Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:15 am

DHAKA: Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barreled toward its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometers (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday. The cyclonic storm was 385 kilometers from the port city of Chittagong and likely to make landfall early Tuesday, meteorologists said. Evacuation efforts were ongoing, with more »
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US climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

News Room : May 22, 2017 9:45 am

KATMANDU: An American climber on Mount Everest died on Sunday, officials said, the third death on the world’s highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers. Roland Yearwood, 50, from Alabama, perished at an altitude of about 8,400 meters (27,500 feet) in an area called “death zone” which is known for more »
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’Excess’ car pollution killed 38,000 in 2015: study

News Room : May 16, 2017 9:25 am

PARIS: “Excess” diesel truck and car emissions claimed about 38,000 lives worldwide in 2015, said a study Monday that sought to quantify deaths due to pollution that carmakers sought to hide. Four-fifths of these additional premature deaths due to nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution occurred in three regions — the European Union, China and India, researchers more »
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Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

News Room : May 16, 2017 9:17 am

NEW ZEALAND: When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson Island was made from plastic. There were toy soldiers, dominos, toothbrushes and more »
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Top environmental prize awarded amid growing violence against campaigners

News Room : April 25, 2017 7:05 am

RIO DE JANEIRO: A Congolese park ranger, a Guatemalan indigenous land rights activist, and an octogenarian Australian who blocked a coal mining firm from taking her family’s farm were among the six winners of one of the world’s most prestigious environmental prizes. Announced in San Francisco, the 2017 Goldman Prize Environmental Prize worth $175,000 to more »
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Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines

News Room : April 20, 2017 6:20 am

MANILA: An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time. The slimy giant shipworm can grow up to 155 centimeters (five feet) in length, despite living a sedentary life in ocean more »
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Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns smuggled from Mozambique

News Room : April 10, 2017 12:15 pm

Malaysia: Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang says the horns were flown from Mozambique and transited in Doha before arriving at the Kuala Lumpur airport last Friday. He said the horns, which weighed 51.4 kilograms (113 pounds) more »
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World’s longest gas pipeline could be built by 2025

News Room : April 5, 2017 8:46 am

LONDON: European and Israeli governments gave the go-ahead for a Mediterranean pipeline to carry natural gas from Israel to Europe, with a completion target of 2025. The planned 2,000-km (1,248-mile) pipeline aims to link gas fields off the coasts of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy, at a cost of up to $6.4 more »
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Straight Talk Africa launches this evening on Deen TV at 21:30 CAT

News Room : April 2, 2017 7:35 am

Deen TV on Openview HD, StarSat and Star Times Africa Launches Straight Talk Africa,  a Pan African News and Review Series this evening on the platform. Deen TV is available in 800,000 homes in South Africa on the Openview HD platform alone. Shaka Ssali hosts a preeminent one-hour international call-in talk show for Africa. Straight more »
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India court bans sale of 800,000 vehicles over emission levels

News Room : March 30, 2017 7:16 am

NEW DELHI: India’s top court banned the sale of more than 800,000 new vehicles which fall short of new emissions standards, declaring public health more important than company profits. The Supreme Court ordered a halt to the sale and registration of vehicles that will not meet new pollution standards come April 1, when a cleaner more »
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