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08/26/2019

G7 nations close to agreement on tackling Amazon fires: Macron French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the de...
20:28, 08/25/2019

Bolivia president does about-face and will now accept aid to put out wildfires Bolivian President Evo Morales did an about-face on Sunday and said he was now open to international aid to fight the blazes that have engulfed rural villages and doubled in size since Thursday....
20:28, 08/25/2019

Explainer: Why are the Amazon fires sparking a crisis for Brazil - and the world? A record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest's importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatc...
20:28, 08/25/2019

Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage Six states in Brazil's Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon's centr...
22:56, 08/24/2019

As the Amazon Burns, Europe Seizes Title of Climate Champion With the Trump administration nearly silent, European leaders have energetically stepped in to take up the mantle of leadership. A trade deal could be at stake....
20:00, 08/24/2019

NHC says 60% chance of cyclone near Windward Islands A low pressure system located about 1,100 miles (1,770 km) east-southeast of the Windward Islands has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Cent...
10:28, 08/24/2019

U.S. appeals court mostly upholds Obama-era ozone rules A U.S. appeals court on Friday mostly upheld Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency regulations from 2015 that set a more stringent standard for ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health ...
00:00, 08/24/2019

U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Brazilian wild fires: official The U.S. government is deeply concerned about wildfires raging throughout the Brazilian Amazon, a senior White House official said on Friday, as international concern grows over the record number of b...
00:00, 08/24/2019

France's Macron to push for charter on biodiversity at G7 summit French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he would put pressure on the United States to sign a charter on protecting biodiversity at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France this weekend....
00:00, 08/24/2019

Amazon fires could burn Brazil's bid to join OECD rich nations club Uncontrolled fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest could scuttle Brazil's chances of becoming a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), worried business lea...
00:00, 08/24/2019

France's Macron says real 'ecocide' going on in Amazon The Amazon needs better management to end the 'ecocide' that is going on in the rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday ahead of a G7 summit at the weekend....
00:00, 08/24/2019

Brazil's indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon 'to last drop of blood' Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The def...
00:00, 08/24/2019

Exclusive: As Amazon fires rage, Brazil tells diplomats to fix image Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials....
00:00, 08/24/2019

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not p...
00:00, 08/24/2019

Facing global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest....
00:00, 08/24/2019

Brazil minister says agribusiness should not be blamed for Amazon fires Brazilian agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, said on Friday that agribusiness should not be blamed for the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest and that potential trade barriers are u...
17:42, 08/23/2019

Brazilian army is ready to protect the Amazon rainforest, says general The Brazilian army is ready to defend the Amazon rainforest, Edson Leal Pujol, head of the armed forces, said on Friday amid increasing international pressure and calls for tough action to combat fire...
17:42, 08/23/2019

U.S. appeals court mostly upholds Obama era ozone rules A U.S. appeals court on Friday mostly upheld Environmental Protection Agency regulations from 2015 that created stricter standards for ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions....
17:42, 08/23/2019

Trump administration not seen rescinding granted biofuel waivers: sources The Trump administration is no longer expected to rescind any of the biofuel waivers already granted to oil refiners after a meeting on Thursday at the White House, sources familiar with the matter sa...
17:42, 08/23/2019

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough acti...
17:42, 08/23/2019

Amazon Fires Prompt Alarm in Europe, and Anger at Brazil’s Government President Emmanuel Macron of France accused President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about climate change, and said he would try to kill a major trade deal....
17:42, 08/23/2019

Finland urges EU to consider banning Brazilian beef over Amazon fires Finland, which holds the European Union's rotating chairmanship, called on Friday for the EU to look into the possibility of banning Brazilian beef from its markets due to devastation caused by fires ...
17:14, 08/23/2019

NHC sees 40% chance of cyclone off Florida A low pressure system east of the upper Florida Keys has a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday....
17:14, 08/23/2019

Indonesia's plastic recycling exports hit by tougher rules on imported waste Indonesia's exports of recycled plastic have plunged by 70% in the past few months due to a shortage of materials needed for production since Jakarta tightened rules on imported waste, an industry bod...
17:14, 08/23/2019

Russia's first seaborne nuclear power plant sets sail across Arctic Russia's first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country's most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns....
17:14, 08/23/2019

G7 advisers discuss 'concrete measures' on Amazon fires: France Advisers to G7 leaders are discussing concrete measures to be decided on during the Group of Seven industrialized countries' summit this weekend in France, a French diplomatic source said on Friday....
17:14, 08/23/2019

Climate activists demonstrate outside Brazil embassies in Paris and London Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries' leaders over the issue of climate change intensified, while ...
17:14, 08/23/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may help fight Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the army may be enlisted to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and calls for tough action to quell...
17:14, 08/23/2019

Malaysia's Mahathir says linking palm oil to deforestation 'baseless' Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said linking the production of palm oil to deforestation was "baseless, unfair and unjustified", and that the industry has grown responsibly....
09:14, 08/23/2019

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow: report China's coal demand will start to fall in 2025 once consumption at utilities and other industrial sectors reaches its peak, a state-owned think tank said in a new report, easing pressure on Beijing to...
09:14, 08/23/2019

Brazil prosecutors probe surge in Amazon deforestation and fires Federal prosecutors in Brazil said on Thursday they will investigate a spike in deforestation and wildfires raging in the Amazon state of Pará to determine whether there has been reduced monitoring an...
00:28, 08/23/2019

France's Macron calls Amazon fires an international emergency French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the fires raging in the Amazon rain forest are an international emergency and called for the situation to be discussed at the G7 summit....
00:28, 08/23/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Argentina Preserving Pristine Forests Thousands of species of animals and plants which are indigenous to a vast forest in Argentina could be saved thanks to a partnership between the United Nations and the South American country.  ...
00:28, 08/23/2019

Britain's Cuadrilla pauses gas fracking after earth tremor British shale gas company Cuadrilla has paused fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England, due to an earth tremor late on Wednesday....
19:14, 08/22/2019

Bernie Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 an...
19:14, 08/22/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government lacks the resources to fight Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the government lacks the resources to fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest after satellite images showed a record number of burning spots t...
19:14, 08/22/2019

Citigroup's new shipping finance chairman to deepen environmental focus Citigroup's veteran shipping finance banker Michael Parker is to become chairman of the bank's shipping & logistics business, a role which will include bolstering the lender's environmental focus in ...
19:14, 08/22/2019

London Zoo launches its trickiest annual task - the weigh-in Bullfrogs, pythons and penguins were among creatures being coaxed onto the scales at London Zoo this week for the annual check on their weight and size....
19:14, 08/22/2019

Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire wo...
19:14, 08/22/2019

Indonesia tells some Jakarta supermarkets to remove 'palm oil-free' products Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, has told some retailers in Jakarta to remove food products with "palm oil-free" labels from their shops, a government official said, as it seeks to protec...
19:14, 08/22/2019

At least three die in thunderstorm in Tatra mountains At least three people were killed and 22 injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra Mountains on Thursday and another was killed in the West Tatras in Slovakia, mountain rescue services reported....
19:14, 08/22/2019

Trade in giraffes to be regulated for first time: CITES Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their skins and other parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and ...
19:14, 08/22/2019

China slams 'repeat offender' Minmetals for more pollution violations Central government inspectors slammed the state-owned China Minmetals Corp Ltd for the second time in a week on Thursday, describing one of its steelmaking units as a "repeat offender" when it comes t...
09:42, 08/22/2019

Chile to account for costs of climate change in budget Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced on Tuesday, as receding glaciers and drought put a squeeze on water and natural resources...
05:42, 08/22/2019

Trump EPA says 'zero evidence' of biofuel waivers hurting ethanol producers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday dismissed the biofuel industry's argument that waivers granted to small oil refineries were destroying demand and that were damaging for the ethanol pro...
05:42, 08/22/2019

China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks China hopes to welcome the United States 'back to the negotiating table' to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate...
05:42, 08/22/2019

Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry....
05:42, 08/22/2019

India's monsoon rains above average for fourth straight week Monsoon rains in India in the week through Wednesday were above average for a fourth straight week, the weather office said, with floods hitting many districts in the northern parts of the country....
05:42, 08/22/2019

Good things come in threes! Tapir gives birth to third baby at Belgian zoo A Malayan tapir gave birth to its third baby at Antwerp Zoo in the north of Belgium last week, marking another success for the zoo which has been breeding the endangered species for 29 years....
05:42, 08/22/2019

Anglo American agrees to earlier community payout in Peru after protests Anglo American PLC will spend some $30 million on community projects near its Quellaveco copper project in Peru three years earlier than planned after protests threatened to disrupt construction last ...
05:42, 08/22/2019

Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wil...
05:42, 08/22/2019

Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co...
05:42, 08/22/2019

Chantal weakens to a tropical depression: NHC Chantal has weakened to a tropical depression and is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low by Friday night, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory....
05:42, 08/22/2019

China considers testing no-go zones for gasoline vehicles: ministry China is considering testing a ban on gasoline-powered vehicles in some parts of the country and may set a timetable to eventually phase out such vehicles, according to the industry ministry....
05:42, 08/22/2019

Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen  The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is being forced to close down several humanitarian programmes in Yemen because money pledged by Member States to pay for them has “failed to materiali...
21:14, 08/21/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, ocean protection This Tuesday, we cover: new report on water quality worldwide; Yemen envoy briefs the Security Council on Aden; intensifying clashes in southern Libya; UNICEF appeals for increased aid for Venezuela y...
19:42, 08/21/2019

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage....
20:28, 08/20/2019

As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next....
20:28, 08/20/2019

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair ...
20:28, 08/20/2019

Nordic PMs, CEOs sign joint declaration on climate change Nordic prime ministers and business leaders sought on Tuesday to reinforce the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by signing a joint declaration to promote p...
17:42, 08/20/2019

Brazilian states bypass Bolsonaro to discuss rainforest protection funding directly Brazilian states containing the country's Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation after changes proposed by the federal gov...
15:42, 08/20/2019

Brazil securities regulator ramps up Vale dam disaster probe Brazil's securities regulator CVM said on Monday it has opened up an additional investigation into whether executives of iron ore miner Vale SA breached their fiduciary duties in relation to a January...
15:42, 08/20/2019

