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Monday, October 12, 2015
The transition from fossil fuels must be carefully managed to avoid an economically disastrous bursting of the "carbon bubble," the World Bank's top climate official said on Saturday.
Ornithologist warns climate change bad for migratory birds
It takes the dexterity of a lace-maker to remove the tiny bird caught in nets strung between pine trees on Poland's Baltic coast, a veritable paradise for dozens of migratory species.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Diesel-guzzling trucks and commercial vehicles in India will soon have to pay a surcharge for entering New Delhi, after the country's top court Friday approved a trial plan to improve the capital's notoriously filthy air.
The Council of Agriculture's (COA, 農委會) Fisheries Agency confirmed on Friday that a Pingtung-registered fishing boat had violated the shark fin harvesting laws, as claimed by Greenpeace.
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The movers and shakers of the world economy are trying to close in on the magic number of US$100 billion a year to fight climate change as they meet this week in Peru.
Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone
Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Indonesia intercepts shark fins destined for Hong Kong
--Indonesian authorities have seized about 3,000 shark fins that were about to be flown to Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, a rare success in the battle against the illegal trade.
Major coral bleaching crisis spreads: scientists
The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Thirty-one percent of cacti, some 500 species, face extinction due to human encroachment, according to the first global assessment of the prickly plants, published Monday.
US, Chile declare marine reserves, fight overfishing
U.S. President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 500,000 square kilometers (200,00 miles) of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.
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