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Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour for the first time, Australian scientists said Tuesday, blaming the damaging phenomenon also found in the Great Barrier Reef on warming sea-surface temperatures.
 
Tracking elephants as railway cuts Kenya
Dangling from a helicopter with a high powered rifle, a Kenyan vet fires drugged darts at elephants to sedate them so they can be fitted with satellite collars.
 
Defender of Cambodia's forests wins Goldman Prize
The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests.
 
Endangered seals start journey home after rehabilitation
A U.S. Coast Guard airplane rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island, carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals.
 
Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats
Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.
 
The New Delhi government on Friday began a second round of a two-week car restriction to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.
 
Some corals in the Great Barrier Reef are known to be resilient when subjected to rises in temperature, but a study out Thursday warned that this protective mechanism could soon disappear.
 
The seasonal melting of Greenland's vast ice sheet reached record levels this week, data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) showed.
 
In the midst of a major El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner.
 
First in century, wild tigers increase
The world's count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, wildlife conservation groups said Monday.
 
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