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Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites: Report

Climate change that has lead to shrinking glaciers, increasing fires, floods and droughts, and the bleaching of coral reefs are among the troubles facing 83 of the 252 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef.(AP)
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef.(AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Geneva | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Mauritius races to halt oil spill from ship

Already more than 1,000 tonnes of fuel has washed up on the eastern coast of Mauritius, polluting its coral reefs, protected lagoons and shoreline.
An aerial photo shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius.
An aerial photo shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius.
Published on Aug 11, 2020 05:16 AM IST
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Johannesburg | By Associated Press

Researchers are improving conditions of degraded coral reefs, here’s how

In order to improve the conditions of the degraded coral reefs in the ocean, researchers are attracting young fish by playing the sound of healthy reefs.
Researchers are improving conditions of degraded coral reefs, here’s how.(Unsplash)
Researchers are improving conditions of degraded coral reefs, here’s how.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 01:18 PM IST
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Washington D.C. | By Asian News International

Recognising the climate crisis | HT Editorial

The world, and India, face an existential threat. Wake up to it
Due to carbon emissions, global temperatures have warmed by 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It may not seem like a lot. But a world that is just a degree warmer has resulted in wildfires in California and Sydney, and annual wildfires in the Arctic(Bloomberg)
Due to carbon emissions, global temperatures have warmed by 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It may not seem like a lot. But a world that is just a degree warmer has resulted in wildfires in California and Sydney, and annual wildfires in the Arctic(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 24, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Coral reefs may be on deathbed, acting on it, says green ministry

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Updated on Oct 17, 2019 12:26 AM IST
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By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Travel on the cards? Here are five beautiful countries where Indians can enter visa-free

With India’s rank slipping five positions from 81st to 86th as per the Henley Passport Index, the commotion among Indian travellers is obvious.
Travel helps you find new perspectives.(Unsplash)
Travel helps you find new perspectives.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash

Coral reefs in Jamaica shows how nature contains healing powers

Coral reefs are often called “rainforests of the sea” for the astonishing diversity of life they shelter.
Coral reefs in Jamaica shows how nature contains healing powers.(Unsplash)
Coral reefs in Jamaica shows how nature contains healing powers.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 10:10 AM IST
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica | By Associated Press

Mumbai teen creates 3D-printed coral reef in Pondicherry

Siddharth Pillai’s christened his project Bennington’s Reef, to honour Chester Bennington, American musician and Linkin Park frontman who died in 2017. He is 17 after all.
Siddharth Pillai, 17, has designed a system of interlocking blocks, assembling them along the Pondicherry coast. Experts estimate that it will start hosting marine life in a month.(HT Photo)
Siddharth Pillai, 17, has designed a system of interlocking blocks, assembling them along the Pondicherry coast. Experts estimate that it will start hosting marine life in a month.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rachel Lopez

Bahrain is sinking a plane into sea. Here’s why

Along with the Boeing 747, the park will also feature a replica of a Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures.
The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece in the underwater theme park.(Twitter/@Dive Bahrain)
The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece in the underwater theme park.(Twitter/@Dive Bahrain)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 06:51 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

There are no technical fixes to deal with ecological changes

The IPCC Report acknowledges that “the pathways to avoiding an even hotter world would require a swift and complete transformation not just of the global economy but of society too.”
People take part in protests ahead of the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 2, 2017(REUTERS)
People take part in protests ahead of the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 2, 2017(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 05:53 PM IST
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By Shyam Saran

The world must do much more to save coral reefs

Despite occupying only 0.1% of the ocean’s area, coral reefs support about one-fourth of marine species in the world. About 500 million people in the world are dependent on them for food and fisheries
We must devise policies to provide protection to existing carbon sinks such as corals along with developing an adaptation frameworks for others.(AFP)
We must devise policies to provide protection to existing carbon sinks such as corals along with developing an adaptation frameworks for others.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 11:40 AM IST
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By Parveen Kaswan and Akash Deep Badhawan

Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely

Maya Bay, the beach and bay that was shut for four months due to pollution and beach erosion will now be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from excess tourism.
Maya Bay, ringed by cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Ley island, was made famous when it featured in the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.(Unsplash)
Maya Bay, ringed by cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Ley island, was made famous when it featured in the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 02:54 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent

This famous beach in Thailand will be shut for four months. Plan ahead

Maya Bay, made famous by the film ‘The Beach’ is on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea. It was the main location of the 2000 film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, which revealed to viewers the stunning beauty of Thailand’s turquoise seas and white-powder beaches, spurring many to visit.
Maya Bay in Thailand was featured in the film The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.(Shutterstock)
Maya Bay in Thailand was featured in the film The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 23, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Reuters, Bangkok | By HT Correspondent

As corals die, watery grave awaits islands

Corals act as a natural barrier and protect the landmass from the sea; without them, the Indian peninsula would submerge, say experts.
A Jarawa man fishes on a coral reef in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Corals are among the oldest ecosystems on earth, having come into existence nearly 500 million years ago.(Lightrocket via Getty)
A Jarawa man fishes on a coral reef in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Corals are among the oldest ecosystems on earth, having come into existence nearly 500 million years ago.(Lightrocket via Getty)
Updated on May 11, 2018 08:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt

Citizens, NGOs fighting to save mangroves, wetlands across Mumbai

According to non-profit Mangrove Society of India (MSI), intertidal regions are in high demand as they can be potential hotspots for construction and infrastructure development.(FILE)
According to non-profit Mangrove Society of India (MSI), intertidal regions are in high demand as they can be potential hotspots for construction and infrastructure development.(FILE)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Bombay HC directs CIDCO, private company to remove debris from Navi Mumbai wetland

The HC directed Cidco and a private agency to remove debris from Talawe wetlands in a week’s time
In February, the state mangrove cell had asked Cidco to remove the debris but they did not.(HT PHOTO)
In February, the state mangrove cell had asked Cidco to remove the debris but they did not.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 06, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
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