How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snail - also known as the giant triton - is present. 5 days ago
Floridians head to shelters to brace for Hurricane Irma

Floridians head to shelters to brace for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall on Florida as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 10. There are 260 shelters open throughout the state to accommodate the evacuees, as 70 more are expected to be open on Sept. 9. 14 days ago
Residents evacuated from Caribbean islands following Hurricane Irma

Residents evacuated from Caribbean islands following Hurricane Irma

A tour company on Antigua assisted with the evacuation of over 200 residents from Barbuda. The elderly, pregnant woman and mothers with young children were evacuated first.The neighboring island was devastated by Hurricane Irma. Food, water and medicine were also transported to Barbuda from Antigua. The islands now have to prepare for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Jose. 14 days ago
Cubas coast battered by Irma

Cubas coast battered by Irma

Hurricane Irma continues to move along the northern coast of Cuba. Cuba was drenched with rain and wind from the edge of the storm. Dangerous storm surges of up to 10 feet are expected. Irma may move closer to the country throughout the day. Tourists and even dolphins were evacuated from the predicted path of the storm. Cubans prepared rigorously for the storm, securing homes and belongings. 14 days ago
UK PM Theresa May defends response to Hurricane Irma

UK PM Theresa May defends response to Hurricane Irma

The UK has come in for criticism from some over the response to the damage caused by Irma. Former U.K. EU representative for Anguilla Dorothea Hodge told The Guardian the speed of response has been absolutely disgraceful. However May has defended her government, saying we have taken action. We moved swiftly. 15 days ago
Stranded cows rescued from Harveys wrath in Texas

Stranded cows rescued from Harveys wrath in Texas

Hurricane Harvey has left several farms across Texas under water. It has threatened the agricultural and cattle industries and will likely have devastating effects on farmers in the area and around the U.S. 23 days ago
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