Second World War bomb unearthed in Vienna An unexploded bomb from the Second World War weighing 500 kg was discovered in the Austrian capital, prompting officials to carry out extensive evacuations. Bomb squad experts as well as the fire brigade were called in to assess the device and any risk it may pose.
Transformative changes must be considered to keep Earth safe for the future The population of vertebrate species on Earth in the wild saw a dramatic fall of about 30% between 1970 and 2006, with the worst eects being in the trop- ics and in freshwater ecosystems. Destruction of species’ habitats by pollutants and land-use change […]
Scientists have discovered Octlantis — an underwater site built entirely by octopuses, where they communicate with each other by posturing, chasing or colour changes. Researchers from the University of Illinois in the U.S. found the site in the waters off the east coast of Australia, that is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses. […]
Snow leopard no longer endangered : IUCN The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. It was changed after three-year assessment process by international experts. The change in status comes 45 years after snow leopard was first declared endangered in 1972. However, experts have […]
A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said on Monday, with a trial under way to breed thousands of the rare species. Predatory crown-ofthorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturallyoccurring but have proliferated due to pollution and run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Their impact has […]