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Now you can visit this 129-year-old tunnel in Pakistan

Sometimes you can find treasure in the trash. That’s what happened in Pakistan when people were digging a pit for some plantation in Ayubia National Park. A 100-year-old British-era tunnel was found from a trash mound.  The historic ’Moto Tunnel’ was built 1891 and would still have been buried in a garbage dump and neglect […]

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Coral reef taller than a skyscraper found in Australia

A new, and enormous, coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. Like an underwater mountain, the unnamed reef is about 1.5km long, 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York’s Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin […]

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A 12 YO makes the discovery of a lifetime!

You may just be an amateur, but if you really keep looking you may get your goal some day. An aspiring palaeontologist has been a rage the world over after he discovered a dinosaur skeleton dating back 69 million years! The Grade 7 student from Calgary discovered a rare dinosaur skeleton earlier this year at […]

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Eight Indian beaches get Blue Flag Certification

In a first, eight Indian beaches have been awarded Blue Flag Certification by an eminent international jury. The government has hailed it as a big moment for environmentalists and the Swachh Bharat programme.  What does it mean? The eight beaches selected for the certification are Kappad (Kerala), Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), […]

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How is the Mauritius oil spill threatening sea life

A small island nation of Mauritius had to declare an emergency because its beaches and related sea life was in danger.  What happened On July 25, a Japanese ship named M V Wakashio struck a coral reef resulting in an oil spill of over 1,000 tonnes into the Indian Ocean. The ship was carrying an […]

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Assam floods leave thousands displaced

Heavy seasonal rainfall has led to floods in Northeast states. Assam and Meghalaya  are worst-hit with the former reporting more than 80 deaths. The deluge has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee their homes since May in the state of Assam, known for its lush green tea gardens and a famous wildlife park. […]

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City of Sydney switches on green button 

The largest city in Australia is now officially powered by 100% green energy! The City of Sydney, which is home to a quarter-million people, has begun sourcing all of its energy from two solar farms and the largest wind farm in all of New South Wales. All the City of Sydney’s operations – including street […]

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The only hurricane-proof country in the world 

It’s amazing how humans can bring the change with their will and resilience. In 2017, after Hurricane Maria wiped out this small island country, its economy and infrastructure, Dominica has now become the first hurricane-proof country in the world… all because of its will to change.  In the span of a single night, Dominica was […]

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Inspiring: Family sells London home to set up coral farm in Seychelles 

We all think about the environment, we all love Mother Nature but very few take steps to actually do something to save her. A family of London, parents and their two daughters, have sold their family home to set up a farm near Seychelles island so that they could do something for the environment. Karolina […]

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Fisherman catches statue instead of fish! 

Generally fishermen catch fish in the sea and rivers but this month a Spanish fisherman caught a statue, that too a 700 year old one!  Fisherman Fernando Brey was wading in the Sar River near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. As he fished, he stumbled over a stone. But when he looked more closely, he realized […]