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Polythene-eating caterpillars may help fight plastic pollution By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 26th April, 2017, 10:44

A commercially bred caterpillar can quickly break down polythene bags & may help get rid of plastic waste accumulating in landfill sites and oceans

Polythene-eating caterpillars may help fight plastic pollution

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

The tree has been an important part of the community since the town's inception in the 1700s


Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve Aurora photographers name new sky lights Steve

Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group


Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

The climate change affects grazing conditions for the 146,000 or so semi- domesticated reindeer in the region who feed on lichen & moss under the snow


Surprise! Small eagle fly 3,000 km from habitat Surprise! Small eagle fly 3,000 km from habitat

The little eagle is considered a threatened species in both the ACT and New South Wales (NSW)


Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels: study Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels: study

Most vulnerable are the massive, floating ice shelves that ring the Antarctic continent and help prevent inland glaciers from sliding toward the sea


Croatian rivers face hydroelectric peril Croatian rivers face hydroelectric peril

In Croatia, the situation is most critical in Karlovac, known as the "town on four rivers" -- one of which has already been damaged by hydropower


People's tribunal accuses Monsanto of possible 'ecocide' Monsanto accused of possible 'ecocide'

Monsanto is a company which produces genetically-modified seeds as well as controversial pesticides


30 percent of world's natural heritage sites threatened by wildlife trafficking 30 percent of world's natural heritage sites threatened by wildlife trafficking

A WWF report found nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites were under threat from harmful industrial activities


Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines First living giant shipworm found

The giant shipworm spends its life encased in a hard shell, submerged head-down in mud, which it feeds on


Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan


It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male

The giraffe gave birth to a male calf at a New York zoo, ending weeks of proverbial pacing by animal lovers in a virtual worldwide waiting room


Next ten years critical for achieving climate change goals Critical decade for achieving climate change goals

The historic Paris Agreement set a target of limiting future global average temperature increase to well below 2oC


'African ants rescue their wounded soldiers' 'African ants rescue their wounded soldiers'

Injured ant will be carried back to the nest where it will receive “treatment” that usually involves peeling off termites still clinging to the insect


New species of cave dwelling spiders identified New species of cave dwelling spiders identified

Califorctenus cacachilensis is in the same group of spiders (Family Ctenidae) as the notoriously highly venomous Brazilian wandering spider


Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

The results showed the penguins of the Ardley Island colony had been dramatically impacted by a nearby volcano at Deception Island

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