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05/24/2019

China responsible for surge in ozone-depleting emissions: study China is to blame for much of the increase in illegal ozone-depleting substances (ODS) since 2013, according a study published by the journal Nature o...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Powered by nature: Norwegian cruise operator signs rotten fish biogas deal Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten has signed a 7.5-year deal to buy liquefied biogas (LBG) made from dead fish and other organic waste to hel...
03:48, 05/24/2019

In Egypt's Nile Delta, fishermen's families hope for a bigger catch In Egypt's Nile Delta, Om Ahmed ponders how her two sons will be able to marry and build new homes when they only earn about 70 Egyptian pounds ($4.10...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Debut Dutch green bond lures more than 20 bln euros of orders (In May 21 story, corrects paragraph 3 to show 82.5% of bids from green money accounts were allocated. Also corrects para 8 to say that green investor...
03:48, 05/24/2019

French bank SocGen further reduces business with coal industry French bank Societe Generale said it was further reducing its servicing the coal industry, as financial companies and banks around the world gradually...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Montenegro moves to halt small hydro power plants Bowing to pressure from environmental groups, Montenegro's government has decided to stop issuing permits for the construction of small hydro power pl...
03:48, 05/24/2019

HollyFrontier halts operations at Tulsa, Oklahoma refinery as rain hits region HollyFrontier on Thursday said it is temporarily shutting operations at its 155,300-barrel-per-day Tulsa, Oklahoma, refinery as a precaution due to hi...
03:48, 05/24/2019

U.S. forecasters predict near average 2019 Atlantic hurricane season U.S. forecasters expect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1 to be near average in the number and intensity of storms, the National Oce...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Senegal imports turbines for West Africa's first big wind farm project Senegal started importing turbines for its first large-scale wind farm on Thursday, the biggest such project in West Africa that will supply nearly a ...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Wildfires rage in Israel during heatwave Firefighters on Thursday battled wildfires that scorched swathes of forests in central Israel, forcing some small towns to be evacuated, during a heat...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Heavy rains limit operations at Oklahoma refinery, oil pipeline Heavy rains and storms slamming the central United States forced the closure of a HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Oklahoma and a portion of Tallgrass E...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Mississippi River closed at St. Louis due to flooding: U.S. Coast Guard The U.S. Coast Guard said it has closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic on Thursday for the second time this month due ...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Exclusive: EPA to unveil less ambitious U.S. biofuel credit reform - sources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil a narrowed-down version of its proposed biofuel credit market reform this month after regulat...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Chile's Southern Patagonia Ice Field ruptured by climate change: scientists Chile's 12,000 square kilometer (4,633 square mile) Southern Patagonia Ice Field split in two and is likely to continue to fracture amid climate chang...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Teenage activists demand climate action on eve of global school strike Children, some as young as eight, will walk out of class in cities around the world on Friday in a fresh wave of strikes called by young people who fe...
03:48, 05/24/2019

U.S. Senate passes $19.1 billion in disaster relief, no border aid The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, and President Donald Trump sup...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while he...
03:48, 05/24/2019

A pollution crackdown compounds slowdown woes in China's heartland For years, China's industrial heartland has been cloaked in smog, its waterways choked with pollution pumped from enormous clusters of factories churn...
03:48, 05/24/2019

Trump administration readies draft plan to speed environmental permitting The Trump administration will complete a draft proposal to streamline environmental permitting for big infrastructure projects by next month, an admin...
03:48, 05/23/2019

Canada's oil-rich Alberta introduces bill to repeal carbon tax Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta introduced a bill to repeal the provincial carbon tax on Wednesday, setting up a legal tussle between P...
03:48, 05/23/2019

Companies lobby U.S. Congress on carbon tax; senator expects bill in weeks Representatives from more than 70 companies met with U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to push for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change, and a ...
23:00, 05/22/2019

Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged U.S. southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tor...
23:00, 05/22/2019

Deadly storms hit U.S. Southern Plains, more severe weather coming A storm system that blasted U.S. southern and central states weakened on Tuesday but more severe weather was on the way after thunderstorms and torna...
20:48, 05/22/2019

Pipeline opponents challenge Louisiana law targeting protesters Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a 2018 Louisiana st...
20:48, 05/22/2019

Texas environmentalists plan lawsuit against Valero for pollution Three Texas environmental groups notified Valero Energy Corp on Wednesday of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the...
20:48, 05/22/2019

Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change, UN stresses on International Day  The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food...
20:32, 05/22/2019

Quake won't immediately change Groningen gas output plans: government spokesman A 3.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern Dutch region of Groningen on Wednesday will not immediately alter current plans for gas production th...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Surge of algae kills millions of salmon in Norway A surge of algae has killed an estimated 8 million salmon at Norwegian fish farms over the past week, wiping out more than half of this year's expecte...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Dutch minister: cut gas production at Groningen faster Gas production at the Groningen field must be cut more quickly than planned after a relatively large earthquake struck in the far North of the Netherl...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal Gabon's President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illeg...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Groningen gas output should be cut more quickly, says minister Production at the Groningen gas field in the Netherlands should be reduced at a faster pace following a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the northern Dutch...
17:48, 05/22/2019

British lawmakers demand their pension fund divests fossil fuels A third of British lawmakers called on Wednesday for their 700 million pound ($885 million) parliamentary pension fund to divest its holdings in fossi...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Germany eases curbs on shooting wolves, in nod to farmers Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to loosen tight restrictions on shooting wolves to help tackle the growing threat they pose to livestock after a...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Italy's Prada joins the fur-free chorus Italy's Prada will stop using animal fur in its products from the 2020 women's spring-summer collections to be presented in September, the luxury grou...
17:48, 05/22/2019

In push to raise coffee output, Colombia's south may hold key Colombia's isolated south could be crucial to the country's push to expand coffee production by nearly 30 percent despite low global prices, its growe...
17:48, 05/22/2019

