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Japanese sacred island where women are banned gets Unesco world heritage listing

Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, is home to a 17th century shrine A sacred island in south-west Unesco world heritage site. Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety […]

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More than 100 natural world heritage sites degraded by human activity, says report

Forest loss worst in North America and Australia, with 63% of sites under increased pressure from infrastructure, agriculture and settlements More than 100 of the worlds most precious natural assets are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities, according to a study examining direct human footprints and forest losses. Natural world heritage sites are are […]

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Ellen DeGeneres bombarded by Great Barrier Reef tweets from Australian minister

Greg Hunt defends conservative governments actions in torrent of posts to the Finding Dory star The Australian environment minister, Greg Hunt, has bombarded Ellen DeGeneres with tweets after she appealed to Australia to do more to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Following news of the death of almost a quarter of the coral on the […]

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