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09/16/2019

UN General Assembly: Here are the 5 big summits to watch for It’s that time again, when the eyes of the world turn to New York, as world leaders fly into the city to take part in the General Debate that marks th...
06:49, 09/16/2019

Humberto strengthens into a hurricane: U.S. NHC Humberto has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen further during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane...
05:48, 09/16/2019

Germany's climate protection measures to cost 40 billion euros by 2023: source Climate protection measures that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat coalition partners want to unveil next week will c...
19:48, 09/15/2019

Spanish floods claim sixth victim A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over ...
19:48, 09/15/2019

Singapore smog worst in three years as forest fires rage Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (N...
19:48, 09/15/2019

Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over' Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt's IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmen...
19:48, 09/15/2019

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease...
19:48, 09/15/2019

'Dangerous' air pollution in Indonesia's Borneo leads to school closures Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit "dange...
19:48, 09/15/2019

Houston climate protesters charged with violating 'infrastructure law': sheriff Climate protesters, who dangled beneath a bridge on Thursday shutting the channel to the nation's busiest petrochemical port at Houston, were charged ...
08:48, 09/14/2019

Greenpeace members face federal, state charges in Houston protest Federal and state authorities on Friday criminally charged climate change protesters for shutting down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day ...
08:48, 09/14/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: 12 million may miss school, Bangladesh and Mali updates, Kenya’s malaria vaccine, land degradation pact A recap of Friday’s top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of hum...
03:00, 09/14/2019

In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neut...
03:00, 09/14/2019

New Delhi to slash use of cars in November to cut pollution: chief minister India's capital New Delhi will enforce strict restrictions on use of private cars from Nov. 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday,...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Australian state to cart truckloads of water to drought-hit town An Australian state will spend tens of thousands of dollars each month to truck water into a drought-hit town that is forecast to run out of drinking ...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Extinction Rebellion plan London "shutdown" from Oct. 7 Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion said on Friday the group would hold demonstrations in London from Oct. 7, with the aim of shutting down ...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Fire threatening homes in coastal town near Athens contained A fire that threatened homes at the coastal town of Lagonissi south of the Greek capital Athens was contained before it damaged residences, the fire b...
23:48, 09/13/2019

'Technical glitch': eco group's drones stall in bid to shut London's Heathrow airport Climate-change activists who had hoped to bring Europe's biggest airport, London Heathrow, to a standstill on Friday found instead that it was their d...
23:48, 09/13/2019

With glue and fake blood, climate protesters target London Fashion Week Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured out a "bleeding" red carpet at the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw a...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Indonesia says some forest fires started on Malaysian-controlled land Indonesia's environment minister said on Friday some forest fires in its territory had started on land used by subsidiaries of Malaysian companies, as...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Dutch shelve billion-euro projects as EU nitrogen rules bite Around 18,000 building projects in the Netherlands, worth billions of euros, risk being shelved due to a recent court order on nitrogen emissions, the...
23:48, 09/13/2019

U.S. energy secretary says nuclear power talks with new Saudi minister likely Monday U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday he will meet the new Saudi energy minister on Monday and likely discuss plans the kingdom has to build...
23:48, 09/13/2019

EU considers energy taxes to counter climate change The European Union is considering new energy taxes, including on the aviation sector, to meet its climate targets, top officials said on Friday, with ...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Tropical Depression Nine forms near Bahamas Tropical Depression Nine has formed near the Bahamas and is forecast to become a tropical storm on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said on Fri...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian re...
23:48, 09/13/2019

Planet Earth has 9 safety limits and we’ve already exceeded 4 of them A decade ago, Johan Rockström identified the limits to Earth's life support systems. From chemical pollution to climate change, we're veering into the...
18:48, 09/13/2019

Two killed as torrential rains sweep away cars in Spain Two siblings died on Thursday when floodwaters caused by torrential rain dragged their car and flipped it over in eastern Spain, local emergency servi...
00:48, 09/13/2019

Tropical storm warning issued for Bahamas, 1,300 still missing A tropical cyclone was forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days, potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already...
00:48, 09/13/2019

Bahamas' count of missing people post-Dorian drops to 1,300: official The Bahamian government now believes there are 1,300 people missing after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a sharp decline from the 2,500 lis...
22:32, 09/12/2019

After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island Piles of debris, decaying human and animal corpses and fetid water on storm-hammered Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas are posing a new risk for those...
22:32, 09/12/2019

U.S. House passes bill to repeal drilling in Alaska refuge The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to reverse a 2017 law that allows oil and gas drilling in part of Alaska's Arctic National...
22:32, 09/12/2019

Climate change pushes U.S. fund managers to bet on AC makers Record heatwaves in Europe and Asia this summer are leading fund managers to buy shares of air conditioning manufacturers, betting that the public hea...
22:32, 09/12/2019

Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections to boost industry The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetland...
22:32, 09/12/2019

Oil protesters disrupt Texas energy port ahead of U.S. presidential debate The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed part of the Houston Ship Channel to vessel traffic near Baytown, Texas, after 22 Greenpeace USA protesters sus...
22:32, 09/12/2019

Occidental CEO calls for new U.S. laws to boost carbon capture Occidental Petroleum Corp plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model, it chief executive said on Thursday, but new U.S. laws are needed ...
22:32, 09/12/2019

Trump Administration to Roll Back Clean Water Protections The administration is expected to complete the repeal of a major Obama-era regulation that put limits on chemicals that could be used near streams,...
21:33, 09/12/2019

China's top steelmaking city Tangshan tightens pollution controls The Chinese city of Tangshan has ordered steel mills and other industrial companies to curb output or emissions for four days as the mid-autumn public...
18:00, 09/12/2019

NHC says 70% chance of cyclone near Bahamas An area of disturbed weather over the central and southeastern Bahamas has a 70% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, ...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Bosnia protects Una river to try to block Croatian nuclear waste plan One of Bosnia's two regional governments on Thursday designated the Una river a nature park, seeking to head off plans being considered by Croatia to ...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Oil spill clean-up at Equinor's Bahamas terminal underway after Dorian damage Norway's Equinor has begun cleaning up an onshore oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian,...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Elderly couple killed as torrential rains sweep away cars in Spain An elderly couple died on Thursday when floodwaters caused by torrential rain dragged their car and flipped it over in eastern Spain, local emergency ...
18:00, 09/12/2019

U.S. forecaster sees 75% chance of neutral weather conditions in fall There is about a 75% chance that a weather pattern marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical rainfall and atmospheric winds will prevai...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Trump EPA to roll back Obama-era water protections The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday is expected to announce the repeal of a 2015 Obama administration regulation that expanded protec...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spe...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Oil protesters cause partial shutdown of Houston Ship Channel in Texas The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed part of the Houston Ship Channel to vessel traffic near Baytown, Texas, after 11 Greenpeace USA protesters sus...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Malaysian PM to write to Indonesia's leader as row over haze flares Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is writing to Indonesia's leader to raise his concern about cross-border haze, Malaysia's environment minist...
14:00, 09/12/2019