Indonesian planters see drought hitting palm oil output Leading palm oil players in Indonesia see production growth being hit in the short to medium term, as the world's top grower of the edible oil faces drought across major planting regions that is expec...
15:42, 08/20/2019

G7 summit seen ending without communique due to gaps on trade: source A Group of Seven summit to be held this weekend in France will likely end without a joint communique due to gaps between member nations on trade, a Japanese government official with knowledge of the m...
15:42, 08/20/2019

Indonesia will implement IMO low-sulfur fuel rule on schedule: ministry Indonesian-flagged ships will comply with new low-sulfur fuel rules that start next year, the country's Ministry of Transportation said on Tuesday, after earlier saying more time was needed to meet th...
15:42, 08/20/2019

From bin bags to planes: Shell, BA plan EU's first waste-to-jet fuel plant Aeroplanes could be powered by jet fuel made from household rubbish from 2024 under plans by Shell , British Airways and Velocys to build Europe's first large-scale plant to produce jet fuel from dom...
15:42, 08/20/2019

Conservationists push at CITES conference to ban trophy hunting A group of activists is trying to persuade an international conservation conference to ban trophy hunting, which outrages some animal lovers but has long been tolerated by some environmentalists as a ...
15:42, 08/20/2019

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement....
14:28, 08/20/2019

Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions Milestones lend themselves to reflection, so we took the opportunity to slow down and tap you, fellow travelers, for questions you might have about my journey....
14:28, 08/20/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: World Humanitarian Day, Afghan massacre aftermath, Venezuelans in Brazil, Yemen war update, and reconciliation in Mali Our main stories today: Women celebrated on World Humanitarian Day; Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence; Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to Venezuelans; UN urges Yemen’s warring parties...
12:42, 08/20/2019

TÜV SÜD pulls out of dam safety checks after Brazil disaster Germany's TÜV SÜD has pulled out of conducting safety assessments of dams after the collapse of a Brazilian dam it had vetted killed almost 250 people in January, the industrial inspection firm's chie...
19:28, 08/19/2019

Russia's Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data Russia's Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa's eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space ag...
19:28, 08/19/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Green wall of opportunities grows in the Sahel An ambitious plan has got underway to plant a band of trees across the Sahel region of Africa, to hold back desertification and combat climate change, thanks to the support of the United Nations....
18:14, 08/19/2019

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem....
17:00, 08/19/2019

Protecting Singapore from rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion Protecting Singapore against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the low-lying island-state makes preparations to mit...
12:42, 08/19/2019

Poles wade through Baltic 'like herrings' to commune with the sea Once a year, Poles head to the Hel Peninsula on the northern coast near Gdynia to "become herrings" and wade up to a meter deep for five hours along a 10-km (six-mile) sand bank through the Baltic Sea...
12:42, 08/19/2019

Malaysian PM urges Britain to 'break with Europe' on palm oil: Bloomberg Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production, rather than pursuing boycotts after its scheduled exit from...
12:42, 08/19/2019

China provides $1 billion in 'green' finance to coal projects in first half of the year Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in "green" financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still pla...
12:42, 08/19/2019

Paying tribute and strengthening the role of #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day....
11:28, 08/19/2019

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread....
02:14, 08/18/2019

Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand Bazaar Strong rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several neighborhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city....
17:00, 08/17/2019

Rescued Thai baby dugong killed by ocean plastic An orphaned baby dugong rescued in Thailand earlier this year died on Saturday due to pieces of plastic clogging her digestive system, authorities said....
10:14, 08/17/2019

Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog o...
20:14, 08/16/2019

Denmark sees resolution soon to EU rift on 2050 climate goal The new energy and climate minister of Denmark, a frontrunner in fighting climate change, said on Friday he was confident fellow EU countries would soon agree to go carbon-neutral by 2050 despite resi...
20:14, 08/16/2019

Trump intervention triggered EPA's surprise biofuel waiver decision: sources A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump last week ended a nearly two-month-long review of the nation's biofuels program, three sources familiar with the matter said, with the White House siding ...
15:56, 08/16/2019

Pacific Islands leaders agree on climate plan with loopholes Pacific Islands leaders failed to agree on tough new climate change commitments at an annual summit on Thursday, agreeing instead to endorse a plan that allows them to opt out of specific measures the...
11:28, 08/16/2019

China's Minmetals says to close rare earth unit after pollution violations The rare earths arm of state-owned China Minmetals Corporation said one of its units would halt production with immediate effect from Thursday after failing to rectify a series of environmental offenc...
11:28, 08/16/2019

Norway stops Amazon fund contribution in dispute with Brazil Norway has suspended donations supporting projects to curb deforestation in Brazil after the country's right-wing government blocked operations of a fund receiving the aid, the Norwegian ministry of c...
11:28, 08/16/2019

Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought Australia's biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government...
11:28, 08/16/2019

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia Small Pacific islands nations at risk from rising sea levels lambasted Australia on Friday after it blocked moves at a regional forum to set down tough policies to combat climate change....
11:28, 08/16/2019

Children’s lives in Mediterranean Sea must take priority over politics, says UNICEF The fate of 130 children on board two rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea should not be put at risk by political point-scoring, the UN said on Thursday, amid ongoing uncertainty about whether the ve...
05:00, 08/16/2019

Pacific Island leaders start talks on climate targets Pacific Islands leaders began negotiations over climate change and other policies at an annual summit on Thursday, talks that will test Australia's relationship with the region as it refuses to embrac...
14:14, 08/15/2019

Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than half a million ...
14:14, 08/15/2019

China raises pollution violations at Minmetals rare earth unit: Xinhua State-owned China Minmetals has failed to rectify a series of pollution offences at its rare earth production unit despite being ordered to do so, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing t...
14:14, 08/15/2019

Indonesia seals palm, timber concessions amid forest fires: ministry Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burni...
14:14, 08/15/2019

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need  The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, almost half of whom are y...
04:00, 08/15/2019

Winnie Byanyima ‘honoured to be joining UNAIDS’ as next Executive Director The UN programme dedicated to the elimination of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director....
00:56, 08/15/2019

Documenting a City’s Nocturnal Living Adjusting to the effects of climate change in Phoenix has been a slow burn for its residents. Covering it required these two journalists to flip their internal clocks....
23:14, 08/14/2019

Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change? Environmental concerns have been the driving force of villains in recent superhero and sci-fi movies. But critics say the industry needs to show how society can reform its ways....
23:14, 08/14/2019

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the r...
21:14, 08/14/2019

Captive breeding employed to rescue Chile's national animal, a shy deer Scientists seeking to increase the dwindling population of Chile's national animal, the shy Huemul deer, have released their first captive-bred pair into the wild in a pivotal step in the drive to sav...
21:14, 08/14/2019

India gets above-average monsoon rains for third straight week: weather office Monsoon rains in India in the week through Wednesday were above average for a third straight week, the weather office said, easing concerns of drought, although excessive rainfall flooded many distric...
19:42, 08/14/2019

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday and airlines canceled hundreds of scheduled flights as a tropical storm bore down on the archipelago, public broadcaster NHK...
19:42, 08/14/2019

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change and refugees Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx, climate change and a decline in the use of ...
19:42, 08/14/2019

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on Wednesday, following the deadliest climbi...
19:42, 08/14/2019

Fire resurges on Greece's Evia, challenges firefighters Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots....
19:42, 08/14/2019

India floods kill more than 270, displace one million Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of h...
19:42, 08/14/2019

Radioactive dust in Antarctic ice could help map interstellar clouds Interstellar dust has been found in Antarctic snow samples. The discovery could provide a way of mapping the clouds of dust Earth has passed through in space...
18:28, 08/14/2019

China government think tank presses for 2025 CO2 cap An influential Chinese think tank is calling on the government to set absolute caps on climate-warming greenhouse gas to ensure the country is on course for emissions to peak by the end of the next de...
09:29, 08/14/2019

Greta Thunberg Prepares to Set Sail for U.N. Climate Talks The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous carbon footprint....
00:28, 08/14/2019

Germany plans CO2 pricing to help with climate goals: Merkel Germany will introduce some sort of carbon emissions pricing to achieve its climate goals, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that she favors issuance of CO2 certificates to reduce such ...
22:28, 08/13/2019

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its ...
22:28, 08/13/2019

Medics who treated victims of accident sent to Moscow for examination: TASS Medics who treated victims of an accident during a rocket engine test that caused a spike in radiation last week have been sent to Moscow for medical examination, TASS news agency cited an unnamed med...
17:14, 08/13/2019

Climate campaigner Greta prepares to sail to the U.S. on boat with no toilet Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York on Wednesday, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht with no shower or toilet to join protests in the United States and take...
17:14, 08/13/2019

Russia recommends villagers leave area after accident: Ifax Russian authorities have recommended residents of Nyonoksa leave their village while work is carried out nearby following a rocket engine accident that caused a spike in radiation last week, Interfax ...
17:14, 08/13/2019

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of two villages in the path of the flames....
17:14, 08/13/2019

Indonesia needs $15 billion investment to meet geothermal target by 2025 Indonesia may require an estimated $15 billion in investment to meet its target of reaching 7.2 gigawatts (GW) of geothermal power capacity by 2025 and is studying ways to reduce project costs, an ene...
12:56, 08/13/2019

Climate campaigner Greta prepares to sail to the U.S. to avoid flying Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will set sail for New York this week, crossing the Atlantic in a racing yacht to join protests in the United States and take part in a United Nations su...
12:56, 08/13/2019

China Hongqiao says aluminum plants not damaged by floods, production normal China Hongqiao Group, the world's top aluminum producer, said on Tuesday it was operating as normal after Typhon Lekima lashed its home province of Shandong at the weekend and cause severe flooding....
11:42, 08/13/2019

Australia should reduce emissions, coal mining: Pacific leaders Australia should do more to reduce its carbon emissions and giving cash to countries battling climate change was not enough, Pacific island leaders said on Tuesday in a rebuke of Canberra's latest att...
11:42, 08/13/2019

