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  • Sea cucumber meant to be smuggled into Lanka seized in Tamil Nadu

    Close to 600 kg of sea cucumber, an endangered coral reef species,  meant to be smuggled into Sri Lanka was seized in Tamil Nadu and one suspect was arrested inconnection, Marine police told Indian media According to DNA,  acting on a tip-off, a team of Marine Police recovered the sea cucumber hidden in a sack buried […]

  • Plastic pollution in the Antarctic worse than expected

    The continent is considered to be a pristine wilderness compared to other regions and was thought to be relatively free from plastic pollution. However new findings by scientists from University of Hull and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have revealed that recorded levels of microplastics are five times higher than you would expect to find from […]

  • Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio

    This map shows wind resources across the contiguous United States at 80 meters above ground level. The team’s research says that this resource is variable, so a broad portfolio of other technologies is needed to move to a zero-emissions energy future. Credit: Map is provided courtesy of Christopher Clack and Vibrant Clean Energy LLC Summary […]

  • Feeling the Heat: How Fish Are Migrating from Warming Waters

    The Cape Cod Canal is a serpentine artificial waterway that winds eight miles from Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay. On warm summer evenings, anglers jostle along its banks casting for striped bass. That’s what 29-year-old Justin Sprague was doing the evening of August 6, 2013, when he caught a fish from the future.  At […]

  • Hydroelectric dams may jeopardize the Amazon’s future

    Map depicting the Amazon’s 19 sub-basins and the existing or under construction (green) and planned (yellow) hydroelectric dams. Credit: Illustration by Edgardo Latrubesse Hundreds of built and proposed hydroelectric dams may significantly harm life in and around the Amazon by trapping the flow of rich nutrients and modifying the climate from Central America to the […]

  • Majestic tusker killed in turf war

    The iconic, oldest tusker in the Yala National Park, Thilak, was killed in a tussle with another elephant named Kabila (Thani Dalaya) in Sithulpawwa last Wednesday.                Pic by Samantha Hettiarachchi As the largest tusker among some 120 tuskers in Sri Lanka, the 60-year-old Thilak was the centre of […]