EarthUK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering - large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a quick fix for global warming.The Earth's protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations reported.Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels. Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometers covered by sea ice.Oceanic mercury emissions to the environment have increased significantly as a result of anthropogenic activities such as mining and fossil fuel combustion.Man-made "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is 13,000 sq km. The primary cause of the annual phenomenon is excess nutrient runoff from farms.Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature.A report for the United Nations that explores the technological paths available for the world's 15 main economies to both maintain reasonable rates of growth and cut their carbon emissions enough by 2050 to prevent climatic havoc.Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing. One disturbing possibility: Fish are eating it.The scandal of fiddled global warming data' The Telegraph. 'The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record'.