Archive for October 27th, 2016:

Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

Media captionThe Church of San Sebastiano stands amidst damaged houses in Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Italy. Two strong earthquakes have hit central Italy, damaging buildings and injuring dozens of people. A 5.5-magnitude quake struck at 19:10 (17:10 GMT) near Visso in Macerata province, followed two hours later by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in the same area.

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Nations push to protect Antarctica’s ‘last ocean’

Image copyright JOHN B WELLER Image caption The Ross Sea is home to more than 10 mammal species and half a dozen species of birds, including penguins Campaigners believe a proposal to establish a vast marine reserve in the seas around Antarctica will finally be accepted this week. An international commission is looking to safeguard

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World wildlife ‘falls by 58% in 40 years’

Image copyright Roger Leguen / WWF Image caption This report estimates that wildlife populations have declined by nearly 60% since 1970 Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could

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