Environment – GBRI
 

The Solomon Islands, with their pristine white sand beaches and unparalleled natural beauty, look nothing short of Heaven. However, for the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles, this place is super dangerous. Not only do these turtles have to avoid predators like rats, but researchers estimate 10,000 of them are harvested each year for legal subsistence […]

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The coastline along the Skipsea village in Yorkshire, UK, is one of the fastest eroding coastlines in all of Northern Europe, which is putting the homes of many families at risk of sliding into the sea in the coming 12 moths. Parts of the 52-mile east Yorkshire coast are disappearing much faster into the sea […]

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It has already been widely reported how Australian bushfires have claimed the lives of nearly one billion animals. Now the unrelenting heat and severe drought-like conditions in the country are about to cause the death of another 10,000. Aboriginal officials announced Tuesday on Facebook that a “major operation” to control feral camel herds on the […]

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Australia’s unprecedented devastating wildfires that have been raging since months and caused thousands of people to flee their homes may have killed almost half a billion of animals and plants, according to ecologists at the University of Sydney. Approximately 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been lost since the fires intensified in September, the […]

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Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Ursula, unleashed massive devastation on Christmas eve in the Eastern Samar province of Philippines. Bringing about heavy rains and storm surges, the typhoon hit as the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane, packing sustained wind speeds of 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour, with gusts of 195 kph (121 mph). […]

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Human activity is pushing thousands of species to the brink of extinction, and Dahl’s toad-head turtle is one of them. These turtles are found in ponds and small brooks in forests exclusively in the Caribbean region on Columbia’s Atlantic Coast. However, agriculture, cattle farming, and construction have destroyed this species’ natural habitat and pushed it […]

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