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Lawachhara wildlife in danger as apathy prevails Lawachhara wildlife in danger

When a big-size python entered a locality in the last week of August, local people attempted to kill it. However, WSF rescued the snake


Australia drought extends despite ‘widespread, significant rain’ Australia drought extends despite ‘widespread, significant rain’

Graziers in eastern Australia have been battling a long-period of severe conditions that have turned green pastures brown


Global warming hikes risk of landslide tsunamis: study Global warming hikes risk of landslide tsunamis: study

Most of the recent risk research on tsunamis has focused on those caused by earthquakes, such as one in the Indian Ocean in 2004


Climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy: study Climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy: study

Dynamic action on climate could also generate “over 65 million new low-carbon jobs” by 2030


World's biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans World's biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans

"The ocean is a vital part of the biosphere and an important part of the global economy," said Yngve Slyngstad


UN kicks off talks on high seas treaty UN kicks off talks on high seas treaty

The talks are set to unfold over the next two years in four separate sessions, each lasting two weeks


Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK 2018 joint hottest summer for UK

Dry, sweltering conditions for weeks on end gave way to a more average August


US firefighters battle suicidal thoughts after the blaze US firefighters battle suicidal thoughts after the blaze

California, one of the worst-hit states, has seen five firefighters die battling the flames so far this year


Can crunch talks bring the Paris climate treaty to life? Can crunch talks bring the Paris climate treaty to life?

This year is the deadline to finalise the "rule book" for the 2015 treaty, which calls for capping the rise in global temperatures


Pope urges clean up of plastic waste from oceans Pope urges clean up of plastic waste from oceans

The pope also says that access “to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right”


The incredible marathon of New Zealand Tawaki penguins The incredible marathon of New Zealand Tawaki penguins

The breathtaking distance was recorded by researchers, who for the first time managed to track the birds


Court blocks construction of Canada pipeline to Pacific Court blocks construction of Canada pipeline to Pacific

Federal Court of Appeal says Ottawa, which reached a deal in May to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan, must better consult with indigenous tribes


Rising temperature puts deeper corals in danger Rising temperature puts deeper corals in danger

A new study describes a novel approach for predicting warm temperature-induced stress on corals from the sea surface


Paris, Tokyo, New York and others pledge to slash waste Paris, Tokyo, New York and others pledge to slash waste

Places like New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Sydney vowed to “cut the amount of waste generated by each citizen 15 percent by 2030”


Millions risk malnutrition as CO2 levels climb: study Millions risk malnutrition as CO2 levels climb: study

Protein, along with the minerals iron and zinc, are essential nutrients for normal human growth and development


Bangladeshis lose over 1.8 years of lifespan to air pollution: Scientists ‘Bangladeshis lose 1.8 yrs to air pollution’

Bangladesh placed top among 185 countries in terms of average years of life expectancy lost due to exposure to PM2.5


India’s devastating rains match climate change forecasts India’s devastating rains match climate change forecasts

Climate scientists warn that worse is to come if global warming continues unabated


French tomato grower takes on Monsanto over weedkiller French tomato grower takes on Monsanto over weedkiller

They detected glyphosate used in US biotech giant Monsanto’s flagship weedkiller Round Up which some studies and the WHO labelled carcinogenic


Huge wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin Huge wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin

Germany has seen a long, hot summer with almost no rain and large parts of the country are on high alert regarding possible wildfires


Climate change to impact desert ecosystems: Chinese researchers Climate change to impact desert ecosystems: Chinese researchers

The team simulated warming and reduced precipitation during a ten-year study, focusing on how soil crusts respond to these alterations in climate


Japan fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt Japan fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt

During the latest 98-day mission, Japanese ships caught 43 minke whales and 134 sei whales, the Fisheries Agency said in a statement


Dutch mull 'eau de lion dung' to scare off pesky deer Dutch mull 'eau de lion dung' to scare off pesky deer

A Dutch seaside town overrun by fallow deer is mulling plans to diffuse the smell of lion manure to…


Water ice 'detected on Moon's surface' Water ice 'detected on Moon's surface'

The result comes from an instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1 mission, which explored the Moon between 2008 and 2009


BUILD for adopting policy measures to promote environmental sustainability BUILD for adopting policy measures to promote environmental sustainability

BUILD urges the government to adopt policy measures for promoting environmental sustainability in the plastic sector


Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Farmers in eastern states are struggling with extreme aridity that has turned green pastures into dust, with economies of local towns also suffering


Marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife Marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife

Prolonged periods of extreme heat in the oceans can damage kelp forests and coral reefs and fish


122 sea turtles found dead on Mexico beach 122 sea turtles found dead on Mexico beach

The cause of death was not immediately clear, though around 10 percent of the turtles had wounds to the head or shell


Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

Whale hunt turns sea red with blood

The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic between Norway and Iceland and are made up of 18 tiny islands


Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

During flood season, the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve -- located 500 kilometers from the Amazonas state capital Manaus --fills with water


New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

The orchid is classified as belonging to the Andinia genus and was discovered in area of the Bella Durmiente (Spanish for Sleeping Beauty) mountain


Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Over the last million years, it vacillated roughly every 100,000 years between ice ages and balmy periods warmer than today


Burundi plans plastic bag ban Burundi plans plastic bag ban

Burundi’s president, Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months


Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water


Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

As dry conditions and high temperatures persist, there are growing concerns about the spring and summer crops that will be harvested later this year


Bigger, better, pricier- will Raja Babu wear the crown this Qurbani? Bigger, better, pricier- will Raja Babu wear the crown this Qurbani?

The bull now tips the scales at an eye-watering 2094 kg , stands 6 feet 6 inches tall, stretches 8 feet long front-to-back


Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

Record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003


New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine life


Primate speech: How some species are 'wired' for talk

Primate brains reveal speech secrets

It reveals that primates with wider "vocal repertoires" had more of their brain dedicated to controlling their vocal apparatus


Despair as crippling drought hammers Australian farmers Despair as crippling drought hammers Australian farmers

With no feed, farmers have been forced to ship in grain or hay from other parts of the country to keep sheep and cattle alive

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