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Coral IVF trial offers hope of renewal for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef(Reuters)

Coral IVF trials in Australia turn successful, offer hope for Great Barrier Reef’s renewal

Sydney | By Reuters| Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:58 PM IST
The Coral IVF trials that started in 2016 on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia not only survived the bleaching events, but they have further started reproducing. This has given researchers the hope that there is still a chance of renewal.
An aerial view shows bushfires on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, in this still image taken from video released on December 2, 2020.(Reuters)
An aerial view shows bushfires on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, in this still image taken from video released on December 2, 2020.(Reuters)

Australia bushfire threatens township on World Heritage-listed Fraser island

Queensland | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Since it was sparked by an illegal campfire seven weeks ago, the blaze has blackened half the island off Australia’s north eastern coast, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef and famed for a tropical rainforest on sand dunes, and inland lakes.
Health experts, however, warned that these flights may be an avoidable risk at a time when cases in India are still rising, and that only essential travel is recommended.(HT Photo)
Health experts, however, warned that these flights may be an avoidable risk at a time when cases in India are still rising, and that only essential travel is recommended.(HT Photo)

Air India may soon start ‘scenic joy flights’ to bank on wanderlust

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Airline officials familiar with the developments told HT that these “scenic joy flights” will be low-flying expeditions that give passengers an aerial tour of famous spots in India
Turtles nest on Raine Island, far North Queensland, Australia.(REUTERS)
Turtles nest on Raine Island, far North Queensland, Australia.(REUTERS)

Endangered green turtle colony bigger than estimated, over 64,000 animals waiting to lay eggs

SYDNEY | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Listed as endangered, many countries have made it illegal to collect or harm green turtles, while nesting grounds are often also protected.
A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS)
A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS)

Shark bites 2 British men on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Canberra, Australia | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 07:34 PM IST
The shark severed one man’s right foot and then circled back and mauled the other’s right calf, Queensland state Ambulance Service spokeswoman Tracey Eastwick reported.
Google doodle remembers Steve Irwin on his birth anniversary today.(Google.com)
Google doodle remembers Steve Irwin on his birth anniversary today.(Google.com)

Steve Irwin, legendary crocodile hunter honoured by Google Doodle on his birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Google Doodle 2019: Google today is remembering the legendary Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin with its special slideshow of doodles.
Famous of its nawabs, Lucknow has always been popular among Indians for its food and culture. (Shutterstock)
Famous of its nawabs, Lucknow has always been popular among Indians for its food and culture. (Shutterstock)

Best destinations in India and around the world you can visit in November

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Wondering where to go on holiday in November? Check out five destinations around the world, and in India, you could vacation in: From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Lucknow.
This undated handout photo from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation shows the new RangerBot in action on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland.(AFP Photo)
This undated handout photo from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation shows the new RangerBot in action on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland.(AFP Photo)

Australia unveils robot submarine that kills starfish to protect Great Barrier Reef

Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Scientists said the robot, named the RangerBot and developed with a grant from Google, would serve as a “robo reef protector” for the Great Barrier Reef.
Venice is the most special place in the world, according to Vir Sanghvi.(Shutterstock)
Venice is the most special place in the world, according to Vir Sanghvi.(Shutterstock)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The 19 travel destinations that should be on your bucket list

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 09:25 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi writes about his travel bucket list - places he’s been to and those he’s yet to explore.
An undated handout photo received from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies on April 19, 2018 shows a mass bleaching event of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.(AFP)
An undated handout photo received from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies on April 19, 2018 shows a mass bleaching event of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.(AFP)

Researchers find ‘catastrophic’ coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef during 2016 heatwave

AFP, Sydney | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:09 AM IST
Coral reefs make up less than one percent of Earth’s marine environment, but are home to an estimated 25 percent of ocean life, acting as nurseries for many species of fish.
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