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Tempers fray, fists fly in India’s daily battle for water Tempers fray, fists fly in India’s daily battle for water

Foreign tourists were asked to cancel bookings, hotels began closing and police had to escort water tankers through Shimla’s winding streets


Hawaii volcano lava vaporises largest freshwater lake Hawaii volcano lava vaporises largest freshwater lake

The fast-moving lava poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii neighbourhoods in just two days this week, destroying hundreds of homes


World Oceans Day being observed World Oceans Day being observed

The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean


Climate change could spark more lightning strikes, igniting fires Climate change could spark more lightning strikes, igniting fires

A new study has found the trends are expected worldwide


Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

The company says their immediate goal is to produce synthetic liquid fuels made from carbon and renewable energy


Bigger budget proposed to tackle climate vulnerability Bigger budget proposed to tackle climate vulnerability

In FY 2017-18 the climate budget covered six climate relevant ministries and divisions but this time it is broadened to 20 bodies


Study warns of alarming decline in Australian fish Study warns of alarming decline in Australian fish

Conservation experts called for more marine reserves and better management to halt the decline


UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

The report said the five trillion plastic bags consumed each year equalled nearly 10 million plastic bags per minute


50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution' 50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'

It reveals that the Galapagos will ban single-use plastics, Sri Lanka will ban styrofoam and China is insisting on biodegradable bags


Researchers say older Amazonian forests help regulate global climate Researchers say older Amazonian forests help regulate global climate

A new study's findings suggest that forest height and age are an important regulator of photosynthesis in response to droughts


Delhi slum drowning in plastic as Environment Day focuses on India Delhi slum drowning in plastic as Environment Day focuses on India

A sea of plastic spreads through the New Delhi slum, a symbol of the grime and waste that makes the capital one of the world’s most polluted cities


White bison, one of world's rarest animals, born at Belgrade zoo White bison, one of world's rarest animals, born at Belgrade zoo

The calf, named Dusanka, was born on Monday and trotted around her enclosure in "good health", according to the zoo's veterinarian


Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Thailand is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic bags


Faith leaders, Pygmies join forces in fight for Congo forest Faith leaders, Pygmies join forces in fight for Congo forest

Spread over 220 million hectares, the Congo Basin forest is frequently described as the world’s “second lung” after Amazonia in South America


German zoo escaped lions, tigers and jaguar recaptured Escaped big cats recaptured in Germany

Two lions, two tigers, a jaguar and a bear escape after flooding from a storm damaged their enclosures of the privately owned Eifel zoo

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