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Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Desk Report: Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators...

5.9-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Aomori Prefecture

International Desk: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck off the east coast of Japan's northern Aomori Prefecture, the weather agency said here on Wednesday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor's...

145 pilot whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach

International Desk: All of the 145 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote New Zealand beach have died. However, conservation workers are hoping to save some of the eight pygmy killer whales that remained stranded...

Dimming the sun: The answer to global warming?

Desk Report: Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere. The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research...

Climate change could cost US ‘hundreds of billions’ a year: study

AFP, Tampa : Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century's end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a...

Scientists wind up deep-water probes in Caribbean waters

Desk Report: A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet (2 meters) high. Sponges with sharp edges. These were among the hundreds of findings reported by U.S. scientists who have wrapped up a 22-day...

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Desk Report: A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among...

Watch the Saudi desert flooded

International Desk: Two men lead a herd of camels through a brutal sandstorm and a haze of rain in a dramatic video that’s gone viral for both its drama, and its beauty. The video looks like...

Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps

International Desk: A powerful cyclone in southern India has killed at least 33 people, caused massive damage to homes and roads and drove tens of thousands of people into relief camps, officials said. India's navy assigned...

Pollution by ‘plastic’ campaign

Desk Report: Plastic banners are everywhere -- on lampposts, walls, flyover pillars and footbridges. Politicians use them for their publicity. But now as these have to be removed by tomorrow in line with an Election Commission...