Deadly heatwaves may make parts of China uninhabitable by the end of the century

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It is no surprise that the world’s most populous country, China, is also the largest polluter on Earth. However, for individuals living in China’s northern plain, the most densely populated region on the planet, it may come as a shock that their homes may become uninhabitable by the end of the century. The region is expected to be subject to aggressive heatwaves that could kill even the healthiest of individuals in a matter of hours. The country will be gambling with the lives of their citizens –… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



About 90% of world’s largest king penguin colony has mysteriously disappeared

Only 200,000 of the 2 million king penguins who lived on the French island of Île aux Cochons in 1982 still remain. The remote sanctuary lies halfway between the tip of Africa and Antarctica and is home to the largest colony of king penguins in the world. The species is the second most populous type of penguin after the Emperor penguin and they’re drastic disappearance is a puzzling occurrence that scientists are still trying to piece together.

“It is completely unexpected, and particularly… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building