Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Global Warming Could Thaw Far More Permafrost Than Expected, Study Says

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Research says more than 40 percent of the frozen tundra could un-freeze if global temperatures continue to rise, scientists. Story here.







An exceptionally warm summer in 2004 triggered this 300m long slump associated with thawing permafrost at a national preserve in Alaska. NPS climate change response.

Follow China’s example, shut down ivory factories and shops, UN agency urges countries

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Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other countries and territories to follow China’s example and improve the survival prospects for elephants across the world. Story here. 

An Asian elephant in a park in India. Photo credit - Wikipedia.