The Australian summer is the peak season for bushfires. The CSIRO, a leading scientific body, says bushfires are a natural phenomenon that occur frequently all year round. When the mercury hits over 40 degrees Celsius (140F), the heat ignites wildfires that spread extensively, engulfing farms, forests, homes and wildlife sanctuaries. While many animals survive, bushfires put pressure on many species to...
THE Yangtze River is still home to some amazing marine life, but projects like the construction of the Xiaonanhai Dam, the latest in a series of 12 dams constructed by the Three Gorges Corporation, may spell the end for several rare species. Environmental groups, including China’s Friends of Nature (FON), believe that the Xiaonanhai Dam...
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