Surfing the Green wave? Climate party hopes ride high in EU vote An ebb in support for mainstream parties is raising hopes among Europe's Greens that they could act as kingmakers in the next European Parliament, wit...
17:48, 05/22/2019

China approves 20.76 GW of subsidy-free solar, wind power projects China approved its first batch of subsidy-free wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 20.76 gigawatts (GW), the country's top planning ag...
10:16, 05/22/2019

Magnitude 3.4 quake hits gas field region of north Netherlands A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch mete...
10:16, 05/22/2019

Hong Kong raises $1 billion in oversubscribed first green bond Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond on Wednesday, as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a center for...
06:00, 05/22/2019

Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashin...
01:16, 05/22/2019

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detenti...
20:00, 05/21/2019

Brazil farmers struggle for internet signal as tech floods sector Brazil's lack of reliable internet accessibility in rural areas is an increasingly critical problem for its farmers, as more agricultural equipment ar...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Hong Kong looks to raise up to $1 billion in green bonds Hong Kong is looking to raise between $500 million and $1 billion in five-year green bonds as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Activists demand end of Shell, fossil fuel at shareholder meeting A group of environmental activists tried to disrupt Royal Dutch Shell's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, calling for this year's gathering to be...
19:00, 05/21/2019

BP shareholders overwhelmingly adopt climate resolution BP shareholders overwhelmingly approved a climate resolution on Tuesday backed by investors and the oil and gas company which calls for it to meet the...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Malaysia, flooded with plastic waste, to send back some scrap to source Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries th...
19:00, 05/21/2019

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost Activists disrupted BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting "this is a crime scene" in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

A year on, Indian anti-Vedanta protesters say still await justice A year after Indian police killed 13 people protesting against pollution from a copper smelter in this hardscrabble southern port city, tensions withi...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Debut Dutch green bond lures more than 20 billion euros of orders Investors piled into the Netherlands' inaugural, triple-A rated sovereign green bond on Tuesday, placing 21.2 billion euros ($23.7 billion) of orders ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Dozens rescued from Oklahoma floods as storms swamp central U.S.: officials Dozens of people were rescued from rising waters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms generating tor...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Libya on verge of civil war, threatening ‘permanent division’, top UN official warns Security Council The damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a ...
18:48, 05/21/2019

China calls out big state firms, others on pollution violations amid slowing economy fears China has publicly accused dozens of firms, including some of its biggest state enterprises, of exceeding pollution limits and breaching monitoring st...
11:48, 05/21/2019

Global chemical firms urged to source responsibly after lethal China blast: study A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop "cutting corners" by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers ...
07:32, 05/21/2019

Vale's Gongo Soco mine dam has up to 15% chance of bursting: Brazil official Brazilian miner Vale's tailings dam in the town of Barao de Cocais in Minas Gerais has up to a 15% chance of breaking, the state's environment secreta...
05:32, 05/21/2019

Tornadoes touch down in Texas and Oklahoma as forecasters warn more could hit Tornadoes touched down on Monday in Texas and Oklahoma, where about 6 million people were facing the risk of twisters, hail and other severe weather, ...
05:32, 05/21/2019

Subtropical Storm Andrea forms over Atlantic, expected to dissipate: NHC Subtropical Storm Andrea formed over the western Atlantic on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that the storm was expected...
01:32, 05/21/2019

U.S. NHC says subtropical storm forms in the Atlantic A low-pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become a subtropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said...
00:48, 05/21/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Saving the tree kangaroos of Papua New Guinea The survival of an endangered animal which looks part kangaroo and part lemur has been secured thanks to a project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) supported...
23:16, 05/20/2019

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revi...
20:32, 05/20/2019

NHC says 70% chance of cyclone southwest of Bermuda A broad area of low pressure located southwest of Bermuda has a 70% chance of becoming a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone later on Monday, ...
20:32, 05/20/2019

'Not a day to mess around' as Texas, Oklahoma face tornado threat Some 6 million people across a broad swath of Texas and Oklahoma were bracing for possible tornadoes on Monday, as the U.S. National Weather service w...
20:32, 05/20/2019

On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator numbers If you think you’re busy, then spare a thought for the world’s bees; for they, along with other insects and animals, are responsible for pollinating m...
18:00, 05/20/2019

Tanzania fines Acacia Mining $2.4 million over alleged pollution Tanzania's mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its Nor...
18:00, 05/20/2019

Israel investigates hydrocarbon leak at Oil Refineries unit Gadiv Israel's Oil Refineries (ORL) said on Monday it had been informed of an investigation by the Ministry of Environmental Protection at its Gadiv Petroch...
18:00, 05/20/2019

Democratic hopeful Bennet unveils climate plan with farm, conservation focus U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan on Monday to tackle climate change with a focus on slashing emi...
18:00, 05/20/2019

In coal we trust: Australia's voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surpr...
11:00, 05/19/2019

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits east of New Caledonia: USGS An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 was recorded in the South Pacific east of New Caledonia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday, but t...
05:32, 05/19/2019

China's water quality improvements 'imbalanced' in first quarter: Xinhua Pollution increased in some of China's major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country's overall water quality improve...
23:16, 05/18/2019

Italy central bank to spurn firms that don't go green The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercia...
10:16, 05/18/2019

Brazil to revamp Amazon Fund after finding irregularities -minister Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after...
01:00, 05/18/2019

National Grid says no new NYC natgas customers without Williams pipeline National Grid Plc said on Friday it will not process new applications for natural gas service in its New York City and Long Island service area until ...
23:00, 05/17/2019

Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like...
21:16, 05/17/2019

Factbox: IMO 2020 - a major shake-up for oil and shipping Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from ships will come into effect next year in the biggest shake-up for the oil and shipping industries for decades....
21:16, 05/17/2019

IMO agrees on stricter efficiency targets for some ships The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up ...
21:16, 05/17/2019

Mississippi River barge shipping resumes after floods, but rains to return The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backl...
19:00, 05/17/2019

