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It’s not that bad! Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef It’s not that bad! Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef

Every year, more than two million snorkel-wielding tourists head to Australia’s famed coral ecosystem, generating revenues of $4.3 billion


Greenpeace ‘occupies’ Indonesia palm oil plant with rock band Greenpeace ‘occupies’ Indonesia palm oil plant with rock band

They painted “Dirty” in large letters and dropped a banner that read “Drop Dirty Palm Oil Now” on storage tanks


With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

After only eight generations, there were no females left and the population collapsed due to lack of offspring


New York seeks to claw back ‘Big Oyster’ past New York seeks to claw back ‘Big Oyster’ past

They take the programme in a bid to restore a billion oysters by 2035 to America’s largest city


Extreme climate events affect Bangladesh’s food production: FAO Extreme climate events affect Bangladesh’s food production: FAO

Bangladesh suffered a protracted crisis after two subsequent cyclones Sidr and Aila in late last decade in southwestern coastlines


Ocean acidification may deplete sea scallop fisheries Ocean acidification may deplete sea scallop fisheries

As levels of carbon dioxide increase in the Earth's atmosphere, the upper oceans become increasingly acidic


Sundarbans wildlife gets extended sanctuary
Sundarbans wildlife gets extended sanctuary

The government imposes a ban on collection of all types of wild resources from areas designated as ‘sanctuaries’ in the forest


All the plastic you can and cannot recycle All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Of all the things we recycle, plastic is the most complicated. It comes in a profusion of very different types


Tornado batters area near Canadian capital Ottawa

Tornado batters area near Canadian capital Ottawa

Meanwhile, electricity company HydroQuebec reported over 130,000 customers were without power in the Ottawa area Friday evening


Delhi's last elephants await marching orders Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

Media reports say authorities are struggling to relocate the elephants because four are sick



Earliest animal fossils are identified

Earliest animal fossils are identified

It's a 558-million-year-old oval-shaped creature that may have borne a superficial resemblance to a segmented jellyfish


'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals 'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

This confirms that the creature, known as Dickinsonia, is the Earth's earliest known animal, said the report Thursday in the journal Science


Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study

With only 1C of warming above pre-industrial levels so far, the world’s permafrost is already thawing, albeit slowly


Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

Their findings reveal that much like canaries in a coal mine, oysters stationed near offshore oil platforms can detect minute amounts of hydrocarbons


International Ozone Day being observed International Ozone Day being observed

The theme of this year is “Keep cool and carry on, the Montreal Protocol”


Researchers find Nemo's genetic code Researchers find Nemo's genetic code

The orange clownfish is not only the most recognised reef fish on Earth, but it is also one of the most highly studied


Eyes in the sky aim to protect Earth’s rainforests, resources Eyes in the sky aim to protect Earth’s rainforests, resources

This revolution in forest surveillance, and the Earth in general, comes from a constellation of satellites run by a company called Planet


Brazil meeting votes to protect world's whale population

Brazil meeting votes to protect whales

International Whaling Commission (IWC) recognises two whaling sanctuaries - one in the Indian Ocean and the other in the waters of the Southern Ocean


Regional and business leaders step into the climate breach Regional and business leaders step into the climate breach

Dozens of cities, provinces, states and multinational companies will pledge to run on clean energy — mostly solar or wind — within a few decades


Atlantic whale sanctuary bid blocked by pro-hunting nations Atlantic whale sanctuary bid blocked by pro-hunting nations

Pro-whaling nations on Tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a South Atlantic haven for the endangered marine mammals


Climate extremes ‘key driver’ behind rising global hunger: UN Climate extremes ‘key driver’ behind rising global hunger: UN

Increasingly frequent shocks such as extreme rainfall or temperatures helped push the number of undernourished people to 821 million in 2017


Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body

WB CEO Kristalina Georgieva will also oversee the Rotterdam-based commission, which styles itself as a 'solutions broker' to speed climate reform


New El Niño weather event likely this winter New El Niño weather event likely this winter

The El Niño/Southern Oscillation is a natural event that involves fluctuating ocean surface temperatures in the Pacific, which influence the weather


The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within five years


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

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