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    Seychelles President's underwater speech: Protect our oceans

    Seychelles President's underwater speech: Protect our oceans


    In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, Seychelles President Danny Faure on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet". Faure's call for action, the first-ever live speech from...

    In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, Seychelles President Danny Faure on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet". Faure's call for action, the first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible, came from one of the many island nations threatened by global warming.
    Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

    Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world


    A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their...

    A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their genders are unknown.
    Asian firms get inventive with pollution perks

    Asian firms get inventive with pollution perks


    From smog breaks to pollution bonuses, Asia's businesses are promising increasingly inventive perks in a desperate bid to lure executives to a region where toxic air engulfs major cities for much of the...

    From smog breaks to pollution bonuses, Asia's businesses are promising increasingly inventive perks in a desperate bid to lure executives to a region where toxic air engulfs major cities for much of the year.
    WWF sounds alarm after 48 lbs of plastic found in dead whale

    WWF sounds alarm after 48 lbs of plastic found in dead whale


    The WWF is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms of plastic in its belly. The garbage recovered included a corrugated tube for electrical works, plastic...

    The WWF is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms of plastic in its belly. The garbage recovered included a corrugated tube for electrical works, plastic plates, shopping bags, tangled fishing lines and a washing detergent package with the brand and bar code still legible.
    1,100 dead dolphins washed up on French shores since January

    1,100 dead dolphins washed up on French shores since January


    "There's never been a number this high," said Willy Daubin, a member of La Rochelle University's National Center for Scientific Research. "Already in three months, we have beaten last year's record, which was up from 2017 and even that was the highest in...

    "There's never been a number this high," said Willy Daubin, a member of La Rochelle University's National Center for Scientific Research. "Already in three months, we have beaten last year's record, which was up from 2017 and even that was the highest in 40 years."
    Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

    Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia


    Ketut Catur Marbawa from Bali province's conservation agency says 27-year-old Andrei Zhestkov was captured late Friday at the airport after an X-ray found the 2-year-old male orangutan in a rattan basket inside his...

    Ketut Catur Marbawa from Bali province's conservation agency says 27-year-old Andrei Zhestkov was captured late Friday at the airport after an X-ray found the 2-year-old male orangutan in a rattan basket inside his luggage.
    UNEA adopts India's resolutions on single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen management

    UNEA adopts India's resolutions on single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen management


    The United Nations Environment Assembly has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. The resolutions were adopted at the fourth session of UNEA which was held in Nairobi from March 11 to 15 on...

    The United Nations Environment Assembly has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. The resolutions were adopted at the fourth session of UNEA which was held in Nairobi from March 11 to 15 on 'Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Production and Consumption'.
    Freshwater pollution to be prime cause of death by 2050: UN

    Freshwater pollution to be prime cause of death by 2050: UN


    The report - sixth edition of ‘Global Environment Outlook’ - informs that if environment protections are not scaled up drastically, cities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by 2050. The report is the most...

    The report - sixth edition of ‘Global Environment Outlook’ - informs that if environment protections are not scaled up drastically, cities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by 2050. The report is the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years
    Use of natural resources tripled since 1970: UN Environment Report

    Use of natural resources tripled since 1970: UN Environment Report


    From 1970 to 2017, the annual global extraction of materials grew from 27 billion tonnes to 92 billion tonnes, tripling in that time and continuing to...

    From 1970 to 2017, the annual global extraction of materials grew from 27 billion tonnes to 92 billion tonnes, tripling in that time and continuing to grow.
    7,000 new marine microbial species discovered

    7,000 new marine microbial species discovered


    The scientists at HKUST discovered the microbial species, including Acidobacteria — a natural medicinal phylum containing the CRISPR gene editing system found at sea for the first time. Over a span of 8 years, the team developed biofilms with water...

    The scientists at HKUST discovered the microbial species, including Acidobacteria — a natural medicinal phylum containing the CRISPR gene editing system found at sea for the first time. Over a span of 8 years, the team developed biofilms with water samples on different materials, eventually discovering the new biofilm-forming species & 10 new bacterial phyla.
    Air pollution may harm cardiovascular system of unborn baby: Study

    Air pollution may harm cardiovascular system of unborn baby: Study


    Researchers from Rutgers University in the US found that early first trimester and late third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother's and foetus' cardiovascular system. "Pregnant women should also consider...

    Researchers from Rutgers University in the US found that early first trimester and late third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother's and foetus' cardiovascular system. "Pregnant women should also consider monitoring their indoor air quality," Stapleton said in a statement.
    Now, tiny 'bug robots' that can walk, survive harsh environments

    Now, tiny 'bug robots' that can walk, survive harsh environments


    Each 70 micron long -- about the width of a very thin human hair -- the robots' bodies are formed from a superthin rectangular skeleton of glass topped with a thin layer of silicon. The wirelessly powered bug-shaped robots that are able to walk, survive...

    Each 70 micron long -- about the width of a very thin human hair -- the robots' bodies are formed from a superthin rectangular skeleton of glass topped with a thin layer of silicon. The wirelessly powered bug-shaped robots that are able to walk, survive harsh environments are tiny enough to be injected through an ordinary hypodermic needle.