Canadian Senate committee passes amendments to controversial energy bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to a controversial energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how the envi...
19:00, 05/17/2019

EU wheat in good shape after rain eases concerns over dry spring Welcome rain in the four largest European Union wheat producers raised hopes for a good harvest this summer after a dry spring sparked fears of a repe...
17:16, 05/17/2019

Greenpeace to receive $3 million in settlement with Russia Greenpeace will receive 2.7 million euros ($3 million) from Russia under a settlement reached between the Dutch state and Moscow, the environmental gr...
17:16, 05/17/2019

Russian plan to free whales risks their survival, say scientists International scientists criticized on Friday a Russian plan to release 10 captive killer whales into the Sea of Japan rather than return them to thei...
17:16, 05/17/2019

Hearings begin to halt dolphin hunting in notorious Japan village Court hearings began to stop dolphin hunting in a Japanese village on Friday, with plaintiffs saying the grisly annual hunts, made famous in an Oscar-...
13:48, 05/17/2019

Ford revs up to sell hybrids with appeal of speed and power Ford Motor Co is turning to the automotive marketer's time-tested themes, speed and power, to sell a new generation of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicl...
13:48, 05/17/2019

Orphaned bear cub Aida finds refuge in Bosnian village In a mountain village in Bosnia, the Becars are making friends with a new addition to their family - an orphaned baby bear who fled nearby woods in se...
13:48, 05/17/2019

Smog spikes in North China in first four months of 2019: ministry Air pollution in major regions of northern China increased during the first four months of 2019, the environment ministry said on Friday, raising fear...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Climate change climbs up U.S. voters' list of concerns NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40% saying the issue w...
04:32, 05/17/2019

Central U.S. braces for severe weather, including tornadoes More than 50 million people in the central United States are in the path of strong thunderstorms, damaging wind gusts, large hail and possibly tornado...
04:32, 05/17/2019

Gray whale deaths on West Coast may be linked to Arctic warmth Dozens of gray whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in t...
04:32, 05/17/2019

Retail chiefs dismiss AI job threat, promise more training Executives from major global retailers played down the threat to employment in stores from artificial intelligence and automation on Thursday and pled...
21:48, 05/16/2019

Could geoengineering really help us solve the climate crisis? With increasing public concern over climate change, interest is turning to geoengineering again. Is it time to take a serious look at engineering our ...
20:16, 05/16/2019

Norsk Hydro eyes Brazil progress as court lifts one of two embargoes A Brazilian federal court has lifted one of two production embargoes on a key plant owned by Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro, the company said on T...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Equinor says Statfjord loading still shut after oil spill Equinor has still not identified the source of an oil spill at its Statfjord field in the North Sea, and the loading of crude onto tankers remains shu...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Israel gets three bidders for huge desalination plant Israel has received bids from three groups interested in building and operating a desalination plant that will supply more than a fifth of the country...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Explainer: Why Zimbabwe faces worst power cuts in three years Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst power cuts in three years, lasting up to 10 hours daily in some areas and threatening mining output in one of the w...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Brazil court lifts one of two embargoes on Norsk Hydro plant A Brazilian federal court has lifted one of two production embargoes on a key plant owned by Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro, but output remains cu...
09:00, 05/16/2019

Airlines should eliminate single-use plastics in five years: Hi Fly CEO Airlines should get ahead of regulators by voluntarily eliminating single-use plastic within five years, the chief executive of Portuguese charter Hi ...
09:00, 05/16/2019

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest ...
07:16, 05/16/2019

Coming marine fuel standard will disrupt markets for 1-5 years: BCG study The marine industry's January 2020 shift to using very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) to power ships worldwide will launch a one- to five-year disruption...
07:16, 05/16/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: climate challenges for the Pacific, new global health tool, updates on Yemen, the Gulf and Somalia This Wednesday, top stories includes: the UN chief’s continued visit in the Pacific to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change; in Yemen, the...
01:16, 05/16/2019

Trump Interior chief not losing sleep over record CO2 levels U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told a panel of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that he has not lost sleep over record amounts of carbon dioxide r...
00:16, 05/16/2019

PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire...
00:16, 05/16/2019

Smog-ridden Mexico City suspends school classes due to pollution Mexico's government ordered schools in and around Mexico City to be closed on Thursday in an extraordinary step taken due to elevated levels of pollut...
00:16, 05/16/2019

Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots and fungi, connecting trees and plants to one anothe...
20:32, 05/15/2019

Mozambique needs $3.2 billion for post-cyclone reconstruction: local media Mozambique will need about $3.2 billion in aid to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by two recent cyclones, government officials were quoted by local ...
20:00, 05/15/2019

Trump administration opens up Minnesota wilderness area to copper mining The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday renewed two mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Wilderness area in Minnesota, opening the popular wilder...
20:00, 05/15/2019

Presidential hopeful Warren unveils bill to protect U.S. military from climate change Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future clima...
20:00, 05/15/2019

UK energy network firms rattled by Labour state ownership plan Britain's opposition Labour Party intends to take energy networks back into state ownership if elected, prompting infrastructure owners to warn of dam...
16:48, 05/15/2019

China starts first round of intensified anti-pollution checks China's environment ministry has deployed nearly 1,000 inspectors to 25 cities and provinces across the country for its first round of "intensified an...
14:48, 05/15/2019

National Grid says state ownership would delay UK's move to green energy A plan by Britain's opposition Labour party to take the country's energy networks back into state ownership would damage investment and delay the move...
14:48, 05/15/2019

Ukraine seen harvesting more wheat, barley, less corn: APK-Inform Favourable weather this winter and spring will allow Ukraine to increase its 2019 wheat harvest to 26.2 million tonnes and its barley harvest to 7.9 m...
14:48, 05/15/2019

Exclusive: Tesla's solar factory is exporting most of its cells - document The "great majority" of solar cells being produced at Tesla's factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company...
14:48, 05/15/2019

Rothschild withdraws from advising Adani on Australia coal project Rothschild & Co has decided not to advise India's Adani in the financing or development of the $4 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australi...
09:16, 05/15/2019

