Environment

LONDON (Reuters) – One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10
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More than 6,000 firefighters were battling at least 15 large wildfires across California on Tuesday, prompting evacuations as high temperatures and dried out vegetation fueled dozens of blazes in the Western United States, fire officials said. Hundreds of people have been ordered to evacuate the remote canyons affected by the largest blaze, the Alamo Fire,
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JOHANNESBURG Wildlife rangers were searching on Monday for four lions which escaped from South Africa’s main national park, officials said. The male lions escaped from the Kruger National Park, a main tourist attraction, on Sunday night and were last spotted at Matsulu village, South African National Parks said in a statement. The area around Kruger
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PARIS A storm on Sunday night lashed Paris with the highest rainfall ever recorded in the French capital, while other areas of France’s centre-west saw as much rain as would normally fall in the entire month of July. Weather authority Meteo France said that 49.2 millimeters fell in one hour between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00
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BANGKOK Hundreds of elephants used in Asia’s tourism industry are kept in “severely cruel” conditions, animal welfare group World Animal Protection said on Thursday. Animal tourism in Asia has drawn increased scrutiny over the past year, partly because of a scandal involving a tiger attraction in Thailand, where wildlife authorities discovered scores of dead tiger
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