German regulator backs push to cut red tape for wind power constructions Germany's energy regulator supports an overhaul of legal procedures and red tape by the economy ministry to reverse a sharp fall in wind turbine const...
14:00, 09/12/2019

Indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage Authorities in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province said on Thursday they had tightened rules to try and curb slash-and-burn clearances by plantation ...
14:00, 09/12/2019

Rare black rhinos relocated to Tanzania in Serengeti repopulation plan Tanzania has flown in nine black rhinos to its Serengeti national park from South Africa as part of efforts to restore its population of the criticall...
14:00, 09/12/2019

Pope invites leaders to Vatican for global compact on education Pope Francis on Thursday invited world political, cultural, and religious leaders to a meeting at the Vatican next year to agree on "A Global Compact ...
14:00, 09/12/2019

German politicians quarrel over climate foundation, citizen bond: sources German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government is split over the creation of a climate foundation that would aim to attract funds from citizen...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of t...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Brazil fires official after comments on illegal Amazon mining fight A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no...
10:32, 09/12/2019

NHC says 40% chance of cyclone near eastern Cuba A large area of showers and thunderstorms located near eastern Cuba has a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the...
10:32, 09/12/2019

White House aide who touted greenhouse gas to step down A White House aide who had insisted that carbon dioxide emissions were good for the planet and tried to form a panel questioning climate science used ...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles Chilean authorities in the country's south have begun rehearsing evacuation plans amid concern an active volcano could potentially erupt within "days ...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Purgatory in paradise: Bahamas tent cities to house Dorian survivors For some Bahamians who escaped death but lost their homes in Hurricane Dorian's hellish rampage over the islands of Freeport and Great Abaco, life in ...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Global mining panel looks to boost accountability after Brazil disaster New safety standards being drawn up by a global mining industry panel will include rules to better define management accountability after Vale SA's J...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly' Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although tha...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Climate change campaigner Tongan PM dies in New Zealand Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday,...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Concrete steps? For China cement giants, monster carbon footprint smothers climate goals At its massive Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China, cement giant Anhui Conch has invested the best part of $10 million in new equi...
10:32, 09/12/2019

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan ‘direct talks’ needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update A recap of Monday’s top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua’s rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refu...
05:16, 09/12/2019

Trump Pressed Top Aide to Have Weather Service ‘Clarify’ Forecast That Contradicted Trump At the president’s request, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the Weather Servic...
02:32, 09/12/2019

Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the W...
21:16, 09/11/2019

House Panel to Investigate Report That Cabinet Official Coerced NOAA Chief The House Science Committee opened an inquiry into a report that the commerce secretary threatened firings at the agency after some forecasters contr...
21:16, 09/11/2019

White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the commerce secretary to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ p...
21:16, 09/11/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Afghanistan ‘direct talks’ needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update A recap of Monday’s top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua’s rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refu...
09:00, 09/11/2019

Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 50: official Hurricane Dorian's rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely on the hard-hit Great Abaco Island, an official said on Tu...
00:16, 09/11/2019

Inside the powerful fire clouds that pack a volcanic punch This rare image shows massive pyrocumulonimbus clouds that form above fires and can funnel as much smoke into the lower stratosphere as moderate volca...
22:16, 09/10/2019

Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 50 - official Hurricane Dorian's rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely on the hard-hit Great Abaco Island, an official said on Tu...
20:48, 09/10/2019

Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs o...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Germany must do more on fuel cell technology: deputy economy minister Germany must press on with fuel cell technology to compete with speed and scale employed by China, deputy economy minister Thomas Bareiss said at an e...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Sudan's major floods present first challenge for its new leader In Wad Ramli, a village outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Alsamani Fathalrahman and his neighbors traveled in blue speedboats through flooded ...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Malaysia sends half a million face masks to haze-hit state, shuts schools Malaysia sent half a million face masks to the eastern state of Sarawak and closed more than 400 schools there on Tuesday as a haze spread from forest...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Ivory Coast town sinking underwater as coastal erosion advances The village of Lahou-Kpanda is sinking. In the past 30 years, residents of the once-thriving historic town 140 km southwest of the Ivorian capital Abi...
18:16, 09/10/2019

U.S. EPA chief to reduce agency-funded animal testing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Tuesday he was signing a memo to reduce agency-funded animal testing, vowing to...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Mother Earth's MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for 'nature's rights' Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted ...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Polish coast guard boards Greenpeace ship in coal protest Armed Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace ship blocking a delivery of coal in the port of Gdansk late on Monday and detained two activists, offi...
18:16, 09/10/2019

No more burgers and coke? Climate fears hit meat, drink sales Consumers worried about the environment are cutting their spending on meat and bottled drinks and trying to reduce plastic waste, and this trend is se...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Australians flee homes as police investigate suspicious fires Hundreds of Australians have fled their homes in the eastern states as 140 fires ravaged parts of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), officials said...
07:48, 09/10/2019

Investing in climate adaptation can spur trillions in benefits: report Investing $1.8 trillion between 2020 and 2030 in projects to help communities adapt to the worsening impacts of climate change could yield $7.1 trilli...
07:48, 09/10/2019

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's env...
07:48, 09/10/2019

Climate change: Five ways to be resilient The Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science say the world urgently needs to be made more "climate ch...
07:48, 09/10/2019

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we...
02:16, 09/10/2019

As Bolivian forests burn, Evo's bet on Big Farming comes under fire In the tropical Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a wealthy farming hub on the edge on the Amazon rainforest, President Evo Morales gathered w...
21:16, 09/09/2019

Heavy winds fan Australian bushfires, disrupt flights Strong winds fanned bushfires in two Australian states on Monday, with flames out of control in some areas ravaging thousands of hectares of land, fir...
21:16, 09/09/2019

New emission norms for ships: Dirty fuel oil down but not out Asia's spot premium for 380-centistoke (cst) high-sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) is expected to ease gradually from its recent record highs as shippers adopt ...
21:16, 09/09/2019

EU gas industry warns curbs on lending may harm climate goals Europe's gas industry lobby warned on Monday that curbs on lending by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and others could slow the switch from coal-fi...
21:16, 09/09/2019

Finland to back increase in fossil fuel taxes Finland's new government will propose a tax increase later this year on fossil fuel used for transport, as well as measures to help expand electric-ve...
21:16, 09/09/2019

Melting ice sees Sweden's highest peak lose crown after 139 years The south peak of Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak for well over a century, has been demoted to second place after decades of rising temperatures mel...
21:16, 09/09/2019

EU studies reform of 'outdated' energy taxes, higher levies for air, sea transport The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher...
21:16, 09/09/2019

Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned Climate groups, including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe, called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles to be banned as part of a wider campaign to...
21:16, 09/09/2019

U.S. working to take in Bahamas storm victims - acting border chief Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan on Monday said the country is expediting its immigration processes and deploying...
21:16, 09/09/2019

With dogs and spray paint, crews in grim search for Dorian's dead in Bahamas For the searchers sifting through the enormous pile of wreckage that Hurricane Dorian left after smashing the Bahamian town of Marsh Harbor, the only ...
21:16, 09/09/2019

'You can't break down': Bahamas keeps up search of Dorian-devastated island Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits carried out a grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief age...
21:16, 09/09/2019

Trump says looking into extending protected status for Bahamas immigrants after storm U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration is talking to a lot of people about possibly extending temporary protected status, grant...
21:16, 09/09/2019

Storm-ravaged Bahamians seeking entry to U.S. may face immigration hurdles Emitte Bootle spent 25 years driving school buses on the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island, but now that Hurricane Dorian has devastated his home, there are...
21:16, 09/09/2019

The World Wastes Tons of Food. A Grocery ‘Happy Hour’ Is One Answer. Groceries and companies in Europe are cooperating with consumers to reduce $680 billion in food waste each year. Food near expiration turns into barga...
01:16, 09/09/2019

Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next Days after fleeing their crumbling home and breaking into a vacant apartment to take shelter while Hurricane Dorian rampaged over the Bahamas' Great A...
23:00, 09/08/2019

As desperation rises, thousands in Bahamas flee Dorian's devastation Thousands of people fled devastation in the Bahamas on Saturday as conditions grew increasingly desperate nearly a week after Hurricane Dorian made l...
06:32, 09/08/2019

For Pope Francis, a Perfect Moment for an Unsettling Warning on the Environment Francis has made the case against climate change and the earth’s degradation for years. In Africa, he found a backdrop that was fitting if unnerving....
03:16, 09/08/2019

Dorian hits Canada's Atlantic coast, knocks out power, downs a crane Dorian slammed into Canada's Atlantic coast on Saturday, knocking down trees, cutting power, and blowing over a large construction crane in downtown H...
03:16, 09/08/2019

Fit for porpoise: China races to save last Yangtze river mammal On a short stretch of the Yangtze river, three sleek grey porpoises twist in muddy waters near the city of Nanjing, protected from passing barges and ...
03:16, 09/08/2019

Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by ship Hundreds of weary Bahamians, some carrying small bags of belongings and children on their hips, disembarked a cruise ship in south Florida on Saturday...
22:48, 09/07/2019

Pope says deforestation must be treated as a global threat Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since the...
21:32, 09/07/2019

Living conditions 'rapidly deteriorating' after storm in Bahamas: aid group Thousands of displaced people are living in "rapidly deteriorating" conditions in the worst-hit parts of the Bahamas six days after Hurricane Dorian m...
21:32, 09/07/2019

Restore land to save the planet, boost the economy, says head of UN body combating desertification Investing in land restoration could not only help keep our planet healthy, but also be the starting point for resolving some of the biggest issues of ...
07:00, 09/07/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Desertification summit, Dorian death toll rising, UN project eases Mali tensions, Yemen funding crisis, hope for Cameroon A recap of Friday’s main stories: Desertification solutions can ease other world woes; Dorian death toll expected to rise; UN moves to ease communal t...
07:00, 09/07/2019

Biofuel plan faces fresh backlash from U.S. agricultural trade groups U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources fam...
05:00, 09/07/2019

Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data...
05:00, 09/07/2019

Factbox: More than 378,000 without power in U.S. Southeast from Hurricane Dorian More than 378,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Dorian skirted the Carolina coast, according to...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Texas power prices dive from record high as consumers conserve energy during heat wave Spot power prices in Texas for Friday crashed from a record high as consumers responded to requests from the state's grid operator to turn down their ...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian insured losses in Caribbean to range from $1.5 billion to $3 billion: AIR worldwide Insurance industry losses in the Caribbean spurred by Hurricane Dorian will range between $1.5 billion to $3 billion, according to catastrophe risk mo...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Gabrielle regenerates into tropical storm: U.S. NHC Post tropical storm Gabrielle regenerated into a tropical storm in the Atlantic on Friday, and is expected to become a hurricane early next week, the ...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Brazil agribusiness joins with NGOs to call for action on Amazon Brazil's leading meat export industry group and other agribusiness associations on Friday joined with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to call for a...
23:16, 09/06/2019

EPA, DOT say California actions on auto emissions appear to be 'unlawful' The top lawyers at the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department told the California Air Resources Board Friday that the state's a...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Madagascar forest destruction wiping out humans' tiniest relative As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction half a world away in Madagasc...
23:16, 09/06/2019

At destroyed airport, Bahamians tell stories of survival and death Sam Smith, 25, was on her way to what was left of the local grocery store on the decimated Bahamian island of Great Abaco when she saw her first dead ...
23:16, 09/06/2019

U.S. agricultural groups say Trump biofuel reforms fall short of getting support: sources U.S. agricultural trade groups told Trump administration officials on Friday during a conference call that their proposed package of biofuel reforms f...
23:16, 09/06/2019

More than 330,000 without power in U.S. Southeast from Hurricane Dorian More than 330,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without power on Friday as Hurricane Dorian skirted the North Carolina-Virginia coas...
23:16, 09/06/2019

U.S. launches antitrust probe into California automaker agreement The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt s...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Biofuel plan faces backlash by U.S. agricultural groups ahead of Trump meet: sources U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources fam...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Bahamas struggles to cope with decomposing bodies, emotional trauma after Dorian The smell of death hung over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas on Friday, as relief workers sifted through the debris of shattered h...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazo...
23:16, 09/06/2019

After Hurricane Dorian, families turn to technology in search for the missing As Hurricane Dorian left thousands missing in the Bahamas, South Carolina resident Daniel Huggins worried frantically about his mother on Green Turtle...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian swipes North Carolina, Outer Banks island floods Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds a...
23:16, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to rise as thousands remain missing As the UN and other aid partners respond to huge humanitarian needs in the hurricane-struck northern Bahamas, latest reports indicate that the death t...
17:32, 09/06/2019

White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules The move is a direct challenge to California but also the latest sign the president’s broader effort to roll back fuel economy standards has fallen in...
04:00, 09/06/2019