Monsoon to hit India on June 6: weather office Monsoon rains are likely to enter India through the southern coast on June 6, the weather office said on Wednesday, marking the start of the four-mont...
09:16, 05/15/2019

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change, ocean health facing Pacific nations on the ‘frontline’ Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Isl...
02:48, 05/15/2019

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea, teams assess damage Disaster officials dispatched local relief teams in Papua New Guinea's New Britain province on Wednesday to monitor remote communities for casualties ...
02:16, 05/15/2019

China still most attractive renewables market despite subsidy cuts: EY China is the most attractive market for investment in renewable energy for the fourth year in a row and growth there is set to continue despite the co...
02:16, 05/15/2019

Gabon finds 200 missing containers of rare hardwood - prosecutor Gabon has recovered 200 containers of protected hardwood out of a larger haul that was confiscated by the authorities earlier this year and then went ...
22:48, 05/14/2019

Mexico City declares environment emergency as fires hurt air quality Mexico authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world's most populous megalopolises, as smo...
22:48, 05/14/2019

E.ON chief says Germany should charge CO2 tax, but spare consumers E.ON Chief Executive Johannes Teyssen on Tuesday proposed a carbon dioxide tax of 35 euros ($39.34) a ton that would widen the burden-sharing for clim...
15:16, 05/14/2019

Merkel vows to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050 Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Tuesday to draw up a roadmap to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050, urging a climate cabinet she chairs to find the be...
15:16, 05/14/2019

India's monsoon to arrive late, deliver less rain - Skymet India's monsoon rains will arrive on its southern coast on June 4 and deliver less rain than average this year, a private weather forecaster said on T...
15:16, 05/14/2019

Torrential rain and floods hit Bosnia; Balkan neighbours on alert Torrential rain and floods in some parts of Bosnia forced authorities to declare an emergency on Tuesday, while neighbouring countries were on alert a...
15:16, 05/14/2019

Gabon vows no mercy over theft of hardwood worth nearly $250 million Gabon's president vowed on Monday to find and punish those responsible for the disappearance of over 350 containers of protected hardwood worth nearly...
10:32, 05/14/2019

Greenpeace activists climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in climate protest Police arrested 13 people on Tuesday after they scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison take emergency act...
09:00, 05/14/2019

Australia weather bureau sees reduced El Nino threat A recent cooling of the Pacific Ocean has reduced the threat of an El Nino weather event developing this year, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)...
09:00, 05/14/2019

‘Disaster resilient’ farming reduces agriculture risks, yields economic gains, says new UN agriculture agency report A scale of economic gains through easy-to-implement "disaster resilient" farming practices was revealed on Monday at the launch of a new study by the ...
04:16, 05/14/2019

Greenpeace activists scale Sydney Harbour Bridge in climate protest Three Greenpeace activists were hanging from ropes under Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday as part of a protest to demand that Australian Prime Ministe...
03:00, 05/14/2019

Trash found littering ocean floor in deepest-ever sub dive On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly...
03:00, 05/14/2019

IMO, Norway launch project to help shipping sector cut emissions The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has launched a joint project with Norway to help the shipping industry cut emissions by at least 50 perc...
21:48, 05/13/2019

New York mayor threatens to fine Trump Organization over pollution New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, on Monday threatened to fine the Trump Organization $2.1 million ...
21:48, 05/13/2019

Gaza blockade causes ‘near ten-fold increase’ in food dependency, says UN agency At a time when Muslims globally are observing the holy month of Ramadan, more than half the population in Gaza depends on the international community ...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Organic chloride in oil at Russia's Novorossiisk is rising, within limits: sources The levels of organic chloride in oil loadings from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have been on the rise since early May, but stayed within the al...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Tanzania to offer 26 big game hunting blocks in new auction Tanzania plans to introduce a new auctioning system for big game hunting blocks next month, in a move aimed at enhancing transparency and curbing corr...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Renault diesel allegations upheld by court study: report A French probe into alleged emissions cheating by Renault is a step closer to possible court action, Le Monde reported on Monday, after a technical re...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Ivorian cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop Ivory Coast's cocoa mid-crop could be reduced in quality and length if abundant rain fails to arrive this month, farmers said on Monday, as cocoa regi...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Environmentalists file complaint over Kosovo's coal project Environmentalist groups on Monday filed a complaint with the European Union's energy watchdog challenging the legality of a power purchase agreement f...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Rosneft says it is evaluating fallout from contaminated oil The impact on Rosneft of oil contamination in the Druzhba pipeline will become clearer in the coming weeks as the company evaluates its consequences, ...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Russian oil quality back to normal at Baltic port after contamination Russia has begun shipping clean oil via the Baltic after a contamination problem disrupted flows for three weeks and it is working to resume supplies ...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Islanders complain to U.N. over Australia's climate change inaction A group of islanders off Australia's north coast are set to file a human rights complaint to the United Nations against the Australian government on ...
08:48, 05/13/2019

U.N. modernizes guidance for greenhouse emission estimates A United Nations climate change panel updated on Monday guidelines for governments to estimate greenhouse gas emissions so the most up-to-date scienti...
04:00, 05/13/2019

Quake of 6.1 magnitude in Panama injures one, no initial reports of deaths A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging buildings and injuring at least one p...
23:48, 05/12/2019

Houston Ship Channel reopens to vessel traffic following tanker collision The Houston Ship Channel was reopened with restrictions to shipping on Sunday as emergency officials worked to clear the channel following a collision...
21:32, 05/12/2019

UN chief praises New Zealand premier’s ‘admirable’ response to Christchurch attacks. Speaking to media in the New Zealand capital Auckland on Sunday, alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, UN Secretary-General António Gute...
17:32, 05/12/2019

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, wi...
21:48, 05/11/2019

Tanker collision, gasoline spill closes portion of Houston Ship Channel A barge carrying gasoline capsized and leaked its cargo into the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, following a collision on Friday with a 755-...
21:16, 05/11/2019

