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Penguins Die in 'Catastrophic' Antarctic Breeding Season
Animals  (tags: penguins, starvation, death, ice, antarctica )

- 3 days ago -
All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as 'catastrophic'. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food.
Germany's First Wild Bison in 250 Years Shot By Authorities
Animals  (tags: bison, wisent, germany, killed, endangered )

- 27 days ago -
WWF has announced that it is filing charges against an official in eastern Germany who ordered hunters to shoot a bison he claimed was a danger to the public. The conservationists say it was the first wild bison seen in Germany in two and a half centuries
Kazakhstan to Reintroduce Wild Tigers After 70-Year Absence
Animals  (tags: tigers, reintroduction, kazakhstan, conservation )

- 39 days ago -
Tigers will be reintroduced in the Ili-Balkhash region in Kazakhstan in a project that involves the creation of a nature reserve and the restoration of a forest that is part of the animal's historical range.
Grizzly Bears Go Vegetarian Due to Climate Change, Choosing Berries Over Salmon
Environment  (tags: climate change, grizzly bears, ecosystem, berries, salmon, diet change )

- 50 days ago -
Biologists warned that changes caused by a warming planet were behind the bears' unusual behavior and could affect the entire ecosystem. The forests around the streams suffered because the bears' fish carcasses were no longer there to enrich the soil.
Brazil Abolishes Huge Amazon Reserve in 'Biggest Attack' in 50 Years
Environment  (tags: amazon, forest, brazil, reserve, exploitation )

- 53 days ago -
The Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of mineral companies, road-builders and workers into the species-rich forest.
Climate Change Will Almost Certainly Heat the World So Much It Can Never Recover, Major Study Finds
Environment  (tags: climate change, global warming )

- 71 days ago -
There's only a 10 per cent chance we'll avoid widespread drought, extreme weather and dangerous increases in sea level
UK Porn Websites Are Told to Prove Their Users Are at Least 18 or Face Fines of 250,000 Pounds as Part of a New Crackdown
World  (tags: uk, pornography, websites, id, verification, law )

- 92 days ago -
Pornography websites will be forced to prove that users are aged at least 18 under tough new powers to be announced by the government tomorrow. The websites will have to install age-verification software or risk being banned in the UK.
Healthcare Study Ranks Australia Second Best in Developed World, While US Comes in Last
World  (tags: healthcare, systems, study, ranking, global, comparison )

- 92 days ago -
Australia's healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own country's system the worst.
Germany Opens Its First Liberal Mosque in Berlin
Society & Culture  (tags: islam, liberal, mosque, germany )

- 123 days ago -
Seyran Ates' vision of a liberal mosque where all Muslims can pray together - women and men, Sunni and Shiite, straight and gay - turned into reality Friday as dozens of people came together in Berlin to inaugurate a new house of prayer.
Humans Are Ushering in the Sixth Mass Extinction of Life on Earth, Scientists Warn
Environment  (tags: mass extinction )

- 139 days ago -
Extinction rates for birds, mammals and amphibians are similar to the five global mass-extinction events of the past 500 million years that probably resulted from meteorite impacts, massive volcanism and other cataclysmic forces.
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