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    Arctic sea ice decline slows down temporarily: Nasa

    Arctic sea ice decline slows down temporarily: Nasa


    As temperatures in the Arctic have warmed at double the pace of the rest of the planet, the expanse of frozen seawater that blankets the Arctic Ocean and neighbouring seas has shrunk and thinned over the past three decades. The end-of-summer Arctic sea...

    As temperatures in the Arctic have warmed at double the pace of the rest of the planet, the expanse of frozen seawater that blankets the Arctic Ocean and neighbouring seas has shrunk and thinned over the past three decades. The end-of-summer Arctic sea ice extent has almost halved since the early 1980s. A recent Nasa study found that since 1958, the Arctic sea ice cover has lost on average around two-thirds of its thickness and now 70 per cent of the sea ice cap is made of seasonal ice, or ice that forms and melts within a single year.
    Around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 attributable to air pollution: Study

    Around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 attributable to air pollution: Study


    One in eight deaths in India last year was attributable to air pollution, which contributes to more disease burden than tobacco use, a study said Thursday while asserting the highest exposure to ultra-fine particulate matter, PM2.5, was in Delhi followed...

    One in eight deaths in India last year was attributable to air pollution, which contributes to more disease burden than tobacco use, a study said Thursday while asserting the highest exposure to ultra-fine particulate matter, PM2.5, was in Delhi followed by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
    Animal protection bodies call for strict measures to stop pangolin poaching

    Animal protection bodies call for strict measures to stop pangolin poaching


    They said the footage, captured by World Animal Protection (WAP) and Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford (WildCRU), shows that not only is this a major conservation issue but also a devastating animal welfare...

    They said the footage, captured by World Animal Protection (WAP) and Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford (WildCRU), shows that not only is this a major conservation issue but also a devastating animal welfare concern.
    Future uncertain for Australia's unique platypus: Researchers

    Future uncertain for Australia's unique platypus: Researchers


    Threats endangering the platypus in its eastern Australian habitats include increased land-clearing for agriculture, pollution, dam building and fishing nets, Richard Kingsford, director of the University of New South Wales centre for ecosystem science...

    Threats endangering the platypus in its eastern Australian habitats include increased land-clearing for agriculture, pollution, dam building and fishing nets, Richard Kingsford, director of the University of New South Wales centre for ecosystem science said in a statement.
    Air pollution exposure linked to breast cancer: Study

    Air pollution exposure linked to breast cancer: Study


    The team, from the University of Stirling in Scotland, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in North...

    The team, from the University of Stirling in Scotland, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in North America.
    Keen to see a komodo dragon? $500 please, says Indonesian governor

    Keen to see a komodo dragon? $500 please, says Indonesian governor


    The governor of East Nusa Tenggara province — home to the world's biggest lizard — has proposed charging visitors $500 to see the endangered species, about 50 times the current entrance fee for foreign tourists at Komodo National Park. "Only people...

    The governor of East Nusa Tenggara province — home to the world's biggest lizard — has proposed charging visitors $500 to see the endangered species, about 50 times the current entrance fee for foreign tourists at Komodo National Park. "Only people with deep pockets are allowed. Those who don't have the money shouldn't visit the park," he added.
    Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study

    Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study


    According to their most recent assessment this month, scientists from the IPCC say the world's oceans have absorbed 90 % of the temperature rise caused by man-made carbon emissions. It found that for each of the last 25 years, oceans may have absorbed...

    According to their most recent assessment this month, scientists from the IPCC say the world's oceans have absorbed 90 % of the temperature rise caused by man-made carbon emissions. It found that for each of the last 25 years, oceans may have absorbed heat energy equivalent to as much as 150 times the amount of electricity mankind produces annually.
    Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6 kg of plastic in stomach

    Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6 kg of plastic in stomach


    The exact cause of the whale's death is not yet known but there are signs that "plastic waste might have triggered it", WWF Indonesia marine species conservation coordinator Dwi Supratold AFP. Wakatobi district, a picturesque collection of four main...

    The exact cause of the whale's death is not yet known but there are signs that "plastic waste might have triggered it", WWF Indonesia marine species conservation coordinator Dwi Supratold AFP. Wakatobi district, a picturesque collection of four main islands surrounded by a marine reserve, has urged Indonesia's central government to help tackle the problem of marine debris.
    Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study

    Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study


    The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the...

    The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the association between air pollution and ASD.
    German rivers show how warming can trigger chaos

    German rivers show how warming can trigger chaos


    The drought-like conditions have hit nearly 90% of the country this year. In Magdeburg, the Elbe River has been so low that no ships carrying goods south to Leipzig or on to the Czech Republic have been able to pass through since the end of June, said...

    The drought-like conditions have hit nearly 90% of the country this year. In Magdeburg, the Elbe River has been so low that no ships carrying goods south to Leipzig or on to the Czech Republic have been able to pass through since the end of June, said Hartmut Rhein of the city’s waterways and shipping department.
    Air scrubbed off CO2 could be a reality soon

    Air scrubbed off CO2 could be a reality soon


    According to a United Nations report this month, taking out a big chunk of carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere may be necessary to avoid significant further warming as even a breakneck shift toward clean energy now would most likely not be enough. The...

    According to a United Nations report this month, taking out a big chunk of carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere may be necessary to avoid significant further warming as even a breakneck shift toward clean energy now would most likely not be enough. The researchers haven’t yet figured out how to suck CO2 out of air economically or at sufficient scale.