Vale's new CEO says committed to reparations for dam burst victims Brazilian miner Vale SA's newly appointed Chief Executive Eduardo Bartolomeo said during his first conference call with analysts that the miner is ful...
09:00, 05/11/2019

U.N. clinches deal to stop plastic waste ending up in the sea Around 180 countries reached a deal on Friday that aims to sharply reduce the amount of plastic that gets washed into the world's oceans, the United N...
09:00, 05/11/2019

New York adopts rules to phase out coal power plants by 2020 New York environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that will force generators to stop burning coal i...
09:00, 05/11/2019

U.N. 'very confident' of deal to regulate trade in plastic waste U.N. talks on tightening controls on trade in plastic waste are very likely to reach a deal later on Friday after 11 days of often late-night talks, a...
15:00, 05/10/2019

Exclusive: Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voter...
15:00, 05/10/2019

Japan weather bureau sees 80% chance of El Nino continuing into summer Japan's weather bureau on Friday said the El Nino weather pattern was continuing, with an 80% chance it would stretch into the northern hemisphere sum...
07:48, 05/10/2019

From his room with a view, UN chief takes to Instagram with an eye on hope and a brighter future United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has long highlighted the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the wor...
05:16, 05/10/2019

U.S. EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020: sources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel annually to 20.04 billion ...
05:00, 05/10/2019

EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020: sources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel annually to 20.04 billion ...
00:00, 05/10/2019

Climate change: ‘A moral, ethical and economic imperative’ to slow global warming say UN leaders, calling for more action It is nothing less than a “moral, ethical and economic imperative” to take more action to mitigate the existential threat posed by climate change, sai...
23:48, 05/09/2019

U.S. EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate to 20.04 bln gallons in 2020 - sources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels that refiners must blend into their fuel to 20.04 billion gall...
23:16, 05/09/2019

New SDG Advocates sign up for ‘peace, prosperity, people’ and planet, on the road to 2030 As the UN and partners around the world push towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, six new influential public figures cam...
22:48, 05/09/2019

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Race is on’ to halt biodiversity loss in Indonesia The “race is on” in Indonesia to halt the illegal trade in wildlife and the loss of biodiversity according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).The ...
22:48, 05/09/2019

China investigates truckmaker JAC over pollution control devices Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into JAC on whether it was using unqualified pollution control devices on its truck engines, in the...
22:32, 05/09/2019

EU leaders vow to fight climate change, uphold rules-based trade: declaration European Union leaders pledged on Thursday to protect democracy and the rule of law, fight climate change and uphold international trade based on Worl...
22:32, 05/09/2019

U.S. forecaster sees 70% chance of El Niño through summer There is a 70 percent chance of El Niño conditions continuing through the northern hemisphere summer this year, the National Weather Service's Climate...
22:32, 05/09/2019

EU nations are living far beyond the Earth's means: report The European Union's 28 countries consume the Earth's resources faster than they can be renewed and none of them has sustainable consumption policies,...
22:32, 05/09/2019

Zombieland: The vast world of hidden microbes miles beneath your feet No matter how deep we dig, life has always found a way to survive. The remarkable story of these impossible microbes can teach us about how life evolv...
14:16, 05/09/2019

Dutch CO2 emissions fall in 2018, still far from 2020 goal Dutch greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 fell by 2.2 percent to 189.5 billion kg of carbon dioxide and equivalents helped by lower emissions by power co...
12:48, 05/09/2019

European Union nations are living far beyond the Earth's means: report The European Union's 28 countries consume the Earth's resources much faster than they can be renewed, and none of them has sustainable consumption pol...
05:16, 05/09/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: updates from the Near East and Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, World War remembrance On Wednesday, we cover: chronic hunger in the Middle East; the toll of war on Gazans; the one-year-long detention of an academic in Iran; Syrian healt...
03:00, 05/09/2019

Hundreds of wounded Gaza protesters risk limb amputation without immediate help, warns top UN official Millions of dollars in emergency funding is needed in Gaza to save the shattered limbs of some 1,700 people who have been seriously injured in demonst...
23:01, 05/08/2019

Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels, warn top UN humanitarian officials Repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedented...
23:01, 05/08/2019

Britain has first coal-free week in over a century Britain, the birth place of coal power, has gone seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th century ind...
18:48, 05/08/2019

Britain set for first coal-power free week in over a century Britain, the birth place of coal power, is set to go seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th century...
14:16, 05/08/2019

Fiji PM rebuffs 'move to higher ground' advice as Australia frets over climate Fiji's prime minister hit back on Wednesday at remarks by an Australian politician that Fijians should seek higher ground in response to rising seas, ...
12:32, 05/08/2019

Swiss study aims to find out if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked away to stop it...
12:32, 05/08/2019

Logging plan for Alaska's Tongass National Forest challenged in court Environmentalists in Alaska filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to block a Trump administration plan to open vast swaths of the nation's largest nation...
06:48, 05/08/2019

China launches green subsidies to spur investment in hinterland provinces China is to provide subsidies of up to 60 percent for some "green" investment projects in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the latest measure to under...
06:48, 05/08/2019

New Zealand targets agricultural emissions in climate change bill New Zealand's government will introduce legislation to tackle climate change on Wednesday which includes a target for cutting methane emissions from l...
06:48, 05/08/2019

Canada will accept garbage containers wrongly sent to Philippines, says Manila Canada has agreed to take back 69 containers of garbage that were wrongly sent to the Philippines and will pay for their transport, Manila said on Tue...
01:32, 05/08/2019

Better training ‘a necessary and strategic investment’ in peacekeeping that saves lives: Guterres Better training for peacekeepers being deployed to increasingly hostile environments is a “necessary and strategic” investment which can also save liv...
19:32, 05/07/2019

Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civ...
19:32, 05/07/2019

BHP faces $5 billion claim over 2015 Brazil dam failure Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP is facing a landmark, $5.0 billion damages claim in England for being "woefully negligent" in the run-up to a 2015 d...
19:00, 05/07/2019