China CO2 emissions to peak in 2022, ahead of schedule: government researcher China's emissions of climate-warming greenhouse gases are likely to peak by 2022 even without the introduction of tougher policies, well ahead of an o...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat Isaac Callizaya, 39, grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a giant body of water on the border between Bolivia and P...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Global renewables investment to triple this decade: U.N. Global investment in new capacity for renewable energy is on course to reach $2.6 trillion by the end of this decade, more than triple the amount of t...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Germany to start closing black coal plants in 2020: draft law Germany plans to shut down its first power plants that use black coal in 2020, a draft law seen by Reuters on Thursday showed, as part of a planned ph...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Norway's CO2 seabed storage project gets boost from industry, EU Norway's Equinor signed preliminary agreements on Thursday with seven potential industrial customers for its project to develop carbon dioxide storage...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Brazil to use $245 million from graft probe to protect Amazon: senator The head of Brazil's Senate said on Thursday he signed an agreement with the Supreme Court to assign 1 billion reais ($245 million) in graft money rec...
02:00, 09/06/2019

H&M halts leather purchases from Brazil due to Amazon wildfires H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Thursday it had stopped purchasing leather from Brazil for the time being due to environment...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Tempers flare as German auto industry meets eco-activists Environmental activists accused Germany's auto industry of failing to do enough to help avert a climate crisis as executives sought on Thursday to bui...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Survivor sees Dorian peel off his home's roof in the Bahamas: 'This can't be real' Bahamas storm survivor Ramond King watched as Hurricane Dorian's swirling winds ripped the roof off his house in the Abaco Islands, and then as it chu...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian devastation in Bahamas could cost $7 billion: KCC Preliminary estimate of total insured and uninsured losses in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is $7 billion, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clar...
02:00, 09/06/2019

U.S. moving to block California vehicle emissions rules Two U.S. agencies are preparing to submit for final White House regulatory review a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle green...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Global effort to aid devastated Bahamas gears up in Dorian's wake An international relief effort gathered pace on Thursday to help stunned residents of the Bahamas, where the health minister predicted a "staggering" ...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Chile's president announces water crisis team amid 'intense' drought Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday announced the creation of a working group of government agencies, academics and industry players to tac...
02:00, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. coast, soaking the Carolinas The howling west flank of Hurricane Dorian soaked the Carolinas on Thursday, flooding coastal towns, downing trees and whipping up occasional tornadoe...
02:00, 09/06/2019

UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the Wo...
00:32, 09/06/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief:  Facebook rallies against vaccination ‘fake news’, DPR Korea UN staff cuts call, Syria crop report, crisis funding and Dorian latest A recap of Thursday’s stories: Facebook and WHO work together to stem misinformation on vaccines; North Korea tells UN to cut staff; $75 million alloc...
00:32, 09/06/2019

Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy's centre The team that took the first ever image of a black hole announces plans to take a "razor sharp" full-colour video of the one at the centre of our gala...
23:16, 09/05/2019

Is the world living up to its climate commitments? As the United Nations gears up for the September Climate Action Summit in New York, one of its most high-profile climate conferences in recent times, ...
16:00, 09/05/2019

New Zealand government announces plan to clean up dirty waters New Zealand on Thursday announced plans to protect its waterways following widespread criticism that industrial farming and excessive tourism were pol...
08:00, 09/05/2019

South Carolina scrambles ahead of Dorian's storm surge A large digital screen alongside a major highway running into Charleston, South Carolina, issued a stark warning to residents on Wednesday: 'HURRICANE...
05:32, 09/05/2019

At climate forum, Biden hit by questions about fundraiser hosted by gas official U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden was called out during a climate change forum on Wednesday for planning to attend a fundraiser host...
05:32, 09/05/2019

Sharpie-gate? Trump shows apparently altered hurricane map U.S. President Donald Trump showed a map of Hurricane Dorian's projected path on Wednesday that appeared to have been altered with a Sharpie pen to in...
05:32, 09/05/2019

Bahamas staggers from Dorian's devastation, U.S. southeast fears storm surge Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate human...
05:32, 09/05/2019

Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water Japanese government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power'...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Asia's growing coal use could negate global climate change progress, U.N. says Asia's heavy and expanding reliance on coal power risks cancelling out global progress towards preventing catastrophic climate change, a top United Na...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Bayer says it disagrees with German government's decision to ban glyphosate Bayer on Wednesday said it disagreed with a decision by the German government to ban the use of glyphosate from the end of 2023, saying that the subst...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Germany to ban use of glyphosate from end of 2023 Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end of 2023...
01:16, 09/05/2019

South Africa's ailing Eskom faces emissions violations, could shut plants South Africa's cash-strapped power utility Eskom could be forced to shut some plants if it fails to reduce emissions, its chief operating officer warn...
01:16, 09/05/2019

French farm minister says against 150m-wide pesticide buffer zones France's agriculture minister said on Wednesday he was opposed to establishing 150 meter-wide pesticide-free buffer zones around homes, a measure intr...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Heavy rains cause commuter chaos in India's financial hub Monsoon rains stalled trains, delayed flights and disrupted traffic in Mumbai on Wednesday, and forecasters warned of more wet weather for India's fin...
01:16, 09/05/2019

NHC says Storm Fernand makes landfall along the coast of Mexico The center of Tropical Storm Fernand has made landfall along the coast of northeastern Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednes...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Storm Fernand to dissipate as it moves inland over Mexico: NHC Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to dissipate Wednesday night or Thursday as it moves farther inland over northeastern Mexico, the U.S. National Hur...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Fernand weakens into tropical depression: NHC Fernand weakened into a tropical depression and will likely dissipate Wednesday night or early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in its lat...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Pence says he hopes for orderly Brexit amid showdown U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday he hoped Great Britain and the European Union would reach a deal for an orderly UK exit from the bloc...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Factbox: Climate policies of top U.S. Democrats in 2020 presidential race Ten Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls will tout their plans to tackle climate change on Wednesday evening in a series of CNN town halls, sure to p...
01:16, 09/05/2019

Trump taunts Democratic candidates as they tout their climate plans U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the climate change proposals of his Democratic challengers for the White House on Wednesday as they began showcasi...
01:16, 09/05/2019

'We owe it to them': Bahamian ships prepare for relief missions As a humanitarian crisis unfolded in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a flotilla of ships and boats was preparing on Wednesday to begin fe...
01:16, 09/05/2019

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO If governments boost their focus on healthier eating, 3.7 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2025, according to the World Health Organizati...
20:48, 09/04/2019

The Homes in Dorian’s Path Are in a High-Risk Area. Why Do They Cost So Much? In “The Geography of Risk,” Gilbert Gaul explores the strange paradox that the value of coastal real estate has risen even as climate change presents ...
17:16, 09/04/2019

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Climate Change Plan, Embracing Jay Inslee’s Goals Ms. Warren and four other presidential candidates are releasing climate proposals this week, as the top contenders prepare for a prime-time forum on g...
15:16, 09/04/2019

Democrats Say Their Climate Plans Will Create Jobs. It’s Not So Simple. Fighting climate change can create jobs, experts say, but politicians' estimates might not capture the complex reality of what that growth could look ...
15:16, 09/04/2019

