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Blind corals eat plastic thinking it is prey, may choke: Scientists Blind corals eat plastic thinking it is prey, may choke: Scientists

Scientists found that the corals ate all of the plastic types we offered and mostly ignored sand


Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

Some 34 endangered species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference


Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions

Plastic packaging of all kinds poses a serious threat to the environment, affecting millions of marine species


China dinosaur sported 'bandit mask' China dinosaur sported 'bandit mask'

The bandit mask pattern is seen in numerous animals today, from mammals - such as raccoons and badgers - to birds, such as the nuthatch


IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change

"If we don't address these issues... we will be moving to a dark future" in 50 years, Lagarde says


Ichthyosaur fossil discovered in India Ichthyosaur fossil discovered

This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has been discovered in India


Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement

The tiny central American country had previously refused to sign the agreement on the grounds that it did not go far enough to combat global warming


New London pollution tax comes into force New London pollution tax comes into force

The charge applies to all petrol and diesel cars that were registered before the introduction of environmentally friendly Euro 4 emissions standards


Baltic sea clams, worms releases as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 cows: Study Baltic sea clams, worms releases as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 cows

Researchers have shown that the ocean critters are producing large amounts of the strongest greenhouse gases


Smog defies China's Communist Party congress Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

Despite all-out efforts to give the Communist Party blue skies for its twice-a-decade congress, smog cloaked the mega-city in its to toxic haze


World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

Holding one-fifth of the world's unfrozen fresh water, Baikal in Russia's Siberia is a natural wonder of "exceptional value to evolutionary science"


More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Natural climate solutions could reduce emissions by 11.3 billion tons per year by 2030, which is equivalent to halting the burning of oil


Living near a forest is good for brain Living near a forest is good for brain

It is already known that city people are at a higher risk of psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia than country dwellers


Melting ice making Greenland sea less saline, affecting marine life Melting ice making Greenland sea less saline, affecting marine life

Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark have unveiled the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet


Choking smoke over San Francisco leads to 15 percent flight delays, schools closed Choking smoke over San Francisco leads to 15 percent flight delays, schools closed

The region has endured days of choking smoke and claimed at least 31 lives and demolished thousands of homes and businesses

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