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Saturday, October 10, 2015
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.
A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Patches of tropical rainforest in the southern Philippines harbor some of the world's rarest birds, but nature lovers toting long-lens cameras now share them with people wielding chainsaws, traps and torches.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The U.S. government set a new ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
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.
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