Earth
  • Study Warns: 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Plastic to Pollute Environment by 2040
    11:14 - Jul 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- With its production continuing to increase at an exponential rate, our problem with plastic pollution is showing no sign of slowing down. A new study mapping mapping the movement of plastic waste has outlined just how drastic the situation might become, projecting that 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic will be dumped on land and in the oceans by 2040 unless some significant steps are taken to address the trend.
  • Winners, Losers in Projected Future Climates
    12:31 - Jul 20 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New research reveals how winners and losers from climate change can be identified based on their ability to adapt to rising future temperatures.
  • Study: Population in More Than 20 Countries to Halve by 2100
    16:16 - Jul 15 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 20 countries, including Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain and Thailand, will see their numbers diminish by at least half by the year 2100, according to projections in a major study.
  • Iran Urges Further Regional Cooperation to Tackle Desert Locust Problem
    15:08 - Jul 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A diplomat with the Iranian embassy in Islamabad said that persistence of unfriendly behavior towards Iran would harm other countries, especially neighbors, with regard to the desert locust challenge.
  • Human-Induced Climate Change Reversed 6,500-Year Global Cooling Trend
    14:31 - Jul 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- What would Earth’s climate naturally be doing if it weren’t for human intervention? Researchers at Northern Arizona University have now analyzed over 12,000 years of climate data, and found that human-induced warming interrupted and reversed a long-term natural global cooling period.
  • Extreme Warming of South Pole
    14:30 - Jul 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to research led by Ohio University professor Ryan Fogt and OHIO alumnus Kyle Clem.
  • Geochemists Solve Mystery of Earth's Vanishing Crust
    11:20 - Jun 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Thank goodness for the Earth's crust: It is, after all, that solid, outermost layer of our planet that supports everything above it.
  • Why Are Plants Green?
    12:42 - Jun 27 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy. To cope with these changes, photosynthetic organisms -- from plants to bacteria -- have developed numerous tactics. Scientists have been unable, however, to identify the underlying design principle.
  • How Water in Deep Earth Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis
    14:05 - Jun 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- In a new study, published in the journal Nature, an international team of scientists provide the first conclusive evidence directly linking deep Earth's water cycle and its expressions with magmatic productivity and earthquake activity.
  • Forest Loss Escalates Biodiversity Change
    10:38 - Jun 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New international research reveals the far-reaching impacts of forest cover loss on global biodiversity.
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Health Group CEO Says Germany’s Virus Response Left ‘Collateral Damage'

TEHRAN (FNA)- Germany has been praised for its tackling of the coronavirus pandemic, having managed to keep deaths under 10,000 while its European neighbors have seen much higher fatalities, but the chief executive of German health-care group Fresenius warned that the country may have been overly focused on the pandemic, ignoring other areas of business and society that have suffered.
New Understanding of Earth's Carbon Cycle

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study led by a University of Alberta PhD student -- and published in Nature -- is examining the Earth's carbon cycle in new depth, using diamonds as breadcrumbs of insight into some of Earth's deepest geologic mechanisms.
Weighted Blankets Can Decrease Insomnia Severity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Weighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep and less daytime sleepiness when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.
Russia Slams US Attempts to Forge Coalition Against Nord Stream 2

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia rejects US attempts to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project by forging a coalition of project opponents, Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova noted on Wednesday.
Trump Again Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power If He Loses to Biden

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose this fall to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and the American leader declined to do so.
Venezuela’s Maduro Calls on UN to Rally Against US Sanctions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the United Nations General Assembly to rally against United States sanctions imposed on his country, as well as its allies including Cuba, Nicaragua and Syria.
Several Killed in Yemen Army's Attack on Saudi Base

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni Army backed by popular committees launched a retaliatory missile attack against a military base near the Saudi border, killing at least ten.
Saudi Dissidents Rise Against Repression, Form Political Group

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of Saudi dissidents, most of them in exile, formed a political party to call for reforms in the kingdom amid "increasing repression".
France Again Reports More Than 13,000 New Daily COVID-19 Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- French health authorities reported 13,072 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over 24 hours on Wednesday, the daily tally standing above the 13,000 threshold for the third time in six days.
Libyan National Army Kills Daesh Ringleader in North Africa

TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Ahmad al-Mismari, announced on Wednesday that the LNA has eliminated one of the ringleaders of the Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in North Africa.
Chinese-Owned TikTok Asks US Judge to Block Trump’s Download Ban

TEHRAN (FNA)- TikTok asked a judge in the United States to block a Donald Trump administration order that would require Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to remove the Chinese-owned short video-sharing app for new downloads from Sunday.
Russia Calls Upon OPCW to Release Data on Navalny ‘Poisoning’ to All Member States as Germany Fails to Provide Answers

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s mission to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) asked Germany to provide all data related to the alleged poisoning of Alexey Navalny and to make it public.
Louisville Protests: Two Officers Shot Amid Breonna Taylor Killing Charging Decision

TEHRAN (FNA)- Two police officers have been shot in Lousiville amid growing nationwide demonstrations over the announcement that three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged directly over her death.
US-Made Javelin Anti-Tank Missile Fails During Military Drill in Ukraine Attended by President Zelensky

TEHRAN (FNA)- An American-made Javelin anti-tank missile malfunctioned during a major military exercise attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Face-Covering Use Up, More People Are Taking COVID-19 Threats Seriously, Study Finds

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new National Science Foundation-funded survey of six states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19.