On Tuesday, the Australian government urged the world’s best scientists to come up with ideas to protect the Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, pledging to dish out $1.6 million to fund research projects aimed at protecting the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The newly-formed Norwegian government's ambition to ban all fur farming in a country that was once the world's leading producer of pelts has been met with mixed reactions. While animal rights activists are jubilant, farmers are considerably less optimistic.
If kangaroos and platypuses are not enough to slake your thirst for weird wildlife downunder, here’s another: Australian birds of prey that deliberately set fires to flush prey.
A recent study showed that the ozone hole over the Antarctic is healing slowly. Radio Sputnik asked Dr. Geir O. Braathen, Scientific Officer at the World Meteorological Organization, about the role of 1987 Montreal Protocol has played in curing a dangerous environmental issue.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in The Philippines, lurched back into action on Monday as lava slowly rose to the lip of the crater, prompting officials to order the evacuation of thousands.
The fossilized remains of a previously unknown dinosaur which roamed the Earth 120 million years ago, offers scientists insight into the way our planet’s animal life once looked like.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bird flu has been confirmed in a dozen wild birds in southwest England for the first time this winter, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair said Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The death toll from a storm that ravaged Santa Barbara County in the US state of California has reached 18, County Sheriff Bill Brown has said.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he feels "very strongly about the environment," noting that the United States might reenter the Paris climate agreement.
A strong earthqake has hit north-east of Barra Patuca in Honduras, a tsunami alert has been declared.
A new study published in Current Biology Tuesday says rising temperatures spurred by climate change are turning nearly all of the green sea turtle populations in the Great Barrier Reef female.
Thirteen deaths have been reported out of Southern California as a result of severe mudslides that hit the region following heavy rainfall Monday night, according to the Santa Barbara County sheriff's office.
A colony of poor animals lost their lives to New South Wales’ severe temperatures, which are high enough to melt even asphalt.
According to experts, the long-lived avian has given birth to up to 40 chicks so far, making regular appearances at Midway Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean. Now the supermom is back again, getting ready to welcome a new nestling.
The world's largest hot desert can usually only dream of a white winter; snow has only fallen in the region several times in nearly 40 years.
Nicaragua is home to dozens of volcanoes, many of which belch out volcanic gases. Sputnik spoke to Dr Evgenia Ilinskaya, a vulcanologist from the University of Leeds, who has been discovering just how the gases affect nearby communities.
In 2017, wind power provided 15 percent of electricity generation in Britain, compared to a 10 percent 2016 figure. The rise in the utility of wind-generated electricity is primarily a result of additional wind farms coming online, and will significantly reduce coal and natural gas use in the UK.
The Central American nation of Belize, in a move to protect the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, has banned the offshore extraction of oil and gas in its maritime territories.
In the city of Kampot in southern Cambodia, the extraction of sand from an estuary on the Praek Tuek Chhu river is increasing and sand extraction is so common in Asia currently that the continent may deplete all of its sand in the not-too-distant future.
Remember those rules for surviving an atom bomb explosion near your neighborhood? Neither do we, thankfully, but now the CDC will issue a helpful new guide to reinstitute that mid-20th-century form of existential Cold War dread.
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