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Chelsea Flower Show bemoans 'lost generation'
Britain has a "lost generation" with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday, as its sprawling Chelsea Flower Show got under way with an inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II.
 
Poland starts logging primeval forest despite activist pleas
Poland on Tuesday began logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland, despite fierce protests from environmental groups battling to save the World Heritage site.
 
Insect feces threatens to damage marble at India's Taj Mahal
Swarms of insects breading in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeological experts said Monday.
 
Fate of primeval forest in balance as Poland plans logging
It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.
 
On the heels of two record-setting years for global heat, 2016 is likely to set a new high for the planet in modern times, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
 
Measurements show the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
 
A city in western India has suffered through the country's highest temperature in history -- a scorching 51 degrees Celsius.
 
Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without "now or never" funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists warned Thursday.
 
Central Park re-opens secret sanctuary after 80 years
Eighty years after it was shut off to the world, New York has reopened a secret woodland sanctuary a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue, just in time for summer.
 
Coal spill risk to Great Barrier Reef: study
Any major coal spill on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could kill some colorful corals within two weeks and stunt the growth of fish and seagrass, a new study revealed Tuesday.
 
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