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Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface By AFP | Last Updated: 18th July, 2018, 21:23

More than a quadrillion tons of diamonds to be exact -- or one thousand times more than one trillion -- US researchers report

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive


National Tree Plantation Campaign begins today National Tree Plantation Campaign begins today

A total of 30 lakh saplings will be planted to pay tributes to 30 lakh martyrs of the country’s Liberation War


Bangladesh at high risk of climate change impact: report Bangladesh at high risk of climate change impact: report

Bangladesh is at high risk of climate change impact as a new report has shown that the country may face immediate risk from lack of access to cooling


Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

The zoo acquired the alpacas in March from farms in Alabama and Mississippi.


Rising carbon dioxide levels pose threat to monarch butterflies Rising carbon dioxide levels pose threat to monarch butterflies

In recent years, monarch populations have been declining rapidly


Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

Researchers say the sudden collapse is "an event of unprecedented magnitude"



Endangered black rhinos die in Kenya reserve Endangered rhinos die during transport

Rhinos are often moved when their populations outgrow their surroundings


Latin America’s solar park turns Mexican desert green Latin America’s solar park turns Mexican desert green

It is the biggest solar project in the world outside China and India


Trash piles up in US as Beijing closes door to recycling Trash piles up in US as Beijing closes door to recycling

Beijing is no longer buying, claiming the recycled materials are "contaminated"


Climate change poised to transform marine, freshwater ecosystems Climate change poised to transform marine, freshwater ecosystems

Climate change will have altered the productivity of many of the planet’s marine and freshwater fisheries by 2050


Sanofi shuts down factory over toxic waste outcry Sanofi shuts down factory over toxic waste outcry

The Mourenx factory with around 50 employees has been at the heart of an environmental outcry since Sunday


Report accuses China firms over ozone-depleting gas
Report accuses China firms over ozone-depleting gas

Chinese authorities says the country successfully ended the industrial practice of using CFCs in 2007


Sundari disappearing fast in Sundarbans for salinity, diseases  Sundari disappearing fast in Sundarbans for salinity, diseases

In the last 30 years, 1.44 million cubic meter Sundari trees worth Tk 2,000 crore have been destroyed after being affected by ‘top-dying disease’


Macron rallies sovereign wealth funds against climate change Macron rallies sovereign wealth funds against climate change

The funds manage assets with a total value of $3 trillion and include that of Norway, the biggest in the world, valued alone at $1 trillion


Six sovereign wealth funds sign climate pledge Six sovereign wealth funds sign climate pledge

The heads of the funds, which together are worth more than $3 trillion, signed a charter to be unveiled Friday evening at the Elysee palace


Australia’s Great Barrier Reef faces major bleaching threat every two years Australia’s Great Barrier Reef faces major bleaching threat every two years

The world's largest reef ecosystem could be repeatedly hit with the bleaching unless the emissions are effectively & swiftly cut in the coming decade


How air conditioning could contribute to global warming How air conditioning could contribute to global warming

New study adds to our understanding of the effects of adapting to climate change


Embryo breakthrough 'can save northern white rhino' Embryo breakthrough 'can save rhino'

Loss of habitat is the other primary threat to rhinos, and conservationists say that governmental protection of parks and reserves is now essential


Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America's bee hot spot Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America's bee hot spot

More than half the conservation land within a mile of bee colonies was converted into agriculture


Science hope for threatened koalas Science hope for threatened koalas

As few as 43,000 may be left in the wild, down from an estimated 10 million koalas before Europeans began settling Down Under in around 1788


Humpbacks and southern right whales out in force off the WA coast Humpbacks and southern right whales out in force off the WA coast

At Cheynes Beach near Albany, 98 whales were counted during daylight hours over the weekend


War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

Eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the Earth's oceans and seas each year - 250kg every second


Shark sighted off Majorca, first great white there in 40 years Great white shark spotted off Majorca

For the first time in more than 40 years, a great white shark has been recorded swimming off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Majorca


The ancient giants of Yosemite, under a billion stars The ancient giants of Yosemite, under a billion stars

The oldest sequoias can live for more than 3,000 years, their bark resisting insect attacks & helping them survive countless wildfires over millennia


Pollution poses threat to Halda fish Pollution poses threat to Halda fish

Industries like tannery, paper mills, knitting, dyeing, washing plants, condensed milk and beverages factories are located in the areas


Endangered species listing considered for rare Nevada toad Endangered species listing considered for rare Nevada toad

The 2-inch-long (5-centimeters) toad with flecks of gold on its olive-colored body was discovered in 2007


Illegal logging threatens DRC forest, say investigators Illegal logging threatens DRC forest, say investigators

DRC is home to more than 60 per cent of the dense forests of the Congo basin, the world's second largest tropical rainforest after the Amazon


Last straw for McDonald’s, Burger King in Mumbai plastic ban Last straw for McDonald’s, Burger King in Mumbai plastic ban

The rules, in force since Saturday, prohibit the use of disposable plastic items such as bags, cutlery, cups and bottles under a certain size


US approves first ever drug made of marijuana US approves first ever drug made of marijuana

It becomes first cannabis-based drug to win approval in country, opening floodgates for more research into medicinal properties of plant


Forest officers find 100 baby Cobras in India Forest officers find 100 baby Cobras in India

The snakelets are about two to three days old


Halda water in dire straits Halda water in dire straits

Due to the polluted waters, various species of fish such as Ruhi, Katal, Ayeer, Chingri and several other types have been floating dead


US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

US industry emits some 13 million metric tons each year, far more than the amount estimated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Earth’s intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists Earth’s intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth’s intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade


Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The gibbon has already become extinct, suggesting humans wiped out primate populations long before the modern age


Rise in sea temperature affects survival of black-browed albatross Rise in sea temperature affects survival of black-browed albatross

Sea surface temperature is widely used as an indicator of food availability for marine predator


Egypt’s shrinking ‘Pharaonic Sea’ has fishermen worried Egypt’s shrinking ‘Pharaonic Sea’ has fishermen worried

Egypt’s shrinking freshwater “Pharaonic Sea” has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried


Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

You don't just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around


World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968


US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn

Across the US, 311,000 coastal homes with a collective market value of about $120 billion in today's dollars are at risk of chronic flooding by 2045


Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades

Earth is noticeably hotter, the weather stormier and more extreme

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