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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

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