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  • Burn Without Concern

    The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, researchers say. “Fire is a part of this community,” said soil scientist Randall Kolka of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, one of the lead authors in the […]

  • Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles

    Warming temperatures could drive sea turtles to extinction, suggests report Summary – Warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, suggests a new report. The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë of the University’s College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journal, […]

  • Huge Portugal forest fires kill, injure scores

    A firefighter works to put out one of the several forest fires in central Portugal on Sunday. PORTUGAL: Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 60 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, and injured scores of others, the government said Sunday. Nearly 600 firefighters and 160 vehicles were […]

  • SriLankan Airlines assists in disaster relief efforts

      The staff members of SriLankan Airlines and SriLankan Catering joined the relief efforts carried outduring the recent floods that affected several areas of the country. The donations of staff members were handed over to Disaster Management Center of Sri Lanka (DMCSL) and Sri Lanka Air Force to be coordinated and distributed among the needy […]

  • Increase in ciguatera fish poisoning cases in Europe

    Fish is a healthy diet, it supplies important omega-3 fatty acids and trace elements like iodine and selenium. However, eating fish caught in certain regions can sometimes also have its risks. In Bavaria, there have recently been reports of multiple cases of diarrhoea, vomiting and cold pain following consumption of imported deep-frozen fish. The symptoms […]

  • Palmyrah trees vanish overnight

    Thousands of Palmyrah trees have been felled and smuggled out of Talaimannar to be sold elsewhere, villagers said. They have demanded that this illegal act should be stopped and legal action should be taken against the culprits. They complained that a large number of palmyrah trees were being felled in Talaimannar, Olaithoduwai, Kaddukkarankudiyiruppu, Thulukuddiyiruppu, Pesalai […]