Sheep with famously large fleece dies in Australia By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 22nd October, 2019, 14:20

The animal generates global attention in 2015 after being spotted in the wild carrying what was described as six years' worth of wool

Chris the sheep: Merino with famously overgrown fleece dies

Global warming eclipses nuclear war as top concern: Nobel laureate

Global warming eclipses nuclear war as top concern: Nobel laureate

After World War II, the world is facing a threat from a nuclear war


Over 19mn Bangladeshi kids at front line of climate change disasters: UN report

'Over 19mn BD kids at front line of climate change disasters'

The government of Bangladesh will begin the second phase of its ‘Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan’ this year


Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution

Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution

Led by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the industry is considering several options to replace so-called heavy fuel oil that propels over 60,000 vessels, including tankers, used in the global transportation of goods


Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species? Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

To what extent can we reverse declines that have unfolded over decades, often due partially to actions by humans?


JS body for experts’ team to assess environmental damage in Cox’s Bazar JS body for experts’ team to assess environmental damage in Cox’s Bazar

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry recommended conducting an assessment through an expert team


Greece fights for its beaches and gets tough on plastic pollution

Greece fights for its beaches and gets tough on plastic pollution

The fight against plastic pollution is a government priority


Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Thailand (Video) Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Thailand (Video)

Footage of the daring capture showed a man chasing the cobra -- the world's longest venomous snake -- into a dark and cramped drainage pipe


Delhi pollution 'action plan' comes into force Delhi pollution 'action plan' comes into force

The ban on generators is part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) that entered into force on Tuesday


Delhi air gets toxic, NASA’s crop burning images point to worse days ahead Delhi air gets toxic

Vacuum and water-cleaning of roads will be intensified, pollution hot spots put under closer scrutiny and emission regulations are enforced under GRAP


Can one earn a living by farming off-season watermelon? Can one earn a living by farming off-season watermelon?

Watermelons grown in fish enclosure manchas are hardly affected by insects. Since Golda shrimps are cultivated in these enclosures


Greenpeace activists board Shell North Sea platforms

Greenpeace activists board Shell North Sea platforms

The campaign group says in a statement that activists have scaled Shell’s Brent Alpha and Bravo platforms


Legend of China's Legend of China's "tiger academician"

Thanks to the most loyal "spokesman" for Siberian tigers, preparations are well under way for construction of a designated corridor 


Sand lifting puts homesteads, farmland under erosion threat in N’ganj Sand lifting puts homesteads, farmland under erosion threat in N’ganj

Illegal sand extraction from the Meghna River in Sonargaon upazila is going on unabated, posing erosion threat


Double counting threatens integrity of Paris agreement

Double counting threatens integrity of Paris agreement

Airlines will therefore have to buy billions of tons of carbon credits from countries which are selling them


In Nairobi, recycling poo is cleaning up the slums

In Nairobi, recycling poo is cleaning up the slums

People would use bags because there were no toilets, and they would throw them out the window


Some corals regrow after 'fatal' warming

Some corals regrow after 'fatal' warming

Coral are made up of hundreds to thousands of tiny creatures called polyps that secrete a hard outer skeleton of calcium carbonate (limestone) and attach themselves to the ocean floor


Female Atlantic whales 'whisper' to keep young safe

Female Atlantic whales 'whisper' to keep young safe

A team of scientists used microphones attached by suction cups to look at the voice patterns of right whales


100-mln-year-old dinosaur footprints found in east China 100-mln-year-old dinosaur footprints found in east China

Paleontologists are now working with local authorities to better protect these rare footprints


39 tourists clear off 555 Kgs of plastic wastes from Saint Martin’s TOB operates cleanliness drive at Saint Martin’s

The tourists are the members of a Facebook group titled Travelers of Bangladesh (TOB)


Global Extinction Rebellion protests begin in Australia

Global Extinction Rebellion protests begin in Australia

Extinction Rebellion activists began gathering in cities across Australia and New Zealand on Monday to kick off a fortnight of global civil disobedience demanding governments take urgent action on climate change


Single gene controls bird feeding behaviour by regulating bad-tasting molecules Gene that controls bird feeding behaviour

The gene regulates the synthesis of tannins, a kind of bitter-tasting compound in plants, as well as bird-attracting volatile organic compounds derived from fatty acids, according to the paper


Paris climate activists kick off global Extinction Rebellion protests Paris climate activists kick off global Extinction Rebellion protests

They unfurled banners with slogans like "Burn capitalism not petrol" above restaurants and the window displays of fashion boutiques


Six elephants die trying to save each other at Thai waterfall Six elephants die trying to save each other

Officials said the incident occurred after a baby elephant slipped over the waterfall in central Thailand's Khao Yai National Park


Divers fight Senegal’s plastic tide Divers fight Senegal’s plastic tide

According to the UN, worldwide around eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea


Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience


Dudhkumer River devours over 200 dwellings, croplands in Kurigram Dudhkumer River devours over 200 dwellings, croplands in Kurigram

More than 200 dwellings and croplands went into the gorge of the Dudhkumer River in Bhuruingamari upazila


Killer Japanese fungus found in Australia

Killer Japanese fungus found in Australia

James Cook University mycologist Matt Barrett, who confirmed the identity of the toxic mushroom found in Australia


Alaska’s northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano

Alaska’s northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano

Vents on Bogoslof Island continue to spew mud, steam and sulfurous gases two years after an eruption sent ash clouds into the path of jetliners passing over the Bering Sea


Australian charged with driving car into 20 Kangaroo Australian charged with driving car into 20 Kangaroo

Australian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly running down and killing 20 kangaroos with his car


‘Ocean Cleanup’ ship sweeps first Pacific plastic ‘Ocean Cleanup’ ship sweeps first Pacific plastic

A special ship designed to clean the oceans has harvested its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch since setting sail 


Indonesia scraps plans to close Komodo Dragon Island

Indonesia scraps plans to close Komodo Dragon Island

Tourism ministry spokesman Guntur Sakti said Tuesday that the islands would be turned into a "premium destination", without elaborating


Amazon fires fall sharply in September, spread elsewhere Amazon fires fall sharply in September

The fight continues as officials still promote economic development in protected natural areas


Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica -- but it's normal

Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica -- but it's normal

A more than 600-square-mile iceberg broke off Antarctica in recent days


Germany’s climate-stressed trees face ‘catastrophe’ as bugs attack

Germany’s climate-stressed trees face ‘catastrophe’ as bugs attack

Germany’s forests have long been treasured by its people, so the country has reacted with alarm and dismay as a beetle infestation has turned climate-stressed woodlands into brown ecological graveyards


'What Greta said!': Kiwi schoolkids strike for climate

'What Greta said!': Kiwi schoolkids strike for climate

Children in school uniform marched alongside teens with skateboards tucked under their arms and grey-haired protest veterans supporting the younger generation


More than 2 million animals perish in Bolivia wildfires

More than 2 million animals perish in Bolivia wildfires

The forest is totally charred and the damage is irreversible


4,000 Palmyra Palm seeds planted in Khulna

4,000 Palmyra Palm seeds planted in Khulna

The seeds are planted on the both sides of a four-kilometre road stretching from Pankhali to Kayemkhola


Sri Lankan elephant Tikiri forced to perform in parades dies Tikiri the emaciated elephant dies in Sri Lanka

Tikiri was among 60 elephants who were forced to march at the Perahera festival in Kandy every year


Indonesia haze causes sky to turn blood red Indonesia haze causes sky to turn blood red

Skies over an Indonesian province turned red over the weekend, thanks to the widespread forest fires which have plagued huge parts of the country

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