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Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time.

Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time.
Our overheating world is likely to break a key temperature limit for the first time over the next few years, scientists predict. Researchers say there's now a 66% chance we will pass the 1.5C global warming threshold between now and 2027. The chances are rising due to emi…
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Cyclone Mocha

Cyclone Mocha
Cyclone Mocha was a very severe cyclonic storm that formed in the Bay of Bengal on May 10, 2023. The storm intensified rapidly, reaching peak winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour) before making landfall in Bangladesh on May 14. The storm caused widespread da…
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‘Red’ alert issued for deep depression over Bay of Bengal.

‘Red’ alert issued for deep depression over Bay of Bengal.
The Department of Meteorology has issued a ‘Red’ warning for deep depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal effective until 12.00 noon tomorrow (May 11). The depression over the southwest Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression and laid centred near 8.8°N and …
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Nepal becomes founding member of International Big Cats Alliance.

Nepal becomes founding member of International Big Cats Alliance.
Nepal has become a founding member of the International Big Cats Alliance. During the launch of the alliance under India’s initiative, Minister for Energy Shakti Bahadur Basnet handed over the letter mentioning Nepal will be associated with the alliance as a founding member …
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Global ocean surface temperature highest since records began.

Global ocean surface temperature highest since records began.
The temperature of the ocean's surface is currently at a record high. New data taken by the US government has found that since the start of April, the average ocean temperature is at around 21.1C. The highest the average temperature has been before is 21C, in 2016. This ri…
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Constitutional Council approves appointment of retired High Court Judge as Ombudsman.

Constitutional Council approves appointment of retired High Court Judge as Ombudsman.
The Constitutional Council approved the appointment of retired High Court Judge K. B. K. Hirimburegama as the new Parliamentary Ombudsman on 28 March 2023.  The Constitutional Council unanimously approved the recommendation made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint M…
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Earth Hour 2023

Earth Hour 2023
Every year, people from all around the world participate in a global event known as “Earth Hour,” which aims to raise awareness about the challenges of climate change and promote energy conservation. During this event, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), part…
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Antarctica's fastest-changing region has lost 3,000 billion tonnes of ice.

Antarctica's fastest-changing region has lost 3,000 billion tonnes of ice.
More than 3,000 billion tonnes of ice has been lost in the Antarctic's fastest-changing region - the Amundsen Sea Embayment - in just 25 years. If this quantity of ice was piled on London, it would be stacked 2km high - over seven times the height of the Shard, research …
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The source of river nile still mystifies after thousands of years.

The source of river nile still mystifies after thousands of years.
What is the source of the River Nile? While that might sound like a straightforward question, the origin of the longest river on planet Earth has befuddled people for thousands of years. Even today, in an age of prolific satellites and geophysical know-how, the romantic con…
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Australia was once home to gigantic, terrifying eagles.

Australia was once home to gigantic, terrifying eagles.
Over 60,000 years ago, an eagle relative with an almost 10 foot wingspan stalked the skies over southern Australia. Dynatoaetus gaffae (Gaff’s powerful eagle) had talons that could even snatch a koala or small kangaroo for dinner. The massive bird of prey was likely the lar…
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World Air Quality Report - 2022

World Air Quality Report - 2022
The 2022 World Air Quality Report reviews the status of air quality around the world for the year 2022. This report presents PM2.5 air quality data from 7,323 cities across 131 countries, regions, and territories. The data used in this report was aggregated from over 30,000…
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Africa is splitting into two Continents.

Africa is splitting into two Continents.
Africa is slowly but surely tearing in two. Like anything in geology, it’s an extremely long process that will take millions of years, but it will eventually see part of East Africa chip off from the rest of the continent, likely resulting in a new ocean arising between the…
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UN inks first ‘High Seas Treaty’.

UN inks first ‘High Seas Treaty’.
The United Nations(UN) inked the first ‘High Seas Treaty’ in a bid to protect the ocean bodies of the world that lie outside the national boundaries and form almost two-thirds of the world’s oceans. More about the High Seas Treaty: The treaty is an outcome of a decade of talk…
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Welsh island is first dark skies sanctuary in Europe.

Welsh island is first dark skies sanctuary in Europe.
An island in north Wales has been officially recognised for having one of the best night skies in the world. Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), off the Llŷn Peninsula, has become the first site in Europe to be awarded International Dark Sky Sanctuary certification. It joins 16 othe…
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World's highest weather station rebuilt on Mount Everest.

World's highest weather station rebuilt on Mount Everest.
After the world's highest altitude was destroyed due to hurricane-force winds on Mount Everest, a team of scientists and Sherpa have again placed its new version atop Mount Everest. The group has been led by a 31-year-old electrician and mountain guide Tenzing Gyalzen S…
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Swiss air tracking index IQAir - February 2023.

Swiss air tracking index IQAir - February 2023.
What is IQAir? IQAir is a Swiss air quality technology company, specializing in protection against airborne pollutants, developing air quality monitoring and air cleaning products. IQAir also operates AirVisual, a real-time air quality information platform. As of February 20…
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New Zealand declares national state of emergency.

New Zealand declares national state of emergency.
New Zealand's prime minister says Cyclone Gabrielle, which has pummelled much of the North Island, is a weather event not seen "in a generation". Chris Hipkins' government has declared a state of emergency - only the third in New Zealand's history. About…
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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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