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Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 20th November, 2018, 17:06

Meanwhile, only 4 of 31 wild birds in a forest in the western town of Maricao survived, along with 75 out of 134 wild parrots

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic

All four offshore facilities in the area were shut down temporarily as a safety precaution due to stormy weather in the area over the weekend


Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study

Over the oceans, global warming creates larger superstorms whose destructive power is enhanced by rising seas


Thousands evacuated as Guatemala Fuego volcano erupts again Guatemala Fuego volcano erupts again

Memories are still fresh of the volcano's eruption in June which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing


Climate change protests block London bridges Climate change protests block London bridges

Sit-down demonstrators blocked five bridges over the River Thames in the city centre, including Westminster Bridge next to the Houses of Parliament


Vale ordered to pay tribes $26.8 mn over river contamination Vale ordered to pay tribes $26.8 mn over river contamination

In a statement, the prosecutors’ office said the contamination affected food availability and the Xikrin tribe’s drinking water


San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage

More than 600 people have been reported missing since the inferno erupted 8 November


Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

The broad whaling ban had allowed the fin whale's global population to roughly double since the 1970s to around 100,000 mature individuals


Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’ Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

It found Bangui in the Central African Republic, Liberia’s capital Monrovia and the Congolese city of Mbuji-Mayi to be the three most at-risk cities


Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns

The 2015 Paris Agreement limits nations to temperature rises “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)


UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation

This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process


Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in very poor category at 381


Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse

In the last 20 years, California and southern Europe have seen several droughts of a magnitude that used to occur only once a century


Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna

Three years ago, ICCAT introduced a 65,000-tonne catch limit for the seven largest fishers of bigeye, and a moratorium in certain areas of ocean


Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in severe category at 426


Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy

Commuters donned masks as visibility on major roads was reduced to barely 50 metres (160 feet)


Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting

Once numbering in the tens of thousands, the northern whale’s population — hovering around 450 today — climbed slowly from 1990


Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study

Wind is the fastest-growing renewable energy sector, supplying around four percent of global electricity demand


World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked: study World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked: study

Scientists working in several seed banks around the world currently conserve seeds by drying them before freezing


Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs Palau to ban sunscreen to save coral reefs

The government has signed a law that restricts the sale and use of sunscreen and skincare products that contain a list of ten different chemicals


Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness

New research found that nearly three quarters of the wilderness that’s left belongs to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and the US


Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds

Poachers are the first danger, even at this conservation site dedicated to the marine reptiles


Earth’s wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF Earth’s wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF

From 1970 to 2014, 60 percent of all animals with a backbone — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals — were wiped out


Climate change may stand in the way of SDGs: Experts Climate change may stand in the way of SDGs: Experts

They also says it is extremely important to keep the average global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius


‘Big dry’ drags on as Australia sets up drought-proof fund ‘Big dry’ drags on as Australia sets up drought-proof fund

The drought, coupled with damaging frost in some areas, is set to produce the smallest winter grain crop in 10 years


Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash

The octopus can grow to 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) as adults, with arm spans of 3 feet (1 meter.)


Philippines to re-open ‘cesspool’ Boracay after clean up Philippines to re-open ‘cesspool’ Boracay after clean up

The Philippines re-opens its crown jewel resort island Boracay to holidaymakers on Friday, after a six-month clean up


Sea level rise to cause migrating 2 lakh people in Bangladesh Sea level rise to cause migrating 2 lakh people in Bangladesh

Many parts of Bangladesh are under severe threat of future sea-level submergence, but studies show the migratory response to flooding


'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: Report 'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: Report

People in China and Nepal have been killed in clashes over the years over the elusive fungus “yarchagumba,” known formally as Ophiocordyceps sinensis


Brazil's Amazon at risk if Bolsonaro wins presidency: ecologists Brazil's Amazon at risk if Bolsonaro wins presidency

The candidate is seen as pliant to the powerful agrobusiness lobby in his country known for putting profit ahead of preservation


China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

The collapse Wednesday morning of a cliff in the deep valley through which the river flows created a dam-like barrier on the Yarlung Tsangpo


China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

The $1.6 billion project, which is expected to be operational by 2022, will cut through the heart of the critically endangered animal's habitat


Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing

A scientific programme, designed to study the feathered giants of the air, might also help identify poaching fishing vessels


Rare Indian flower that blooms every 12 years Rare Indian flower that blooms every 12 years

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Munnar hills to behold the spectacle that lasts up until October


Peru in danger of losing its national cinchona tree Peru in danger of losing its national cinchona tree

The wider cinchona species is used in the production of the anti-malaria medicine, quinine


World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise World Heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

In 2013, the UN’s climate science panel estimated that global oceans could go up by as much as 76 centimetres by century’s end


Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban ki-Moon Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban ki-Moon

His remarks followed the release of a landmark UN report that warned of global warming-triggered chaos unless dramatic action is taken


Climate change cited in dwindling of Puerto Rico insects Climate change cited in dwindling of Puerto Rico insects

Researchers can also pass nets hundreds of times over the ground or in the foliage before weighing the dry captured biomass


Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report

Approximately half of the reduced emissions would come from boosting the capacity of forests and wetlands to absorb CO2


Caribbean to test greenhouse-gas linked ocean acidity Caribbean to test greenhouse-gas linked ocean acidity

Scientists already believe that the increased acidity is caused by the sea's absorption of carbon emissions

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