China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak By AP | Last Updated: 26th January, 2020, 18:07

The ban will continue until "the epidemic situation is lifted nationwide" in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and block potential sources of infection and transmission

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

Scientists discovered four new species of sharks that walk Scientists discovered four new species of sharks that walk

While great whites haunt the deep, walking sharks are content to scuttle in the shallows


California's monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year California's monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row


Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return

Canberra and the cities of Sydney and Melbourne experienced air quality rated among the worst in the world under thick clouds of bushfire smoke


450 schools shut as pollution chokes Thai capital 450 schools shut as pollution chokes Thai capital

Bangkok, the world’s most visited city, saw levels of PM 2.5 particles at 78.3 pg/m3. A level above 35 is considered unhealthy, according to independent air quality monitor AirVisual


Environment emerges as top concern for Australians: poll Environment emerges as top concern for Australians: poll

The poll found that 41 percent of voters put "the environment" in their top three - up 10 percentage points since last month


Scientists date world's oldest meteor crater in Australia Scientists date world's oldest meteor crater in Australia

The study marks the first time that the Yarrabubba crater has been precisely dated, at 2.229 billion years old, and means it is 200 million years older than any similar site known on Earth


New dinosaur species New dinosaur species "dancing dragon" identified in China

A dinosaur fossil found in northeastern China has been identified as a new species of tiny, winged and feathered dinosaurs 


Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of…


Jharkhand's Jharia most polluted city in India: Report Jharkhand's Jharia most polluted city in India: Report

Delhi is the 10th-most polluted city in India


People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home: UN People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home: UN

The landmark ruling centres on the case of Ioane Teitiota, whose home - the Pacific Island of Kiribati - is threatened by rising sea levels


Leopard runs into house before being captured in south India Leopard runs into house before being captured in south India

A leopard that ran into a house and sparked a frantic search and a frenzy of attention in southern India on Monday


Temperature in Dhaka 3.4 degrees Celsius higher than rural areas: Study

Temperature in Dhaka 3.4 degrees Celsius higher than rural areas

Speakers noted that the temperature of the capital is comparatively higher than other parts of the country which is affecting the city life and natural ecosystem


Gujarat ranked top for water efficiency, Delhi among worst performing states Gujarat ranked top for water efficiency

Among the seven Central departments reviewed, the Survey of India has got the top billing followed by the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and Central Water Commission


Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

The Chinese leader's two-day state visit to Myanmar's purpose-built capital comes as Western investors cast a wide berth around the country due to the Rohingya crisis


Relief as rain falls over Autralian bushfires

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Forests and farming land were already extremely dry due to a prolonged drought, providing the foundations for the fire crisis when extreme hot weather hit well before the southern summer


Oceans were hottest on record in 2019 Oceans were hottest on record in 2019

Oceans absorb more than 90 percent of excess heat created by greenhouse gas emissions and quantifying how much they have warmed up in recent years gives scientists an accurate read on the rate of global warming


Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked

Scientists have discovered the secret of how the ginkgo tree can live for more than 1,000 years


Keep track of your plastic wastes online

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The goal is to help people keep track of their plastic wastes and raise awareness about their harmful impact on the environment


KOICA supports to strengthen Bangladesh’s disaster resilience KOICA supports to strengthen Bangladesh’s disaster resilience

These activities will be conducted in close partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Department of Disaster Management, local government, and national and international technical institutes


India blows up luxury high-rises over environmental violations India blows up luxury high-rises over environmental violations

India has seen a construction boom in recent years but developers have often ridden roughshod over safety and other regulations, with the connivance of local officials


Giant tortoise Diego to return home after captive breeding program Giant tortoise Diego to return home after captive breeding program

The famous giant tortoise, Diego, will return home in the Galapagos islands after it fathered hundreds of babies in a captive breeding program


Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze' Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze'

Temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in parts of New South Wales and neighbouring Victoria, where attention was focused on the two fires that linked to form yet another monster blaze of more than 600,000 hectares


First full moon and lunar eclipse of 2020 termed as ‘Wolf Moon’ First full moon and lunar eclipse of 2020 termed as ‘Wolf Moon’

Since the penumbra is much fainter than the dark core of the Earth’s shadow, the umbra, a penumbral eclipse of the Moon is often difficult to tell apart from a normal Full Moon


Burned tigers, rescued kangaroos: Australia bushfire disinformation Burned tigers, rescued kangaroos: Australia bushfire disinformation

As deadly blazes tear across southeastern Australia, false or deliberately misleading images and claims have proliferated online


Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on January 10 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on January 10

Lunar eclipses are much more common than solar eclipses, but are still a sight to behold


Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral

The months-long fires have killed at least 25 people and millions of animals, and destroyed more than 2,000 houses


'Nothing left' for animals after bushfires 'Nothing left' for animals after bushfires

A zookeeper says Australia’s bushfire will have lasting impact on wild life and biodiversity


Teens fill car with Koalas to rescue them from Australia bushfires Teens fill car with Koalas to rescue them from Australia bushfires

More than 25,000 koalas are believed to have died in the devastating bushfire crisis of Australia. According to The Telegraph


Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed

Firefighters joined by fresh teams from the US and Canada were taking advantage of rainy and cooler conditions to tackle out-of-control blazes ahead of rising temperatures forecast later this week


Australia’s massive bushfires generating thunderstorms Australia’s massive bushfires generating thunderstorms

Big natural disasters can create their own weather systems. The Australian bushfires are now so intense that they’re starting to make thunderstorms


Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos' Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

Devastating wildfires over recent days have undone decades of careful conservation work on Kangaroo Island and have threatened to wipe out some of the island's unique fauna altogether


Australia counts cost after day of fire fury

Australia counts cost after day of fire fury

Hundreds of properties are destroyed and one man died trying to save a friend’s home in the severe conditions — among the worst in Australia’s months-long bushfire crisis


Biggest bloom: ‘world’s largest’ flower spotted in Indonesia Biggest bloom: ‘world’s largest’ flower spotted in Indonesia

The flower’s bloom will only last about one week before it will wither and rot


Great white shark 'kicked in the face by gang of men after becoming beached' Great white shark 'kicked by tourists after becoming beached'

A great white shark found dead on a beach had reportedly been kicked in the face by a gang of men


Colombian botanist risking his life to preserve nature’s memory

Colombian botanist risking his life to preserve nature’s memory

Almost five percent of the 169,000 hectares (650 square miles) of illegal coca plantations are in protected areas


Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C

The highest temperature of 19C (66F) - more than 25C above the monthly average - was measured in the village of Sunndalsora


Climate change hope for hydrogen fuel Climate change hope for hydrogen fuel

A tiny spark in the UK’s hydrogen revolution has been lit – at a university campus near Stoke-on-Trent


Three mountain lions shot after they ate human remains 3 mountain lions shot after they ate human remains

Pima County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it had found human remains at Pima Canyon Trail in the hills north of Tucson


Dozens of monkeys die in German zoo fire Dozens of monkeys die in German zoo fire

 Fire ripped through the monkey house at Krefeld zoo in northwestern Germany on New Year’s Eve killing dozens of animals

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