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Saturday, October 3, 2015
Tourists replace rebels as Sri Lanka park blooms
Lokaiya Peremadasa shudders as he recalls the havoc Tamil rebels used to wreak on his beloved wildlife park during Sri Lanka's brutal 37-year-long civil war.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Earth is on track for average warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100, outstripping the U.N. target, said an analysis Thursday of country pledges for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015
New York City faces an increased risk of flooding, similar to what occurred during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, as global warming causes more frequent storms and sea levels to rise, scientists said.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary
New Zealand unveiled Monday plans to create a South Pacific marine sanctuary the size of France, saying it would protect one of the world's most pristine ocean environments.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
'Super blood moon' shines bright across most of world
Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event Monday when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light.
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, a city in the central U.S. state of Nebraska, has joined efforts with two other U.S. zoos to save 18 elephants living in a southern Africa park from being slaughtered.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Skiing, climbing, global warming: French Alps demonstrate dilemma
The Alps are the birthplace of downhill skiing and a crucible for mountain climbing -- but now the French government is trying to help their winter tourist towns adapt to a warming world.
Regulators in the U.S. state of California on Friday restored ambitious rules to cut transportation fuel emissions 10 percent within 5 years, a decision that gives the state's Governor Jerry Brown a boost for his climate change agenda.
Environmentalists on Friday asked a federal judge to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from allowing Hawaii-based fishermen to attribute some of the bigeye tuna they catch to U.S. territories.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Trees, crucial absorbers of climate-harming carbon dioxide gas, may finally be balking at an ever-earlier spring season brought on by global warming, researchers said Wednesday.
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