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Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030 By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 24th February, 2018, 10:24

It is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme and charges for plastic bags

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

Farming crops with rocks to curb carbon emission
Farming crops with rocks to curb carbon emission

The magnitude of future climate change could be moderated by immediately reducing the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere


Record high temperatures for February in New York Record high temperatures for February in New York

The previous record for February 21 was 20 Celsius (68 degrees Farenheit) set in 1930, says Faye Morrone, meteorologist at the NWS's New York office


Coming decades vital for future sea level rise: study Coming decades vital for future sea level rise: study

Every five years that elapse before carbon pollution peaks will add 20 centimetres to sea level rise in 2300, the study found


Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9 Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

The previous forecast for "Day Zero" was June 4


Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange Dust blankets Australian town in orange

The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage


Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency New Zealand declares emergency as Gita hits

Dozens of schools have been shut and roads closed on the South Island as the storm made landfall on Tuesday


Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

In 2016, seven people died in one of Sinabung's eruptions, while a 2014 eruption left 16 people dead


France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears France to let wolf population grow

Almost 12,000 sheep were killed by wolves in France in 2017


Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health, reduce fatality by 70%: Study Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health, reduce fatality by 70%: Study

Named after Southern Africa's feared Matabele warrior tribe, the insects hunt termites bigger than themselves


Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 1,00,000 since 1999 Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 1,00,000 since 1999

Finding is in line with International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2016 designation of Borneo's orangutans as critically endangered


Jakarta's battle with snakes Jakarta's battle with snakes

Snake encounters in the Indonesian capital are becoming more commonplace for several reasons


Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

Scientists estimate that by 2020, Chile will host 70 percent of the globe's astronomical infrastructure


Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study

The Paris accord aspired for even deeper cuts that would limit warming to 2.7 F (1.5 C)


21 dolphins die after washing up on Mexico beach 21 dolphins die after washing up on Mexico beach

The dolphins had bite marks that appeared to indicate they had been attacked by bottlenose dolphins, rescuers said


Tiger census begins in Sundarbans Tiger census begins in Sundarbans

The most recent census which concluded in 2015 recorded a tiger population of only 106 in the Sundarbans, down from 440 in 2004

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