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Australian plant extract can kill Zika virus: study Australian plant extract can kill Zika virus: study

Tests confirmed the compounds halted the virus and stopped it from replicating without damage to host mammalian cells


Scientists find 'faceless fish' among new deep sea creatures in Australia Scientists find 'faceless fish' among new deep sea creatures in Australia

Scientists are surveying marine reserves from northern Tasmania to central Queensland during a month-long journey


Aquarium art brings climate debate to  New York Times Square Aquarium art brings climate debate to NY Times Square

The 12-ton glass unit will periodically flood and drain from Thursday to Saturday as part of the World Science Festival


World Environment Day to be observed on June 5 World Environment Day to be observed on June 5

The theme of the day this year is "Connecting People to Nature" and the slogan is "I'm with Nature"


UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

Guterres promises that he will intensify high-level political engagement to "raise the bar" on climate action


Snake regurgitates another live snake in Texas (Video) Snake regurgitates another live snake in Texas (Video)

Over several seconds the brown snake exits the black snake tail first, the couple watching on amazed by the scene on the roadside near Newton, Texas


Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

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


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

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