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    22k-yr-old fossil from China reveals long-lost panda lineage

    22k-yr-old fossil from China reveals long-lost panda lineage


    The report, published in the journal Current Biology, shows that the ancient panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China separated from present-day pandas 144,000 to 227,000 years ago, suggesting that it belonged to a distinct group not...

    The report, published in the journal Current Biology, shows that the ancient panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China separated from present-day pandas 144,000 to 227,000 years ago, suggesting that it belonged to a distinct group not found today.
    World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

    World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62


    The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday. Puan, Indonesian for "lady", died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being...

    The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday. Puan, Indonesian for "lady", died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.
    Indian plant seed could bring clean water to millions

    Indian plant seed could bring clean water to millions


    The plant commonly known as the drumstick tree is cultivated for food and natural oils, and the seeds are already used for a type of rudimentary water purification. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US used sand and plant materials to...

    The plant commonly known as the drumstick tree is cultivated for food and natural oils, and the seeds are already used for a type of rudimentary water purification. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US used sand and plant materials to create a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed "f-sand."
    How dry riverbeds contribute to climate change

    How dry riverbeds contribute to climate change


    "There is a substantial amount of plant litter that accumulates in dry riverbeds and when they flow again this material can break down rapidly. We've now estimated the potential short-term CO2 emissions during these rewetting events," said Nathan Waltham...

    "There is a substantial amount of plant litter that accumulates in dry riverbeds and when they flow again this material can break down rapidly. We've now estimated the potential short-term CO2 emissions during these rewetting events," said Nathan Waltham from James Cook University in Australia.
    Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution

    Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution


    Karunathilleke said the government would amend the National Environment Act after the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this week to instruct the legal draftsman to draft necessary legislation, Xinhua news...

    Karunathilleke said the government would amend the National Environment Act after the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this week to instruct the legal draftsman to draft necessary legislation, Xinhua news agency reported.
    Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

    Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before


    The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet - a...

    The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet - a key indicator of climate change - melted into enough water to cover Texas to a depth of nearly 13 feet (4 meters), scientists calculated.
    Better late than never: Mexico turtle declared new species

    Better late than never: Mexico turtle declared new species


    Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes, and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species. For 20 years, residents of the area around Puerto Vallarta, a Pacific coast resort town,...

    Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes, and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species. For 20 years, residents of the area around Puerto Vallarta, a Pacific coast resort town, had been telling scientists about the little turtles native to their area.
    Coral reef loss may double flood damages worldwide

    Coral reef loss may double flood damages worldwide


    The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that coral reefs cut the cost of all flood-related damages around the world in half.Coral reefs serve as natural, submerged breakwaters that reduce flooding by breaking waves and reducing...

    The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that coral reefs cut the cost of all flood-related damages around the world in half.Coral reefs serve as natural, submerged breakwaters that reduce flooding by breaking waves and reducing wave energy.
    Shark head found impaled on Australia fence

    Shark head found impaled on Australia fence


    A severed shark head, stuffed with cigarette butts and ocean debris, was found impaled on a fence at an Australian marine rescue organisation's office, with the gruesome discovery drawing criticism on social...

    A severed shark head, stuffed with cigarette butts and ocean debris, was found impaled on a fence at an Australian marine rescue organisation's office, with the gruesome discovery drawing criticism on social media.
    Meat, farmed catfish have highest environmental impact: Study

    Meat, farmed catfish have highest environmental impact: Study


    Industrial beef production and farmed catfish are the most taxing on the environment, while small wild-caught fish and molluscs, including oysters and mussels, have the lowest environmental impact, according to a...

    Industrial beef production and farmed catfish are the most taxing on the environment, while small wild-caught fish and molluscs, including oysters and mussels, have the lowest environmental impact, according to a study. ​
    World's largest iceberg set to disappear after 18-year-long journey

    World's largest iceberg set to disappear after 18-year-long journey


    When iceberg B-15 first broke away in March 2000, it measured about 296 kilometres long and 37 kilometres wide. B-15 has since fractured into numerous smaller bergs, and most have melted...

    When iceberg B-15 first broke away in March 2000, it measured about 296 kilometres long and 37 kilometres wide. B-15 has since fractured into numerous smaller bergs, and most have melted away.
    China to launch broader environmental inspections this month

    China to launch broader environmental inspections this month


    China will expand environmental inspections to more cities and regions in a new round of checks from this month to April next year, the ministry of ecology and environment (MEE) said in a statement on Friday, part of a three-year anti-pollution...

    China will expand environmental inspections to more cities and regions in a new round of checks from this month to April next year, the ministry of ecology and environment (MEE) said in a statement on Friday, part of a three-year anti-pollution plan.
    Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution :Greenpeace

    Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution :Greenpeace


    Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the...

    Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel in early 2018, it said.
    A green city will keep you healthy, and employed

    A green city will keep you healthy, and employed


    Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research released on Wednesday. Spending money on improved public transport could create up to 23...

    Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research released on Wednesday. Spending money on improved public transport could create up to 23 million extra jobs each year, according to researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain.
    Engineers find novel way to fight diesel exhaust

    Engineers find novel way to fight diesel exhaust


    India has some of the worst air pollution in the world and smog levels often spike during its sweltering summers, when smoke-belching diesel generators are used to offset power shortages, as air-conditioners and fans stoke...

    India has some of the worst air pollution in the world and smog levels often spike during its sweltering summers, when smoke-belching diesel generators are used to offset power shortages, as air-conditioners and fans stoke consumption.
    India's traditions have stressed on living in harmony with nature: PM

    India's traditions have stressed on living in harmony with nature: PM


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that development can be environment friendly and may not come at the cost of green assets, while asserting that India's traditions long stressed the importance of living in harmony with...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that development can be environment friendly and may not come at the cost of green assets, while asserting that India's traditions long stressed the importance of living in harmony with nature.