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At the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, China, the newly born rare, blue-eyed three white Bengal tiger cubs made their public debut in early October and now are drawing large crowds at the zoo. The Tigers' white fur is a genetic variation of the common orange Bengal tiger. The mutation seldom occurs in the wild, but the zoo is home to 41 cats of this rare white variety.
Researchers from University of Utah in the US conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualise the microscopic air pollutants in their homes. The study found that tracking the indoor air quality in real time can encourage people to change their behaviour and switch to activities that cause less pollution within their homes.
Despite a stream of announcements and summits -- including in Bonn in May, and Bangkok and San Francisco this month -- the front line in the climate war has hardly moved, and much of the hope and goodwill brought by the Paris deal has been replaced with passivity. The next UN negotiating summit, COP24, will take place in December in Poland.
Every year, more than two million snorkel-wielding tourists head to Australia's famed coral ecosystem, generating revenues of $4.3 billion and supporting 64,000 local jobs. But damage done by higher temperature has threatened to put a break on the number of tourists willing to wrestle their way into a wetsuit.
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.
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.