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Once dismissed, shark attacks may hit new record in 2016 | Reuters

May 28, 2016

Once dismissed, shark attacks may hit new record in 2016 | Reuters

NEW YORK As the summer beach season opens in the United States, at least one expert is predicting an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number. "We should have more bites this year than last," George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, said in an interview shortly before the Memorial Day holiday weekend that signals the unofficial start of America's summer vacation - and beach - season. #Sports #India #Environment #Middle East #Africa #Copyright #article
Forest fire aftermath: NGT bars Uttarakhand govt from cutting trees for roadworks

May 27, 2016

Forest fire aftermath: NGT bars Uttarakhand govt from cutting trees for roadworks

the National Green Tribunal on Friday to restrain the state government from chopping of trees for construction of road in Uttarakhand. #Environment #NewsTracker #Uttarakhand #MoEF #National Green Tribunal #NGT #Union Ministry of Environment and Forest #deforestation #Uttarakhand forest fires
From Easter Island to Stonehenge, climate change threatens iconic tourist sites | Reuters

May 27, 2016

From Easter Island to Stonehenge, climate change threatens iconic tourist sites | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and U.N. experts said on Thursday #United States #India #Environment #Middle East #science #Africa #article
Glimmer of hope: Coral reefs may survive bleaching in deeper environments, finds study

May 26, 2016

Glimmer of hope: Coral reefs may survive bleaching in deeper environments, finds study

Offering a glimmer of hope to those managing the impact of bleaching on the world's coral reefs, a new UN report has found that part of the ecosystem may survive in barely known deeper environments, known as mesophotic coral ecosystems #Environment #NewsTracker #Global warming #Coral reefs #Great Barrier Reef #El Nino #coral bleaching #mesophotic coral ecosystems #United Nations Environmental Programme
Beijing to adopt the world's strictest vehicle emissions standard from December 2017

May 25, 2016

Beijing to adopt the world's strictest vehicle emissions standard from December 2017

China's capital Beijing is slated to implement new vehicle emissions standard from December 2017. #World #China #Environment #NewsTracker #Asia #Beijing #Pollution #vehicle emissions standard
Wildfire-sparked evacuation orders lifted at all Canadian work camps | Reuters

May 24, 2016

Wildfire-sparked evacuation orders lifted at all Canadian work camps | Reuters

CALGARY/TORONTO Authorities in Canada lifted evacuation orders on Monday for all work camps and some additional oil facilities that had been shuttered when a massive wildfire threatened the nation's energy hub, a significant step for companies eager to restart production. #Business #Environment #Argentina #United Kingdom #Copyright #indian
Nine killed as cyclone Roanu batters Bangladesh | Reuters

May 21, 2016

Nine killed as cyclone Roanu batters Bangladesh | Reuters

DHAKA A cyclone battered the coast of Bangladesh on Saturday killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100 after lashing India's east coast with heavy rain and wind. Authorities in low-lying Bangladesh have relocated about 500,000 people into 3,500 shelters, the disaster minister said, even as Cyclone Roanu killed seven people in house collapses as trees fell on them and two in landslides. #United States #Environment #markets #Argentina #Innovation #Floods #Entertainment
Incoming U.N. climate chief seeks swift action - at odds with Trump | Reuters

May 20, 2016

Incoming U.N. climate chief seeks swift action - at odds with Trump | Reuters

OSLO The United Nations's incoming climate chief said on Thursday she will push for rapid action under a U.N. accord to slow global warming and expressed hopes that U.S. #United States #Business #Environment #markets #Argentina
Around 150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Around 150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides | Reuters

COLOMBO Around 150 people are feared dead after more than three days of heavy rain triggered two landslides in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said on Wednesday as rescuers stopped work after recovering more than a dozen bodies. Torrential rains have forced more than 223,000 people from their homes across the South Asian country, the latest official data showed #Economy #India #Environment #science #Argentina