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences: diplomats The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tue...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Maltreated lions rescued from Albanian zoo head to Dutch sanctuary Zhaku, Lenci and Bobby, three lions whose miserable plight in a private Albanian zoo stirred uproar and led the Albanian government to order their res...
19:00, 05/07/2019

U.S. could be outlier if U.N. clinches plastic waste pact Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for leading exporter the United States to sh...
19:00, 05/07/2019

China to offer subsidies to phase out highly polluting diesel trucks China said on Tuesday it will encourage local governments to provide subsidies and formulate targets to speed up the elimination of highly polluting d...
13:32, 05/07/2019

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tue...
13:32, 05/07/2019

Indonesia says ramping up push against mercury in mining, industry Indonesia on Tuesday said it was beefing up its efforts to phase out the use of toxic metal mercury in sectors such as mining, healthcare and manufact...
11:16, 05/07/2019

Bush fire guts four villages in South Sudan, kills 33 A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people, the president's spokesma...
11:16, 05/07/2019

China says to play constructive role in Arctic China will work with all parties to play a constructive role in the Arctic, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as the United States warned about Be...
11:16, 05/07/2019

China's state planner to cut number of small coal mines to less than 800 by 2021 China's state planner will ramp up closures of small coal mines to boost safety and reduce pollution, the National Development and Reform Commission (...
08:48, 05/07/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: biodiversity and forests, labour and road safety, women’s rights, and fallen UN staff remembered This Monday, we cover: how one million species face extinction; the importance of safeguarding forests; a look at labour inequalities worldwide; effor...
03:32, 05/07/2019

Scientist to politicians: End oil, farm subsidies to save planet Robert Watson chose his favorite accessories to deliver the scientific community’s starkest warning yet over the accelerating demise of Earth's life s...
03:16, 05/07/2019

Without their mother, bear cubs Bradley and Cooper train for the wild Just four months old, bear cubs Bradley and Cooper are still bottle-fed but they will soon have to forage into the Greek forest if they are to eat on ...
03:16, 05/07/2019

France's Macron seeks new measures to protect biodiversity French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday his government will work on new measures to protect biodiversity, after meeting with a group of scientist...
03:16, 05/07/2019

UN honours fallen colleagues and friends who ‘risk all to promote peace’ The lives of 115 colleagues who lost their lives between the beginning of last year and the end of March, serving the United Nations, were honoured on...
20:16, 05/06/2019

Scientists warn of grave impacts from loss of natural world The accelerating loss of plant and animal species will have grave consequences for people worldwide, scientists warned on Monday in the largest compre...
19:00, 05/06/2019

China's top coal province defies Beijing, allows new coke projects: ministry China's top coal and coke producing region Shanxi has relaxed environmental policies regarding its coking industry despite repeated orders from Beijin...
19:00, 05/06/2019

With $1 million donation, activists renew Green New Deal push in U.S. election Young activists pressuring U.S. lawmakers to aggressively tackle climate change and reject fossil fuel company donations got their first major financi...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Ivory Coast rains boost cocoa crop after dry spell: farmers Rainfall increased over most of Ivory Coast's cocoa-growing regions last week, farmers said on Monday, raising hopes for a recovery in growth after th...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind's relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on M...
19:00, 05/06/2019

South Africa's 2019 wine harvest set to hit lowest in more than a decade South Africa, the world's eighth largest wine producer, is expected to harvest its smallest amount of wine grapes in 14 years this year, as dry condit...
19:00, 05/06/2019

India's Modi flies over cyclone-ravaged east, promises millions to rebuild Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw for himself the damage wreaked by a powerful cyclone on Monday, pledging an extra 10 billion rupees ($144 mill...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Europe set for warmer and wetter than usual summer: The Weather Company This year's summer will be warmer than usual for most of Europe, The Weather Company said in a report on Monday, with rainfall mostly being above aver...
08:48, 05/06/2019

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the pol...
00:48, 05/06/2019

Egypt expects giant solar park to be fully operational in 2019 Egypt expects the 1.6 gigawatt solar park it is building in the south of the country to be operating at full capacity in 2019, the investment ministry...
17:32, 05/05/2019

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin ...
13:48, 05/05/2019

Cyclone hits Bangladesh after battering India, mass evacuations save lives The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on...
13:16, 05/04/2019

Cyclone Fani kills at least 12 in India before swiping Bangladesh The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on...
10:00, 05/04/2019

China's natural gas consumption grows in first-quarter amid pollution fight: Xinhua China's natural gas consumption grew steadily in the first quarter amid the country's fight against air pollution, the official Xinhua News Agency rep...
10:00, 05/04/2019

Canadian court rules Trudeau's carbon tax constitutional A Canadian court ruled on Friday that a federal carbon-pricing plan does not violate the constitution, marking a victory for Prime Minister Justin Tru...
23:32, 05/03/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the exec...
22:48, 05/03/2019

Cyclone Fani hits India, UN moves to protect vulnerable refugees in Bangladesh One of the strongest storms to batter India in decades made landfall near the northeastern coastal city of Puri on Friday morning. UN agencies are mon...
22:48, 05/03/2019

Germany's RWE to review climate lobbying as investor pressure rises German utility RWE, under investor pressure as one of Europe's biggest carbon polluters, said on Friday it would review its lobbying activities to see...
21:48, 05/03/2019

North Korea faces food crisis after poor harvest, U.N. says Four in ten North Koreans are chronically short of food and further cuts to already minimal rations are expected after the worst harvest in a decade, ...
21:48, 05/03/2019

A 'Climate Spring': UK protests embolden global climate movement A civil disobedience campaign that prompted the British parliament to declare a climate emergency has galvanized environmental activists around the gl...
21:48, 05/03/2019

Teenage climate change protesters target Britain's parliament Teenage environmental activists locked themselves to the railings of Britain's parliament on Friday to demand politicians take more radical measures t...
21:48, 05/03/2019

