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  • China bans non-climbers in core zone of Mt Everest

    China bans non-climbers in core zone of Mt Everest

    China has banned tourists from accessing its Mount Everest base camp in Tibet amid an ongoing campaign to clean up trash in the mountainous region, said state media Friday. The ban applies to "ordinary tourists", not those with climbing permits, reported official news agency Xinhua.

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  • El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

    El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

    An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, US forecasters said. An El Nino is a natural warming of the ocean that once it interacts with the atmosphere often warms up the globe and changes rainfall and temperature patterns, making some places wetter and some places drier.

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  • Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears

    Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears

    Russia's northeastern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which has a population of around 3,000 people, has appealed for help to tackle "a mass invasion of polar bears into inhabited areas," regional authorities said. Russian authorities have so far refused permission to shoot the bears but are sending a commission to investigate the situation and have not ruled out a cull.

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  • Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': Study

    Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': Study

    These melting giants, especially the one atop Greenland, are poised to further weaken the ocean currents that move cold water south along the Atlantic Ocean floor while pushing tropical waters northward closer to the surface, they reported in the journal Nature.

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  • Climate change increasing air pollution across globe: Study

    Climate change increasing air pollution across globe: Study

    Rising temperatures increase the concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution, according to a study which highlights another disturbing effect of climate change. While climate change is warming the ocean, it is warming the land faster, which is bad news for air quality all over the world, according to researchers from the University of California, Riverside in the US.

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  • Himalayas fading owing to climate change: Experts

    Himalayas fading owing to climate change: Experts

    Sharing his concern about the condition of climate change in Uttarakhand, he said: "Today, we don't see many people coming forward to save the environment from climate change, which is clearly evident by the change in colour of the Himalayas from pristine white to grey."

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  • Thai forest rangers train to tackle wildlife crime

    Thai forest rangers train to tackle wildlife crime

    "Go!" team leader Kritkhajorn Tangon yells as the group tackles the actors, who had near them sambar deer antlers and a blade covered in fake blood. Thailand's conservationists are struggling to stamp out the multibillion-dollar black market in animal parts, finding themselves outgunned by illegal hunters and outflanked by courts.

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