Japan braces for tropical storm Krosa in peak holiday season Japan braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm set to dump heavy rains on western parts of the country, threatening to snarl road, rail and air links during the busy summer holidays....
11:42, 08/13/2019

Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets Athens A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path o...
11:42, 08/13/2019

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison s...
05:42, 08/13/2019

Mexican regulator approves Pemex oil refinery construction, with environmental conditions The environmental regulator for Mexico's oil industry said on Monday it had approved the construction of a refinery for state oil company Pemex, but imposed conditions to mitigate the environmental im...
05:42, 08/13/2019

Texas power demand sets record high as heat wave bakes Southeast Demand for electricity in Texas hit a record on Monday as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave that is baking much of the U.S. Southeast, according to the state's power gr...
00:28, 08/13/2019

Trump Administration weakens U.S. wildlife protections, states and conservationists to sue The Trump Administration took steps on Monday to significantly weaken the U.S. Endangered Species Act, prompting state attorneys general and conservation groups to threaten legal action to protect at-...
00:28, 08/13/2019

German minister prepares law to ban plastic bags Germany plans a law to ban the use of plastic bags because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage have not yielded good enough results, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Sunday....
18:29, 08/12/2019

Germany to cut 35 million euros in funds to Brazil for Amazon preservation: newspapers Germany decided to suspend 35 million euros ($39 million) in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian media outlets rep...
18:29, 08/12/2019

UK police close Worthing seafront after hazardous material report The seafront in the resort of Worthing on England's south coast was closed for a few hours on Sunday afternoon after a small number of people reported symptoms including sore eyes and vomiting, police...
18:29, 08/12/2019

China's steel heartland Hebei warns cities for pollution failures China's biggest steel producing province of Hebei has summoned the leaders of three cities after they failed to control air pollution in the first half of this year, the local environmental protection...
18:29, 08/12/2019

Firefighters tackle blaze on Mount Hymettos near Athens A large fire fanned by strong winds that spread quickly over the slopes of Mount Hymettos near Athens was subsiding by early Monday, authorities said....
18:29, 08/12/2019

Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade from 2021 Singapore will ban the domestic trade in ivory from September 2021, the government said on Monday, shutting the door to an important end-market for poached elephant ivory....
18:29, 08/12/2019

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic los...
18:29, 08/12/2019

Greens accuse Merkel of 'voodoo fiscal policy', want new debt for climate plan The leader of Germany's surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday to ditch their balanced budget...
18:29, 08/12/2019

Man, girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland: police A man and six-year-old girl are missing after their car was swept away by a torrent of mud triggered by a flash flood in southwestern Switzerland, police in Valais canton said on Monday as dozens of r...
18:29, 08/12/2019

UK's Labour calls for grouse shooting review as 'Glorious Twelfth' begins Britain's opposition Labour Party called on Monday for a review into driven grouse shooting, saying the sport's impact on the environment needed to be assessed....
18:29, 08/12/2019

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 million for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbors prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sa...
18:29, 08/12/2019

China Hongqiao aluminum facilities flooded as typhoon lashes Shandong Facilities belonging to China Hongqiao Group, the world's top aluminum producer, were damaged by flooding after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc in the smelting heartland of Shandong, according to a state...
18:29, 08/12/2019

Trump administration overhauls U.S. wildlife protections over objections of conservationists The Trump administration on Monday finalized changes to provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act it says will streamline the decades-old wildlife protection law but which conservation groups say ...
18:29, 08/12/2019

Germany to cut part of funds sent to Brazil for Amazon preservation: newspaper Germany will partially suspend funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Saturday...
11:01, 08/11/2019

Death toll from typhoon in eastern China rises to 30 as storm moves north The death toll from a major typhoon in eastern China rose to 30 on Sunday, with 18 people missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported, as the country braced for more travel disruptions as the storm moved...
11:01, 08/11/2019

Typhoon forces evacuations, flight cancellations in eastern China Hundreds of flights were canceled and a million people were evacuated from their homes as the third-largest typhoon on record in China hit the east of the country, state-run China Central Television (...
08:56, 08/10/2019

Earth’s Food Supply Is Under Threat. These Fixes Would Go a Long Way. The food production system accounts for up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions. But if agriculture is done right, experts say, it can actually be a climate change solution....
00:28, 08/10/2019

Rare giant panda twins born at Belgian zoo Giant panda twins born at a zoo in Belgium on Thursday face a precarious first few days but the "extremely rare" birth still bodes well for the vulnerable species, the Pairi Daiza zoo announced on Fri...
20:00, 08/09/2019

Britain would hold 2020 U.N. climate talks in Glasgow The British government said on Friday it would hold United Nations' climate talks next year in Glasgow, Scotland, if its bid to host them is successful....
20:00, 08/09/2019

Floods kill at least 28 in southern India, displace thousands At least 28 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday....
20:00, 08/09/2019

Wild winds ground flights in Australia, falling tree kills woman Major airports at Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, canceled flights on Friday as damaging winds swept southeastern states, killing one woman, destroying roofs and causing power ou...
11:56, 08/09/2019

Plastic, plastic everywhere but not for African recyclers A sea of crumpled bottles spills across the courtyard of Lucy Luo Minghui's new $44 million plastic recycling factory in Nairobi, where plastic waste litters roadsides and clogs rivers. Yet, she can't...
11:56, 08/09/2019

Floods kill at least 22 in southern India, displace thousands At least 22 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday....
11:56, 08/09/2019

Atlantic hurricane forecast revised higher - U.S. agency U.S. weather forecasters expect "above normal" activity in the current Atlantic hurricane season, revising an earlier forecast of "near normal" activity, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...
04:14, 08/09/2019

U.S. Midwest farm economy hit hard by record floods: Fed banks U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to banker surveys relea...
04:14, 08/09/2019

China issues 'red alert' as super typhoon approaches mainland China's weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast, after forcing flight cancellations in Taiwan and shutting markets a...
04:14, 08/09/2019

Heatstroke suspected in death of Olympics construction worker - NHK Heatstroke is suspected in the death of a worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site, NHK national television said on Friday, as the Japanese capital swelters through a heatwave that has killed doze...
04:14, 08/09/2019

Thursday's Daily Brief: Climate crisis and food risks, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, calls for calm in Kashmir Thursday’s top stories: food security risk from climate crisis, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, UN chief urges “maximum restraint” in Jammu and Kashmir, calls for investigations into “b...
02:42, 08/09/2019

Exclusive: Germany eyes fiscal U-turn with new debt to finance climate plan Germany is considering ditching its long-cherished balanced budget policy to help finance a costly climate protection program with new debt, a senior government official said....
20:14, 08/08/2019

Closer to average weather patterns to prevail through winter as El Niño fades: U.S. CPC Amid waning El Niño conditions, weather patterns are expected to be closer to average through the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2019-20, with "ENSO-neutral conditions" having a 50%-55% chance of conti...
17:28, 08/08/2019

Exclusive: Germany eyes fiscal U-turn to finance climate protection plan - official Germany is considering ditching its long-cherished balanced budget policy to help finance a costly climate protection program with new debt, a senior government official said....
17:28, 08/08/2019

Activist groups urge insurers to drop coverage of oil sands pipeline A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project which carr...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Indonesia's Pertamina says oil spill recovery will take until March 2020 Clean-up efforts after an oil spill from a well in Indonesia's Java Sea will take until at least March next year, state energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday as it struggles to plug the underwater le...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Ukraine ArcelorMittal promises investments after pollution charges ArcelorMittal's Ukrainian steel mill, charged with violating environmental standards, will invest $1.8 billion over the next five years to reduce air emissions by 50-55 percent, the company said on T...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government said ...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Indonesia president makes moratorium on forest clearance permanent Indonesian President Joko Widodo has issued a permanent moratorium on new forest clearance for activities such as palm plantations or logging, the environment minister said on Thursday....
16:42, 08/08/2019

Taiwan orders markets, schools closed on Friday as super typhoon approaches Authorities in Taiwan have ordered markets, businesses and schools to close on Friday as a super typhoon approaches the island, forcing flight cancellations and landslide warnings shortly after an ear...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Floods in India kill 33, displace thousands Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 33 people and forced the evacuation of 180,000 from their homes, officials ...
16:42, 08/08/2019

China reprimands 130 people during second round of environmental audits: Xinhua China has reprimanded 130 people and summoned more than a thousand company and government officials during a second round of nationwide environmental audits, the official Xinhua news agency said on Th...
16:42, 08/08/2019

El Niño weather pattern transitions to neutral conditions: U.S. forecaster The El Niño weather pattern has transitioned to ENSO-neutral conditions that have a 50%-55% chance of continuing through the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2019-20, a U.S. government weather forecaster...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Exclusive: Germany mulls fiscal policy U-turn, eyes new debt for climate protection: official Germany is mulling a fiscal policy U-turn and considering ditching its long cherished balanced budget goal by issuing new debt to finance a costly climate protection package, a senior government offic...
16:42, 08/08/2019

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Turkey's southwest: observatory An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude rocked Turkey's southwestern city of Denizli on Thursday, the country's monitoring service said, sending about two dozen people to hospital though there were no reports ...
16:42, 08/08/2019

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate...
16:42, 08/08/2019

World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit gr...
15:00, 08/08/2019

Plate tectonics began nearly 2 billion years before we thought Earth’s continents may have been shifting for 2.5 billion years, according to a study of ancient rocks that finds plate tectonics evolved far earlier than we thought...
01:56, 08/08/2019

Earth's magnetic poles probably won't flip within our lifetime Contrary to recent reports, new research suggests the next reversal of Earth’s magnetic pole won’t happen in a human lifetime and could take tens of thousands of years...
01:56, 08/08/2019

Brazil does not expect boycott due to deforestation: spokesman Brazil's government does not expect an international boycott of Brazilian products due to increasing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest basin, presidential spokesman General Otavio Rego Barros sai...
01:28, 08/08/2019

EU wheat harvest well advanced as heatwave enabled rapid work The summer heatwave has enabled west Europe's farmers make rapid progress with wheat harvesting, but rain in recent days has slowed progress in some countries, experts said on Wednesday....
19:56, 08/07/2019

