Article: India – Maharashtra


Rangers Can Now Shoot Tiger Poachers on Sight

The following link is to an article reporting that poachers of Tigers in the Indian state of Maharashtra, can now be shot on sight by forest rangers.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0525-shoot-on-sight-india.html

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Article: Five Mountains Deadlier Than Everest


The following link is to an article reporting on the five of the most dangerous mountains in the world – Kangchenjunga in India, K2 between China and Pakistan, Annapurna in Nepal, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir and The Eiger in Switzerland.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/127841

Article: USA – Washington


Mount St Helens Still Recovering

The following link is to an article reporting on the recovery of Mount St Helens thirty years after the volcanic explosion that destroyed the surrounding area.

For more visit:
http://www.livescience.com/6450-mount-st-helens-recovering-30-years.html

Article: Australia – Great Barrier Reef


Call for Marine Park Expansion

The following link is to an article reporting on calls for an expansion to the planned marine park in the Coral Sea. The planned marine park will protect an area of almost 1 million square kilometres, making it the world’s largest protected marine area.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/calls-to-expand-marine-protection-in-coral-sea-20120525-1z8oi.html