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    Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high seas smuggling bid

    Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high seas smuggling bid


    Over 400 animals were rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia. Among the rescued animals were a pair of young Orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among. Authorities in Malaysia regularly thwart...

    Over 400 animals were rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia. Among the rescued animals were a pair of young Orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among. Authorities in Malaysia regularly thwart smuggling attempts, but finding 400 animals at the same time is unusual.
    Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise

    Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise


    Unstopable nature shows how furious it can be at some times, when David Holland witnessed glacial ruptures better termed as calvings. Now Holland and other climate scientists need to study how warming ocean currents undermining the glacial...

    Unstopable nature shows how furious it can be at some times, when David Holland witnessed glacial ruptures better termed as calvings. Now Holland and other climate scientists need to study how warming ocean currents undermining the glacial attitude.
    World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

    World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank


    There could be more trash in the world than people. The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 from around 2 billion tons in 2016. By 2050, South Asia's waste will double, sub-Saharan Africa's will...

    There could be more trash in the world than people. The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 from around 2 billion tons in 2016. By 2050, South Asia's waste will double, sub-Saharan Africa's will triple.Better collecting, recycling and disposing of trash, could reap economic and environmental benefits.
    Fight climate change by granting indigenous rights to forests: Report

    Fight climate change by granting indigenous rights to forests: Report


    Granting forest dwellers legal rights to their traditional lands helps fight deforestation and climate change, but the vast majority of the world's forests remain under government control with limited access for communities, researchers said. Only about...

    Granting forest dwellers legal rights to their traditional lands helps fight deforestation and climate change, but the vast majority of the world's forests remain under government control with limited access for communities, researchers said. Only about 14 % of forests were legally owned or designated for local communities in 58 countries surveyed.
    Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says existential threat of climate change nears point of no return

    Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says existential threat of climate change nears point of no return


    "Extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms, and floods are leaving a trail of death and devastation. Last month the state of Kerala in India suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their...

    "Extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms, and floods are leaving a trail of death and devastation. Last month the state of Kerala in India suffered its worst monsoon flooding in recent history, killing 400 people and driving one million more from their homes," UN chief Antonio Guteress said.
    World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020: UN chief

    World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020: UN chief


    United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres , said "people everywhere are experiencing record-breaking temperatures and extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods "are leaving a trail of death and devastation." He added, climate change is...

    United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres , said "people everywhere are experiencing record-breaking temperatures and extreme heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods "are leaving a trail of death and devastation." He added, climate change is moving faster than we are.
    Global climate protests peak in US as UN talks falter

    Global climate protests peak in US as UN talks falter


    Nearly 1,000 events in more than 90 countries delivered a two-pronged message: speed up the shift to a world powered by renewable energy rather than planet-warming gas, oil and coal; and protect the people most vulnerable to rising seas and...

    Nearly 1,000 events in more than 90 countries delivered a two-pronged message: speed up the shift to a world powered by renewable energy rather than planet-warming gas, oil and coal; and protect the people most vulnerable to rising seas and climate-enhanced extreme weather.
    Mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef damaged deeper corals

    Mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef damaged deeper corals


    Although deep reefs are often considered a refuge from thermal anomalies, the research, published in the journal Nature Communications, highlights limitations to this role and argues that both shallow and deep reefs are under threat of mass bleaching...

    Although deep reefs are often considered a refuge from thermal anomalies, the research, published in the journal Nature Communications, highlights limitations to this role and argues that both shallow and deep reefs are under threat of mass bleaching events.
    Sizzling weather may help 2018 UN climate talks in Poland

    Sizzling weather may help 2018 UN climate talks in Poland


    Environment ministers will meet in Katowice, the heart of Poland's coal-producing region, Silesia, to agree rules for the 2015 Paris climate accord. That accord set a sweeping goal of ending the fossil fuel era this century, but the text was vague on...

    Environment ministers will meet in Katowice, the heart of Poland's coal-producing region, Silesia, to agree rules for the 2015 Paris climate accord. That accord set a sweeping goal of ending the fossil fuel era this century, but the text was vague on details. Poland, which generates most of its electricity from coal, is hosting the annual UN climate talks for the third time.
    Air pollution affects brain too, hits maths skills: Study

    Air pollution affects brain too, hits maths skills: Study


    A new study indicates air pollution affects the brain so much that people, especially the elderly, could struggle for words or to complete simple maths. Long-term exposure to air pollution severely affects cognition skills, according to the joint study...

    A new study indicates air pollution affects the brain so much that people, especially the elderly, could struggle for words or to complete simple maths. Long-term exposure to air pollution severely affects cognition skills, according to the joint study by Yale and Peking Universities and published in the reputed Proceedings of National Academy of Science journal.
    Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease

    Air pollution could fuel chronic kidney disease


    "Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys," said Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, the study's lead author. ​A University of Michigan study has highlighted the lesser-known connection between air pollution...

    "Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys," said Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, the study's lead author. ​A University of Michigan study has highlighted the lesser-known connection between air pollution and kidney disease.
    Kolkata has least overall emission levels among mega-cities

    Kolkata has least overall emission levels among mega-cities


    Its position on the two counts is better than the other five megacities - Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai as well as the metropolitan cities like Pune and Ahmedabad, the report 'The Urban Commute and How it contributes to Pollution and...

    Its position on the two counts is better than the other five megacities - Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai as well as the metropolitan cities like Pune and Ahmedabad, the report 'The Urban Commute and How it contributes to Pollution and Energy Consumption' said on Saturday.
    Air pollution reduces lifespan by over one year: Study

    Air pollution reduces lifespan by over one year: Study


    ​​Researchers said that if PM 2.5 concentrations worldwide were limited to WHO's air quality guideline concentration of 10 microgrammes per square cubic metre, the global life expectancy would be on average 0.59 year longer. The benefit of reaching...

    ​​Researchers said that if PM 2.5 concentrations worldwide were limited to WHO's air quality guideline concentration of 10 microgrammes per square cubic metre, the global life expectancy would be on average 0.59 year longer. The benefit of reaching the stringent target would be especially large in countries with the highest current levels of pollution, with approximately 0.8-1.4 years of additional survival in countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.