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Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing

Chiz - Fishermen illegally trawling the Indian Ocean might soon find they have more to worry about than the proverbial albatross around their neck -- real bad luck might now lurk in the form of one of the birds spying on them from the sky.

S.Africa divers risk all to poach marine delicacies for China diners

Cape Town - One Saturday night in August, Deurick van Blerk, 26, climbed into his small boat off the coast of Cape Town on another of his illegal fishing expeditions. He never returned.

GE launches next generation wind turbine

Steeping up its activities in the renewables market., GE’s subdivision - Renewable Energy- has revealed a new type of wind turbine platform. The device, designed for onshore use, is called Cypress.

Saint-Tropez cleans up after Mediterranean oil spill

Ramatuelle - French workers on Thursday scooped balls of tar off the beach in Saint-Tropez after oil that leaked from two ships which collided washed ashore in the Riviera resort.

Scientists spot six near-extinct vaquita porpoises

Mexico - The near-extinct vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, has not yet disappeared from its habitat off the coast of Mexico, a research team said Wednesday after spotting six of them.

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

Geneva - Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year, according to a report Tuesday which dubbed 2018 "a year of extremes".

Museveni visits site of deadly Uganda landslide

Mbale - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.

Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide

Mbale - On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes.

Gambia set to probe pain of past in Truth Commission

Banjul - The tiny West African state of The Gambia will journey into its grim past on Monday as it begins a probe into atrocities committed under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Humanitarians see surge in climate-related disasters

Geneva - The number of climate-related disasters around the world is growing rapidly, humanitarians warned Friday, urging more efforts to prepare and build resilience to looming changes on a warming planet.

Ships locked together after Mediterranean collision break free

Marseille - Two ships locked together after a collision in the Mediterranean that caused an oil spill have broken away from each other, easing recovery operations, French maritime officials said.

'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future

Punakha - The gentle whirring of the wind turbine speaks volumes of Bhutan's record as the world's only carbon negative country, but major challenges stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a green path over rampant economic expansion.

Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine

Santo Tomas - Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.

Divided EU ministers agree auto emission curbs

Luxembourg - EU ministers battled Tuesday over the extent of emission cuts to be imposed on carmakers, in the wake of a warning by UN experts on the dangers of global warming.

Dutch court tells government to slash greenhouse gas

Den Haag - The Dutch government on Tuesday lost a legal appeal against a landmark court ruling which ordered it to slash greenhouse gases by at least 25 percent by 2020.

Race to clean up oil spill after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian civil and military teams were working to contain a spreading oil spill in the Mediterranean Monday after a container ship collision off the island of Corsica that prompted France to launch an investigation into "maritime pollution".

Op-Ed: UN report on climate change issues a 'life or death' warning

Preventing a one-degree rise in heat over the next 12 years could make a life-or-death difference to multitudes of people around the world, according to a UN report on Sunday. But the report provides little hope the world will rise to the challenge.

Fuel cleanup begins after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian ships raced Monday to contain a spreading oil spill after two cargo ships collided off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French naval authorities said.

Op-Ed: Top six children's books of 2018

With 10 months into the year, Digital Journal lists its top six children's books, all of which deal with eclectic topics. These book choices are arranged in no particular order.

'Hambi stays!': Thousands join German forest demo in anti-coal battle

Deutschland - Thousands of anti-coal demonstrators descended on Germany's Hambach forest Saturday, celebrating an unexpected court victory that suspended an energy company's planned razing of the woodland to expand a giant open-cast mine.

More than 100 baby turtles reported stolen on Galapagos islands

Quito - A total of 123 baby giant turtles have been stolen from a breeding facility in the Galapagos islands, a lawmaker from Ecuador's prized archipelago in the Pacific told AFP."They were all taken at once, 123 in all.

Spanish cities grapple with invasion of electric scooters

Madrid - Cities across Spain are grappling with electric scooters that have popped up on sidewalks across the country, helping riders zip around but exasperating drivers and pedestrians.

Charity urges aid for sinking cities

Paris - Governments must provide "major" investment in flood risk reduction to save coastal cities around the world, a charity said Friday, as rising seas and sinking urban areas pose unprecedented threats to millions of homes.

Brazil says Norsk Hydro lacked waste license for stalled plant

Bras - Brazilian authorities said Thursday that Norwegian aluminum group Norsk Hydro failed to apply for a license to operate a new waste deposit at its key Alunorte alumina plant, the world's biggest and now suspended as a result.

Farmers furious as France helicopters bear into Pyrenees

Sarrance - French authorities helicoptered a Slovenian she-bear into the Pyrenees mountains on Thursday, despite an all-night protest by furious local farmers who fear she will eat their sheep.

Review: 'Living in the Future's Past' will melt your heart, Oscar-worthy Special

The documentary "Living in the Future's Past" will open in select theaters tomorrow on October 5, and it will be released nationwide on October 9.

Philippines plans party crackdown on re-opened Boracay

Manila - Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines' top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of tourists after its six-month shutdown, authorities said Wednesday.

Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

Bangkok - The glittering Thai bay immortalised in the movie "The Beach" will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said Wednesday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.

UN report on 'mission impossible' climate target: key points

Paris - An executive summary of the UN special report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be vetted in South Korea this week, line-by-line, by diplomats under the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

UN report spotlights government inaction on climate

Paris - Diplomats gathering in South Korea Monday will find themselves in the awkward position of vetting and validating a major UN scientific report that underscores the failure of their governments to take stronger action on climate.
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Larger areas of what used to be layers of thick grass destroyed by landscaping machinery and creeks' banks with their ner, more regular shapes, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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The Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu is the seat of the Bhutanese government since 1952.
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Prescribed burn of an oak savanna.In such a habitat the ground layer receives sun and shade. This permits a diversity of grasses and flowering plants to take hold, increasing biodiversity.
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Distribution of fossil fuels among stock exchanges worldwide
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People's Climate March, Edmonton.
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The sheen on the waters outside the confines of the fish pens is clearly seen in this photo.
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Some Sciaena umbra shot in the marine protected area of Port-Cros near the Gabinière Rock in France's Port-Cros National park.
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Greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets
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Sept. 10, 2013 scene of bush fires in Sydney, Australia's western suburbs and Blue Mountains.
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Ducks having fun in their new environment, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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Floods are a significant environmental issue for India. It causes soil erosion, destruction of wetlands and wide migration of solid wastes.
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A view of Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada
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The Pentre Solar "eco-hamlet" in Wales.
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Flood at Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria