Tag Archives: Nature

12May/17

Study finds sea salt is contaminated with microplastics

Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.
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18Apr/17

Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

Women in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola are making a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and usable household products like baskets for sale. The project aims at empowering members while at the same time reducing the number of plastic bags dumped indiscriminately.
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02Apr/17

Survivors face tragic first night after deadly landslide

Roads and bridges lay in destruction as the death toll following a landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province rises to over 200 with hundreds more injured. Saskia O’Donoghue reports Continue reading

20Mar/17

How coral bleaching happens

Scientists are warning that vast swathes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may never recover from repeated coral bleaching.
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07Mar/17

Most primate species at risk of extinction, says report

Some of the world’s leading primatologists have warned that more than half of the world’s primate species are at risk of extinction, due to increasing anthropogenic pressures on their habitats. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

22Feb/17

Giant sound waves could subdue tsunamis

According to applied mathematician Usama Kadri of Cardiff University, the power of sound could reduce the devastating impact of tsunamis in the future.
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21Jan/17

Four more rescued from Italian avalanche hotel, death toll up to five

Italy’s avalanche death toll rises to five and four more survivors are rescued.

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19Dec/16

Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong region: WWF

A rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard are among 163 new species that scientists recently discovered in the Greater Mekong region, says conservation group WWF.
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