The fictional, extraordinary life of the Greenland shark- 392 years and counting

The enormous predator is one of the oldest and largest beings on planet Globe. Writer Thomas Batten imagines a sharks tale Researchers in Arctic waters have utilized new techniques to set the age of a female Greenland shark at a staggering 392 years. The enormous predator one of the worlds largest at about five meters […]

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Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Convention seen as vital to break Irans sense of economic isolation after US sanctions Vladimir Putin gratified the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US. But they were not meeting to publicly concur a united response […]

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UN poised to move ahead with landmark treaty to protect high sea

Waters outside national boundaries are currently unregulated, were destroyed by overfishing and pollution. 140 countries back the motion to establish a treaty The world’s oceans are set for a long overdue boost in the coming days as the United Nation votes for the first time on a schemed treaty to protect and regulate the high […]

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The ecological misfortune that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

What was once the countrys second largest lagoon is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous communities way of life with them The remainder of an ancient sea at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white plain of salt stretches for miles, with simply a […]

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‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long path to recovery

Nearly six months after the cyclone, residents of a Texas town face red tape, long waits and a gigantic housing crisis ‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long route to recovery Texas ‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long route to recovery Nearly six months after the blizzard, residents of a Texas town […]

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Slaying most foul: polluted Indian river given ‘living entity’ status but reported dead

After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was awarded the commendation, it induced sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed it One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in Indias Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark […]

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Philippines police boast of 30 drug killings since Duterte was sworn in on Thursday

Hardline chairwomen ascension to office is followed by wave of shootings, prompting outcry over serial summary executions of users and petty medication lords Thirty drug dealer have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday, police said, announcing the seizure of nearly US $20 m( 15 m) worth of narcotics […]

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Vietnam blames toxic waste water from steel plant for mass fish deaths

Taiwanese firm Formosa Plastics that owns the plant says it will pay $500 m towards clean up and compensation Vietnams government has said toxic discharges from a Taiwanese-owned steel plant is in charge of massive fish deaths that have decimated tourism and angling in four provinces and highlighted the risks of rapid growth in foreign […]

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Construct a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy- but person still did it

Since Morocco invaded Western Sahara it has built a 1,700 -mile desert barrier maintaining Sahrawis out of the resource-rich west Donald Trump was widely ridiculed earlier this week for is recommended that Spain emulate his $25 bn dream for the US-Mexico border and” build a wall” in the different regions of the Sahara desert. According […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio urged the public repay donations to Malaysian rainforest money

Wolf of Wall Street may have been backed by donations linked to an international fund laundering scandal, says the Swiss-based charity The actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is being urged to repay donations connected to the Malaysian money that backed his hit film The Wolf of Wall Street and is now subject to a US […]

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