Bangladesh floods to slash 400,000 T from rice harvest Floods have washed away crops in Bangladesh that would have yielded nearly 400,000 tonnes of rice, according to estimates from the agriculture ministry....
19:56, 08/07/2019

Indonesia's capital curbs private cars in bid to cut choking pollution Indonesia's capital announced new curbs on private cars on Wednesday as it moves to rein in Jakarta's choking air pollution, but experts warned the measures were unlikely to stamp out the problem....
19:56, 08/07/2019

After protests, Alamos CEO defends Turkish mine project against 'misinformation' Canada-based Alamos Gold has defended its environmental record at a mining project in western Turkey against a wave of protests, saying it had paid for future reforestation at the site and denying cy...
19:56, 08/07/2019

Sausage-loving Germans chew over meat tax plan German lawmakers on Wednesday proposed raising the sales tax on meat to help protect the climate and improve animal welfare, kindling a debate in a country renowned for its love of sausages....
19:56, 08/07/2019

India's monsoon rains above-average for second straight week: weather office India's monsoon rains in the week through Wednesday were above average for the second straight week, the weather office said, easing concerns of drought, although excessive rainfall flooded some areas...
19:56, 08/07/2019

China's Henan province to switch more homes from coal heating in 2019: media China's central province of Henan plans to convert more households to gas- or electricity-powered heating from coal in 2019 to further improve its air quality....
19:56, 08/07/2019

UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, an...
17:56, 08/07/2019

CBA joins global push to limit emissions by cutting coal exposure by 2030 Commonwealth Bank of Australia became the latest company to join a global push to reduce emissions and said it would phase out its exposure to thermal coal or power plants by 2030....
11:56, 08/07/2019

Russia says Siberian wildfires started on purpose by illegal loggers Russian prosecutors said on Tuesday that some of the vast Siberian wildfires that environmentalists have dubbed a climate emergency were started on purpose by arsonists trying to conceal illegal loggi...
06:14, 08/07/2019

‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country’s coastline, sparked a new warning on Tuesday fro...
17:28, 08/06/2019

China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years even as it steps up ...
14:42, 08/06/2019

'Don't come if you like gold': Turks march against planned gold mine Thousands of Turks including opposition lawmakers staged a peaceful and unusually large protest on the outskirts of a small western town on Monday against what they say will be pollution from a foreig...
14:42, 08/06/2019

Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July, authorities said on Tuesday, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organizers must tackle befo...
14:42, 08/06/2019

Brazil deforestation climbs 67% through July as government attacks data Deforestation in Brazil's rainforest has jumped around 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to preliminary data from Brazil's space research agency, which the government has attacked a...
03:56, 08/06/2019

Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged....
03:56, 08/06/2019

How Hot Was July? Hotter Than Ever, Global Data Shows European climate researchers said Monday that last month was the hottest month ever recorded, slightly eclipsing the previous record-holder, July 2016....
22:14, 08/05/2019

World leaders must prove they've listened to climate activists: Thunberg World leaders must prove that they have listened to young climate activists after a year of protests has not led to any progress in the reduction of greenhouse emissions, leading activist Greta Thunbe...
19:56, 08/05/2019

Owner of Poland's ZE PAK energy group plans green push A Polish billionaire owner of a brown coal-fueled power station, Zygmunt Solorz, said on Monday he would invest in greener sources of energy generation, as a shift away from polluting fuels slowly gat...
17:56, 08/05/2019

Brazil's faster agrochemical approvals not harming environment: minister Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Monday that the government's recent accelerated approvals of agrochemicals are not detrimental to food safety and the environment, respondin...
17:56, 08/05/2019

Hundreds stuck in India's financial capital Mumbai as heavy rain disrupts Mumbai rail service Hundreds of passengers were stuck in India's financial capital, Mumbai, and nearby towns on Monday after two days of heavy rain flooded rivers and undermined railway tracks, forcing authorities to can...
10:14, 08/05/2019

Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestation An Indonesia man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation in a country with one of the highest rates in the world....
10:14, 08/05/2019

What These Student Debaters Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates For those who recently attended a debate camp, the Democratic debates were not a chance to undercut rivals or wring donations but something else: a lesson plan....
00:42, 08/05/2019

6.2 magnitude quake jolts northeastern Japan, no tsunami warning An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Sunday but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said....
17:28, 08/04/2019

Train derails in Canada's Alberta, causes evacuation A train derailed in Canada's southern Alberta province on Friday, prompting an evacuation of nearby residents for fear of chemical exposure and disrupting road and highway access, the Alberta governme...
20:56, 08/03/2019

Low river levels to affect French nuclear power generation from August 8: EDF French utility EDF may curb power generation at its 3,000 megawatt Chooz nuclear reactor in the north of France due to the low flow rate of the Meuse river which it uses to cool the two reactors at th...
20:56, 08/03/2019

Indonesia to keep monitoring for potential tsunami until at least 1435 GMT Indonesia's geophysics agency said on Friday it would keep monitoring for the risk of a potential tsunami until at least 21:35 pm (1435 GMT) after a powerful earthquake struck off the islands of Sumat...
00:00, 08/03/2019

Quake hits sea off Indonesia, but tsunami warning lifted A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java on Friday, triggering a two-hour tsunami warning that sent coastal-dwellers fleeing to higher ground and panicking people in...
00:00, 08/03/2019

India's summer crop planting down 6.6% from last year, likely to pick up Indian farmers have planted 78.8 million hectares with summer-sown crops so far, farm ministry data showed on Friday, down 6.6% from last year mainly due to a weak start to the monsoon....
00:00, 08/03/2019

Group of 12 U.S. states challenge Trump fuel economy penalty freeze A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration's decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for auto...
00:00, 08/03/2019

U.S. secretary of state criticizes China's dams on Mekong River U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized China's dam-building on the Mekong River, saying its construction had left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decade in Southeast ...
14:00, 08/02/2019

RWE to close coal-fired power plant in Wales RWE on Thursday said it would close its 1.56 gigawatt (GW) Aberthaw B power plant in Wales due to challenging market conditions for coal-fired power capacity in Britain....
14:00, 08/02/2019

Poland hopes small producers will help it meet EU green energy goals Poland can still meet European Union 2020 green energy goals because of individuals who both produce and consume electricity from renewable sources, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said on Thurs...
14:00, 08/02/2019

Climate activist Thunberg faces challenging boat trip from UK to New York, skipper says Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg will face an uncomfortable and challenging trip when she crosses the Atlantic in a racing boat, the skipper of the yacht that will take her from Britain...
14:00, 08/02/2019

Targeted insurance offers French farmers some drought relief Hundreds of French farmers who signed up for specialist policies aimed at insuring against freak weather are getting swift payouts which could help them recover from heatwaves and prolonged droughts t...
14:00, 08/02/2019

ArcelorMittal hopeful Italy plant will not shut over pollution ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, is confident that the Ilva operations it bought last year in Italy will not have to shut after the firm lost immunity over the plant's pollution, an exec...
14:00, 08/02/2019

India's August-September monsoon rains seen at 100% of long term average: weather office Monsoon rains in India are expected to be 100% of a long-term average in August and September, the weather office said on Thursday, making up for a shortfall in the first two months of the season that...
14:00, 08/02/2019

An Arctic 'miracle': Icebreaker salvages lost recordings of Beluga whales A year-long recording of the high-pitched clicks made by Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a Swedish icebreaker chanced upon a research buoy adrift in hazardous pack ic...
14:00, 08/02/2019

Turkey starts filling huge Tigris river dam, activists say Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, a lawmaker and activists said, despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages do...
14:00, 08/02/2019

British military drop ballast sacks on dam to prevent flooding of UK town A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast on Friday onto the outer slope of a dam that has partially collapsed and is at risk of bursting and flooding the town of Whaley Bridge in Derbysh...
14:00, 08/02/2019

Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires: Kremlin U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Wednesday offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin assistance in putting out wildfires in Russia's Siberia, the Kremlin said in a statement....
05:14, 08/01/2019

Bolsonaro says Brazil deforestation data to be 'compiled' for accuracy Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said satellite data regarding deforestation of the Amazon rainforest collected by government space research agency INPE would be "compiled" to reach mor...
00:01, 08/01/2019

Alaska natives accuse White House of hiding Arctic oil impact information Alaska Natives and environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, accusing it of concealing information about the effects of oil development in the long-protected Arctic National Wil...
00:01, 08/01/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Turning waste into a business in the slums of Yaoundé, Cameroon The increasing volume and complexity of waste associated with modern economies is posing a serious risk to ecosystems and human health. Every year, an estimated 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are co...
22:28, 07/31/2019

Exclusive: India's monsoon rains to make up early shortfall - weather chief Monsoon rains in the coming weeks are likely to make up for a shortfall in the first two months of the season that began in June, the head of India's state-run weather office said on Wednesday, boosti...
20:28, 07/31/2019

Canadian grocery chain Sobeys to end plastic bags by 2020 Grocery chain Sobeys Inc, owned by Empire Co, will eliminate all plastic bags from its stores within six months, becoming the first Canadian grocer to end use of plastic bags, the company said on Wedn...
20:28, 07/31/2019

Russia's Putin orders army to help battle wildfires in Siberia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the army to help firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia but environmentalists said the move was unlikely to produce a quick breakthrough....
20:28, 07/31/2019

India receives 42% more rains than average this week - weather office India's monsoon rains in the week ending on Wednesday were above average for the second time since the start of the season on June 1, helping farmers accelerate the planting of summer-sown crops and e...
14:28, 07/31/2019

Indonesia sends thousands of security personnel to combat forest fires Indonesia is deploying thousands of military and police to douse forest fires after declaring an emergency in six provinces on the island of Sumatra and in the province of Kalimantan on Borneo, a disa...
14:28, 07/31/2019

China steel firms lagging on carbon compliance: study Chinese steel companies have fallen behind their international counterparts on energy efficiency and carbon compliance, putting them at risk of a surge in costs once regulations are tightened, a resea...
12:56, 07/31/2019

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Wipha; schools, financial markets shut early Hong Kong on Wednesday raised a tropical cyclone signal 8, its third highest level, as schools and financial markets closed and office workers left work early to get home before the storm....
12:56, 07/31/2019

