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Reef damage could cost Australia a million tourists – study

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DAMAGED. A diver swims amid bleached corals near Orpheus Island, March 2017. Photo by Greg Torda/ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Even if parts of the reef hurt by bleaching bounce back, scientists say it could take up to a decade for even the fastest growing corals to recover

SYDNEY, Australia – Mass coral bleaching on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could cost the region more than a million tourists a year and up to Aus$1.0 billion (US$760 million) in lost revenue, a study warned Wednesday, April 12. Continue reading Reef damage could cost Australia a million tourists – study

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

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HEATSTROKE. This female elephant died on April 22, 2016 after ferrying tourists. Photo from Yem Senok’s Facebook account

The ‘regretful’ Angkor Elephant Company says it will let its 13 remaining elephants work fewer hours after one died on April 22

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Apr. 26, 2016) — A Cambodian tour operator said Tuesday, April 26, it would reduce work hours for elephants during high temperatures following the collapse and death of an animal which had been ferrying tourists in 40°C heat.  Continue reading Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

Global landmarks lit with Belgium’s colors after Brussels attacks

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IN SOLIDARITY. The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the national colors of Belgium in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Belgium, in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Ian Langsdon/EPA
Landmarks around the world were bathed in black, yellow, and red lights – colors of the Belgian flag – as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attack

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 23, 2016) — Landmarks around the world were bathed in black, yellow, and red lights – colors of the Belgian flag – as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attack.

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At least 4 killed in suicide attack in Istanbul shopping hub

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BLAST. Crime scene police investigators inspect the site after an explosion in Istiklal Street in Istanbul, Turkey, March 19, 2016. Photo by EPA
No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack that also injured 36 people

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Mar. 20, 2016) — A suicide blast ripped through a major shopping district in Istanbul on Saturday, March 19, killing at least 4 people less than a week after another deadly attack left 35 dead in Ankara.

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