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Greenland’s ice turning to slush at record pace

The heatwave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet. The area of the Greenland ice sheet that is showing indications of melt has been growing daily, and hit...

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10 warmest UK years have all been since 2002: Experts

Britain’s weather service says the country’s 10 hottest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 2002. The Met Office said in its State of the UK Climate report on Wednesday that 2014 was the warmest year in records going back to 1884. The runners-up are...

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Colossal dinosaur bone find in France thrills scientists

Scientists have unearthed a 140-million-year-old thigh bone weighing 400 kg (880 pounds) at the vast Angeac-Charente palaeontological site near Bordeaux, France. Thanks to its remarkably good condition, the femur -- which scientists say probably belonged to a gigantic...

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Rare photo captures sea lion falling into mouth of whale

A wildlife photographer and a marine biologist, Chase Dekker, captured a sea lion falling into the mouth of a humpback whale in what he calls a "once-in-a-lifetime" moment. He took the spectacular shot during a whale-watching boat trip off the coast of Monterey Bay...

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'Great Indian Bustard nearing extinction'

Only 150 Great Indian Bustard are left, with the maximum number in Jaisalmer. They are dying at the rate of 15 per cent annually due to collision with high voltage power lines. The GIB population has been reduced by 75 per cent in the last 30 years. Source: Time...

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Has the tiger population risen by 20% to cross 2,600?

The tiger population in the country is likely to show a rise of 400, which is an 18-20% hike over the 2014 number of 2,226. PM Narendra Modi is expected to announce the final figure on Monday, which is Global Tiger Day. People in the know told TOI that it would be in...

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