Back-to-back hurricanes churn towards Hawaii Back-to-back hurricanes churned in the eastern Pacific on Wednesday towards Hawaii, with one set to lose punch when it reaches the U.S. archipelago state even as its mate gains might....
12:56, 07/31/2019

Alaska mine developer Northern Dynasty wins U.S. EPA reprieve, shares soar The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would lift an Obama-era restriction on the world's biggest undeveloped gold and copper resource owned by Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd, sending the Canadian...
04:00, 07/31/2019

Britain's 10 hottest years all occurred since 2002: Met Office Britain's 10 hottest years on record have all occurred since 2002, in a sign of the effects of climate change, a report by the UK Met Office published on Wednesday shows....
04:00, 07/31/2019

Russians demand vast wildfires consuming Siberia be extinguished More than half a million Russians have demanded the authorities do more to tackle vast wildfires in Siberia that environmentalists have dubbed an ecological catastrophe, but which officials have said ...
21:42, 07/30/2019

Notre-Dame toxic fallout lawsuit turns heat on Paris authorities An environmental protection group has filed a suit alleging lives were deliberately endangered after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, saying authorities failed to protect people f...
21:42, 07/30/2019

Air France-KLM buys smallest Airbus, retires largest Air France-KLM provisionally agreed to order 60 of Airbus's new A220 jets on Tuesday while announcing the retirement of the planemaker's A380 superjumbo from its fleet, in a bid to improve the airline...
21:42, 07/30/2019

Ethiopia Says It Planted Over 350 Million Trees in a Day, a Record The initiative is part of a campaign by the prime minister to plant four billion trees in the country before the fall to combat deforestation and global warming....
20:28, 07/30/2019

EPA chief defends biofuel waivers in meeting with farm senators: sources The head of the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency defended his agency’s expanded use of waivers exempting refineries from the nation’s biofuel law during a closed-door meeting with farm state sena...
17:42, 07/30/2019

China's Shandong province says fall armyworm a 'major threat' to autumn crop output Agriculture officials in northern China's Shandong province warned on Tuesday that an infestation of the fall armyworm pest will spread further in the key corn-producing area, posing a "major threat" ...
15:42, 07/30/2019

In Belgium, horses pull shrimp nets in tradition unchanged for 600 years In the small western Belgian fishing village of Oostduinkerke, fishermen use horses, rather than boats, to go shrimp fishing -- one of the very few places in the world still using a technique dating b...
15:42, 07/30/2019

As Hurricane Erick heads toward Hawaii, another Pacific hurricane expected to form As Hurricane Erick gained strength in the eastern Pacific as it churned toward Hawaii, another weather system, tropical storm Flossie brewing farther east is likely to become a hurricane later on Tues...
15:42, 07/30/2019

EPA chief defends biofuel waivers in meeting with farm senators - sources The head of the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency defended his agency’s expanded use of waivers exempting refineries from the nation’s biofuel law during a closed-door meeting with farm state sena...
15:42, 07/30/2019

Canadian greenhouse labor shortages worsened by growing cannabis producers Canada's labor-strapped greenhouse vegetable and flower growers are ramping up efforts to keep and recruit more workers in the face of pressure from the country's budding cannabis industry, farm group...
00:00, 07/30/2019

U.S. EPA set to rule on refinery biofuel waivers requests in coming weeks The Environmental Protection Agency hopes to rule in the next few weeks on 2018 petitions to obtain small refinery waivers from the nation's biofuel laws, administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Monday....
00:00, 07/30/2019

UK record-high temperature of 38.7C reached on July 25 - weather service Britain recorded its highest-ever temperature of 38.7 Celsius (101.7 Fahrenheit) in Cambridge on July 25, the country's national weather service said on Monday, confirming an earlier provisional readi...
00:00, 07/30/2019

The Amazon rainforest depends on fires in Africa for a vital nutrient We thought the Amazon got the essential nutrient phosphorus from Saharan dust. Now it appears it mainly comes from forest fires and people burning wood...
22:56, 07/29/2019

UN chief extends condolences to families of China landslide casualties United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday’s landslides, in the southern Chinese province of Guizhou, following heavy rain...
19:42, 07/29/2019

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use....
17:14, 07/29/2019

James Lovelock at 100: The creator of Gaia theory on humanity's future The influential scientist talks about his Earth-as-superorganism hypothesis and predicts a new era for humanity, unfettered by the constraints of our bodies...
15:42, 07/29/2019

Indonesia needs time to exhaust existing supplies before switch to low-sulphur fuel - transport ministry Indonesia needs more time to comply with global rules requiring low-sulphur marine fuels, its transport ministry said on Monday, citing abundant supply of higher-sulphur fuel....
13:42, 07/29/2019

Exclusive: First big U.S. offshore wind project hits snag due to fishing-industry concerns Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major U.S. offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industr...
11:42, 07/29/2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. A...
08:28, 07/28/2019

Firefighters, army battle wildfires threatening homes at Croatia coast Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik, state news agency Hina reported....
00:42, 07/28/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Balancing Morocco’s indigenous culture and conservation The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in the Western High Atlas Mountains are finding ways t...
15:28, 07/27/2019

'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to ...
15:28, 07/27/2019

Heat stress spike predicted to cost global economy $2.4 trillion a year An increase in heat stress at work linked to climate change is set to have a massive impact on global productivity and economic losses, notably in agriculture and construction, UN labour experts said ...
15:28, 07/27/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: inclusion in development, Asia monsoons, Ebola risk for youth, obesity and Yemen latest In today’s Daily Brief: Inclusion resonates widely at development meeting, UN offers help after monsoons devastate Asia, DR Congo Ebola effecting children, obesity plagues island communities, Yemen’s ...
15:28, 07/27/2019

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Situation critical for Libya migrants, ‘dangerous paralysis’ in Israel-Palestine conflict, ‘shocking escalation’ in Syria, record heatwaves Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for ‘tangible steps’ to alleviate the crisis in the Occupied Pales...
15:28, 07/27/2019

Syria’s Idlib ‘on the brink’ of a nightmare, humanitarian chiefs warn, launching global solidarity campaign The heads of 11 global humanitarian organizations warned on Thursday that the embattled rebel-held province of Idlib in Syria, stands on the brink of disaster, with three million civilian lives at ris...
13:28, 07/27/2019

UN agency helps stranded Ethiopians return home, ending ‘harrowing migration ordeal’ With the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 280 Ethiopians returned home on 10-11 July, after being facing traumatic experiences in Yemen.  ...
13:28, 07/27/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary In today’s Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared an international Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an ‘exciting and potentially defining’ mome...
13:28, 07/27/2019

Tanzania to shut part of wildlife preserve to big game hunters Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the sprawling Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to be split in two to restrict the access of big game hunters....
07:14, 07/27/2019

EU executive approves support for six offshore wind farms in France The European Commission said on Friday it approved French state aid for six offshore wind farms in France to help the country meet its climate and renewable energy targets....
20:42, 07/26/2019

Record high UK temperature could have been reached-provisional data A British record high temperature, 38.7 Celsius (101.6 Fahrenheit), may have been reached on Thursday, provisional data from the UK Met Office showed on Friday....
20:42, 07/26/2019

India's summer crop planting lags as monsoon rains remain patchy Indian farmers have planted summer-sown crops on 68.9 million hectares, down 6.3% year on year, agriculture ministry data showed on Friday, marginally narrowing the sowing gap estimate from the previo...
20:42, 07/26/2019

European Investment Bank proposes end to fossil fuel lending The European Investment Bank wants to stop funding new fossil fuel-reliant projects by the end of 2020, a draft of the EU lending arm's new energy strategy showed on Friday....
20:42, 07/26/2019

Europe's record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could cause record melting of the world's second largest ice sheet, the United Nations said on Frida...
20:42, 07/26/2019

China will not set blanket winter output cuts for heavy industry China's central government will not set overall output restrictions on heavy industry for the coming winter, but will direct local governments to set limits based on manufacturers' emissions, the envi...
12:00, 07/26/2019

China's steel minnows sidestep pollution rules to boost output Small steel mills in China are taking advantage of lax environmental enforcement to ramp up production ahead of bigger rivals, industry and government officials said, jeopardizing anti-smog targets an...
12:00, 07/26/2019

French region orders harvest standstill after fields burn in heatwave Farmers have been ordered to stop harvesting in France's second largest grain producing department Oise after hundreds of hectares of fields caught fire during an intense heatwave....
12:00, 07/26/2019

China's government will not set winter output cuts for steel mills China's central government will not set output restriction levels on steel mills for the upcoming winter but will ask local governments to set restrictions based on steel firms' situation, Ministry of...
07:00, 07/26/2019

Global warming reshapes almanac for tea growers in China's Yunnan Que Liu and his wife Si En spend their mornings picking pu'er leaves in an ancient tea garden in a forest not far from their hillside village, one of many that dot the subtropical highlands of southwe...
07:00, 07/26/2019

In Roundup case, U.S. judge cuts $2 billion verdict against Bayer to $86 million A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million....
04:14, 07/26/2019

Encana halts Oklahoma well completion following quake Oil and gas producer Encana Corp halted work at a drill site in northwest Oklahoma following two earthquakes within a day in the same area, the state's oil and gas regulator said on Thursday....
02:14, 07/26/2019

Climate records fall as Europe bakes in heatwave Soaring temperatures broke records in Germany, France, Britain and the Netherlands on Thursday, as a heatwave gripped Europe for the second time in a month in what scientists said were becoming more f...
22:14, 07/25/2019

British temperatures hit a record for the month of July: Met Office Temperatures in Britain hit their highest ever in the month of July on Thursday, reaching of 36.9 degrees Celsius (98.42 degrees Fahrenheit), Britain's Met Office said....
17:56, 07/25/2019

Temperature in the Netherlands tops 40 C for first time Temperatures in the Netherlands topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time on record on Thursday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said....
17:56, 07/25/2019

Heatwave sets new German temperature record for second day running An all-time record temperature was measured in Germany for the second day running on Thursday, with 40.9 degrees Celsius measured in the northwestern town of Lingen, a spokesman for the German Weather...
17:56, 07/25/2019

