China’s Jilin to afforest over 90,000 hectares of land By AFP | Last Updated: 1st April, 2020, 13:47

A total of 80,000 hectares of trees are planted in 2019 in Jilin, which boasts a forest coverage rate of 43.78 percent

China’s Jilin to afforest over 90,000 hectares of land

Rare Tortoise lays 21 eggs in Sundarban’s Karamjal Rare Tortoise lays 21 eggs in Sundarban’s Karamjal

A rare species of tortoise known as 'Batagur Baska' laid 21 eggs at Tortoise Breeding Centre at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre

 


Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event - the third in just five years


Air pollution in Italy falls since start of lockdown Air pollution in Italy falls since start of lockdown

The week starting on March 16 alone saw a 21 percent reduction compared with the same week one year earlier


Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

A worm-like creature that burrowed on the seafloor more than 500 million years ago may be key to the evolution 


Packed California beaches prompt stricter virus measures Packed California beaches prompt stricter virus measures

The state is already under orders to stay home, but images of record crowds flocking to beaches such as Malibu and Santa Monica went viral on Sunday


Air quality picking up in quarantined countries Air quality picking up in quarantined countries

NO2 is mainly produced by vehicles, industrial sites and thermal power stations


Norwester likely to lash nine districts Norwester likely to lash nine districts

A norwester is likely sweep over nine districts of the country, including Dhaka, anytime until 9am on Saturday


Water theft a growing concern in increasingly-dry Spain Water theft a growing concern in increasingly-dry Spain

Digging an illegal well to irrigate crops is a widespread practice in Spain as water becomes increasingly scarce


McDonald’s to scrap plastic in UK ‘Happy Meal’ toys McDonald’s to scrap plastic in UK ‘Happy Meal’ toys

The plastic will be replaced with a “soft toy, sustainable paper-based gifts or books


Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year

Plastic bags are often ingested by turtles and dolphins who mistake them for food


Women bear the brunt of climate change in Angola Women bear the brunt of climate change in Angola

Since she rarely managed to fill her bucket before dark, she is vulnerable to attacks and is scared


Six-fold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans Six-fold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

Last summer’s Arctic heatwave will likely top the 2011 record for polar ice sheet loss of 552 billion tonnes, they reported in a pair of studies, published Wednesday in Nature


Rare 'Batagur Baska' lays eggs in Sundarban’s Karamjal Rare turtle lays eggs in Sundarban’s Karamjal

For the fourth time, near-extinct river turtle ‘Batagur Baska’ laid 35 eggs at a wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal


UN chief says drop in emissions from virus will not solve climate crisis UN chief says drop in emissions from virus will not solve climate crisis

“Global heating is accelerating,” he said as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a UN institution, presented its update


Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya

The manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, Mohammed Ahmednoor, said the two killed giraffes were last spotted more than three months ago


‘Green favela’ fights to live sustainably in Brazil ‘Green favela’ fights to live sustainably in Brazil

The driving force behind the “green favela” is its leader Lia de Souza, elected a decade ago


Meet Thailand’s secret weapon in climate change battle Meet Thailand’s secret weapon in climate change battle

“It doesn’t mean I am against development but I want it to be very meaningful, very mindful, and at the right pace — so we don’t actually kill our future”


Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching

Ocean temperatures across most of the reef were 0.5 to 1.5 degrees Celsius  above the March average


Kopotakkho now a garbage dumping ground in Chougachha Kopotakkho now a garbage dumping ground in Chougachha

The garbage is not only polluting the water but also pushing up the risks of environmental hazards, they said


Pakistan struggles to combat devastating locust plague Pakistan struggles to combat devastating locust plague

The crisis is so severe that the government has declared a nationwide emergency and urgently appealed for help from the international community


Climate change hiked Australia fire risk 30%: scientists Climate change hiked Australia fire risk 30%: scientists

“The problem is that climate models are not good enough to compute exactly how much worse because they under-estimate the influence of greenhouse gases


Australia developing satellite to predict bushfire danger zones Australia developing satellite to predict bushfire danger zones

The Australian National University said Wednesday a team is creating a “shoebox-sized” satellite that will measure forest ground cover and moisture levels using infrared detectors


Air pollution ‘pandemic’ shortens lives by 3 years: study Air pollution ‘pandemic’ shortens lives by 3 years: study

“Air pollution is a larger public health risk than tobacco smoking,” lead author Jos Lelieveld of the Max Planck Institute in Mainz, Germany told AFP


Australian summers grow longer due to climate change: study Australian summers grow longer due to climate change: study

While Sydney is just under the average with an extra 28 hot days a year, Melbourne added 38 warmer days since the middle of the 20th century


In Dakar, volunteers clean beach littered with medical waste In Dakar, volunteers clean beach littered with medical waste

The city beach, named Cap-Manuel, is bordered by turquoise waters on one side and construction sites on the other


DR Congo latest victim of locust swarms: experts DR Congo latest victim of locust swarms: experts

Locusts are first seen in the DRC on February 19 in the territory of Aru, in Ituri, Jean-Francois Kamate, agricultural inspector for the area


China prepares 100,000 ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms China prepares 100,000 ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

China is preparing to deploy 100,000 ducks to neighbouring Pakistan to help tackle swarms of crop-eating locusts


Bushfire smoke killed endangered Aussie mice far from blazes Bushfire smoke killed endangered Aussie mice far from blazes

The smoky mouse, which is listed as a endangered by the government, live in small pockets of habitat in southeastern Australia that were badly impacted by the summer blazes


Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest: study Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest: study

Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of southeastern Australia, to determine to what extent they can be attributed to rising temperatures


Canada’s Teck withdraws controversial oil sands project Canada’s Teck withdraws controversial oil sands project

Canada is currently gripped by indigenous protests that have blocked rail lines for more than two weeks to oppose a natural gas pipeline being built across indigenous lands in British Columbia


Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

Yet little is known about the effects of these "microplastics" — onsea creatures or humans


UN accepts India’s proposal to save three endangered species UN accepts India’s proposal to save three endangered species

The acceptance of the proposal came a couple of days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed transborder collaboration to conserve wildlife which move to and fro across India's border with neighbouring countries


What's happening in this flamingo video What's happening in this flamingo video

Indian Forest Services officer Parveen Kaswan often shares wildlife photos and videos with informative tidbits on social media


Fossil fuel methane emissions ‘vastly underestimated’ Fossil fuel methane emissions ‘vastly underestimated’

Biological methane is released from undisturbed wetlands, but also from landfills, rice fields and especially belching livestock


Illegal brick kilns continue operation in Manikganj Illegal brick kilns continue operation in Manikganj

Besides, the burning of firewood is also posing threat to the environment


UK flood-hit communities brace for more heavy rain UK flood-hit communities brace for more heavy rain

Rivers Severn, Teme and Wye will remain high as rain builds up again from Wednesday morning


Radar captures huge bird migration over Florida Radar captures huge bird migration over Florida

A huge swarm of birds migrating is nothing unusual - flocks can fly thousands of miles undetected


India's bird population 'going down sharply' India's bird population 'going down sharply'

Much of India's bird population has sharply declined in the past few decades, according to a major study


Manatee deaths in Florida drop to 606 in 2019 Manatee deaths in Florida drop to 606 in 2019

The Sun-Sentinel reports that boats and other watercraft are the biggest cause of manatee deaths last year

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