Mississippi River reaches record level in northern Illinois The Mississippi River has reached record high levels in the area of Rock Island, Illinois, as melting heavy snowpack coupled with rain has caused wide...
21:48, 05/03/2019

Canadian court rules federal carbon-pricing plan constitutional A Canadian court ruled on Friday that a federal carbon-pricing plan does not violate the constitution, marking a victory for Prime Minister Justin Tru...
21:48, 05/03/2019

North Korea cuts rations to record low after bad harvest, U.N. says North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grams a day -- less than 11 ounces -- the lowest ever for this time of year, and further cuts are likely after...
16:00, 05/03/2019

RWE maps out green future as protesters call for faster change RWE told shareholders on Friday it would be at the center of Germany's transformation to renewable energy, but drew protests from environmentalists wh...
16:00, 05/03/2019

World Banks scales up support for Cyclone Idai hit nations to $700 million The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in Marc...
16:00, 05/03/2019

Cyclone slams into Indian temple town, Bangladesh braces with evacuation order A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist town of Puri and wounding 160 people after a million people were moved...
16:00, 05/03/2019

North Korean rations at record low after worst harvest in decade: U.N. North Korea has cut public food rations to 300 grams per day, the lowest level ever for this time of year, with further cuts likely after the lowest a...
11:32, 05/03/2019

India's strongest storm since 2014 now weakening, says weather office Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm to hit India since 2014, is weakening after barreling into the eastern coastal state of Odisha, the chief of the wea...
11:32, 05/03/2019

Cyclone slams Indian temple town after a million people flee east coast homes A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, bringing down trees and power lines and "extensively" damaging the tourist town of Puri, but there we...
11:32, 05/03/2019

Trump administration relaxes safety rules sparked by 2010 Gulf oil spill The Trump administration unveiled on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration a...
05:00, 05/03/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Press Freedom Day, Tuna Day, cultural dialogue, #GlobalGoals awards, updates on Syria, Somalia, Mali This Thursday, top stories includes: the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day and World Tuna Day, events for inter-cultural dialogue in Azerbaijan ...
01:16, 05/03/2019

City of Amsterdam to ban polluting cars from 2030 Gasoline and diesel fueled cars and motorcycles will be banned from Amsterdam from 2030 in an effort to clean up the city's air, the Dutch capital's c...
22:00, 05/02/2019

Cholera outbreak declared in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique Officials declared a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique on Thursday, a week after cyclone winds, floods and heavy rains hit the area, local telev...
22:00, 05/02/2019

U.S. House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require the Trump administration to ...
20:32, 05/02/2019

Heavy rains threaten river flooding in central U.S. A swath of heavy rainfall and possible severe weather moving across the central United States on Thursday is threatening to flood several areas where ...
20:32, 05/02/2019

Rebel Bramson defeated in bid for board seat to reform Barclays Activist investor Edward Bramson lost his battle for a seat on the board at Barclays after shareholders voted against his bid to overhaul the under-fi...
19:00, 05/02/2019

India evacuating 1.2 million people as cyclone menaces east coast India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Frida...
19:00, 05/02/2019

Mine versus lab: how green is your diamond? Mined diamonds are less carbon-intensive than man-made, but their producers should use more green energy, according to a study commissioned by the nat...
16:32, 05/02/2019

Rebel investor Edward Bramson concedes in fight for Barclays board seat Activist investor Edward Bramson has admitted defeat in his battle for a seat on the board at Barclays, saying he knows top shareholders have voted ag...
16:32, 05/02/2019

Rebel Bramson concedes defeat in bid to overhaul Barclays Activist investor Edward Bramson has admitted defeat in his battle for a seat on the board at Barclays, saying he knows top shareholders have voted ag...
16:32, 05/02/2019

Trump administration to relax offshore safety rules sparked by 2010 Gulf oil spill The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administratio...
16:32, 05/02/2019

Britain should strengthen climate goal to net zero emissions by 2050 – advisers Britain should commit to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, government climate advisers said, a goal that could require phasing out n...
12:00, 05/02/2019

Towns evacuate, tourists flee as cyclone churns towards Indian northeast coast India has evacuated more than 200,000 people along its northeast coastline by boat, bus and train ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall on Fr...
12:00, 05/02/2019

India plans to evacuate 800,000 as cyclone nears east coast India will use boats, buses and trains to evacuate 800,000 people along its east coast on Thursday ahead of an approaching cyclone that is forecast to...
07:00, 05/02/2019

Britain should deepen climate target to net zero emissions by 2050: advisers Britain should commit to a 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target, the government's climate advisers said on Thursday, which could require phas...
02:48, 05/02/2019

EPA has received DOE input for 2018 small refinery waivers: sources The Department of Energy has given the Environmental Protection Agency its scoring results for the 40 outstanding 2018 applications made by small refi...
23:48, 05/01/2019

After protests, Britain's parliament declares climate change 'emergency' Britain's parliament declared a symbolic climate change "emergency" on Wednesday, backing a call by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for "rapid ...
23:48, 05/01/2019

India suspends operations in major east Indian port after cyclone warning India has suspended operations at a major port on its east coast until an impending cyclone makes landfall on Friday, a port official in the mineral r...
16:48, 05/01/2019

India launches mass evacuation, shuts down ports as cyclone bears down India began evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers on Wednesday and shut down operations at two major ports on its east coast ahead of an impen...
16:48, 05/01/2019

India launches mass evacuation, warns tourists, as cyclone bears down on east coast India has started evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers living along its northeastern coastline ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall...
16:16, 05/01/2019

Heathrow expansion clears latest hurdle as High Court rejects legal challenge The expansion of London's Heathrow Airport inched closer on Wednesday when a High Court judge rejected legal challenges from environmental campaigners...
16:16, 05/01/2019

Majority of Britons believe climate-change could end human race: poll A majority of Britons believe that climate-change could end the human race, a poll showed on Wednesday after days of high-profile protests by activist...
16:16, 05/01/2019

