Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach By UNB | Last Updated: 11th May, 2021, 15:42

Two dolphins were found dead on Kuakata beach on Sunday and Monday

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

California expands drought emergency to large swath of state California expands drought emergency to large swath of state

Officials fear an extraordinarily dry spring presages a wildfire season like last year, when flames burned a record 6,562 square miles (16,996 square kilometers)


Rare fishing cat captured in Chattogram village Rare fishing cat captured in Chattogram village

They managed to capture the fishing cat after two hours of frantic efforts and handed over the animal to the forest department


Rescue operation to help whale stranded in Thames Rescue operation to help whale stranded in Thames

A vet will now assess the animal's health to determine if it is healthy enough to be released


Last wild Macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love Last wild Macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love

Blue-and-yellow macaws live to be about 35 years old and Juliet - no spring chicken - should have found a lifelong mate years ago


Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, rain and state apathy Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, rain and state apathy

All that remains of Al Aqiser, which has stood in Ain Tamr for more than 1,500 years, are crumbling brick and red earthen walls


Neanderthal remains unearthed in Italian cave Neanderthal remains unearthed in Italian cave

Neanderthals, a close ancient cousin of Homo sapiens, are believed to have died out about 40,000 years ago


Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains

They’re lean, they’re mean and they’re green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback


Rare fish set for return to River Severn breeding grounds Rare fish set for return to River Severn breeding grounds

A conservation project is trying to unlock the river for fish by creating routes around several weirs


California sequoia still smoldering after 2020 fires California sequoia still smoldering after 2020 fires

Giant sequoias are the biggest trees in the world and can live up to 3,400 years


100 million-year-old bones of sauropod dinosaurs discovered in India's Meghalaya 100 million-year-old bones of sauropod dinosaurs discovered in India's Meghalaya

The GSI researchers noted that this is the first record of sauropods of probable Titanosaurian origin discovered in the region


Prince blamed for shooting one of Europe's biggest bears Prince blamed for shooting protected bear

They say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein had been granted a permit to shoot a female bear that had caused damage to some farms


Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage

Pollution is only the latest threat to one of the world’s largest inland delta systems


Mysterious, new tarantula-like spider identified in the Florida Everglades Mysterious, new tarantula-like spider identified in the Florida Everglades

These spiders likely only live in the pine rockland habitat of southern Florida, which is "highly threatened


Sundarban fire proving difficult to douse Sundarban fire proving difficult to douse

A fire broke out this morning at Daser Bharani area under Sharankhola Range of Sundarbans East Forest Division


Controlled bushfire cloaks Sydney in hazardous smoke Controlled bushfire cloaks Sydney in hazardous smoke

Australia’s fire services regularly try to carry out “hazard reduction burning” outside summer months, clearing the forest floors of debris that can fuel wildfires


Why is this the 'most instagrammable' bird? Why is this the 'most instagrammable' bird?

And frogmouths are quite rare


Sinkholes fill Turkey's breadbasket in drought Sinkholes fill Turkey's breadbasket in drought

Sinkholes wide enough to swallow a bus dot the drought-stricken breadbasket of the Turkish plains


Climate change: A small green rock's warning about our future A small green rock's warning about our future

The scientists who found it say it shouldn't really have been there


Billion-year-old fossil found preserved in Torridon rocks Billion-year-old fossil ‘offers clue to evolution’

The fossil gives a new insight into the transition of single-celled organisms to complex multicellular animals


Gorilla among over 200 endangered species threatened by conflict: conservationists Gorilla among over 200 endangered species threatened by conflict: conservationists

Degradation of nature increases the likelihood of conflict, while wars devastate not only lives, but also the natural environment


Glacier melt is speeding up, raising seas: global study Glacier melt is speeding up, raising seas: global study

This glacial melt has contributed to 21 percent of sea level rises in the study period, the researchers said — equivalent to 0.74 millimetres a year


A new species of cute but poisonous 'pumpkin' toads discovered in Brazil A new species of cute but poisonous 'pumpkin' toads discovered in Brazil

A new species of tiny, neon orange toadlets was discovered in the mountains of Brazil


Progressive climate policy can reduce extreme poverty: study Progressive climate policy can reduce extreme poverty: study

Authors of the study said the results showed that policymakers were facing a false choice between climate change mitigation and poverty reduction


Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts, spewing ash up to 1,000 meters Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts, spewing ash up to 1,000 meters

The eruption occurred at 1:55 a.m. local time for 175 seconds


Brazil cuts environment budget despite climate summit pledge Brazil cuts environment budget despite climate summit pledge

The 2021 federal budget includes 2.1bn reais (£280m; $380m) for the environment ministry and agencies it oversees


Terror in England as dozens of much-loved trees are felled in the dead of night Terror in England as dozens of trees felled in dead of night

On a typical day, the picturesque district of Elmbridge would fit all the descriptors of any well-to-do English countryside locale


Zimbabwe to sell hunting rights for endangered elephants Zimbabwe to sell hunting rights for endangered elephants

The announcement comes just weeks after the African forest elephant was declared critically endangered and the African savanna elephant was declared endangered


Greta Thunberg blasts politicians for ‘ignoring’ climate crisis Greta Thunberg blasts politicians for ‘ignoring’ climate crisis

Thunberg, the world’s foremost young climate activist, has addressed members of the US Congress before, at a hearing in 2019


US sets aside habitat critical for survival of rare songbird US sets aside habitat critical for survival of rare songbird

Most breeding in the U.S. occurs in Arizona and New Mexico, but the habitat designation also includes areas in California, Colorado, Utah, Texas and Idaho


In Peru, pre-Columbian canals offer hope against drought In Peru, pre-Columbian canals offer hope against drought

The practice is known as “sowing” water, to be harvested later, after the rainy season, when it is needed to nourish people, crops and livestock


Tyrannosaurus rex walked surprisingly slowly, new study finds Tyrannosaurus rex walked surprisingly slowly, new study finds

The entire tail, by our reconstruction at almost 1,000 kilos, was really just a mass supported by a rubber band and with every step it would slightly bounce up and down


New species of dinosaur unearthed in Chile's Atacama desert New species of dinosaur unearthed in Chile's Atacama desert

This is the third dinosaur named from Chile and the third titanosaur from the western side of the Andes in South America


The fight to save India's most elusive cat
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If you ask researchers who study the behaviour of fishing cats in the wild, they will tell you that it never backs off – Murthy Kantimahanti


Rangers battle human encroachment in Sudan’s biggest park Rangers battle human encroachment in Sudan’s biggest park

Human encroachment disturbs the park’s wildlife in other ways too


‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name ‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

The 12 rows of teeth on the shark’s lower jaw, for example, were still obscured by layers of sediment after excavation


Philippine authorities seize fossilized giant clam shells worth $25 million Philippine authorities seize fossilized giant clam shells worth $25 million

It is the biggest illegal giant clam shell haul in the region


A68: Iceberg that became a social media star melts away A68: Iceberg that became a social media star melts away

A68 will probably be best remembered as the first iceberg to become a star on social media


These animals went extinct in the wild. Scientists brought them back Once extinct in the wild, these animals species have returned

All of them went extinct in the wild -- and all of them came back, thanks to reintroduction programs


Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

The scientists were led by Prof Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte of the Salk Institute in the US, who, in 2017, helped make the first human-pig hybrid

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