India to get above-average monsoon rains in next two weeks India is likely to get above-average rainfall in the next two weeks after receiving below average rains in the past two weeks, a weather department official said on Thursday, helping summer-sown crops...
17:56, 07/25/2019

Environmentalists urge Tour de France to end 'avalanche of plastic' The corporate "caravan" that motors across valleys and mountains ahead of the cyclists competing in the Tour de France has been a crowd-pleaser for decades, but ecologists want organizers to put an en...
17:56, 07/25/2019

California, four automakers defy Trump, agree to tighten emissions rules Four major automakers said on Thursday they have reached a voluntary agreement with the state of California on fuel efficiency rules, bypassing a Trump administration effort to strip the state of the ...
17:56, 07/25/2019

After a long journey, 16 rare black rhinos make a new home in eSwatini A group of 16 endangered black rhinos has been moved over 700 kilometers from poaching hotspot South Africa to an "ideal" - and safer - habitat in eSwatini, the eSwatini national wildlife authority sa...
15:00, 07/25/2019

India to get above-average monsoon rains in next two weeks: weather official India is likely to get above-average rainfall in the next two weeks after receiving below average rains in the past two weeks, a weather department official said on Thursday....
15:00, 07/25/2019

Sri Lanka raises stink over waste consignments from Britain Sri Lanka has ordered the return of 213 containers of waste from Britain after finding, plastic and biological waste including suspected human body parts in the shipments, government officials said on...
15:00, 07/25/2019

China's renewable power capacity up 9.5% year-on-year in June China's total renewable power capacity rose 9.5% to 750 gigawatts (GW) in the year to June amid Beijing's push to boost clean energy consumption as part of its anti-pollution campaign....
15:00, 07/25/2019

Four automakers, California strike compromise on vehicle emissions Ford Motor Co, BMW AG, Volkswagen AG and Honda Motor Co said on Thursday they have reached a voluntary agreement with the state of California to adopt compromise vehicle emissions rules....
15:00, 07/25/2019

Indonesia's Pertamina says plugging undersea oil spill in Java will take weeks Indonesia's state energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday it will take weeks to plug an oil spill at its Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) facility, which has reached the northern coast of Java island....
15:00, 07/25/2019

PSEG to shut most fossil power plants by 2046 to cut carbon emissions New Jersey energy company Public Service Enterprise Group Inc plans to shut all but three of its fossil fuel-fired power plants in a bid to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2046 from 2005 levels, Chief...
13:28, 07/25/2019

Organizers test heat countermeasures in sweltering Tokyo With temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity of 75% on Thursday, Tokyo 2020 organizers had the perfect weather to try out their heat countermeasures and preparedness for next year's Oly...
13:28, 07/25/2019

Philippines readies new renewable energy policies to curb coal dependence The Philippines' Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday vowed to fast-track the implementation of two key renewable energy (RE) policies, following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to reduce the ...
13:28, 07/25/2019

EU warns Germany over nitrate pollution of water The European Commission warned Germany on Thursday to meet a European Court of Justice ruling to protect its waters against nitrate pollution or potentially face fines....
13:28, 07/25/2019

Hot weather cuts French, German nuclear power output Scorching temperatures across Europe coupled with prolonged dry weather has reduced French nuclear power generation by around 5.2 gigawatts (GW) or 8%, French power grid operator RTE's data showed on ...
13:28, 07/25/2019

U.S. Democrats and Republicans can’t even agree on the weather: Reuters/Ipsos Only 200 miles separate Michael Tilden and Miranda Garcia in rain-soaked Iowa. But they are worlds apart when it comes to their opinion of the weather....
13:28, 07/25/2019

Britain set to endure hottest-ever day in European heatwave Temperatures in Britain are set to reach their highest-ever levels on Thursday as northern Europe baked in a heatwave for the second time in a month....
13:28, 07/25/2019

Special Report: A Cloudspotters' Guide to Climate Change A path of trampled grass leads up the hill to St. Helen's, the only church on Lundy Island. Near its doors, a stray lamb nibbles on tufts of tall weeds. From a Gothic tower topped with the English fla...
13:28, 07/25/2019

Heatwave to affect French nuclear power generation beyond July 26: EDF Electricity generation at EDF's Bugey, St-Alban and Tricastin nuclear power plants may be curbed until after July 26 as the low flow rate and high temperatures of the Rhone limit the utility's ability...
10:28, 07/25/2019

Heatwave threatens France's fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral The searing temperatures gripping France risk precipitating the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris' fire-ravaged vaulted ceiling, the cathedral's chief architect said on Wednesday....
03:42, 07/25/2019

EDF to cut output at Tricastin 2 and 4 nuclear reactors as heatwave hits Europe French utility EDF will curb electricity generation at its Tricastin 2 and 4 nuclear reactors in the south of France on Thursday, which is expected to be the hottest day in the second heatwave to hit ...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Home is where the cork is: UK designers present recyclable house With an open plan kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and snug sleeping space in the roof, this small house resembles any other regular abodes except for one key element - it is made almost entire...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Global warming dwarfs climate variations of past 2,000 years - study Earth's rapid warming in the late 20th century was far more widespread than any temperature variations during the previous 2,000 years, according to a study published on Wednesday that shows how profo...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Miner Anglo American to use only renewable energy in Chile by 2021 Anglo American Plc said on Wednesday it would use only renewable sources to power its mine operations in Chile beginning in 2021, thanks to a deal the global miner signed with the Chilean subsidiary o...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes European records Belgian zookeepers fed chickens in giant ice cubes to tigers on Wednesday as northern Europe baked in record temperatures during another heatwave that climate experts believe could become the new norm...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Global solar installations to reach record high this year: research New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are set to reach a record high this year, driven by improving markets in Europe and the United States and fast growth in India and Vietnam, consultancy Wood M...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Counting down to 2020, Singapore's Ocean Tankers tests IMO-compliant fuel Off the coast of Singapore, the world's largest ship refueling center, a bunker barge sidled next to the supertanker Pu Tuo San to fill the giant vessel with a new type of fuel that will meet global s...
03:42, 07/25/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Switzerland leads on innovation, UNICEF ‘lifelines’ for Yemen, Ebola latest, Liberia peacekeepers Our main stories today: the latest Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland the world’s most innovative country, the head of the UN Mission in DRC warns of a ‘deadly environment’ for health workers, ...
21:56, 07/24/2019

New prime minister Boris Johnson’s climate change record Boris Johnson has become the new prime minister of the UK after winning the Conservative party leadership campaign. Here's what Johnson has said and done about climate change...
20:00, 07/24/2019

Today's global warming is unparalleled in the past 2000 years We now know that past periods when the Earth cooled and warmed were only regional. The finding rebuffs the myth that today's planet-wide warming is a natural blip...
20:00, 07/24/2019

India's monsoon rains 35% below average this week - weather office India's monsoon rains were 35% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, with little rainfall over the central, western and northern parts of the country, the weather office said, raising concern...
15:42, 07/24/2019

'Benny the Beluga' left the Thames on New Year's Day A beluga whale that spent over three months in the River Thames left the British capital around the start of the year, the Port of London Authority said on Wednesday....
14:14, 07/24/2019

Skinny wolves, sick bear: Pakistan officials wrangle over zoo An emaciated wolf rested its head on a block of ice, seeking relief from stifling heat in a zoo in Pakistan's capital, while another gazed at a family enjoying an afternoon picnic as an elephant swaye...
08:00, 07/24/2019

Japan's Tepco to decommission second, undamaged Fukushima nuclear plant: Kyodo Tokyo Electric Power plans to scrap its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south of the bigger Fukushima Daiichi plant where three reactors melted down in 2011 after an earthquake an...
08:00, 07/24/2019

Brazil approves rules for pesticides easing toxicity criteria Brazil's health surveillance agency, Anvisa, approved on Tuesday new rules for pesticides, establishing the risk of death as the sole criteria for classifying the toxicity level of a product....
01:42, 07/24/2019

House Democrats unveil more 'realistic' climate change plan A group of U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a climate change plan they said featured a "more realistic" goal to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 rather than by 2030 as envisioned under...
01:42, 07/24/2019

Ponderosa pine fire threatens parts of Flagstaff, Arizona A wildfire raging through the nation's largest forest of ponderosa pine is threatening thousands of residents in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, and led to the evacuation of dozens of homes on the city...
01:42, 07/24/2019

‘Tangible steps’ needed to alleviate crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, keep two-State solution alive: DiCarlo The “dangerous paralysis” that prevails in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fuelling extremism and exacerbating tensions, leading to a “loss of hope” that peace can ever be achieved through negotia...
22:56, 07/23/2019

House Democrats Plan an Alternative to Green New Deal The influential group of lawmakers is calling for net-zero emissions in the United States by 2050. Supporters of the Green New Deal say that's not enough....
20:56, 07/23/2019

Pounding rains, flash floods drench northeastern United States Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm....
20:00, 07/23/2019

Greta Thunberg to French MPs: you can ignore children, not scientists Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday it was ok for some members of the French parliament to ignore her and other children's warnings about global warming but she implored them to li...
19:00, 07/23/2019

Indonesia to close island in bid to save Komodo dragons Indonesia plans to close its eastern island of Komodo to the public next year in a bid to conserve rare Komodo dragons, the largest living species of lizard, a provincial official said on Tuesday....
17:28, 07/23/2019

A year since Greece's deadliest wildfire, wounds remain open A year since Greece's deadliest wildfire tore through coastal towns near Athens, killing 102 people, the road to normalcy for its survivors is long and dotted with burned down homes and barren land....
17:28, 07/23/2019

BHP makes $400 million climate-change emissions pledge Leading resources company BHP will invest $400 million over five years to reduce emissions, it said on Tuesday, becoming the first miner to pledge to tackle pollution caused when customers use its pr...
17:28, 07/23/2019

More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy mo...
17:28, 07/23/2019

The next prime minister Boris Johnson’s climate change record Boris Johnson will be the next prime minister of the UK after winning the Conservative party leadership campaign. Theresa May is expected to resign tomorrow and hand over power. Here's what Johnson ha...
13:56, 07/23/2019

