Arctic petroleum rushing: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei satisfies the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with petroleum spills, tell environmentalists The livelihood of the Nenets people who live along the northern stretchings of the Yenisei, Russias longest river, depends on two quests: fishing and reindeer herding. But locals […]

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Pushing for prohibit on domestic tusk trade spurs feud at international summit

As coalition of countries, including US, push for resolution to end practise, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting A resolution to end the domestic trading in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed […]

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Far-right party still resulting in Dutch polls, despite leader’s criminal remorse

Geert Wilders has held on to his supporters in the Netherlands, despite a discrimination conviction Volendam is a village of clogs, canals, cheese and indignation. A former angling village-turned-tourist-haven north-east of Amsterdam on the Markermeer lake, it offered one of the countrys strongest turnouts for far-right populist Geert Wilders the last period the country went […]

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Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data

Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster, says one expert as Australia Research Council determines fresh injury across 8,000 km Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australias Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found. The findings have caused alarm among scientists, who say the proximity of the 2016 and 2017 […]

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General Franco’s summer palace caught up in ownership row

Local authority wants to block heirs sale and generate monument to Spanish despots victims The Galician manor where Francisco Franco expended his summertimes fishing and shooting is at the centre of an ownership combat after the Spanish dictator’s heirs set the property up for sale for EUR8m( PS7m ). The Pazo de Meiras, which was […]

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Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among anglers in south India | Nicola Slawson

With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safely For the fisherfolk of Indias southern country of Kerala, risking life and extremity is part of everyday life. As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate […]

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Plastics found in stomaches of deepest sea animals

Very fretting observing from nearly 11 km deep confirms were afraid that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been received with plastic in their stomachs, confirming were afraid that manmade fibers have polluted the most remote places on the planet. The study, led […]

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Animals succumb as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades

Schools face water deficits and government says entire nation is affected as rainy season is forecast to be delayed by months Behind a clutch of shacks that hug the major route between Cambodias capital and its famed Angkor temples, rice farmers Phem Phean and Sok Khoert peer into a cement hollow. It is several meters […]

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Argentina and Britain to discuss exhuming Falklands war dead

Meeting in Geneva to scheme process of identifying 123 Argentinian soldiers buried in graveyard on East Falkland Argentina tells it has agreed with Britain to discuss exhuming and identifying Argentinians who were buried in the Falklands after being killed in the 1982 war over the islands. Argentinas foreign minister, Susana Malcorra, said on Tuesday that […]

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Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

Overfishing, petroleum drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John Sauven The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of nearly 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous […]

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