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design of Masdar, city if the future 
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Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ

Nobel peace prizewinner Rae Kwon Chung offered Kazakh authorities to create an eco-city fully maintained by alternative sources of energy.

Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
Pine Island Glacier drains an area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet that measures 160,000 sq km
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Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s

The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream began its big decline in the 1940s.

Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
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Earth sees hottest year-to-date in modern era: US

The first 10 months of this year have been the hottest in modern times, while last month was the third warmest October over since 1880.

Earth sees hottest year-to-date in modern era: US
200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh
200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh

An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left at least 200 people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread.

200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under

An orangutan living in an Australian zoo has created a jazz riff.

Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth's hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat.

July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
Pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards. ©Sen Nathan
Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia
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Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project

Thousands of people took to the streets of a city in eastern China to protest against a possible Sino-French nuclear project.

Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project
France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal
France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

President Francois Hollande finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015.

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal
Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs
Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial tiger temple with skins and fangs.

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs
Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study
Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study

Developing countries spent more on renewable power than rich ones for the first time last year.

Renewable energy sources grew at record pace in 2015: study
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other diseases: WHO

80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches.

Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists

Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle

US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders including the Rockefeller Family Fund.

ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com
UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves

A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.

UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity

Finnish authorities are investigating a mysterious spike in levels of radioactive caesium-137 detected over Helsinki.

Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.

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Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific

French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.

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Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry

Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.

Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry