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There are hundreds of pristine white-sand beaches along the coast of Thailand, but one tiny bay, almost hidden by limestone cliffs, has obsessed

The beach nobody can touch

Aussie rodent becomes first ‘climate change extinction’ Aussie rodent becomes first ‘climate change extinction’

The rat-like Bramble Cay melomys - whose only known habitat was a small sandy island in far northern Australia - has not been spotted in a decade


Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns

Children 'suffering' in Australia drought

Large parts of eastern Australia have endured severe drought for months, crippling farming communities


Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

The green spiny discs known as cladodes are used for fodder while their tender inner flesh is a star of the cuisine of Mexico


Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

Children of all ages chanted "save our planet", cheered as flares were lit and clambered onto statues in the shadow of Big Ben to call for action


Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

Flood threat spreads to Great Barrier Reef

The floods are the result of weeks of devastating rain in Queensland


Government mulling ‘green development’ for Haors: Minister Govt mulling ‘green development’ for Haors: Minister

“We have already started the work of rail line system from Chhatak to Sunamganj. Modern switch gate and electricity are needed there," he says


First time in 100 years, rare black panther’s presence confirmed in Kenya Rare black panther’s presence confirmed in Kenya

Scientists have now confirmed its presence there with a series of rare images taken by camera traps.


Climate change may destroy Sundarbans’ tigers in 50 years: Study Climate change may destroy Sundarbans’ tigers in 50 yrs

"What is most terrifying is that our analyses suggest tiger habitats in the Sundarbans will vanish entirely by 2070," Dr Sharif Mukul says


US bases under threat from climate change, top admiral confirms US bases under threat from climate change, top admiral confirms

Admiral Philip Davidson, who heads the US military's vast Indo-Pacific Command says it could fuel social disorder


New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India New 'mystery' frog discovered in India

The species belongs to a new Indian frog group or genus which the scientists have named Mysticellus


Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine's Day Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine's Day

Penguins made a love connection at a San Francisco aquarium


Dutch scientists probing mystery of mass bird deaths Dutch scientists probing mystery of mass bird deaths

Since early January, more than 20,000 dead guillemots have washed up dead on Dutch beaches


Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests' Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

Insects make up the majority of creatures that live on land, and provide key benefits to many other species, including humans


Satkhira’s 'Boroi' to go to Denmark, Middle east markets Satkhira’s 'Boroi' to go to Denmark, Middle east markets

‘Kul’ or ‘Boroi’, is increasing every year, and its export to Denmark and different middle east counties is expected to begin soon


Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears

Polar bears are affected by global warming with melting Arctic ice forcing them to spend more time on land where they compete for food


Asia's dead lake where boats can't float Asia's dead lake where boats can't float

Lake Karakul is almost a Central Asian version of the Middle East’s hyper-saline Dead Sea – although that hasn’t stopped visitors from trying to sail


New Tonga island 'now home to flowers and owls' New island 'now home to flowers and owls'

Unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, it lies in the kingdom of Tonga, and is already nurturing pink flowering plants, sooty tern birds


Work together to combat climate change impact: Shahab Uddin 'Work together to combat climate change impact'

The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister comes up with the call while addressing in a report launching ceremony held at CIRDAP auditorium


Dutch probe mass seabird death mystery Dutch probe mass seabird death mystery

The fish-eating seabirds have been washing up between the northern Wadden Islands and southwestern Zeeland


Last four years hottest since global records begin: UN Last four years hottest since global records begin: UN

The UN's World Meterological Organisation said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history


Wild wolves in crosshairs of German politics Wild wolves in crosshairs of German politics

Wolves were extinct in Germany for over 150 years, only making a comeback in 2000 after they began crossing the border with Poland


Climate change: Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers

The study finds that if CO2 emissions are not cut rapidly, two thirds of these giant ice fields could disappear


2 degree temperature rise accelerates glacier-melting in HKH region 2 degree temperature rise accelerates glacier-melting in HKH region

HKH region is a critical water source to some 250m mountain dwellers and the 1.65b others living in lower-riparian countries including Bangladesh


Stark warning on melting Himalayan glaciers Stark warning on melting Himalayan glaciers

The glaciers feed 10 of the world's most important river systems, including the Ganges, Indus, Yellow, Mekong and Irrawaddy


‘Once in a century’ floods hit northeast Australia ‘Once in a century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Thousands of residents in the city of Townsville were without power and up to 20,000 homes are at risk of being inundated if the rains continue


UK weather: Heavy snowfall sweeps eastwards causing disruption Heavy snowfall sweeps across UK

The South West is worst affected - with teenage students at one college in Bodmin having to stay there overnight


Hospitals filling up in Europe’s most polluted capital Hospitals filling up in Europe’s most polluted capital

The infant is among more than 100 children being treated in an institute for respiratory diseases in Skopje


Deadly polar vortex hits swathes of USA Deadly polar vortex hits swathes of USA

Polar vortex brings deadly cold snap to US states


For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behaviour: study For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behaviour: study

At first blush, the explanation laid out Wednesday by 21 experts in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B seems implausible


Save rivers, recognise them as living being: Green activists "Recognise rivers as living being"

The demand came out at the inaugural session of a two-day international conference titled ‘River: A living Being’ being at Kuakata of Patuakhali


Sea of white: 'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia Sea of white: 'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

Some 700 kilos (1,543 pounds) of dead fish were removed from the river Monday, with similar amounts expected to be collected Tuesday


Delhi plans to increase green coverage to negate climate change Delhi plans to increase green coverage to negate climate change

Delhi govt plans to increase the capital’s green coverage to 33 pc from 22 pc with taking proper steps to drastically reduce carbon emission


Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north

Their favourite meal, herring, abounds, but climate change means both predator and prey must increasingly migrate further north


Microplastic contamination found in groundwater Microplastic contamination found in groundwater

Plastic in the environment breaks down into microscopic particles that can end up in the guts and gills of marine life


2018 was fourth hottest year on record: researchers 2018 was fourth hottest year on record: researchers

Temperatures in 2018 were around 1.16 degrees Celsius (2.09 degrees Fahrenheit) above the average temperature of the second half of the 19th century


Greenland ice melts faster than estimates: Study Greenland ice melts faster than estimates: Study

Grace, consisted of two Earth-orbiting satellites, was launched in March 2002


Australia wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole Australia wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole

South Australia health authorities said 44 people had come in for treatment in the space of 24 hours due to the extreme temperatures


Leaf-cutter ants build megaprojects without any communication Leaf-cutter ants build megaprojects without any communication

Each leaf-cutter colony can carve out nearly three kilometres of trails from the forest floor every year


Endangered Nilgai rescued in Naogaon Endangered Nilgai rescued in Naogaon

Nilgais were found in the north of Bangladesh until 1940s when they were last sighted in Tetulia & afterwards were declared extinct from this country

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