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Australia reef sees 3rd coral bleaching in 5 years

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered “very widespread” damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years. Its northern reaches suffered an unprecedented two successive years of severe bleaching in 2016 and 2017. Some previously untouched areas had now suffered "moderate or severe bleaching".

Africa’s rare mountain gorillas also at virus risk

As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, is barring visitors until June 1, citing “advice from scientific experts indicating that primates, including mountain gorillas, are likely susceptible to complications arising from the Covid-19 virus”.

Why birds are the world’s best engineers

Environment News: NEW YORK: The term “bird’s nest” has come to describe a messy hairdo, tangled fishing line and other unspeakably knotty conundrums.

Why virus may bring plastic back in favour

Environment News: NEW DELHI: It took one week after the first US case of Covid-19 with no overseas connection for Starbucks Corp to ban customers from bringing in reusa.

Tiny Dino skull found preserved in amber

Environment News: NEW DELHI: Tinier than the teeniest bird, older than T Rex and perfectly preserved for eternity: scientists have identified a 100-million-year-old fly.

Mumbai gets lion’s share of govt’s pollution fund

Mumbai is set get the highest grant of Rs 488 crore from the Centre’s Rs 4,400 crore fund which is earmarked exclusively for cities with more than one million population in states to improve air quality during 2020-21. Delhi may miss this assistance despite figuring among the most polluted cities in the country as the fund would only be meant for ‘million plus’ population cities in states.

India becoming more prone to extreme hot weather, scientists warn

Extreme heat events such as those observed in Western Europe in 2003 and in Russia in 2010, which led to the death of nearly 1,000 people and multiple crop failures, are becoming more common in India, according to a study.

Why polar bears are killing, eating each other up

Environment News: MOSCOW: Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russ.

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change

"Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others, both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,' said Bezos who is worth $130 billion.

Climate change is now coming for your Oreos

Winter-wheat plantings fell to their lowest levels in more than a century as the grain got harder to seed. That was especially true for soft red winter wheat, with sowings slumping 25%. That might be bad news for snack fans, the variety is used in the flour that forms the base for crackers and biscuits.

Air pollution linked to increased risk of depression, suicide: Study

Environment News: LONDON: People exposed to high levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or commit suicide, according to a study that reviewed .

India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

Environment News: MADRID: India should take “urgent action” to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the re.

Lights on fishnets can save turtles, dolphins: Study

LED lights along the top of floating gillnets cut accidental 'bycatch' of sea turtles by more than 70 per cent, and that of small cetaceans (including dolphins and porpoises) by more than 66 per cent.

Govt proposes 10-yr comprehensive plan for birds' conservation

Amid growing threats to a number of bird species in the country, the Union environment ministry has come out with a 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds and their habitats in India through multiple measures including curbing illegal trade of birds and constant surveillance of avian disease to prevent a situation like what Rajasthan had recently witnessed in terms of deaths of th...

Duck-billed platypus under threat from climate change

Platypuses were once considered widespread across the eastern Australian mainland and Tasmania. Australia’s devastating drought, and other effects of climate change are pushing the mammal towards towards extinction., say researchers.
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