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Australia's 'Toadzilla': Record-breaking cane toad found in Queensland.

Australia's 'Toadzilla': Record-breaking cane toad found in Queensland.
A cane toad so giant wildlife officers thought it was fake has been found in a north Australian rainforest. The "monster" specimen is six times bigger than the average toad, weighs 2.7kg, and could break a world record. Dubbed "Toadzilla", the animal was q…
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France to host International Conference "Standing with the Ukrainian People"

France to host International Conference "Standing with the Ukrainian People"
The international “Standing with the Ukrainian People” conference, organized jointly by France and Ukraine in Paris on 13 December 2022, will gather partners, donators, multilateral institutions and NGOs in order to provide the immediate support the Ukrainian people need to…
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Heartbreaking photo.

Heartbreaking photo.
Heartbreaking photo reveals a baby baboon still clinging to its dead mother as she's carried away by a leopard. The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition People's Choice shortlist highlights animals from ecosystems across Earth. From affectionate foxes …
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Jonathan, The World's Oldest Land Animal, Celebrates His Official 190th Birthday.

Jonathan, The World's Oldest Land Animal, Celebrates His Official 190th Birthday.
Jonathan the tortoise became the oldest tortoise in human record in 2022, being granted the accolade by the Guinness World Records (who recently named the world’s oldest cat) after turning 190. It’s been accepted that he hatched in 1832 based on photographic records, but it…
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.
An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck off the coast of Baja California in Mexico on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, about 30 km (18.6 miles) west-southwest of Las Brisas in Baja California, struck at a depth of 19 kilometers (12 miles), USGS added…
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Climate Change Performance Index 2023.

Climate Change Performance Index 2023.
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an instrument to enable transparency in national and international climate politics. The CCPI uses a standardized framework to compare the climate performance of 59 countries and the EU, which together account for 92% of global…
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UNESCO finds that some iconic World Heritage glaciers will disappear by 2050.

UNESCO finds that some iconic World Heritage glaciers will disappear by 2050.
New UNESCO data highlight the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites, with glaciers in a third of sites set to disappear by 2050. But it is still possible to save the other two thirds, if the rise in global temperatures does not exceed 1.5°C compared to the…
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Secret communication of sea animals discovered.

Secret communication of sea animals discovered.
A scientist has found that 53 sea creatures previously thought to be silent can actually communicate. The creatures were sending message all along, but humans had never thought to listen to them, Gabriel Jorgewich-Cohen suggests. He used microphones to record the species, inc…
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Experts Says to Give Legal Rights to Animals, Trees, and Rivers.

Experts Says to Give Legal Rights to Animals, Trees, and Rivers.
According to scientists, countries must grant legal rights and protections to non-human things like animals, plants, and rivers if they want to combat climate collapse and biodiversity loss. According to the research titled Law in the Emerging Bio Age, legal frameworks are c…
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More than half of the world's palm trees in danger.

More than half of the world's palm trees in danger.
More than a thousand species of palm tree are at risk of extinction, according to a study. Scientists used artificial intelligence to assess risks to the entire palm family, from tall trees to climbing plants. The data gives a much better idea of how many, and which, palm spe…
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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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