Somalia: worst harvest since 2011, with more than 2 million expected to go hungry Somalia’s 2019 cereal harvest is the poorest the country has seen since 2011, when famine strained already scarce resources, the Food and Agriculture ...
19:00, 09/03/2019

UN ‘prioritizing needs’, ramping up aid, as Hurricane Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas Renewed warnings of deadly destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian have been issued by UN agencies and partners, who said on Tuesday tha...
17:32, 09/03/2019

UK's Prince Harry says rarely takes private jets, offsets his CO2 Britain's Prince Harry, under fire for using private jets while endorsing environmental causes, said on Tuesday he only uses them rarely, for safety r...
15:32, 09/03/2019

On the front lines of climate change in the world's northernmost town Icebergs float liked doomed islands past the small boat as it makes its way through a fjord filled with the slush of a melting glacier. Occasionally, ...
15:32, 09/03/2019

China's top steelmaking city Tangshan implements anti-pollution curbs: media China's biggest steelmaking city of Tangshan will carry out output restrictions on industrial firms for September and early October, to further streng...
13:00, 09/03/2019

NHC says 80% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico A large low pressure system located over the west-central Gulf of Mexico about 200 miles east-northeast of Tampico, Mexico, has 80% chance of becoming...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Slave to sachets: How poverty worsens the plastics crisis in the Philippines Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, "Mangrove Warrior" Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop ...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas, turn to Florida expected Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the...
13:00, 09/03/2019

China seeks people's feedback on blanket cuts in pollution war China's environment watchdog has asked people to call out local officials carrying out blanket curbs in a "one size fits all" way to support the natio...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Britain's Prince Harry backs sustainable tourism plan Britain's Prince Harry, who himself has come in for criticism for using private jets, announced a new tourism initiative on Tuesday to transform globa...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian, stalled over Bahamas, weakens slightly but still dangerous Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, weakened slightly early on Tuesday as it remained stalled over Grand Bahama ...
13:00, 09/03/2019

Floridians evacuate and grumble as Hurricane Dorian slowly nears At a retirement community in central Florida, elderly residents waited for a bus on Monday to take them to a shelter as one of the most monstrous Atla...
23:32, 09/02/2019

'Extremely dangerous' Dorian batters Bahamas, edges closer to Florida Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater while creeping toward the...
23:32, 09/02/2019

Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas, menaces U.S. coast Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas on Monday, peeling off roofs and snapping power lines as rising floodwaters threatened to engulf houses, and for...
19:01, 09/02/2019

‘These are very dark times for Yemen’: senior UN official on air strike mass casualties Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, described Sunday’s deadly airstrikes in Dhamar City as a “horrific incident”, and the scale of ...
16:32, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas, menaces east U.S. coast Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas early on Monday, peeling off roofs, toppling cars and snapping power lines as rising floodwater threatened to en...
14:00, 09/02/2019

Berlin celebrates birth of Germany's first giant panda cubs Germany's first giant panda cubs have been born and their mother, Meng Meng, is doing a wonderful job looking after the pink twins who bear no resembl...
12:01, 09/02/2019

NHC says 30% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico A broad area of low pressure located over the south-central Gulf of Mexico has a 30 pct chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. Na...
11:00, 09/02/2019

Flash floods kill six, one missing in Kenya's Hell's Gate park -authorities Flash floods killed six people at Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park and left one person missing after their tour group was swept away, the state-run w...
11:00, 09/02/2019

China Silk Road plan needs clean investment safeguards: study China's Belt and Road Initiative must bring cost-effective new low-carbon methods to developing countries and avoid outdated polluting technologies in...
08:00, 09/02/2019

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction...
08:00, 09/02/2019

'Monster' Hurricane Dorian pummels Bahamas, forecast to threaten Florida Hurricane Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was ...
08:00, 09/02/2019

Dorian pummels Bahamas, hurricane forecast to move dangerously close to Florida Hurricane Dorian, the second strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was ...
03:32, 09/02/2019

Pope stuck in elevator for 25 minutes, freed by fire brigade Pope Francis arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, explaining that he had been stuck in an elevator in the Vatican for ...
00:00, 09/02/2019

Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take "drastic measures" to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world...
00:00, 09/02/2019

Pope picks new cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as mo...
00:00, 09/02/2019

Inspired by teen climate activist Thunberg, Latin American activists converge in Chile Inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, a group of young activists from several Latin American countries have converged in Chile ...
00:00, 09/02/2019

After Dorian takes a turn, central Florida city breathes sigh of relief After a frantic week in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, residents of Fort Pierce, Florida breathed a bit easier on Saturday when forecasters said th...
04:16, 09/01/2019

Bahamas government warns tourists and residents to shelter from Dorian Authorities in the Bahamas made a last-minute plea to residents and tourists on Saturday to seek shelter as time ran out before powerful Hurricane Dor...
04:16, 09/01/2019

Dorian to hit Bahamas as 'devastating' hurricane, then menace Georgia and Carolinas Hurricane Dorian punched northwest on Saturday to threaten Georgia and the Carolinas, possibly sparing Florida a direct hit, as the Bahamas braced for...
04:16, 09/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian threatens Georgia and Carolinas; Florida still on alert Hurricane Dorian span northwest on Saturday, churning slowly across the Atlantic in the direction of Georgia and the Carolinas, with Florida also stil...
21:48, 08/31/2019

Ruptured pipeline in Nigeria's Delta state spilled oil: NNPC chief A pipeline that ruptured on Friday in Nigeria's Delta state spilled oil, but has been contained, the head of state oil company NNPC said on Saturday....
21:16, 08/31/2019

Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon as environmental enforcement ratchets up Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic ex...
19:48, 08/31/2019

Dorian shifts, Georgia and Carolinas in path as well as Florida Hurricane Dorian spun west on Saturday, putting Georgia and the Carolinas in the path of a possible landfall as well as Florida, where some beaches we...
19:48, 08/31/2019

Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whic...
02:48, 08/31/2019

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region o...
02:48, 08/31/2019

Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon r...
02:48, 08/31/2019

Activist Greta Thunberg gets preview of UNHQ ahead of climate summit Two days after disembarking from her carbon-free yacht in New York, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg paid a visit to UN Headquarters on Friday, af...
01:16, 08/31/2019

Alarming number of Ebola deaths in DRC a ‘rallying cry’ to scale up treatment Since the Ebola epidemic struck in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one year ago, almost 600 of around 850 children who ha...
23:48, 08/30/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Refugee children missing out on school, Ebola in Uganda, Fresh violence in Yemen, 20 years of Timor-Leste independence, Enforced disappearances A recap of Friday's stories: Over half of refugee children missing an education; new Ebola case in Uganda; funding gap in Yemen leaves many at risk; T...
23:48, 08/30/2019

