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Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales By AP | Last Updated: 16th June, 2019, 16:26

NOAA Fisheries late last month declared the die-off an "unusual mortality event," and provided additional resources to respond to the deaths

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

Heat wave hits Iraq and sparks begin to fly Heat wave hits Iraq and sparks begin to fly

As one of the hottest countries in the world with around half of its terrain covered in desert, Iraq is no stranger to stiflingly hot summers


Environment pollution kills 2.34 lakh people in Bangladesh every year Environment pollution kills 2.34 lakh people every year

Death caused by environment pollution is 10 times higher than road accident


New animal species found in Corsica New animal species found in Corsica

Gray-tailed hair, ringtail, the "ghjattu-volpe" - "fox-cat" in Corsican - growls in his cage. In the forest of Asco


Bees can connect symbols to numbers Bees can connect symbols to numbers

Researchers have now discovered that these tiny insects may be capable of connecting symbols to numbers as well


IUCN advises placing Sundarbans on ‘World Heritage in danger’ list IUCN advises placing Sundarbans on ‘World Heritage in danger’ list

IUCN aims to improve the management of World Heritage sites and enhance the role of the World Heritage Convention in nature conservation and sustainable development


6-year-old Indian migrant girl dies in Arizona desert as mother sought water 6-year-old Indian migrant girl dies in Arizona desert as mother sought water

Gurupreet Kaur, soon to celebrate her seventh birthday, was found by U.S. Border Patrol west of Lukeville, Arizona on Wednesday, when temperatures reached a high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit


Canada must double its carbon tax to reach emissions target: report Canada must double its carbon tax to reach emissions target: report

Canada is falling so far behind on its emissions goal under the Paris Agreement that it would have to double its unpopular carbon tax to catch up


Tk 1,496 crore proposed for environment ministry Tk 1,496 crore proposed for environment ministry

Steps have been taken to conduct research for projection of sea level rise in the coastal areas of Bangladesh and its impact on agriculture, water resources and infrastructure


Halda River to be declared as ECA area: Finance Minister Halda River to be declared as ECA area: Finance Minister

AHM Mustafa Kamal says that initiatives will also be taken to introduce ecotourism in various protected areas of the country


At least 60 ice seals found dead along west Alaska coast At least 60 ice seals found dead along west Alaska coast

Biologists confirmed 233 dead and stranded ringed, bearded, spotted and ribbon seals and 179 killed by hunters. Another 245 were found with abnormal molting during health assessments


Climate change on track to reduce ocean wildlife by 17pc Climate change on track to reduce ocean wildlife by 17pc

Climate change is set to empty the ocean of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by mass,…


Mild heat wave sweeps over some parts of country Mild heat wave sweeps over some parts of country

Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country



Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target UK commits to 'net zero' emissions by 2050

Prime Minister Theresa May says reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs


Study says ocean warming may reduce sea life by 17% Study says ocean warming may reduce sea life by 17%

Scientists had already thought that climate change will likely reduce future ocean life, but past computer simulations looked at only part of the picture or used only one model


Plant extinction 'bad news for all species' Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study


Extinct wolf rediscovered in Bangladesh Extinct wolf rediscovered in Bangladesh

 A wolf was allegedly trapped and beaten to death after venturing into villages of Taltali upazila of Barguna


Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations


Dubai Airport ban single-use plastics DXB pledges to ban single-use plastics

Dubai Airports, DXB, on Monday announced its pledge to ban single-use plastics from consumer spaces at the world's busiest international airport effective January 1


Oceans get chance in climate spotlight Oceans get chance in climate spotlight

Oceans are crucial to life on Earth, yet they frequently only feature in the environment debate when plastic pollution or fish-stock declines are discussed


800 ducks ‘poisoned’ to death in Netrakona 800 ducks ‘poisoned’ to death in Netrakona

Victim Abdul Quashem said he took his 1,700 ducks to a nearby haor from his farm in the morning. As of noon, around 800 ducks died


Monsoon hits Kerala coast: IMD Monsoon hits Kerala coast: IMD

Several parts of Kerala have started receiving a good amount of rainfall


Crucial to life, oceans get chance in climate spotlight Crucial to life, oceans get chance in climate spotlight

Oceans are crucial to life on Earth, yet they frequently only feature in the environment debate when plastic pollution or fish-stock declines are discussed


Mystery of deep-sea dragonfish’s transparent teeth solved

Mystery of deep-sea dragonfish’s transparent teeth solved

The findings could provide “bioinspiration” for researchers looking to develop transparent ceramics


Sundarbans has Tk 18,816-cr carbon reserve: Survey Sundarbans has Tk 18,816-cr carbon reserve: Survey

There is a reserve of 5.6 crore tonnes of carbon in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans, says a survey of the Forest Department


Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian kids every year, study finds Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian kids every year, study finds

India has repeatedly failed to address environmental concerns. Last year a UN report found 14 of the world's 15 most polluted cities were Indian


Berlin Conference: Dhaka for climate justice, compensation Berlin Conference: Dhaka for climate justice, compensation

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has asked for climate justice that needs to be established and demanded compensation


Drowning in waste, Russians fume over lack of recycling Drowning in waste, Russians fume over lack of recycling

Open since the late 1970s, Timokhovo receives dozens of lorries every day from the capital some 80 kilometres (50 miles away)


How China is winning the war against pollution How China is winning the war against pollution

 China released its National Action Plan on Air Pollution Prevention and Control a document


Major air pollutants, and how they damage health Major air pollutants, and how they damage health

The most harmful pollutants are categorised into particulate matter and chemicals and gases that enter and damage health when inhaled or ingested.


Heat wave spell to continue in Delhi Heat wave spell to continue in Delhi

The weatherman has forecast heat wave spell later in the day and in the next few days


In Nigeria's Lagos, aquatic weed plagues waterways In Nigeria's Lagos, aquatic weed plagues waterways

With waterways covered and silting up, the aquatic weed is also threatening fishing jobs and a vital food source


IMD issues red-code warning for Delhi IMD issues red-code warning for Delhi

It also predicts that the maximum temperature may hit the 45-degree Celsius mark by late afternoon


What to do if you get stung by jellyfish? What to do if you get stung by jellyfish?

Climate change is being blamed for the increase in the numbers of jellyfish in British seas, but others believe overfishing of their predators is another reason


Photographer overwhelmed by response to bald eagle Photographer overwhelmed by response to bald eagle

A Canadian amateur photographer says he is "overwhelmed" by the worldwide response to a photograph he took of a bald eagle


Antibiotics found in some world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels: Study Antibiotics found in some world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels: Study

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first-ever global study has discovered


Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

The government has clamped down on dozens of illegal plastic recycling facilities that had mushroomed across the country


Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent. The cause isn’t yet known


Albino panda spotted in China Albino panda spotted in China

Panda experts have known that albinism existed in pandas, but a completely white animal had never before been caught on camera


Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino dies: officials Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino dies: officials

The cause of the animal’s death was not immediately clear, but previous media reports have suggested it was suffering from kidney and liver problems

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