Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers

(Reuters) - Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths. A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their…

100% Pure? New Zealand's deteriorating water raises a stink

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s clean, green image took a beating this summer as tourists traveling through the countryside posted pictures of lakes and rivers off limits due to contamination by farm effluent, garbage and human faeces. FILE PHOTO - A general view of Queenstown September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File PhotoA booming dairy farming industry,…

Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain

Six different sub-species of tigers exist today, scientists confirmed yesterday, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world. The six include the Bengal tiger, Amur tiger, South China tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger and Malayan tiger, said the report in the journal…

Bangladesh among 'best value travel destinations'

Bangladesh ranked seventh in the Lonely Planet's Top 10 “Best Value” travel destinations for 2019, which showcased the top ten places for affordable adventures, UNB reports. Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guidebook publisher, said Bangladesh “creates astonishingly few ripples given everything it has to offer” and focused on the country's diverse and exciting cities.…

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.” In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the US at a disadvantage in…