ADM, Bunge say not sourcing from newly deforested parts of Amazon Grain traders Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd said in separate statements on Friday they do not source crops from newly deforested areas in ...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Dorian becomes category three hurricane: NHC Dorian strengthened into a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale and could be a significant threat to Florida and the northwestern Bah...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting th...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Chevron evacuates non-essential workers from Gulf of Mexico due to storm Chevron Corp began evacuating non-essential workers on Friday from the Petronius and Blind Faith platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico due to the t...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Factbox: U.S. stocks to watch as Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida Shares of insurance and freight companies reacted as Hurricane Dorian crept toward the Florida coast on Friday, and the National Hurricane Center upgr...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthens as Florida prepares for impact Residents of Florida on Friday were boarding up windows and stocking up on food, water and gas as Hurricane Dorian gained strength and slowly churned ...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions climb on rising LNG output Australia's greenhouse gas emissions rose in the year through March largely due to increased liquefied natural gas output, the government said on Frid...
18:48, 08/30/2019

China pushes regions to maximize renewable energy usage China's parliament will send inspection teams throughout the country to ensure regions are prioritizing renewable energy resources, the official Xinhu...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Thirsting, ill and ablaze, Germany's forests in critical state, minister says Forest fires, drought and insect infestations have left Germany's forests in a critical state, agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner said after forest ...
18:48, 08/30/2019

China CO2 emission targets at risk from U.S. trade war - official China's greenhouse gas emission targets are at risk as a result of the trade war with the United States, which has put Beijing's coal-reliant economy ...
18:48, 08/30/2019

German ministry says airlines should pay fair price for CO2 emissions The German government wants to ensure that airlines pay a fair price for the carbon emissions for which their industry is responsible, an environment ...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Corporate fallout for Brazil heats up despite signs Amazon fires may be slowing Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have receded slightly since President Jair Bolsonaro sent in the military to help battle the blazes, but internati...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda- hospital official A nine-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...
18:48, 08/30/2019

France drops plans to build sodium-cooled nuclear reactor France's CEA nuclear agency has dropped plans to build a prototype sodium-cooled nuclear reactor, it said on Friday, after decades of research and hun...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Paris suburb pioneers 'noise radar' to fine roaring motorcycles Motorcycles thundering through residential neighborhoods, revving their engines and waking up every child in the street, may soon be a thing of the pa...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 'very poor' condition: government agency Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in very poor condition because of climate change, over fishing and land clearing, a state agency said on Friday, as ...
18:48, 08/30/2019

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn't be worse’ The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official there has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been ki...
18:48, 08/30/2019

Humans Dominated Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought Archaeologists worldwide pooled their knowledge of past land use — and pushed back the date when human farming and other practices began altering the ...
03:48, 08/30/2019

Major Climate Change Rules the Trump Administration Is Reversing The Trump administration is trying to roll back more than 80 environmental rules; half involve climate change. Here are some of the biggest climate-re...
03:48, 08/30/2019

Owner of Timberland, Vans, shoes says will no longer buy Brazilian leather The parent company of Timberland, Vans and Kipling shoes said on Thursday that it will no longer buy Brazilian leather, saying it had failed to meet i...
15:32, 08/29/2019

Venezuela's trees suffer as firewood replaces scarce cooking gas Endy Perez for years started her day by turning on the stove of her small house in the Venezuelan city of Maracay. These days, her breakfast routine b...
15:32, 08/29/2019

Trump administration to relax methane limits at oil and gas operations The Trump administration on Thursday will propose rolling back Obama-era limits on emissions of methane at oil and gas operations on Thursday, a gover...
15:32, 08/29/2019

Australia's drought expected to persist in spring: weather bureau Australia's spring is expected to be warmer and drier than average, following one of the driest winters on record, the country's Bureau of Meteorology...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Swedish teen climate activist arrives in New York by boat for U.N. summit Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed into New York Harbor on Wednesday in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing her nearly 14-day journ...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon r...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Papua New Guinea may shut Chinese-owned nickel plant after spill A nickel processing plant owned by Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC) that spilled mine waste into Papua New Guinea's Basamuk Bay faces compensation cl...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Britain to fund steel in $480 million climate change package Britain announced 390 million pounds ($480 million) of spending for low carbon technology on Thursday, most of which will go to the steel industry in ...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Dorian gains might as it takes aim at Florida Hurricane Dorian took aim at the Florida coast early on Thursday, whipped up by warm Atlantic waters as it threatened to become a dangerous category 3...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Indonesian police investigate palm oil companies over forest fires: ministry Indonesian police are investigating three palm oil companies on suspicion of starting fires on Borneo island, where environmentalists say extensive de...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Greece, Germany working on climate investment package: Mitsotakis Greece wants to draw up a major investment program with Germany, especially focused on climate protection, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on ...
14:00, 08/29/2019

Partnerships with civil society and youth ‘essential’ for a future that leaves no one behind: General Assembly President Partnerships with civil society and youth are essential to achieving the goals of key UN-backed international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for ...
02:16, 08/29/2019

Teen activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York by boat, putting ‘climate crisis’ in spotlight After a two-week sail across the Atlantic Ocean, young climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday to participate in two maj...
02:16, 08/29/2019

Erin weakens to a tropical depression: NHC Erin, the fifth tropical storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, has weakened to a tropical depression and is moving north-northwestward, the Nat...
19:16, 08/28/2019

France considers pesticide buffer zones around residential areas France is looking at introducing pesticide-free buffer zones around housing areas after a number of local mayors defied the government by banning weed...
19:16, 08/28/2019

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon ra...
19:16, 08/28/2019

Trump calls storm-threatened Puerto Rico one of most corrupt places on earth President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at a U.S. territory facing the destructive threat of Tropical Storm Dorian and financially limping und...
19:16, 08/28/2019

Exclusive: India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on October 2 - sources India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out sing...
19:16, 08/28/2019

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Storm Dorian heads for island President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" as the U.S. territory prepared for a hit by Tropical ...
19:16, 08/28/2019

Italy's Stromboli volcano erupts for second time in two months, no injuries A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, unleashing a dramatic plume of smoke in its second explosion in less than two month...
16:48, 08/28/2019

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, accepts Chile's help Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon ra...
16:48, 08/28/2019

DuPont to stop buying firefighting foam made with controversial chemicals Industrial materials maker DuPont said on Wednesday it would stop buying and using firefighting foams made with a controversial class of chemicals, wh...
16:48, 08/28/2019

An island without fish? Cuba aims to tackle problem with law overhaul In the sleepy Cuban fishing village of Cojimar that inspired Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," locals say they are struggling to catch fis...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Brazil official says EU-Mercosur trade pact still under review Brazilian Deputy Economy Minister for Foreign Trade Marcos Troyjo said on Tuesday that a proposed agreement between the Mercosur trade bloc and the Eu...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian barrels toward Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it near...
15:16, 08/28/2019

