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Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 29th May, 2017, 09:00

The World Heritage-listed reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record last year due to warming sea temperatures during March and April

Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

Narrow escape for tourists as elephant chases vehicle (Video) Narrow escape for tourists as elephant chases vehicle (Video)

Trumpeting loudly, the big mammal runs after the vehicle, but stops after it manages to surge ahead


NASA discovers new mode of ice loss in Greenland NASA discovers new mode of ice loss in Greenland

In the intensely hot summer of 2012, the Greenland lost an additional 6.7 gigatonnes of mass in the form of a solitary wave


Joyful elephant playing on the highway halts traffic for 30 minutes in Assam (Video) Joyful elephant playing on the highway halts traffic for 30 mins (Video)

The football maestro seen in the video then appeared pulling off a silky smooth backheel followed by a few stopovers


This beetle has a weaponized penis with spines that aids mating This beetle has a weaponized penis with spines that aids mating

The change can be attributed to evolution and to decrease competition


World’s rarest marine mammal may go extinct in a year: Report World’s rarest marine mammal may go extinct in a year: Report

  The world’s most endangered marine mammal - known as the ‘panda of the sea’…


China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica  China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica

A "balance" must be struck between environmental & economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes the frozen continent's vulnerabilities


Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

Situated deep inside a mountain on a remote Arctic island, Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the largest of its kind & can store up to 2.5 billion seeds


Cities need ‘hedges as well as trees’ Cities need ‘hedges as well as trees’

A paper in the journal Atmospheric Environment says tall trees are good at absorbing pollution in more open areas


Lightning threat in Bangladesh Lightning threat in Bangladesh

Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities


Thailand has an obese monkey called 'Uncle Fat' and he is now on a strict diet (Video) Thailand has an obese monkey called 'Uncle Fat' and he is now on a strict diet (Video)

The chunky monkey - nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals - is now eating lean protein, fruits and vegetables at a rehabilitation center in Thailand


2 giraffes die at Gazipur Safari Park 2 giraffes die at Gazipur Safari Park

The authorities concerned of the park have closed it to visitors for an indefinite period following the deaths of the giraffes


The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest

The superhighway envisages six lanes, 260 kilometres long linking the regional capital Calabar and a new deep water port with Benue state to the north


Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island  Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

There were toy soldiers, dominos, toothbrushes and hundreds of hardhats of every shape, size and color


Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat

Lake Atescatempa is a conspicuous victim of the climate change that is projected to profoundly and irreversibly affect Central America


Scientists identify 50-foot creature that washed up on an Indonesian beach (Video) Scientists identify 50-foot creature that washed up on a beach (Video)

The chief scientist at the Ocean Conservancy says that the rotting carcass was probably a baleen whale

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