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Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

More than 50 firefighters and a water-dropping Air Force helicopter are working to control the flames


Partial lunar eclipse on July 17 Partial lunar eclipse on July 17

The eclipse will start at zero hours 42 minutes 12 seconds BST and will end at 6 hours 19 minutes 24 seconds of that day


Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation

Demand for palm oil has led to large-scale deforestation and the loss of natural habitats across Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Between 2010 and 2015, Indonesia alone lost 3 million hectares of forest to continued expansion of palm oil cultivation


New species of ancient bird found fossilized in amber New species of ancient bird found fossilized in amber

A joint research team of scientists from China and other countries announced Thursday that they had discovered a new species of ancient bird fossilized in amber in northern Myanmar


Ghastly pics show huge Python swallowing Crocodile whole (Video) Ghastly pics show huge Python swallowing Crocodile

 The pictures were clicked by a kayaker in Mount Isa, Queensland, and shared online by GG Wildlife Rescue, a nonprofit in Australia


Met Office forecasts very heavy rainfall Met Office forecasts very heavy rainfall

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast for parts of Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions for the next 24 hours


The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest

More than a third of Germany's electricity is still produced by burning coal - mostly dirty brown lignite


Australia corella deaths: Dozens of birds found in suspected poisoning Mass bird deaths in suspected Australia poisoning

The deaths are being investigated by government departments


Troubled waters: China-fuelled cruise boom sparks environment fears Troubled waters: China-fuelled cruise boom sparks environment fears

About 30 million people worldwide are expected to go on a cruise this year, up nearly 70 percent from a decade ago, according to the Cruise Lines International Association


Headbanging cockatoo Snowball knows 14 different dance moves Headbanging cockatoo Snowball knows 14 different dance moves

A headbanging cockatoo has wowed researchers after showing off 14 different dance moves to 1980s classics.…


Siberian lake loved by Instagrammers is toxic Siberian lake is toxic

A turquoise lake in Siberia where people have been taking selfies is actually a power plant's ash dump


Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

More than 20% of silver gulls nationwide carrying bacteria such as E. coli, which can cause urinary tract and blood infections


Bangladesh has shown world how to deal with climate change: WB Bangladesh has shown world how to deal with climate change: WB

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday said Bangladesh has shown the world…


2 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo 2 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo

The pair, one male and one female, were born on May 10 in the Dvur Kralove park


Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded in Bosnia Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded in Bosnia

This has caused tensions both among migrants of different nationalities and with locals, who are also poor


Alaska heat wave shatters city's record, disrupts jobs and lives Alaska heat wave shatters city's record, disrupts jobs and lives

Temperatures in Alaska's largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit 


Reforestation could cut carbon levels by two-thirds, study says Reforestation could cut carbon levels by two-thirds

The paper found that the Earth can support 2.2 billion acres (900 million hectares) of trees that would sequester 205 billion tonnes of carbon


Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month

Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear are two top threats to right whales often cited by conservationists


Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate

Scientists plan to sail the ship into the Arctic Ocean, anchor it to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them, effectively trapping themselves in the vast sheet of white that forms over the North Pole each winter


One lakh trees to be planted marking Bangabandhu’s birth centenary One lakh trees to be planted marking Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

District Administration has taken initiative for planting of saplings of one lakh trees in Sherpur district…


Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite's love of exotic wildlife Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite's love of exotic wildlife

Exotic animals especially big cats are seen as symbols of wealth and power


Antarctic sea ice in dizzying decline since 2014: study Antarctic sea ice in dizzying decline since 2014: study

Scientists already knew Antarctica was thawing at an increasing rate, like the Arctic, because of accelerating discharge from glaciers


Alert level increased at world's largest volcano in Hawaii Alert level increased at world's largest volcano in Hawaii

Its lava flows have stretched to the south and west coasts eight times and neared Hilo, on the east side, seven times. During its last eruption, lava flows came within 4.5 miles


'Football pitch' of Amazon forest lost every minute 'Football pitch' of Amazon forest lost every minute

An area of Amazon rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch is now being cleared every single…


Heatwave moves toward central and eastern Europe Heatwave moves toward central and eastern Europe

Temperatures are expected to soar to 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) in Serbia on Tuesday, though showers in the evening could provide some relief


Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically

From 2014 to 2017, however, "the Antarctic lost almost as much as the Arctic" over almost 40 years, NASA climatologist Claire Parkinson told AFP, and the trend has continued ever since


Total eclipse of the sun on Tuesday Total eclipse of the sun on Tuesday

The eclipse will be visible from South-East of Mutuaura Island of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean to South-East of Muruqu town of Bolivia


High Court declares all rivers as living entities All rivers are living entities: HC

The High Court also declares the National River Conservation Commission as the legal guardian of the rivers


Paris clamps down on older diesel cars Paris clamps down on older diesel cars

Motorists who flout the ban, which was trialled during the hot spell, face a 68-euro ($77) fine, rising to 135 euros for trucks and buses


Europe roasting again as heatwave continues Europe swelters as heatwave continues

The UK records its hottest day of the year on Saturday, with the temperature reaching 34C (93.2F) at Northolt and Heathrow airports in west London


India will resist International pressure on Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar India will resist International pressure on Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar

The minister blamed the developed countries for not keeping up to their commitment of providing USD 100 billion and technology transfer collectively to developing countries like India for dealing with climate change


40 tons of fishing nets retrieved in Pacific Ocean cleanup 40 tons of fishing nets retrieved in Pacific Ocean cleanup

The volunteers with the California-based nonprofit Ocean Voyages Institute fished out the derelict nets from a marine gyre location where ocean currents converge between Hawaii and California during their 25-day expedition


This rock-eating ‘worm’ could change the course of rivers This rock-eating ‘worm’ could change the course of rivers

Marine shipworms store the wood they eat in a special digestive sack, where bacteria degrade it


France prepares for new heat record, as Spain battles wildfire France prepares for new heat record, as Spain battles wildfire

The record temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius (111.7 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded in France's southeastern town of Carpentras


Rampal project anti-constitutional: Sultana Kamal Rampal project anti-constitutional: Sultana Kamal

She made the remarks at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club arranged by NCSS on preserving Sundarbans as a world heritage site


European heatwave: Temperature may pass highest on record in France Temperature may reach highest on record in France

The current record is 44.1C (111.4F) - measured during a heatwave in 2003 which killed thousands of people


500 vultures die in Botswana after eating poisoned elephants 500 vultures die in Botswana after eating poisoned elephants

A total of 537 vultures, along with two tawny eagles, were found dead at the site in the north of the African country


Greenpeace sounds alarm over shark overfishing in North Atlantic Greenpeace sounds alarm over shark overfishing in North Atlantic

Thousands of endangered sharks are killed each year in the North Atlantic due to a lack of protection…


European countries set new June heat records amid heatwave European countries set new June heat records

Some nations, including France and Switzerland, are expected to see levels above 40C (104F) on Thursday

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