China drafts law to combat illegal fishing, safeguard stocks China has invited public responses to a draft law to prevent illegal fishing and depletion of coastal fish stocks, as current legislation is inadequat...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Yahoo Japan ending ivory sales, joining other online retailers Yahoo Japan Corp said on Wednesday it will end the sale of ivory on the country's biggest online auction site, finally joining competitors in a ban....
15:16, 08/28/2019

Chinese-owned nickel plant spills waste into Papua New Guinea bay Waste from a nickel plant in Papua New Guinea owned by Metallurgical Corporation of China spilled into the adjacent Basamuk Bay over the weekend, thre...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Uganda rejects planned power plant at Murchison Falls Uganda said on Wednesday that due to the importance of its famed Murchison Falls as a lucrative tourism attraction it had rejected a hydropower projec...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Record rain in south Japan brings flood chaos, kills at least two Torrential rain triggered floods and landslides in Japan on Wednesday, killing at least two people and prompting authorities to order more than 900,00...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian Puerto Rico was bracing on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, closing schools and diverting cruise liners even as it is still struggl...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Exclusive: As fires race through Amazon, Brazil's Bolsonaro weakens environment agency As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil's Amazon jungle, the nation's far-right government is undermining the agency charged with p...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Let it burn: U.S. fights wildfires with fire, backed by Trump It was the kind of fire that has terrified communities across the drought-ridden U.S. West in the past few years: a ponderosa pine forest ablaze in th...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Swedish teen climate activist to sail into New York for U.N. summit Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was expected to sail into New York Harbor on Wednesday in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing her 14-da...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Brazil says South American nations to meet on Amazon, accepts Chilean aid Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon ra...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Sheep reintroduced to London's Hampstead Heath after 60 years Sheep have been reintroduced to London’s Hampstead Heath for the first time since the 1950s to test an environmentally friendly way of maintaining the...
15:16, 08/28/2019

Why the Amazon Is Burning The number of fires raging in the Amazon rainforest this month is the highest in a decade, putting the environmental policies of Brazil’s president in...
12:48, 08/28/2019

Can $100 Million Buy a Spot at the Debate? Tom Steyer, the billionaire former investor, is an unlikely populist. But he is poised to be a deeply disruptive figure in the Democratic primary race...
01:48, 08/28/2019

Barbados, Caribbean neighbors brace for heavy rains as Dorian churns west Residents of Barbados and other Caribbean islands braced for heavy rains as tropical storm Dorian churned west-northwest, with officials cautioning th...
13:16, 08/27/2019

Rain will not extinguish Amazon fires for weeks, weather experts say Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil's Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through Sept. 1...
13:16, 08/27/2019

Norway nuclear monitor backtracks on theory of second Russia blast Reports of a second blast from a deadly Russian rocket engine test may be wrong, and the signals could stem from unrelated mining activity, the Norweg...
13:16, 08/27/2019

Chemicals, plastic makers to focus on curbing SE Asia plastic waste A global alliance of plastic makers and consumer goods companies said on Tuesday it would prioritize much of its $1 billion funds to curb plastic wast...
13:16, 08/27/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: UN chief talks climate action at G7, WFP official visits camp in Central African Republic, Deadly violence at Lesvos migrant centre, Security Council meets on AU-UN Darfur mission A recap of Monday’s stories: UN chief urges more action from G7 leaders to tackle ‘climate emergency’; WFP official visits camp for displaced in Centr...
08:16, 08/27/2019

Tropical Depression Six forms in the Atlantic A low-pressure system strengthened into Tropical Depression Six, midway between Bermuda and the United States, the National Hurricane Center said on M...
05:48, 08/27/2019

Brazil spokesman says Bolsonaro may visit Amazon region this week Brazil's spokesman said on Monday president Jair Bolsonaro may visit the Amazon region later this week to check on the efforts to reduce forest fires....
05:48, 08/27/2019

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to c...
05:48, 08/27/2019

G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gest...
05:48, 08/27/2019

Indonesia to close giant lizard island leaving guides, villagers in the lurch Almost every day 20-year-old Rizaldian Syahputra puts on his blue uniform, laces up his high boots and leaves his wooden house on stilts for a job man...
05:48, 08/27/2019

Storm Dorian churns toward Barbados, sending island into shutdown Tropical Storm Dorian gathered strength on Monday as it barreled west toward Barbados, where residents stocked up on food to hunker down for an onslau...
05:48, 08/27/2019

Jay Inslee on Quitting the Race, and That Onion Headline The Washington governor and self-described climate candidate told us what it was like to achieve national recognition — after leaving the presidential...
01:48, 08/27/2019

Heat Deaths Jump in Southwest United States, Puzzling Officials The number of heat-related deaths has more than tripled in Arizona and Nevada since 2014, new data show, raising concern about the limits of adaptatio...
01:48, 08/27/2019

Countries 'overreact' by linking rainforest fires to approval EU-Mercosur pact: Brazil minister Countries like Ireland and France "overreact" when they link the recent fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest to the final approval of a trade agreemen...
20:48, 08/26/2019

Canada says it will send water bombers to help fight Amazon fires Canada will send water bombers to Brazil to help fight wildfires in the Amazon jungle and is also contributing C$15 million ($11.30 million) in aid, ...
20:48, 08/26/2019

Trump, on climate, says he won't jeopardize U.S. wealth on 'dreams' U.S. President Donald Trump, responding to a question about climate change after skipping a G7 session on the issue, said on Monday that American weal...
20:48, 08/26/2019

UN chief appeals to G7 leaders for ‘strong commitment’ and political will to tackle climate emergency People all over the world are calling for a shift towards a greener, cleaner future, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, stressing t...
20:16, 08/26/2019

Don't treat Amazon like a 'colony', says Brazil's Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the idea of creating an international alliance to save the Amazon rainforest would be treating Brazi...
18:16, 08/26/2019

Brazil's environment minister says G7 aid for Amazon welcome Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told reporters in São Paulo on Monday that financial aid to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest fr...
18:16, 08/26/2019

Mercosur trade deal gives EU leeway to pressure Brazil on Amazon fires: Maas A planned trade agreement between the European Union and Latin American countries allows the bloc to exert pressure on Brazil to do more against fires...
15:16, 08/26/2019

Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say Seven eggs from the world's last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially, reviving hopes of saving the enda...
15:16, 08/26/2019

G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires The leaders of the group of seven nations are close to agreeing a deal to provide $20 million in emergency help to stop the Amazon forest fires, a Fre...
15:16, 08/26/2019

Cuadrilla reports another tremor near fracking site in north England British shale gas exploration firm Cuadrilla said another earth tremor occurred on Monday near its fracking site in northwest England, bigger than a 2...
15:16, 08/26/2019

