Environment – GBRI
 

The Australian Koala Foundation has reported that koala bears – an iconic symbol of Australia, the only place in the world where they are found – have become ‘functionally extinct’. There are just 80,000 koalas left in the wild and experts fear there aren’t enough breeding adults left to support another generation of the pouched mammals. […]

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Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate after heavy flooding in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. As the floodwaters continued to rise amid heavy rains, Montreal and Ottawa declared states of emergency. Many environmentalists and leading government officials are linking the severe flooding event to climate change. “This flooding is happening […]

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In 2022, America’s oldest environmental celebration – Arbor Day – will complete 150 years. And the Arbor Day Foundation is all set to celebrate the big milestone in a super impressive manner. The foundation, which is the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to the cause of planting more trees, aims to plant a whopping 100 million […]

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Most people view New Zealand as one of the few countries in the world with pristine forests and relatively untouched natural beauty. However, the latest report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand has revealed that all is not as hunky dory as it seems, as far as the country’s environment and its […]

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Researchers at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, recently spotted three mom and calf pairs of an extremely endangered species of whale in Cape Cod Bay. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet, numbering just 411. That’s big news because the whale’s population has been falling, and […]

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A research conducted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology has found that American skyscrapers kill almost 600 million migratory birds annually. Tall buildings in three American cities – Chicago, Houston and Dallas – particularly prove to be deadly for the birds. The researchers cite artificial light at night as a contributing factor to heightened mortality numbers […]

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Animal Welfare Group Four Paws International evacuated over 40 animals including lions, monkeys, peacocks and porcupines from Rafah Zoo in southern Gaza. The rescued animals were living in terrible conditions at the ramshackle Gaza zoo. Fathy Jomaa, owner of the zoo, blamed a decade of Israeli-led blockades on the narrow coastal enclave for leaving him unable […]

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Most people’s reaction upon seeing a bug would be “Ewww…get rid of it!” But while they may not be the most welcome sight, insects are extremely crucial for the survival of life on our planet. In fact, without insects, all life on Earth would end within a span of 50 years! However, a new research […]

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The beaches on France’s Atlantic coast have witnessed many gruesome sights in 2019 with as many as 1,100 dead dolphins washing ashore, many of them in mutilated conditions. The huge numbers of the dead animals along with the sheer brutality of their deaths has alarmed marine life conservationists. Although environmental campaigners say 1,100 mutilated dolphins […]

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US might witness ‘unprecedented’ flooding this spring season that would likely affect around 200 million people, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have warned. According to them, the serious flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other Midwestern states is just a preview of an even more dangerous spring flooding. Communities living near the […]

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