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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said Thursday.

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Mass fish deaths in iconic Hanoi lake

Thousands of fish have suddenly died in Hanoi's Truc Bach Lake.

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Salinity intrusion leads to water shortages in Danang

Danang Water Supply Company announced that water sources have become eight times saltier so they will have to cut supplied freshwater.

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Mountainous town battles waste disposal headache

A town in the central province of Ha Tinh is struggling with waste disposal following the closure of a landfill, while local residents oppose a new dumping ground.

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Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said Saturday.

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Ministry set to cut down hospital solid waste

The Ministry of Health has proposed measures to cut down on the amount of solid waste used at local hospitals.

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Sinking city: Indonesia's capital on brink of disaster

One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue.

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