Macron plays down Trump absence at G7 climate talks President Donald Trump was absent from talks on climate change and biodiversity at a G7 leaders' summit on Monday, with host President Emmanuel Macron...
15:16, 08/26/2019

Leonardo DiCaprio urges government action on Amazon fires 'tragedy' A crisis over burning forest in the Amazon is "incredibly tragic", actor Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday, urging governments to do more, amid growing...
15:16, 08/26/2019

Storm Dorian likely to strengthen as it churns toward Caribbean islands Tropical Storm Dorian was likely to strengthen into a hurricane during the next two days as it churned westward in the Caribbean Sea, putting Puerto R...
21:48, 08/25/2019

Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the...
21:48, 08/25/2019

Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet....
20:16, 08/25/2019

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 figh...
20:16, 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 ...
20:16, 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 prom...
20:16, 08/25/2019

Typhoon shuts businesses, forces flight cancellations in southern Taiwan Taiwan braced for typhoon Bailu on Saturday, shutting businesses and schools as airlines canceled hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides, flo...
11:32, 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 t...
10:00, 08/24/2019

Brazil’s Rainforest Fires Prompt Alarm and Anger in Europe 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 tr...
02:32, 08/24/2019

‘It’s Gratifying’: Jay Inslee Finally Gets His Moment The Washington governor and self-described climate candidate told us what it was like to achieve national recognition — after leaving the presidential...
02:32, 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 ...
00:32, 08/24/2019

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 ...
00:32, 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-oper...
00:32, 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...
00:32, 08/24/2019

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as...
00:32, 08/24/2019

With security improving in DR Congo’s Kasai, thousands of refugees head home from Angola As security has improved in the restive Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some 8,500 refugees have left the Lóvua settlement in ...
00:00, 08/24/2019

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", a...
16:32, 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 s...
16:32, 08/23/2019

Four die, more than 100 hurt in thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains Four people, two of them children, died and more than 100 were injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains on Thursday, Prime Minister M...
16:32, 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 fr...
16:32, 08/23/2019

UK PM deeply concerned about Amazon rainforest fires Britain is deeply concerned about fires in the Amazon rainforest and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 summit to call for a renewed focus o...
16:32, 08/23/2019

France says won't support Mercosur given Brazil president's climate comments Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was lying when he played down concerns about climate change at the G20 summit in Japan in June, said French Preside...
16:32, 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 ...
16:32, 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 ...
16:32, 08/23/2019

As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers cou...
16:32, 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 r...
16:32, 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 Fr...
16:32, 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 ov...
16:32, 08/23/2019

EU piles pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires The European Union piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon basin, with Ireland and France sayin...
16:32, 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 internationa...
16:32, 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 Unite...
03:48, 08/23/2019

Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to fight Amazon fires The Brazilian government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on ...
21:16, 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 steelm...
18:48, 08/22/2019

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 ...
18:48, 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 satellit...
18:48, 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 inclu...
18:48, 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 Tatr...
18:48, 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,...
18:48, 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, ove...
18:48, 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 (NH...
07:16, 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 vehi...
07:16, 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 Memb...
00:16, 08/22/2019

Conservation, animal rights groups sue Trump over weakening U.S. wildlife protections Environmental and animal rights groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its proposal to revise the U.S. Endangered Species Act, seeking...
22:48, 08/21/2019

U.S. farmers, lawmakers dial up pressure on Trump over biofuel policy The agriculture and biofuel industries and their allies in the U.S. Congress ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the reli...
22:48, 08/21/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to dama...
22:48, 08/21/2019

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...
22:48, 08/21/2019

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 ...
21:16, 08/21/2019

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 bree...
21:16, 08/21/2019

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 Memb...
21:16, 08/21/2019

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...
11:48, 08/21/2019

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...
07:16, 08/21/2019

Elections Canada climate advertising guidelines puts chill on green groups' advocacy Canadian environmental groups fear losing their tax-free charity status if they run paid climate change advocacy adverts ahead of the October national...
07:16, 08/21/2019

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 dr...
07:16, 08/21/2019

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...
07:16, 08/21/2019

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 ...
07:16, 08/21/2019

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...
07:16, 08/21/2019

‘Invisible crisis of water quality’ threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on ...
22:48, 08/20/2019

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displa...
20:16, 08/20/2019

‘No time to lose’ UN envoy tells Security Council, ‘Yemen cannot wait’ One month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing “a crucial moment” in the course of its long and bl...
20:16, 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 breach...
15:48, 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 d...
15:48, 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 Ja...
15:48, 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, af...
15:48, 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 fi...
15:48, 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 l...
15:48, 08/20/2019

UN refugee chief impressed with Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to plight of fleeing Venezuelans While praising the “efficient, coordinated, humane and innovative response” by Brazil on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans, the UN refugee chief has said ...
22:00, 08/19/2019

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’ respons...
22:00, 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,...
19:32, 08/19/2019

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...
19:32, 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 worl...
19:32, 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 tackli...
13:32, 08/19/2019

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detec...
10:32, 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 ...
10:32, 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...
07:32, 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 th...
07:32, 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 th...
21:48, 08/18/2019

Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze ...
21:48, 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...
23:48, 08/17/2019

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a ...
23:48, 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 sai...
11:32, 08/17/2019

U.S. judge urges VW, SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its...
00:32, 08/17/2019

Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and f...
00:32, 08/17/2019

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 th...
18:00, 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 f...
18:00, 08/16/2019

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 o...
18:00, 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 f...
18:00, 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 ...
18:00, 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 ...
18:00, 08/16/2019

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 atte...
18:00, 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 so...
18:00, 08/16/2019

Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and j...
14:00, 08/16/2019

Three more humanitarian workers killed in Syria, with civilian death toll ‘rising every day’ An attack in the south of Syria’s restive Idlib province that led to the deaths of a paramedic, an ambulance driver and a rescue worker, were added to...
00:00, 08/16/2019

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...
13:32, 08/15/2019

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 th...
13:32, 08/15/2019

Teenage activist Greta takes climate campaign to the high seas With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesd...
13:32, 08/15/2019

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 i...
13:32, 08/15/2019

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 re...
13:32, 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 train...
13:32, 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...
13:32, 08/15/2019

'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 o...
13:32, 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...
03:32, 08/15/2019

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 s...
00:32, 08/15/2019

Radioactive dust in Antarctic ice could help map interstellar clouds Interstellar dust has been found in Antarctic ice samples. The discovery could provide a way of mapping the clouds of dust Earth has passed through in...
16:32, 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...
15:00, 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 bo...
15:00, 08/14/2019

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, pol...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 ...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 i...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 coa...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 Sh...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 sa...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 an...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 du...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 ...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 tha...
04:32, 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 f...
04:32, 08/14/2019

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 toi...
04:32, 08/14/2019