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Komodo dragon, 2-in-5 shark species inch towards extinction

Kolkata, India: In a shocking new update to the Wildlife Red List, Indonesia's Komodo dragons were listed as "endangered" on Saturday. The wildlife Red List...

Climate crisis steals limelight after deadly Northeast US floods

Kolkata, India: Climate change was once again in the spotlight after dozens died from hurricane Ida and rare flashfloods razed the northeast US earlier...

Sri Lanka reports rare birth of elephant twins

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's main elephant orphanage recorded a rare twin birth Tuesday as a 25-year-old named Surangi delivered healthy male calves. They are...

Global campaign seeks to fight climate change with food system overhaul

Activists around the world are today calling on governments to put food systems at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis. The campaign for...

Benin’s rare swamp forest ‘at risk of disappearing’

Hlanzoun Forest, Bénin: In the freshwater swamp forest of Hlanzoun in southern Benin, majestic trees hum with chirping birds and playful monkeys. Home to once-bustling flora...

Leaded petrol runs out of gas, century after first warnings: UN

Nairobi, Kenya: The use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe, a milestone that will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths...

UK police warn climate protesters after landmark bridge blocked

London, United Kingdom: Police in London on Monday warned activists from Extinction Rebellion as they faced arrest after the environmental pressure group blockaded Tower...

Egypt discovers new 43 ml years-old fossil of amphibious whale

Cairo, Egypt: Egyptian scientists have discovered the fossil of a new species of amphibious whale that dates back 43 million years, a member of...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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