Environment

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared : draft UN report

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions,...

Hunger, drought, disease : UN climate report reveals dire health threats

Hunger, drought and disease will afflict tens of millions more people within decades, according to a draft UN assessment that lays bare the dire...

Coastal cities face their mortality on the climate ‘frontline’

For thousands of years, people have built their great metropolises right up against the contours of coasts, in estuaries and deltas, confident...

Colombia has the world’s largest variety of butterfly species : study

Colombia is home to the world's largest variety of butterflies, approximately 20 percent of all known species, according to a study published...

Audi to stop making fossil fuel cars by 2033 : CEO

German luxury carmaker Audi said Tuesday it will stop manufacturing diesel and petrol cars by 2033 as part of an industry-wide pivot towards...

Australia hits out at threatened UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as being "in danger" over deterioration caused by...

Mexico’s bee guardians on mission to save species

Adriana Veliz whispered affectionately as she removed a colony of bees from inside a statue in a Mexican backyard -- part of her mission to help...

Jordan battles to save rare tiny Dead Sea carp

Jordan is racing against time to save a tiny rare fish from extinction as falling water levels partly triggered by global warming threaten to...

China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues

A handful of damaged fuel rods is behind a build-up of radioactive gases at a nuclear power station in southern China, authorities said Wednesday,...

‘No time to waste’ warns Japan climate activist

Kimiko Hirata has spent nearly half her life fighting to wean Japan off its dependence on coal, and now isn't the time to slow down, the award-winning...

China says radiation levels normal at Taishan nuclear plant

China said Tuesday radiation levels remained normal at one of its nuclear power plants and there were no safety concerns, after the station’s...

China’s trekking elephants wait for youngster to catch up

A herd of elephants on a mammoth trek across China is taking an enforced break -- as they wait for a wayward youngster to catch-up.

Swiss snub synthetic pesticide ban plan

Switzerland on Sunday rejected proposals that would have made it the first European country to ban synthetic pesticides following a divisive...

Switzerland votes on pesticides ban

Switzerland votes Sunday on proposals to ban synthetic pesticides following a campaign that has shattered the idyllic image of peaceful Swiss...

Oil spill drifts away from Corsica coast

Fears two oil slicks would pollute eastern Corsica's holiday beaches eased Saturday after French officials prepared for the worst and naval boats...

Looking for love, white rhino ‘Emma’ lands in Japan

Like many of us, Emma has had her travel plans derailed by coronavirus. But after months of delay, the white rhino has arrived in Japan and is...

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