Almost 100 million sharks slaughtered each year

Almost 100 million sharks slaughtered each year

Sharks are usually considered fierce and brutal but an estimated 100 million sharks are slaughtered by humans each year. Some species populations have dropped between 30% - 50%. The increase in shark fishing, mainly for valuable shark fins, is the main reason for their decreased population. Jul 22, 2017
Stunning white Angolan colobus monkey born at Zoo Atlanta

Stunning white Angolan colobus monkey born at Zoo Atlanta

An Angolan colobus monkey was born at Zoo Atlanta on July 15. The snow-white baby will grow the typical long black and white hair at three months old. Angolan colobus monkeys are threatened by hunting and habitat loss in central and east Africa. Jul 21, 2017
Tiny moon Phobos photobombs Mars

Tiny moon Phobos photobombs Mars

Appearing tiny and almost looking like a distant star, the moon Phobos has turned up unexpectedly in an image of Mars taken by Nasas Hubble Telescope. Jul 21, 2017
At least two dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits tourist hotspots in Greece and Turkey

At least two dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits tourist hotspots in Greece and Turkey

The US Geological Survey said at around 1.30am local time on Friday morning (21 July) a magnitude 6.7 quake struck 10km south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and 16km north-east of Kos, Greece, areas popular with British tourists. The European quake agency EMSC reported the prospect of a small tsunami. However, this was downplayed by Turkish officials who said large waves, rather than a tsunami, were expected. Jul 21, 2017