Trade in wild animals Trends amid Covid-19

Illegal wildlife trade on social media networks is thriving, with wild animals sometimes sold as “lockdown pets”, despite Covid-19 restrictions and the risk of animal to human disease transmission, says a study of advertisements on Facebook. The research published in the journal

Category 4 Hurricane Hits Louisiana

The “catastrophic” Category 4 hurricane, Laura struck the coast of Louisiana on Thursday, with extreme winds causing flash floods in the US state, the country’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The hurricane is expected to cause an “unsurvivable” storm surge as it

6.9 Magnitude Hits Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province on Friday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said, adding no tsunami alert was issued. The quake struck at 11.09 a.m. with the epicenter at 171 km northeast Larantuka


1 dead in Philippines’ 6.6-magnitude quake

One person was killed on Tuesday in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Masbate province in central Philippines, police said. In an updated bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said the magnitude of 6.6 quake, which struck at 8,03 a.m.,

Fire tornado warning issued for California

The US National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a rare fire tornado warning for the state of California after a pyrocumulonimbus cloud formed out of huge raging wildfire. Intense wildfires can sometimes create their own weather, resulting in the formation of a

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