorists Claim Snow In Texas Is Fake

Conspiracy theorists have made headlines once again, this time, claiming that the snow in Texas is fake after an Arctic cold snap caused temperatures to plummet. The state went through a 30-year-low in temperatures which went down to -18°C (0°F) recently. It was so freezing that pools, fountains, and even fans froze, but the large amounts of snow were quite surprising to people who aren’t used...

The Hottest Place On Earth Feels Like Walking on a Hot Iron Pan

Iran’s Dasht-e Lut desert is only the 25th largest desert in the world, but it holds the record for the highest ;and surface temperature ever recorded, over 70 degrees Celsius. Dasht-e Lut (Persian for “Emptiness Plain”) is a large salt desert that, scientists believe, formed on the bottom of a sea. Millions of years ago, tectonic shifts caused the bottom of the sea to rise,...

‘Solving Covid-19 is very easy compared with climate change – Bill Gates says

Billionaire, Bill Gates has opined that climate change is humanity's greatest challenge and is a far greater problem than the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Gates who has become more vocal since the pandemic started, achieving net zero would be 'humanity's greatest ever achievement' Solving climate change would be "the most amazing thing humanity has ever done",  the billionaire founder of Microsoft said to BBC. 'Ending the pandemic...

Driver Trapped In Car For Hours After Plow Covers Him In 4 Feet Of Snow

A 58-year-old driver was trapped for over 10 hours after a plow covered his car with almost 4 feet of snow in upstate New York early Thursday, authorities said. The man, Kevin Kresen, suffered from hypothermia and frostbite as his car was without heat due to a broken serpentine belt, according to a release from New York State Police. At first, authorities failed to locate Kresen,...

Charcoal prices to go up as govt clamps down illegal sale of the commodity

Charcoal prices are expected to go up as the government clamps down on illegal sale of the commodity. According to Capital FM, it has observed instances of mass confiscation of charcoal along the Zalewa road by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers. Environmentalists have been faulting the government for failing to enforce laws to curb deforestation fuelled by charcoal production. According to the Director of Forestry Clement Chilima,...

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