Australia orders waste dumping ban on Great Barrier Reef
Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said Saturday, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger.
Western Australian sandplains in World Heritage bid
WA plant biologists are spearheading a campaign to have sandplains from Shark Bay to Esperance awarded UNSECO World Heritage status.
Kennewick Man's DNA likely that of a Native
Nearly two decades after the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man was discovered on the banks of the Columbia River, the mystery of his origins appears to be nearing resolution.
Archeologists worry planned tunnel could ruin chance to understand history before Stonehenge
Bangladesh development threatens fragile Sundarbans mangroves
Bangladesh's rapid development on the doorstep of the ecologically fragile Sundarbans mangrove forest means "environmental disasters" like this month's oil spill in the massive delta are increasingly likely, ...
The Great Barrier Reef should not be listed as 'in danger'
The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site "in danger" at international meetings next year. ...
Video games have cultural cachet – so recognise their place in society and history
The UK's video games industry body Tiga has called for the products to be treated like other creative industries such as television or film, rather than mere "software". ...
Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins
Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".
Conservation targeting tigers pushes leopards to change
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans—but in different ...
Pop music heritage contributes to the formation of identity
The musical rebels of the past are today's museum pieces. Pop music is increasingly penetrating heritage institutions such as museums and archives. That is apparent from the PhD research of Arno van der Hoeven. On Thursday ...
What is a heritage turkey?
Over 45 million turkeys are eaten by Americans each Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hunters provide some—last autumn, about 24,000 wild turkeys were harvested in Pennsylvania. ...
Archaeologists race against time to explore Neanderthal site
University of Southampton archaeologists are working to save important Palaeolithic remains at a rare Neanderthal site, before they are lost to the forces of nature.
Australia to ban waste dumping on Great Barrier Reef
Australia said Thursday it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef as environmentalists called for the government to go further and commit to a total halt.
Nature reserves on the rise but funds lacking: UN
Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warned Thursday.