French court throws out appeal against Total's gas power plant A French court has rejected an appeal by activists against Total's planned 440 megawatt (MW) capacity Landivisiau gas-fired combined cycle power plant in the Brittany region of northwestern France....
13:00, 07/23/2019

Low water hampers Rhine river shipping in Germany Water levels on the Rhine in Germany have fallen after recent dry weather and cargo vessels cannot sail fully loaded on sections of the river, traders said on Tuesday....
13:00, 07/23/2019

BHP to invest $400 million to curb climate-changing emissions The world's biggest listed miner BHP said on Tuesday it would invest $400 million over five years to reduce emissions from its own operations and from those generated by the use of its resources....
13:00, 07/23/2019

Japan's Marubeni backs blockchain crowd-sourcing platform for solar, wind farms Japan's Marubeni Corp has agreed to back a blockchain power purchasing platform, WePower, that is looking to establish itself in Australia to tap rapid growth in solar and wind power, the two firms s...
13:00, 07/23/2019

As heat wave breaks across U.S. northeast, thousands left without power Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Monday and into early Tuesday, even as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed....
13:00, 07/23/2019

French right-wingers to shun Greta Thunberg at parliament Conservative and far-right French lawmakers said they would boycott a meeting with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and hurled insults at the 16-year-old who has inspired a global network of young clim...
13:00, 07/23/2019

UN Youth envoy launches coding competition to help solve climate crisis and ‘Reboot the Earth’ Can young coders help solve the climate crisis? The UN’s Youth Envoy launched a global competition earlier this month, “Reboot The Earth”, in collaboration with the Office of Information & Communicati...
02:28, 07/23/2019

Tropical Depression Three forms over Bahamas, no major strengthening seen - NHC Tropical Depression Three has formed over the Bahamas, but no significant strengthening is expected, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Monday....
01:00, 07/23/2019

Canada airlifting thousands of trapped migrating salmon upstream Canada is airlifting thousands of salmon upstream after a rockslide blocked the path of the migrating fish, triggering concerns of a permanent loss of fish populations, government officials said....
01:00, 07/23/2019

EDF could extend Golfech nuclear power plant outage because of heatwave French utility could prolong planned outages at its two Golfech nuclear reactors because of a heatwave expected across France this week, the power utility said on Monday....
19:56, 07/22/2019

Grupo Mexico says Navy found no environmental damage after sulfuric acid spill Mexican mining and transport firm Grupo Mexico said on Monday that Mexico's Navy Ministry reported it did not find environmental damage from the company's sulfuric acid spill at its Guaymas facility o...
19:56, 07/22/2019

More rain and sun needed ahead of Ivory Coast main cocoa crop, say farmers Rains were below average last week in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions and more sun was needed for the main October-to-March main crop to develop well, farmers said on Monday....
19:56, 07/22/2019

Bolsonaro calls for tighter control of Brazil deforestation data Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday called for tighter control of official deforestation data, resuming attacks on government space research agency INPE, whose satellite imaging shows a jump ...
19:56, 07/22/2019

Strong winds reignite wildfires in central Portugal More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires in central Portugal on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several villages as the authorities hoped to limit the number of residents at risk....
19:56, 07/22/2019

NHC says 60% chance of tropical cyclone near Andros Island, Bahamas An area of low pressure located near Andros Island in the Bahamas has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday....
19:56, 07/22/2019

France asks EU for early farm aid to help drought-hit farmers France will ask the European Commission to bring forward the payment of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) of subsidies to help farmers cope with a hot spell that hurt crops and pasture, with more damage...
15:28, 07/22/2019

Portuguese fires under partial control, weather raises concerns Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday, but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again....
15:28, 07/22/2019

Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300 The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the w...
15:28, 07/22/2019

Thai farmers asked to delay rice planting as drought bites The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official s...
15:28, 07/22/2019

U.S. NHC says 30% chance of tropical cyclone over northwest Bahamas A trough of low pressure located over the northwest Bahamas and the adjacent waters has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Mon...
15:28, 07/22/2019

Indonesia plans cloud seeding to avoid crop failure Indonesia is preparing to carry out cloud seeding in an effort to trigger rainfall to prevent harvest failure and forest fire, the disaster mitigation agency's spokesman said on Monday....
15:28, 07/22/2019

Paris on heatwave alert as France braces for scorching weather Paris authorities on Monday activated a heatwave alert plan for the capital as France prepared for another week of scorching temperatures just a month after a similar heatwave in June....
15:28, 07/22/2019

China steel mill boss detained for pollution offences: state media The boss of a steel mill in the city of Tangshan in Hebei province has been detained after his plant was found to have violated anti-smog restrictions, state media reported on Monday....
07:42, 07/22/2019

China's top steelmaking city Tangshan steps up anti-smog curbs: local media China's top steelmaking city Tangshan has stepped up anti-pollution measures over July 21 to 31, aiming to meet its air quality targets, a city government-backed newspaper reported on Monday....
07:42, 07/22/2019

As U.S. heat wave breaks records, cooling centers offer relief With a record-breaking heat wave intensifying over much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast through the weekend, it was a bad time for Annie McQueen's air conditioner to break down in her New York City...
00:56, 07/22/2019

Camel dung fuels cement production in northern UAE Thousands of tonnes of camel dung are being used to fuel cement production in the northern United Arab Emirates, cutting emissions and keeping animal waste out of landfill....
16:56, 07/21/2019

Police launch investigation as wildfire sweeps central Portugal More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday, after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partial...
16:56, 07/21/2019

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village and leaving one person with severe injuries....
05:00, 07/21/2019

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the ...
00:00, 07/21/2019

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S., with sweaty night ahead A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat index of 106 degrees F (41 C) with...
00:00, 07/21/2019

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore's Sun Cable Australia's Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday....
09:28, 07/20/2019

Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020: official Brazil's mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector's main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA mining dam collapse that killed at least 2...
06:14, 07/20/2019

U.S. has 'bigger problems' than plastic straws - Trump With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed the question: What about other plastic dining items?...
01:56, 07/20/2019

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July....
00:56, 07/20/2019

Strong quake jolts Athens, three people lightly injured A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic....
00:56, 07/20/2019

Anglo American says Chile Los Bronces mine project will not harm glaciers, biodiversity Anglo American said on Friday it had submitted an environmental impact study for a $3 billion project seeking to maintain output from its flagship Los Bronces copper mine in Chile....
00:56, 07/20/2019

‘Indiscriminate blasts’ in civilian areas ‘must stop’, UN mission in Afghanistan stresses  The “deliberate targeting of educational facilities” during armed conflict is “a war crime”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Friday after a bomb detonated near the...
22:28, 07/19/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: solidarity with Japan, call for DR Congo support, family-friendly workplaces, hottest June ever, Venezuela and Afghanistan updates In today’s Daily Brief: UN stands in solidarity with Japan; avoid panic over DR Congo Ebola emergency; ‘transformative shift’ needed towards family-friendly work policies; hottest June EVER; Venezuela...
22:28, 07/19/2019

Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food insecure, UN food agency scales up assistance  Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed on Friday. ...
20:14, 07/19/2019

Meteo France revises June record temperature to 46 degrees Celsius The highest temperature in France was 46 degrees Celsius on June 28 at Verargues in the south of France, meteorological service Meteo France said on Friday, following analysis of data collected from ...
19:00, 07/19/2019

Cameroon conservationists heal endangered African gray parrots Conservationists in Cameroon are trying to save the endangered African gray parrot, one of the world's most trafficked animals because of its skill at mimicking human speech....
19:00, 07/19/2019

Heat wave broils eastern, central U.S., utilities poised for demand A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and leading util...
19:00, 07/19/2019

French forests scarred as heatwaves bring bark beetle infestation Long spells of hot, dry weather have brought the worst bark beetle infestation in two decades to eastern France, ruining conifer forests and causing timber prices to plummet as forestry firms fell tre...
19:00, 07/19/2019

Spain struggles to regulate renewable energy gold rush Spanish authorities fear that a speculative rush threatens to hold back the development of renewable energy, saying coveted rights to connect to the national power grid are being secured with the sole...
15:28, 07/19/2019

Hot weather could force EDF to halt output at Golfech nuclear plant French utility EDF may have to shut down electricity generation at its 2,600 megawatt (MW) Golfech nuclear power plant in the south of France from Tuesday July 23 because of high temperatures forecast...
15:28, 07/19/2019

Merkel favors carbon pricing to meet environmental targets Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she flavored carbon prices to incentivize savings in climate-damaging emissions, as Germany struggles to meet its 2030 environmental targets....
15:28, 07/19/2019

UK eco-activists banned from using boats in street protests Climate-change activists Extinction Rebellion have been banned from using their trademark boats in the last of a series of Summer protests on Friday....
15:28, 07/19/2019

Weather woes hit French vineyards: wine production seen falling this year Wine output in France, the world's second largest producer, may fall by as much as 13% this year after vineyards were hit by adverse weather including hail, frost and a record-breaking heatwave, the f...
15:28, 07/19/2019

Strong quake felt in Athens, two people lightly injured A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic....
15:28, 07/19/2019

Expiring U.S. solar subsidy spurs rush for panels America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or...
11:28, 07/19/2019

Cambodia probes Chinese firm over illegal waste imports Cambodia is investigating a locally based Chinese firm for illegally importing around 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's customs chief told ...
11:28, 07/19/2019

EDF could shut power output at Golfech nuclear plant due to hot weather French utility EDF could shut down production at its 2,600 megawatt capacity Golfech nuclear power plant in the south of France from Tuesday July 23, due to the high temperature forecast on the Garonn...
11:28, 07/19/2019

Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing 400,000 to flee homes Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing their homes overnight to 400,000 in one of the worst ...
11:28, 07/19/2019

Colombia court upholds conditions for restarting aerial coca fumigation Colombia's constitutional court on Thursday upheld its own restrictions on the aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate to eliminate coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, but said its use could be ...
03:14, 07/19/2019

