Nine orphaned sea lion pups released into the wild off Peru

Nine sea lion cubs have been released into the wild in Peru. The cubs had lost their mothers after local fishermen killed more than 70 adult South American female sea lions.They subsequently left 50 orphaned sea lion babies to fend for themselves. Peruvian NGO ORCA managed to rescue 30 of them.The number of sea lions have dwindled due to overfishing, the use of nets and dynamite. Oct 15, 2016

Global deal reached to limit use of powerful greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 countries have agreed to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC).This type of greenhouse gas is used in refrigerators and air conditioners.Countries are divided into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of HFC.These gasses are 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.Europe and the US committed to a reduction of 10% by 2019 and 85% by 2036. Oct 15, 2016

Lastarria Volcano: A close-up view of lava flows

Drone footage shows dramatic pictures of Lastarria, a stratovolcano along the border of Argentina and Chile. It is noted for its molten sulphur lava flows and a debris avalanche. The footage shows its fumarole openings emitting gas and the surrounding rugged landscape.The volcano, also known as Azufre, is part of the Lazufre volcanic system. Oct 6, 2016