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Nearly 200 whales die after being stranded on Australian beach.

Nearly 200 whales die after being stranded on Australian beach.
About 200 pilot whales have perished after being stranded on an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, Australian rescuers said Thursday. Just 35 of the approximately 230 whales discovered on the beach the day before were still alive, the state’s wil…
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award.
A rare photograph of a comet that will never be seen from Earth again has won a prestigious photography prize. The image shows a piece of Comet Leonard's tail breaking off and being carried away by the solar wind. The comet made a brief appearance to Earth after being dis…
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Switzerland's vanishing glaciers threaten Europe's water supply.

Switzerland's vanishing glaciers threaten Europe's water supply.
Switzerland's glaciers have lost more than half their volume in less than a hundred years, and the long hot summer this year has accelerated the thaw, a new study shows. The glaciers support ski resorts and attract climbers and hikers in summer, but are also essential to…
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Ecuador fears Galapagos tortoises were hunted and eaten.

Ecuador fears Galapagos tortoises were hunted and eaten.
Ecuador has launched an investigation into the killing of four Galapagos giant tortoises, which prosecutors fear were hunted and eaten. Remains of the reptiles were found in a national park on Isabela, the largest island of the Galapagos archipelago. Killing the endangered an…
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Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years.

Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years.
Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with hot and dry conditions fueling wildfires, reducing crop yields and reducing electricity generation, according to a preliminary analysis from the European Union’s Joint Research Center. The report from the E…
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Volcanic Irruption in Iceland.

Volcanic Irruption in Iceland.
Icelandic volcanos regularly make top news in the global media On 3 August, a new fissure eruption opened up slightly north of last year's eruption at Fagradalsfjall mountain on Reykjanes Peninsula. Here the earth is spreading apart and new lava has found the easiest pat…
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An island in the Galápagos reintroduced iguanas after nearly 200 years of extinction.

An island in the Galápagos reintroduced iguanas after nearly 200 years of extinction.
A species of iguana that went extinct nearly 200 years ago on one of the Galápagos Islands appears to be making a comeback, with some help from a team of conservationists. The last person to spot a Galápagos land iguana on Santiago Island in Ecuador was Charles Darwin in 183…
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New viewing platform to open at Niagara Falls.

New viewing platform to open at Niagara Falls.
A century-old tunnel on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls is set to open to the public, providing visitors with a unique view.  The tunnel starts at the Niagara Parks Power Station. Visitors will be able to take in the roaring Falls after walking through this century-ol…
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World's largest freshwater fish found in Mekong, scientists say.

World's largest freshwater fish found in Mekong, scientists say.
A 300kg (661lb) stingray caught in the Mekong river in Cambodia is the biggest freshwater fish ever documented, scientists say. It unseated the previous record-holder, a 646lb (293kg) Mekong giant catfish caught in Thailand in 2005. There is no official record-keeping or data…
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Mongolia’s Khuvsgul lake added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Mongolia’s Khuvsgul lake added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Khuvsul Lake National Park of Mangolia has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO. The decision was made during the 34th session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme taking place in Paris, France. Khuvsgul…
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World's largest plant discovered right under our noses in Western Australia.

World's largest plant discovered right under our noses in Western Australia.
Researchers have revealed there's a plant about 4,500 years old and measuring 180 kilometres across living right under our noses in Western Australia. Genetic testing has revealed that what was once thought to be part of a giant seagrass meadow in the shallow waters of S…
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Ancient Ruins of 11 "Lost" Settlements Discovered Beneath the Amazon Jungle.

Ancient Ruins of 11 "Lost" Settlements Discovered Beneath the Amazon Jungle.
Jungle-penetrating lasers have peeked through the dense Amazonian rainforest to reveal the ruins of 11 previously unknown settlements decorated with vast pyramids and waterways. As reported in the journal Nature today, scientists examined six areas within a 4,500 square kilo…
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Scientists Spot Bizarre 'Yellow Brick Road' in Pacific Ocean.

Scientists Spot Bizarre 'Yellow Brick Road' in Pacific Ocean.
The path to the Emerald City might travel along the ocean's bottom. The crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus caught sight of a strange-looking formation while studying an area called Liliʻuokalani Ridge in the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Pacific…
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Immense Reservoir of Fossil Seawater discovered under Antarctic Ice Shelf.

Immense Reservoir of Fossil Seawater discovered under Antarctic Ice Shelf.
An immense groundwater reservoir that sits beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet has been mapped for the first time. The reservoir is said to extend downward for over a kilometer and could have a significant influence on how the Antarctic Ice Sheet responds to climate change and …
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David Attenborough has been named "Champion of the Earth".

David Attenborough has been named "Champion of the Earth".
Biologist, natural historian and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has been awarded a "Champions of the Earth" Lifetime Achievement Award by the UN's Environment Programme (UNEP). The award — the UN's highest environmental honor — is given to individuals, …
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Prof Wilfried Brutsaert bags Stockholm Water Prize 2022.

Prof Wilfried Brutsaert bags Stockholm Water Prize 2022.
Professor Emeritus Wilfried Brutsaert has been named as the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2022. He has been awarded for his groundbreaking work to quantify environmental evaporation. Wilfried Brutsaert is Professor in Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, USA. His in…
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First wildlife bond issued by World Bank to save Africa’s Black Rhino.

First wildlife bond issued by World Bank to save Africa’s Black Rhino.
The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has issued the Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) to support of South Africa’s efforts to conserve endangered species of Black Rhino. Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) is also known as “Rhino Bond”. I…
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Mohamad Reza Masoumi from Iran bags 13th Greenstorm photography award.

Mohamad Reza Masoumi from Iran bags 13th Greenstorm photography award.
Mohamad Reza Masoumi from Iran has won the 13th edition of the prestigious Greenstorm Global Photography Award, which is organised in association with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Greenstorm Global Photography Award is organised by Greenstorm Foundation e…
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World Air Quality Report - 2021

World Air Quality Report - 2021
This 2021 World Air Quality Report presents an overview of the state of global air quality in 2021. The report is based on PM2.5 air quality data from 6,475 cities in 117 countries, regions and territories around the world. The data used to create this report was generated …
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California groundbreaking set for world's largest wildlife crossing.

California groundbreaking set for world's largest wildlife crossing.
Groundbreaking is set for next month on what's billed as the world's largest wildlife crossing — a bridge over a major Southern California highway that will provide more room to roam for mountain lions and other animals hemmed in by urban sprawl. A ceremony marking t…
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