Minor quake shakes Mexico City, latest in week of tremors A minor earthquake struck Mexico City on Thursday, the latest in a series of small tremors that have shaken buildings and jangled nerves across the Mexican capital over the past week....
01:42, 07/19/2019

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegeta...
01:42, 07/19/2019

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production down by 19% on storm shutdowns U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore crude oil production and natural gas output both remained cut by 19% on Thursday because of shutdowns forced by Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. government said....
22:00, 07/18/2019

June 2019 was the hottest June on record across the globe - NOAA June 2019 was the hottest June in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on Thursday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra...
22:00, 07/18/2019

Eastern, Central U.S. to sizzle in weekend heat wave A heat wave threatening temperatures as high as 110 degrees F (43 C) from Friday through the weekend moved toward the eastern and central United States, igniting safety warnings....
22:00, 07/18/2019

U.S. generation of renewable fuel credits fall modestly in June - EPA The United States generated slightly fewer renewable fuel blending credits in June from the prior month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday....
22:00, 07/18/2019

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment i...
21:56, 07/18/2019

June 2019 was the hottest on record across the globe - NOAA June 2019 was the hottest in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on Thursday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....
20:28, 07/18/2019

Brazil deforestation soars in July, threatening EU trade deal Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest accelerated in the first half of July, outstripping the full month last year and raising red flags for a regional trade deal with the European Union....
18:28, 07/18/2019

Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the United Nations Children...
18:00, 07/18/2019

New Zealand's Ardern says plight of Pacific Islanders should spur climate action Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to greater action to tackle the problem, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday....
15:42, 07/18/2019

Japanese town celebrates first whale catch of the season As Misako Komiya watched a crew of men in rubber boots peeling skin and blubber off a whale with long knives, she was already planning how to prepare the five kilos (10 lbs) of meat she intended to bu...
15:42, 07/18/2019

UK police say they will prevent repeat of climate-change protest chaos Climate activists Extinction Rebellion will not be allowed to repeat the kind of disruption they caused in London earlier this year when they hold fresh demonstrations in October, police said on Thurs...
15:42, 07/18/2019

Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power? Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The problem is, say many power producers and grid operators, it may struggle to keep the lights on....
11:28, 07/18/2019

India's monsoon rains below average in past week, raising crop worries India's monsoon rains were 20% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, the weather office said, as summer showers turned patchy over the central, western and southern parts of the country, rais...
11:28, 07/18/2019

Ofwat calls for £12 billion boost to water network investment Britain's water regulator on Thursday called for the country's utilities to invest the equivalent of 6 million pounds every day for the next five years in plans to reduce pollution and leakages in inc...
11:28, 07/18/2019

Video of pilot whales rescued on U.S. East Coast viewed around the world Dozens of beachgoers and lifeguards battled to help a pod of pilot whales back into deeper waters after coming too close to the shore of the U.S. state of Georgia earlier this week, although authoriti...
11:28, 07/18/2019

India gets rainfall 20% below average in latest week: weather office India's monsoon rains were 20% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, as rainfall was scanty over the central, western and southern parts of the country, the weather office said, raising conce...
07:28, 07/18/2019

'Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’  Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António Guterres said marking the International Da...
03:00, 07/18/2019

Lebanese brave badly polluted water to swim at public beaches On a beach in northern Lebanon, men and women swim in the Mediterranean's warm blue waters close to a sewage outlet, while children play in sand that is strewn with litter....
02:56, 07/18/2019

Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 ...
02:56, 07/18/2019

Orangutan numbers drop as much as 30% in Malaysian palm oil estate forests - WWF Orangutan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30% in 15 years, but the overall population of the species in the area is stab...
02:56, 07/18/2019

As Trump touts U.S. air quality, EPA data shows some areas worsening The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by...
02:56, 07/18/2019

Plastic cups runneth over at Cambodia's Rubbish Cafe As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of rubbish hitting its beaches, a Cambodian coffee shop owner is looking to build a business out of some of this waste as a way to promote sustainability....
02:56, 07/18/2019

Acacia's North Mara mine ordered to stop using tailings storage facility Acacia Mining said on Wednesday that Tanzania has ordered it to stop using tailing storage facility at its North Mara mine due to failure to contain and prevent seepage....
10:14, 07/17/2019

Prices of cardamom, Queen of Spices, soar as wild weather wipes Indian production Every year, tens of millions of Hindus flock to the Venkateswara Temple in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to pay tribute to site's patron deity and pick up some of its famous sweets, the ...
08:00, 07/17/2019

Small quake hits Mexico City, no damage reported A small earthquake struck central Mexico City on Tuesday night, jolting office towers and apartment buildings in the sprawling metropolis, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage....
08:00, 07/17/2019

Taiwan issues warnings for year's first typhoon as thousands evacuated Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines canceled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods and hig...
08:00, 07/17/2019

Climate activists arrested for disrupting London's biggest concrete supplier Six climate activists were arrested on Tuesday after the Extinction Rebellion group disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major roa...
03:56, 07/17/2019

Spanish judge blocks Madrid council bid to lift car ban A judge on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Madrid's new conservative council to lift restrictions on cars entering the city center, saying the measure should be maintained for now....
03:56, 07/17/2019

Orphaned bear Aida finds home in Sarajevo Zoo after rescue from the wild Orphaned baby bear Aida, who was rescued by villagers after she fled the Bosnian woods in search of food and shelter, has found a new home in the Sarajevo Zoo where she has become a star attraction....
03:56, 07/17/2019

U.S. offshore oil production remains cut by 58%: U.S. government More than half the daily crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remained offline on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. drilling regulator said, as most oil companies were re-staffin...
03:56, 07/17/2019

Indonesian president tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published o...
14:42, 07/16/2019

Climate activists disrupt London's biggest concrete supplier Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the Ri...
14:42, 07/16/2019

Undersea quake near Indonesia's Bali causes panic, minor damage An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing minor damage and prompting residents and visito...
11:56, 07/16/2019

Indonesian president warns of long dry season, potential forest fires Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered ministers and regional heads to take anticipative steps to mitigate risks of crop failure and forest fire due to the El Nino dry weather phenomenon this year....
11:56, 07/16/2019

Climate activists disrupt London biggest concrete supplier Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the Ri...
11:56, 07/16/2019

High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of c...
11:56, 07/16/2019

Floods worsen in India's northeast; rare rhinos in danger Floods in northeast India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleein...
11:56, 07/16/2019

Undersea quake south of Indonesia's Bali causes brief panic An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist isla...
05:28, 07/16/2019

Undersea quake strikes south of Bali in Indonesia - EMSC An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of the Indonesian tourist island of Bali on Tuesday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said....
03:14, 07/16/2019

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas production begins restarting after Barry U.S. offshore oil producers restarted 4% of the production shut by Tropical Storm Barry last week, according to a report on Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)....
20:42, 07/15/2019

Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising' Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the w...
19:28, 07/15/2019

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc....
19:28, 07/15/2019

Scores of aftershocks hit Indonesia after quake kills two Indonesia's Moluccas islands were hit by scores of aftershocks on Monday after an earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes....
13:42, 07/15/2019

China greenhouse gas emissions soar 50% during 2005-2014: government data China's climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit 12.3 billion tonnes in 2014, up 53.5% in just a decade, the environment ministry said on Monday, citing the country's latest carbon "inventory" sub...
06:14, 07/15/2019

Colombia puts some banana crops in quarantine on fungus concern Colombia has put a patch of banana crops in the north of the country under quarantine on suspicion they are infested with a fungus that is seen as potentially devastating to the country's banana expor...
05:28, 07/15/2019

Storm Barry cuts 73% of U.S. offshore oil production: U.S. government Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcem...
22:28, 07/14/2019

Louisiana refinery preps for restart as Storm Barry blows over Phillips 66 was preparing on Sunday to begin a restart on Monday of its southeast Louisiana refinery, which was shut because of the threat of Tropical Storm Barry, the company said....
22:28, 07/14/2019

Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River....
22:28, 07/14/2019

Greens Are the New Hope for Europe’s Center. For the Far Right, They’re Enemy No. 1. As climate change emerges as the latest front in Europe’s culture wars, can Green parties show that environmental policy is compatible with social justice?...
17:00, 07/14/2019

Quake of magnitude 6.6 strikes west of Australia's Broome: USGS An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck west of Australia's beach resort of Broome, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday, with residents saying the impact shook some buildings and pushed g...
11:00, 07/14/2019

Barry drenches Louisiana after weakening to tropical storm Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier ...
23:42, 07/13/2019

Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and E...
23:14, 07/13/2019

Most Louisiana refineries running as storm cuts 70% of offshore oil Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon, leaving in its wake 70 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production shu...
23:14, 07/13/2019

Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier ...
23:14, 07/13/2019

Barry becomes hurricane as it bears down on Louisiana: NHC Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected to cross the coast during the next few...
18:56, 07/13/2019

Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massiv...
18:56, 07/13/2019

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes in southern Philippines, 25 injured An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck northern Mindanao in the south of the Philippines early on Saturday, injuring 25 people and causing damage to several houses, buildings and infrastructure, Philip...
17:42, 07/13/2019

Monsoon rains kill 30 people in Nepal, others missing Flash floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by monsoon rains killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight while another 18 have gone missing, officials said on Saturday....
17:42, 07/13/2019

Heavy rain and floods in India's Assam kill at least 10 and displace more than 1 million Heavy monsoon rains in India's northeast Assam state displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday,...
17:42, 07/13/2019

China plans to toughen emission checks on steel mills China will continue to enforce production restrictions in heavy industry in winter this year and will tighten its emission assessment on steel mills when granting exemptions from curbs already in plac...
12:00, 07/13/2019

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfires Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billo...
12:00, 07/13/2019

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfire Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that has forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke b...
07:00, 07/13/2019

New Orleans residents huddle at home, and in bars, ahead of hurricane Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in b...
07:00, 07/13/2019

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes northern Mindanao, Philippines - USGS An earthquake measured at a verified magnitude of 5.8 struck northern Mindanao in the Philippines archipelago early on Saturday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said (USGS)....
05:00, 07/13/2019

'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic ...
05:00, 07/13/2019

Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on is final day ...
22:42, 07/12/2019

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (...
21:42, 07/12/2019