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Grief over giant tortoises

<i>Adult and baby Aldabra tortoises on Cousin by Dailus Laurence</i><p>Nature Seychelles is currently mourning the loss of one of its Giant Aldabra Tortoises, …

Tortoise

Brexit means Britain will no longer be bound by the EU’s environmental protection laws

Of all the factors Brits considered when they voted on whether to stay or leave the European Union, the environment was probably low on their list.<p>But now that Brexit is a reality, the laws inplace to protect it face an uncertain future.<p>“Every major climate change agreement has involved EU …

Great Britain

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

REUTERS/Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration<p>Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one …

World Oceans Day 8 June

Why celebrate World Oceans Day?<p>We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the …

In Egypt, Debate Rages Over Scans of King Tut's Tomb

Tests for hidden chambers yield conflicting results. Investigation likely to continue.<p>Never underestimate the mysterious, unpredictable, and slightly insane power of Egyptology.<p>This was the lesson of this past weekend’s Second Annual Tutankhamun Grand Egyptian Museum Conference in Cairo, where …

The 2 million year melee—neanderthals vs. humans

"Forget this image," says Dimitra Papagianni, pointing at the depiction of human evolution projected behind her: an ape crouched on all fours, …

Columbia University

India scrambles to get water to 330 million people

India is scrambling to get water to drought-hit parts of the country as a sweltering heatwave adds to the misery.<p>Some 330 million people in 256 of …

Whales are starving – their stomachs full of our plastic waste | Philip Hoare

Thirteen sperm whales stranded on the German coast had ingested huge amounts of plastic. They are symbolic of our shocking disregard for marine life<p>In January, 29 sperm whales stranded on shores around the North Sea. The results of the necropsies (the animal equivalent of autopsies) of 13 of those …

Whales

Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work?

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant switched on a giant refrigeration system on Thursday to create an …

All 2.3 Million Species Are Mapped into a Single Circle of Life

Since Charles Darwin's day, biologists have depicted how new organisms evolve from old ones by adding branches to numerous trees that represent …

Biology

Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk | Helen Clark and Robert Glasser

By tackling the environment we can also mitigate the impact of disasters, as heatwaves, droughts and floods threaten the lives of millions<p>The Hyogo framework for action (HFA), adopted in January 2005 by UN member states, was an unprecedented move to promote saving lives and livelihoods from …

Egypt sentences 4 Christian teenagers to prison for contempt of Islam

An Egyptian court convicted four Coptic Christian teenagers for contempt of Islam on Thursday, after they appeared in a video mocking Muslim prayers, sentencing three to five years in prison and referring a fourth to a juvenile detention facility, one<p>The harsh ruling -- which has followed a surge …

Can ecotourism save endangered species? Research explores the critical difference between survival, extinction

Research explores the critical difference between survival, extinction<p>Using population viability modelling, researchers have developed a method that …

Conservation

The world population map with a difference

<b>This is a map of the world as you've never seen it before - with countries scaled by internet users.</b><p>The visualisation, from researchers at Oxford …

Saudi Arabia's executions were worthy of Isis – so will David Cameron and the West now stop their grovelling to its oil-rich monarchs?

Saudi Arabia’s binge of head-choppings – 47 in all, including the learned Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, followed by a Koranic justification …

Atlas for a Changing Planet

Understanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future. …

Climate Change

Sanyo announces world's most efficient solar module

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sanyo has announced its development of the world's most energy efficient solar module, the HIT-N230. The module was unveiled at a …

Haitians are noticing climate change impacts on extreme weather and agriculture | John Abraham

Zacharie Bien-Aime documents his observations of a changing Haitian climate.<p>A former student of mine, Luke Hacker formed an organization called Simply Love, which works in Haiti to support educational and agricultural growth in the country. Through this group, I was introduced to an agricultural …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

Letter from Sanaa: Some long for death as a way out

<i>Yemen has been embroiled in a vicious conflict since March 2015, with more than 10,000 people killed, mostly civilians, and the country pushed to the brink of famine.</i><p><i>Fighting has pitted Yemen's Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh against forces loyal to the</i> …

Mariana Trench: The Deepest Depths

The Mariana Trench is a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific, just east of the Mariana Islands near Guam. The region surrounding the trench …

Chennai floods devastate India’s fourth-largest city.

Right now, Chennai—India’s fourth-largest city with a metro area the size of Chicago—is paralyzed. Flooding from record rainfall—the heaviest in more …

India

Massive El Niño sweeping globe is now the biggest ever recorded

The current extreme El Niño is now the strongest ever recorded, smashing the previous record from 1997-8. Already wreaking havoc on weather around …

Beijing Looks Like A Climate Horror Movie Right Now

You have to see it to believe it.<p>Beijing's air pollution has engulfed the famous landmarks of the Chinese city in clouds of smog, shut down outdoor activities and prompted the government to issue its first-ever "red alert" for pollution on Monday. Photos of the city look like something out of a …

How ISIL works: Price controls, vaccination programs, and $40 million a month in taxes

With a ruthless army of jihadists, ISIL is already operating a “proto-state,” despite what Western governments say. But the extent of how the so-called Islamic State works on a daily basis is starting to be revealed.<p>It even has a timetable for vaccinations for children to prevent the spread of …

Oil

Paris Climate Talks: The 21st Time Must Be the Charm

Changing Planet<p>The polar bear, the wildlife symbol of the impacts of climate change, is not alone. Hundreds of species are feeling the impact of climate change, including animals, plants and people. All life is affected by a changing climate now; it is not just a prediction about the future.<p>As the …

Sabercats and Other Carnivores Kept the Ice Age World Green

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>The huge herbivores of the Ice Age were ecosystem engineers. Wherever they went, mastodons, sloths, bison, and their ilk changed the landscape by eating, defecating, trampling, and otherwise going about their plant-mashing business. But they were not isolated agents. …

Dinosaurs

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Toxic mining waste spill in Brazil reaches the Atlantic Ocean in an unprecedented environmental disaster

​A flow of toxic mining waste which spilled into a main river in the city of Mariana, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on November 5, 2015, devastated the …

Pollution