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  • UN General Assembly to spotlight climate change: Guterres
    Sep 19 2019 | 04:56 pm

    UN General Assembly to spotlight climate change: Guterres

    New York: The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

  • Washington first US state to legalize human composting
    May 21 2019 | 11:35 am

    Washington first US state to legalize human composting

    New York: Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state […]

  • Nepal organizing Mt Everest cleanup campaign to remove 10 tonnes of waste
    Apr 22 2019 | 04:37 pm

    Nepal organizing Mt Everest cleanup campaign to remove 10 tonnes of waste

    Kathmandu: As mountaineering season begins, Nepal is organizing Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Cleanup Campaign-2019 to remove over 10 tonnes of garbage left behind by past climbers, officials and stakeholders said.

  • Reality TV: Camera-toting sharks hunt seals in kelp forests
    Apr 03 2019 | 05:31 pm

    Reality TV: Camera-toting sharks hunt seals in kelp forests

    Cape Town: Great white sharks fitted with cameras on their dorsal fins have been filmed for the first time stalking prey in dense kelp forests long thought to be no-go zones for the top-level predators. The thrilling, shark’s-eye views show the massive carnivores manoeuvering effortlessly thought thick kelp fronds suspended in the water like giant […]

  • Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation
    Feb 26 2019 | 04:00 pm

    Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

    Santiago: For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature’s most famous castaway — have known that their island’s fragile ecosystem depends on them conserving its unique wildlife. One of three islands in the Juan Fernandez archipelago, 700 kilometers (430 miles) off the Pacific coast of Chile, it was discovered in […]

  • Ocean to turn darker by end of this century due to climate change: study
    Feb 05 2019 | 02:13 pm

    Ocean to turn darker by end of this century due to climate change: study

    Washington DC: The color of the sea will become darker by the end of this century due to the climate change, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Nature Communications.

  • Thai forest rangers train to tackle wildlife crime
    Feb 03 2019 | 05:04 pm

    Thai forest rangers train to tackle wildlife crime

    Bangkok: Camo-clad rangers ambush a camp in a lush Thai national park, kicking away a machete and a firearm and pinning two suspected poachers to the ground — part of a training exercise to counter a lucrative wildlife trade. “Go!” team leader Kritkhajorn Tangon yells as the group tackles the actors, who had near them […]

  • US missionary’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe
    Nov 25 2018 | 12:22 pm

    US missionary’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

    Port Blair: The body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts. The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights […]

  • Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi’s sacred riverbanks
    Nov 23 2018 | 12:20 pm

    Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi’s sacred riverbanks

    Varanasi: Boats loaded with wood arrive almost constantly at the ghats of Varanasi for around 200 cremations per day on the banks of India’s holy Ganges river. Each pyre needs between 200 and 400 kilogrammes (440 and 880 pounds) of wood, meaning the sacred city in northern India burns through as much as 80 tonnes […]

  • In Pakistani village, home is where the cave is
    Nov 20 2018 | 11:29 am

    In Pakistani village, home is where the cave is

    Islamabad: Bomb-proof, earthquake-resistant and cheap: thousands of Pakistanis are choosing to hunker down in caves northwest of Islamabad, snapping up the hobbit-like homes amid a nationwide housing shortage. Located around 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Pakistan’s capital, nearly 3,000 people live in caves in the village of Hasan Abdal, according to councilor Haji Abdul Rasheed […]

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