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New study explains how climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 21st May, 2018, 10:37

Cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats

New study explains how climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

Beekeeping is a cherished national tradition in Slovenia, with colourful beehives to be found dotted throughout fields, forests, gardens & on rooftops


Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition


Explosive eruption at Hawaii's Mount Kilauea volcano Explosive eruption at Kilauea volcano

The USGS has warned that an explosive eruption at Kilauea is becoming more likely as the volcano's lava lake is lowering


In Lagos, the 'Venice of Africa' fights for survival In Lagos, the 'Venice of Africa' fights for survival

Other than its maze of narrow waterways where wooden boats glide, Makoko offers little similarity with the fabled canal city of Europe


At 186, world’s oldest tortoise is still having sex daily At 186, world’s oldest tortoise is still having sex daily

According to Vet Joe Hollins, the reptile has a tremendous libido, and enjoys having sex especially when the sun is out


Volcano ash plume rises to 12,000 feet in Hawaii Volcano ash plume rises to 12,000 feet in Hawaii

Authorities have issued an ashfall advisory for the island's southernmost district until 6 p.m


Incidences of thunderbolt increase due to raise of temperature: speakers Incidences of thunderbolt increase due to raise of temperature: speakers

The speakers suggest the farmers to wear gumboot during their works in field


Green economy to boost jobs but farmers hard hit: UN Green economy to boost jobs but farmers hard hit: UN

It estimated that 2.5 million jobs could be created in renewables-based electricity alone


Fishermen plant mangroves for the future in Madagascar Fishermen plant mangroves for the future in Madagascar

Amboanio is a hamlet of about 50 people in the Melaky region, heavily dependent on aquaculture


In Madagascar, fishermen plant mangroves for the future In Madagascar, fishermen plant mangroves for the future

In just two decades, Madagascar lost about a fifth of its mangrove forest area, exposing its coastline to the ocean's ravages


'Kung Fu' red pandas settle into new Laos sanctuary 'Kung Fu' red pandas settle into new Laos sanctuary

The rescued red pandas, nicknamed Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Peace, were among six found stuffed into crates during a random check of a van


Scientists warn volcano in Hawaii could be gearing up for huge eruption Scientists warn volcano in Hawaii could be gearing up for huge eruption

Kilauea is one of the most active volcanos in the world and one of five on the island


NASA program to track greenhouse gas is canceled NASA program to track greenhouse gas is canceled

A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane has been cancelled


Traumatised bears, wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary Traumatised bears, wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Founded in 1992, Arcturos shelters bears and wolves mainly from the Balkans but has also taken large predators from as far away as Austria and Georgia


People tried but failed to stop lava from flowing People tried but failed to stop lava from flowing

Flows can and have been diverted, though. The most famous example, Andrews cites, was in 1973 when the Eldfell volcano exploded on Heimaey


Tourism nearly a tenth of global CO2 emissions Tourism nearly a tenth of global CO2 emissions

The multi-trillion dollar industry's carbon footprint is expanding rapidly, driven in large part by demand for energy-intensive air travel


Australia pledges cash to help save the koala Australia pledges cash to help save the koala

The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there may be as few as 43,000 koalas left in the wild


New fissures open up near Hawaiian volcano as danger persists New fissures open up near Hawaiian volcano as danger persists

While lava continued to erupt intermittently in the Leilani Estates area -- with red-hot lava fountains sometimes spouting 230 feet into the air


Canada oil sector faces 'significant challenges' to reduce emissions Canada oil sector faces 'significant challenges' to reduce emissions

Canada is on track to emit 722 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year by 2030 -- far more than its target of 523 megatonnes


Total EU carbon emissions rise 1.8 percent last year: Eurostat Total EU carbon emissions rise 1.8 percent last year: Eurostat

A total of seven countries registered decreases, with Finland having the sharpest drop at minus 5.9 percent


A third of Australia's threatened species not being monitored A third of Australia's threatened species not being monitored

The first national assessment on the monitoring of threatened birds, mammals, frogs, freshwater fish, reptiles found 217 species are not being watched


Hawaii to ban certain sunscreens harmful to coral reefs Hawaii to ban certain sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

The bill bars the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which some scientists say contribute to coral bleaching


Researchers say horses can recognise human facial expressions Researchers say horses can recognise human facial expressions

They can also remember a persons previous emotional state when they meet them later


Delhi world’s most polluted city, Mumbai worse than Beijing: WHO Delhi world’s most polluted city: WHO

India also suffers under the weight of the dual burden of ambient and indoor air pollution


Mongolians sip 'oxygen cocktails' to cope with smog Mongolians sip 'oxygen cocktails' to cope with smog

Ulaanbaatar topped New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted capital in 2016


World's oldest known spider dies in Australia -- of wasp sting World's oldest known spider dies in Australia -- of wasp sting

The spider did not die of old age but was killed by a wasp sting, researchers said


Newborn jaguar cubs draw fans at Mexico wildlife park Newborn jaguar cubs draw fans at Mexico wildlife park

Jaguars are classified as a "near-threatened" species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature


Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage site, which attracts millions of tourists, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatue


Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to life Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to life

The world's only climate treaty pledges to cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius


Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body Pig brains kept alive without a body

Their aim is to develop a way of studying intact human brains in the lab for medical research


Chile court offers lifeline to controversial mine project Chile court offers lifeline to controversial mine project

The area comprises a nature reserve encompassing three islands which are home to 80 percent of the world's Humboldt penguins


EU member states to vote on near-total neonicotinoids ban EU to vote on near-total insecticide ban

Scientific studies have linked their use to the decline of honeybees, wild bees and other pollinators


India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

The lightning strikes have been occurring along the northern coast of Andhra Pradesh, an area which often experiences heavy rains


After Cape Town, Ivory Coast city feels the thirst After Cape Town, Ivory Coast city feels the thirst

Crippled by a three-year-long drought, the South African city braced for a complete shutdown of domestic water supplies


Scientists say Australia's mammal extinction rate could worsen Scientists say Australia's mammal extinction rate could worsen

The most at-risk bird is the endangered King Island brown thornbill, found on an island off the island state of Tasmania


Nor’westers turn deadlier Nor’westers turn deadlier

Two people died in Barishal and Bhola districts while many others were injured and hundreds of houses got destroyed in the natural disaster


In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip

The famous marshes of Mesopotamia, among the largest in the region, are victims of the "worst drought in their history


Giant mosquito found in China Giant mosquito found in China

These mosquitoes look horrendous, but do not feed on blood


Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

The researchers find a total of 17 different types of plastic in the sea ice, including packaging materials like polyethylene and polypropylene


Wild elephants are in danger in Sri Lanka, 82 killed during first quarter of this year Wild elephants are in danger in Sri Lanka

The most number of elephant deaths reported from the eastern part of the country

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