26 May 2017
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09/05/2017 12:25

White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

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A key White House meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss whether the United States will honor the Paris climate change accord has been postponed, an administration official said.

09/05/2017 08:50

Alaska's tundra releasing more CO2 than it takes in

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The Alaskan tundra appears to be emitting more carbon dioxide than it captures, a dynamic that could accelerate climate warming as vast stores of CO2 trapped in Arctic soils are unlocked by rising temperatures.

08/05/2017 04:50

Record haul of pangolin scales seized in Malaysia

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Malaysian customs officers have seized more than 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, the country's largest haul of the scales considered by some to have medicinal properties, officials said Monday.

05/05/2017 14:45

Iceland drills 4.7 km down into volcano to tap clean energy

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It's named after a Nordic god and drills deep into the heart of a volcano: «Thor» is a rig that symbolises Iceland's leading-edge efforts to produce powerful clean energy.

05/05/2017 08:48

Eiffel Tower demo banner urges voters to «resist» Le Pen

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Greenpeace activists on Friday hung a giant banner saying «Liberty, Equality, Fraternity» and «#resist» from the Eiffel Tower in Paris in protest over the programme of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

05/05/2017 08:27

Bangladesh coal plant could cause 6,000 early deaths

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A giant coal-fired power plant approved by Bangladesh could drastically worsen air pollution for millions and cause the early deaths of 6,000 people over its lifetime, Greenpeace said Friday.

05/05/2017 08:20

Africa eco summit eclipsed by South Africa political row

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Africa's flagship business and political summit being held in Durban this week has been overshadowed by a bitter fight exposing deep divisions at the heart of South Africa's ruling ANC.

03/05/2017 03:25

Morocco fights to save its iconic monkey

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«If nothing is done, this species will disappear within 10 years,» warns a poster on Ahmed Harrad's ageing 4x4 showing Morocco's famed Barbary macaque monkey.

25/04/2017 04:52

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

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The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

21/04/2017 19:35

Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide

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The gutting of US-funded climate science would cripple research agendas worldwide and hamper the global fight against climate change, say scientists outside the United States, some of whom will take to the streets Saturday to make that point.

21/04/2017 12:13

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

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Apple wants to «one day» end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:56

Busy harvest time in China's bamboo forests

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It's springtime in the bamboo-forested hills surrounding eastern China's Lin'an city, and that means busy mornings of harvesting, packing and selling tonnes of the edible bamboo shoots that the region is famous for.

20/04/2017 02:11

South Africa court drops case against penguin thieves

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A court in South Africa Wednesday dropped the case against two students who freed a penguin from a marine park and released it into the sea as protest against animal captivity.

19/04/2017 01:38

Key leopard population «crashing»

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The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists warned on Wednesday.

19/04/2017 00:25

People's tribunal accuses Monsanto of possible «ecocide»

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An informal people's tribunal headed by five professional international judges Tuesday accused US seeds firm Monsanto of harming the environment and possible «ecocide».

18/04/2017 15:59 Video

Ukraine, the new lives of bears saved by the circus

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New life in Jytomyr, northwest of Ukraine, for some brown bears, saved by several circuses, restaurants and private farms where they were abused and malnourished. In some cases, even, they were used as prey to train hunting dogs.

18/04/2017 06:24

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

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Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned Tuesday.

16/04/2017 01:02

The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital

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Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads.

08/04/2017 12:00

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

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A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital on Saturday, officials...

16/03/2017 08:50 Video

Australia, alarm at an unprecedented bleaching to the reef

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It is the second consecutive year that the coral reef will show no color due to the excessive temperature of the water, a result of global warming.

12/03/2017 08:00 Video

Cape Town, all naked bike to manifest for the environment

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In Cape Town in South Africa hundreds of cyclists took part in the Naked Bike Ride (NBR), pedaling through the city wearing only underwear, showing off some body painting and other naked performing. The organizers promote the use of bicycles as an alternative means of transport to the most polluting vehicles.

12/03/2017 07:45

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US

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Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat.

17/01/2017 00:42

Myanmar's «smiling» Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction

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Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar.

04/01/2017 11:36

Electric car startup unveils «new species» of vehicle

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Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup with ambitions to overtake Tesla, unveiled its first production vehicle, proclaiming it to be a «new species» for personal transportation.

04/01/2017 02:29

Fish drags Aussie into shark-infested waters

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A man has survived for hours in cold, shark-infested waters after being dragged out of his boat as he struggled to land a large fish in Australia, rescuers said Wednesday.

01/01/2017 00:06 Video

The sight of deer in the fog of London

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In these last days of 2016, the London weather is offering a natural spectacle full of poetry in Richmond park where dozens of deer roam freely in the fog, in an almost unreal.

25/12/2016 18:32 Video

Life under the shoot ice from a drone sub

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A robot submarine has captured under the Antarctic ice shelf extraordinary images that reveal an amazingly colorful world populated by pink algae, sponges in the shape of coconuts, annelids like dandelion flowers.

13/12/2016 10:02 Video

Whale watching in the Bay of Bangkok

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A wildlife photographer takes tourists into the sea to admire the enchanting spectacle of the whales that swim and play in their natural habitat; a new and unusual form of tourism that respects nature and the ecosystem.

11/12/2016 07:52 Video

Israel, the migration of the cranes at Lake Hula Agamon

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Thousands of cranes of 400 different species every year through the Jordan Valley. The lake is one of the most important places in the world for bird-watching.

11/12/2016 06:36

The oldest known seabird lays an egg at 66

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The world's oldest known seabird is expecting, officials at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge said Saturday.

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