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Climate change a national security ‘issue’: Pentagon By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 20th January, 2019, 10:53

The report was delivered to Congress last Thursday, but the Pentagon only published it online on Friday after reporters asked about it

Climate change a national security ‘issue’: Pentagon

Butterflies, the unlikely victims of Trump's border wall Butterflies, the unlikely victims of Trump's border wall

According to what the butterfly centre has been told about the plans, the wall will essentially slice the reserve in half


Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave Australia boils in record-breaking heat

An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions


Climate change clouds Australia's Pacific charm offensive Climate change clouds Australia's Pacific charm offensive

Morrison stresses the importance of the Pacific to Australia at a time China is increasing its presence in the region


Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: study Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: study

Unhealthy diets account for up to 11 million avoidable premature deaths every year, according to the most recent Global Disease Burden report


World's coffee under threat, say experts

World's coffee under threat, say experts

  The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known…


Romeo and Juliet: the last hopes to save Bolivian aquatic frog Romeo and Juliet: the last hopes to save Bolivian aquatic frog

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Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: study Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: study

For the current study, researchers embarked on the longest-ever assessment of ice mass in the Antarctic, across 18 geographic regions


Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

Low water conditions and the heat may also have encouraged an algae bloom that starves the fish of oxygen and produce toxins


Char people adapting to climate change on Brahmaputra basin Char people adapting to climate change on Brahmaputra basin

Around 5.50 lakh people of some 1.33 extremely poor char families have improved livelihoods successfully adapting to changing climate


Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report

Solar, wind and other renewables, which currently make up around a fifth of global energy production, are growing faster than any other source


Vaduvoor: A tiny village luring and feeding global birds Vaduvoor: A tiny village luring and feeding global birds

The city is an unassuming village located 25 km from the quaint and historically rich city of Thanjavur


World's oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study World's oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study

The latest technology shows no such hiatus ever existed, raising new concerns about the pace of climate change


Beneficial insects maintain ecological balance Beneficial insects maintain ecological balance

Experts stressed on conservation of beneficial insects, indigenous species of birds, fishes and animals from extinction to maintain ecological balance


Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest

Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habit


Iguanas reintroduced to Santiago Island in Galapagos Iguanas reintroduced to Santiago Island in Galapagos

The Galapagos land iguanas from North Seymour Island were freed onto Santiago Island as part of an ecological restoration program


Cocoa pesticides threat Bolivian bees existence Cocoa pesticides threat Bolivian bees existence

The difference in Bolivia is that pesticide use, along with the coca plantations it is being used to protect, is on the rise


Community people to become Sundarbans dolphin saviours Community people to become Sundarbans dolphin saviours

The Sundarbans is a home to the Asia's last two remaining freshwater dolphin species - the endangered Ganges River Dolphin and Irrawaddy Dolphin


Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia's farmers fight debt bondage Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia's farmers fight debt bondage

Unpredictable weather linked to climate change is laying waste to Cambodian fields


Koala drinks from water bottle in Australia heatwave Koala drinks from water bottle in Australia heatwave

The vast continent has experienced intense heat over the past week, with the mercury up 16 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than usual


Climate change takes toll on French oyster farmers Climate change takes toll on French oyster farmers

In 2017 the roughly 4,500 oyster growers in France sold 100,000 tons, at an average price of 5,000 euros ($5,700) per ton


Iran sees 'revival' of imperilled Lake Urmia Iran sees 'revival' of imperilled Lake Urmia

The lake has been shrinking since 1995 due to a combination of prolonged drought, over-farming and dams.


Indonesia tsunami raises fears for endangered Javan rhino Indonesia tsunami raises fears for endangered Javan rhino

The rhinos' current sanctuary in the park comprises some 5,100 hectares (12,600 acres) of lush rainforest and freshwater streams


Runaway lion, wounded elk find home in Russian shelter Runaway lion, wounded elk find home in Russian shelter

Less is known about the background of the crocodile named Gena who was found at a rubbish dump north of the city


Winter storm snarls holiday travel in parts of US Winter storm snarls holiday travel in parts of US

More than 6,500 flights were delayed and some 800 more were cancelled, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware


Putin sees no threat in Paris agreement on climate change Putin sees no threat in Paris agreement on climate change

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Paris Agreement on climate change posed no threat to Russia’s industrial development


Climate change becomes Italians’ 1st global concern, surpassing terrorism: poll Climate change becomes Italians’ 1st global concern, surpassing terrorism: poll

It was the first time environment-related topics ranked first among the country's major international worries


Warmer years in northern ecosystem associated with lower carbon uptake: study Warmer years in northern ecosystem associated with lower carbon uptake: study

In other words, warmer years were associated with lower ecosystem carbon uptake -- the process of removing and capturing carbon from the atmosphere


2018 hottest year for a century in France 2018 hottest year for a century in France

The average temperature of 14 degrees centigrade (57.2 Fahrenheit) was 1.4 degrees above the average recorded between 1981 and 2010


Protected Chilean sea lions are the 'enemy' of fishermen Protected Chilean sea lions are the 'enemy' of fishermen

Part of the wider seal family that was once hunted mercilessly all over the world, leaving some populations close to extinction


With final goodbye, Germany to shutter last black coal mine With final goodbye, Germany to shutter last black coal mine

The 150-year-old deep-shaft colliery, whose galleries were dug by six generations of miners, will then be sealed up for good


Smiling at danger, China's finless porpoise fights to survive Smiling at danger, China's finless porpoise fights to survive

A slick black back with no dorsal fin arches briefly above the water line before plunging back down


Spanish court confirms 1.5 bn euro Prestige spill compensation Spanish court confirms 1.5 bn euro Prestige spill compensation

The spill caused huge damage to wildlife and the environment, as well as to the region's fishing industry, leading to an international cleanup effort


How Germany will turn lights out at last black coal mine How Germany will turn lights out at last black coal mine

The Prosper-Haniel mine’s galleries were painstakingly excavated over decades by workers with pickaxes and later pneumatic drills


EU agrees to slash emissions from new cars by 37 per cent by 2030 EU agrees to slash emissions from new cars by 37 per cent by 2030

The announcement comes two days after the end of the COP24 summit in Poland


Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Australians in the north east of the country are bracing for a severe tropical cyclone, with authorities warning of flash flooding & destructive winds


Nations still worlds apart at crunch climate summit Nations still worlds apart at crunch climate summit

UN secretary-general Guterres made his third trip in 2 weeks to the COP24 in the Polish mining city of Katowice in a bid to push a deal over the line


Climate change: 'Hell to pay' if COP24 talks fail 'Hell to pay' if COP24 talks fail

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed said there would be "hell to pay" if countries failed to take significant steps


Green thumb spruces up Bangladesh one tree at a time Green thumb spruces up Bangladesh one tree at a time

The 53-year-old self-professed tree hugger has been riding his bicycle across the country, in a grassroots effort to free trees of the billboards


Unabated climate change will cause more conflict & hunger: FAO Unabated climate change will cause more conflict & hunger: FAO

The FAO director-general said that a major obstacle to implementing climate change adaptation measures in agriculture is insufficient financing

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