Environment – GBRI
 

Marine plastic pollution is killing sea animals at an alarming rate and a recent research by scientists just confirmed how even a single piece of plastic can prove deadly for creatures like sea turtles. There have been so many instances of turtles getting washed up on beaches tangled in plastic, their post-mortem reports revealing bellies […]

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Rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions, severe floods and droughts, rapidly depleting glaciers – all these events taking place across the globe are inter-related, and all these interconnections are revealing changes that may not be obvious at first glance. A research published by a team of top scientists from China and Brazil astonishingly found that rising temperatures […]

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Although late Wednesday Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2 storm, officials fear that it could still be highly devastating. They have strictly warned people still living in coastal towns under evacuation orders in Carolinas to leave or put their lives at risk. “You put your life at risk by staying,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. […]

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When fracking companies use enhanced oil recovery techniques to extract oil and gas trapped underground, they are often left with large quantity of contaminated water as a byproduct of the process. These companies usually inject this wastewater deep underground to avoid polluting the nearby drinking water sources. This entire process is responsible for a rise in […]

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According to WWF, three Japanese ships killed more than 50 minke whales in part of the Ross Sea marine protection area (MPA) in January and February 2018 even as fishing is restricted in that area to protect marine life like blue, humpback, minke and killer whales, emperor penguins and Weddell seals. The disclosure comes on the opening […]

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The Swar Chaung dam in Myanmar’s central Bago region overflowed after torrential monsoon rains, causing thousands of people to flee their homes and killing at least four people, the officials reported on Friday. The incident comes little over a month after a dam collapse in Laos killed more than 20 and raises further concerns about the […]

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Heavy rains flooded the Raganello Gorge in Italy’s Pollino National Park, killing 10 hikers and injuring 11 others. The flash flood caused the gorge to fill up to 2.5 meters with water, mud and rocks. The water pressure pushed some bodies as far as 5 miles downstream. “A real avalanche of water came unexpectedly. We did not have […]

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The Indian central government has declared Kerala floods a ‘severe natural calamity’ that has left hundreds dead and displaced lakhs of people. Although rainfall has eased and floodwaters have started receding, the threat of diseases due to mosquito infestation is becoming a cause of great concern for authorities. Efforts to restore essential services is going on […]

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