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A diver injects a crown-of-thorns starfish with vinegar on the Great Barrier Reef in the hopes of culling the predatory pest, which consumes coral faster than it can be regenerated (AFP Photo/LISA BOSTROM EINARSSON / MANILA BULLETIN)

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

By Agence France-Presse Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's…


Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters

By AFP Miami, Florida, United States — Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic…

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Biodiversity conservation is a mining concern — expert

By Philippines News Agency An expert raised urgency for mining companies nationwide to establish respective forest restoration and biodiversity units. Such units will concentrate on…

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 26, 2017 shows an infant Sri Lankan elephant walking through a field with an adult in Minneriya National Park. Sri Lanka on April 26 announced a major shift in wildlife conservation by allowing rich individuals and temples to adopt infant elephants from the country's main elephant orphanage. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA/ Manila Bulletin

Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants

By Agence France-Presse Sri Lanka said Wednesday it was overturning a ban on adopting baby elephants, drawing sharp criticism from the animal protection lobby. Elephants…