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Mediterranean could become a ‘sea of plastic’

PARIS: The Mediterranean could become a "sea of plastic", the WWF warned on Friday in a report calling for measures to clean up one of the world's worst affected bodies of water. The WWF said the Mediterranean had record levels of…

Nearly 400 new species discovered in Amazon

SAO PAULO: Researchers have found 381 new species in the Amazon rainforest, the World Wildlife Fund announced Wednesday, warning that the discoveries were all in areas threatened by human activity. The report by the WWF and Brazil's…

Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth

PARIS: From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights on Saturday in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour, an annual…