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March 25, 2017 4:32 PM Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Sydney - Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour, as global landmarks began dimming their lights to draw attention to climate change. Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive 36

March 24, 2017 8:27 PM UK landmarks join big switch-off for Earth Hour

People are being urged to join UK landmarks and famous sites around the world as they switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to back action on climate change. Despite the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are joining more than 270 landmarks across the UK in switching off the lights for conservation 37

March 22, 2017 9:32 AM Ancient shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Scientists discovered the new species of crustacean from a 430-million-year-old imprint found in volcanic ash in Herefordshire. Researchers from Oxford, Leicester and Yale universities and Imperial College, London, have given the veteran broadcaster's name to a distant relative of today's shrimp and lobster. Scientists identified the crustacean from a 430-million-year-old 23

March 15, 2017 6:00 PM Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

But an Australian government study released last week found that over all, last year brought “the highest sea surface temperatures across the Great Barrier Reef on record.” Only 9 percent of the reef has avoided bleaching since 1998, Professor Hughes said, and now, the less remote, more heavily visited stretch from Cairns south is in trouble again. Water 29 4

March 15, 2017 1:57 AM UK Cruise Ship Crashes Into Coral Reefs Off Indonesia, Recovery Of Marine Life Expected To Take Decades

A British-owned cruise ship ran aground in shallow waters off the Indonesian coast and smashed into protected coral reefs at a local island chain. The 295-feet MS Caledonian Sky damaged an estimated 17,222 square feet of coral reefs in Raja Ampat in West Papua province last March 4 when it ran across the area at low tide, according to an evaluation team. The ship, caught 36

March 13, 2017 6:49 AM The needs of the land and the people can’t be separated

The national conversation about land, always simmering in South Africa, has come to the boil again. What’s often missing is a voice for the unrepresented party – the land. I’d like to be that voice. The arguments are always over the land, but seldom about what it needs to remain healthy and productive. The state of the land – its capacity to deliver 93

March 10, 2017 1:23 PM Great Barrier Reef DEAD: Mass coral bleaching for second year

Underwater images show one of the world’s greatest natural wonders losing its spectacular colours. Marine experts are warning that the corals’ stress tolerance is decreasing as the gaps between bleaching events become closer together. This is the second time in two years that the Great Barrier Reef has been bleached, with conservationists blame the disaster 159

March 10, 2017 12:09 PM Great Barrier Reef: Mass coral bleaching a global event

REEF experts say mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef is yet to peak and there is nothing they can do to stop it. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority director of reef recovery, Dr David Wachenfeld, said the mass bleaching was a global event and any decision to rate the Reef “at-risk” would be up to UNESCO. “It’s not like a bushfire,” Dr Wachenfeld 28

March 10, 2017 10:01 AM Australia sees second year of coral bleaching

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching, scientists said Friday, warning many species would struggle to fully recover. The 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record last year due to warming sea temperatures during March and April. Bleaching is once again 13

March 7, 2017 12:01 PM Rare beaked whale makes film debut

True’s beaked whales, an elusive and little-studied mammal, have been captured on video for the first time, researchers said Tuesday, helping to flesh out a sketchy species record. The 46 seconds of footage was obtained off Pico Island in the North Atlantic by members of an educational expedition on a field trip, they wrote in the journal PeerJ. A trio of whales 35