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Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

The loss of oxygen from the ocean due to climate change risks ‘dire effects’ on sea life, fisheries and coastal communities, a global conservation body said Saturday.

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned.

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans ...

Russian officials say will free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials say will free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orcas and belugas from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates.

'Ocean's 8,' a glamorous crime tale for the #MeToo age

'Ocean's 8,' a glamorous crime tale for the #MeToo age

They're eight women, poised to take over from the men for an ‘Ocean's’ reboot full of glitz and glamor -- a particularly #MeToo affair that does away with the saga's traditional masculinity.

Six-storey-high wave sets a record, says UN agency

Six-storey-high wave sets a record, says UN agency

The UN's weather agency on Tuesday announced the highest wave on record -- a behemoth that towered 19 metres (62.3 feet) above the North Atlantic.