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Burma arrests more than 100 foreigners for illegal logging

By Tue, Jan 06, 2015 8:40PM UTC Burma  arrests more than 100 foreigners for illegal logging

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Burma army has arrested more than 100 foreigners after finding illegal logging occurring near the Chinese border.

Australian authorities say 2014 third-hottest year on record

By Tue, Jan 06, 2015 1:45PM UTC Heavy smoke billows in the Adelaide Hills, Australia as wildfires rage on January 2. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities say Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2014, following a record hot 2013.

Rare killer whales spotted in Indian Ocean

By Mon, Jan 05, 2015 5:40PM UTC Bob Barker rare encounter with Ecotype D orcas in the South Indian Ocean. (Photo: Sea Shepherd Global)

On the sidelines of Operation Icefish, the Sea Shepherd group saw one of the most spectacular sea creatures in the South Indian Ocean while chasing a Nigerian-poaching vessel from the Antarctic. The crew spotted of a rare type of killer whale which was not been seen for decades.

China imposes record fine in water pollution case

By Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:05AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media are reporting that a court in eastern China has issued the country’s biggest environmental fine resulting from public interest litigation against polluters.

Remembering Aceh: 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami

By Fri, Dec 26, 2014 7:45AM UTC Post tsunami destruction in Banda Aceh. Pic: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Alan D. Monyelle

Today ambassadors, officials and NGOs from the international community are attending a 10-year anniversary commemoration of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province.

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