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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


Arid and ablaze, Europe battles deadly heat Arid and ablaze, Europe battles deadly heat

Spain and Portugal approached record temperatures at the weekend, with the mercury hitting 46.6 degrees Celsius


Rare dead blue whale washed ashore on Japan beach Rare blue whale washed ashore in Japan

The carcass is discovered on Sunday at a beach in Kamakura, a city 70km (43 miles) south of Tokyo, on Japan's southern coast


Earth headed towards “hothouse climate” tipping point: study Earth headed towards “hothouse climate” tipping point: study

Researchers urged countries to work together to “greatly accelerate the transition towards an emission-free world economy”


Melted asphalt, shoes for dogs: Europe wilts in heat Melted asphalt, shoes for dogs: Europe wilts in heat

Europe sweltered Saturday in intense heat with temperatures due to hit near-record highs of 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) in Portugal


Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away

The southern peak lost four metres (13 feet) of snow between July 2 and July 31


Record temperatures could hit Spain, Portugal The world is sweltering

Lisbon, could see a high of 41 Celsius on Saturday, according to CNN forecasters. Its average temperature is 28 Celsius for this time of year


How pollution can alter wildlife behavior How pollution can alter wildlife behavior

A team of scientists developed new scientific tests to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behaviour


World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks 90 percent World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks 90 percent

But recent satellite images and photos taken from helicopters show the population has collapsed, with barely 200,000 remaining


Utmost use of land must amid changing climate: experts Utmost use of land must amid changing climate: experts

On the wake of climate change, experts have stressed on ensuring utmost use of cultivable as well as fallow lands to increase crop production


Simple ways to protect and conserve nature Simple ways to protect and conserve nature

A little effort goes a long way


Roman rooftops all abuzz for air pollution study Roman rooftops all abuzz for air pollution study

On the roof of a building in the heart of the capital that houses the Italian Federation of Beekeepers (FAI), 15 beehives are abuzz with activity


Number of tigers in Sundarbans to increase, hope experts Number of tigers in Sundarbans to increase, hope experts

According to the survey conducted through ‘camera trapping' in 2013-2015, the number of tigers in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans is 106


Untouched marine habitats could vanish within half a century Untouched marine habitats could vanish within half a century

Researchers analysing the impact of human activity on underwater ecosystems have mapped the dwindling zones considered pristine


Bangladesh witnesses longest luner eclipse Bangladesh witnesses longest luner eclipse

The longest lunar eclipse of the century started at 11:13 pm and ended at 5:30 am


World watches century's longest 'blood moon' World watches century's longest 'blood moon'

At least part of the eclipse is visible from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, most of Asia and South America


UK heatwave: Thunderstorms dampen record heat predictions Storms dampen record heat predictions

More storms are expected from 14:00 BST, with a yellow weather warning issued for the east of England


Total lunar eclipse occurs today Total lunar eclipse occurs today

The eclipse will start at Bangladesh Standard Time (BST) 23 hours 13 minutes 06 seconds which will end at 05 hours 30 minutes 24 seconds BST


Researchers say colourful stripes of clownfish protect it from predators Researchers say colourful stripes of clownfish protect it from predators

Clownfish were named for their bright, flamboyant colouring but the function of the colour patterns had not been investigated before


UK temperature record could be broken this week UK temperature record could be broken this week

Highs of up to 37C are forecast in southern, eastern and central England, but the Met Office says the record of 38.5C could be beaten


Total lunar eclipse on Friday Total lunar eclipse on Friday

The eclipse will start at Bangladesh Standard Time (BST) 23 hours 13 minutes 06 seconds which will end at 05 hours 30 minutes 24 seconds BST on Friday


Major dam collapses kill more than 50,000 in 60 years Major dam collapses kill more than 50,000 in 60 years

Around 20,000 people are killed in Aug 1975 after the collapse of dams retaining the Banqiao and Shimantan reservoirs in the central province of Henan


Japan heatwave declared natural disaster Japan heatwave declared natural disaster

More than 22,000 people have been taken to hospital with heat stroke, nearly half of them elderly, officials say


In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss

Some seven million hectares (17 million acres) of tropical forests go up in smoke every year worldwide, according to a UN estimate


De Beers moves 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique 200 elephants moved to Mozambique from South Africa

The elephant population at the private Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve was too high, and risked causing extensive damage to the ecosystem

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