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Galapagos dropped from UNESCO endangered list

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee said Wednesday it has removed Ecuador's Galapagos Islands from its list of endangered sites, due to Quito's protective efforts in the Pacific archipelago.

dateJul 29, 2010 in Ecology
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Russians rally to save Lake Baikal

Russians on Saturday protested at the reopening of a paper mill on the shore of Lake Baikal which environmentalists say endangers one of the world's largest freshwater reserves.

dateMar 27, 2010 in Environment
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Image: Sentinel-1A satellite images Florida

The peninsula sits between the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The large body of water at the top of the image is the freshwater Lake Okeechobee. Covering about 1900 sq km, ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Australia launches 'Green Army' for environment

Australia on Saturday launched its 'Green Army' which plans to recruit up to 15,000 young people for projects to conserve and rehabilitate the environment—the biggest land care mobilisation in the nation's ...

dateAug 02, 2014 in Environment
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