Archive for March 29th, 2017:

Cyclone Debbie: Experts fear damage to Great Barrier Reef

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boats have been swept ashore in the Whitsunday Islands Cyclone Debbie is likely to have damaged Australia’s already beleaguered Great Barrier Reef, experts have said. The cyclone struck the Queensland coast as a category four storm, carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph). Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said some

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Elephants in dramatic muddy escape

Media captionThe last elephant has to be pulled out with a rope It is a great escape. One by one, 11 Asian elephants manage to drag themselves clear of a muddy hole. The drama took place in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. The elephants had gone to drink and bathe in

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ExoMars: Rover scientists to study Mawrth Vallis option

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: The ExoMars rover would land on the Red Planet in early 2021 Europe is going to investigate a second site on Mars as a possible destination to send its 2021 rover. Scientists spent two days considering the options and plumped in the end for Mawrth Vallis – an area

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