'The food is going': thousands stranded in cyclone-hit Mozambique Headmaster Ernesto Parivos, like thousands of people across his province in Mozambique, is watching for any signs that flood waters have eased as food...
16:16, 05/01/2019

New French energy law puts off difficult climate decisions France has set more ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050 but few measures will take effect on President Emmanuel Macron's watch as the "y...
02:16, 05/01/2019

Climate-change activists disappointed after meeting with British environment minister British climate-change activists said a meeting with the environment minister Michael Gove was disappointing because he failed to declare a climate em...
02:16, 05/01/2019

Rains torment cyclone-hit communities in Mozambique Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has k...
02:16, 05/01/2019

A whale is pining for the fjords, and Norwegians are worried A white beluga whale is loitering off the coast of northern Norway, and that is starting to worry Norwegians, who are afraid it might not be able to f...
02:16, 05/01/2019

EPA stalls biofuel waiver transparency plan after White House blowback: sources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suspended work on its plan to publish the names of refineries securing exemptions from federal biofuels l...
02:16, 05/01/2019

Evacuations in Iowa city after Mississippi flash flood Part of downtown Davenport, Iowa, a city of over 100,000 people, was flooded on Tuesday after a temporary levee broke and water from the rising Missis...
02:16, 05/01/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia’s environment Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a way...
00:16, 05/01/2019

UN aid teams scramble to reach ‘most remote places’ cut off by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique With heavy rains expected to continue in the coming days across northern Mozambique, access to the most remote areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth “rema...
18:00, 04/30/2019

Drought puts 2.3 million people at risk in Angola: UNICEF A severe drought in Angola has plunged 2.3 million people into a food security crisis with thousands of children being treated for malnutrition, a rep...
16:48, 04/30/2019

Fears for cyclone-hit communities in Mozambique as rains return Torrential rain returned to batter northern Mozambique on Tuesday, derailing aid operations and dumping more water on the port city of Pemba just days...
16:48, 04/30/2019

Malaysia torches nearly four tonnes of ivory Malaysia on Wednesday torched nearly four tonnes of elephant tusks and ivory products as part of an effort to stop smugglers using the country as a co...
14:00, 04/30/2019

As rains break, aid workers rush to reach cyclone victims in Mozambique Aid workers in northern Mozambique scrambled planes and helicopters packed with aid to communities cut off, sometimes without any supplies, for at lea...
14:00, 04/30/2019

Activists abandon occupation of drilling rig in Arctic Greenpeace activists climbed down from a Seadrill drilling rig in Norway on Tuesday and are no longer occupying it, the environmental group told Reute...
10:32, 04/30/2019

Cyclone Fani expected to intensify as it heads toward eastern India Cyclone Fani is expected to intensify into an "extremely severe" storm as it heads toward the coast of the eastern Indian state of Odisha, the India M...
10:32, 04/30/2019

Mitsui's ITC hit with water pollution charges after Texas tank fire Mitsui & Co Ltd's Intercontinental Terminals Co faces five environmental criminal charges following a chemical fire in March at its Deer Park, Texas, ...
01:32, 04/30/2019

Daimler will pull Smart mini-cars out of United States, Canada The tiny, two-person Smart cars once pitched as the next big thing in urban mobility will be discontinued in the United States and Canada at the end o...
01:32, 04/30/2019

U.S. still processing Atlantic seismic permits despite drilling plan delay The U.S. Interior Department is still processing permit applications for companies to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic - a precursor to drillin...
01:32, 04/30/2019

U.S. EPA asked to consider small business impact of E15, credit reform proposal The U.S. EPA needs to look more closely at how small businesses would be affected by its proposed rule to lift the summer ban on higher ethanol blends...
01:32, 04/30/2019

Hatred ‘a threat to everyone’, urges Guterres calling for global effort to end xenophobia and ‘loathsome rhetoric’ A “disturbing groundswell” of hate-based violence and intolerance aimed at religious devotees across all faiths, must be countered soon before it’s to...
20:32, 04/29/2019

Sierra Leone's fishing ban to replenish stocks yields little Sierra Leone is nearing the end of a one-month ban on industrial fishing that local fishermen hoped would replenish stocks but whose impact has been l...
18:48, 04/29/2019

Democratic presidential candidate O'Rourke lays out $5 trillion climate plan U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday laid out one of the most detailed climate policies so far in the crowded Democratic field, calling...
18:48, 04/29/2019

Environmental activists board Equinor rig set to drill in Arctic Greenpeace activists on Monday climbed aboard a Seadrill drilling rig commissioned by Equinor in protest against oil and gas drilling in the Norwegian...
16:00, 04/29/2019

Death toll in Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth jumps to 38 The number of people killed after Cyclone Kenneth slammed into Mozambique has jumped from five to 38, the country's disaster management institute said...
16:00, 04/29/2019

Norway fund to support measure to curb water pollution at Pilgrim's Pride Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will vote in favor of a shareholder proposal on reducing water pollution at poultry-maker Pilgrim...
16:00, 04/29/2019

Giant pandas set to leave San Diego Zoo after two-decade loan from China The last two giant pandas living at the San Diego Zoo in California will be sent to the People's Republic of China this spring, ending a more than two...
16:00, 04/29/2019

Rain grounds Mozambique aid flights as cyclone death toll hits 38 Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death tol...
16:00, 04/29/2019

China to clean polluted water from chemical plant blast by end-May: ministry All contaminated water from a deadly explosion at the Xiangshui chemical plant in eastern China last month should be cleaned up by the end of May, the...
09:16, 04/29/2019

United Nations gives Mozambique $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to in...
09:16, 04/29/2019

Indonesia floods, landslides kill at least 29 Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in Indonesia, the disaster agency said on Monday, with thousands tak...
09:16, 04/29/2019

Australia's Mt Isa zinc railway reopens to freight after February floods A railway that carries zinc from major producers such as Glencore across Australia's outback has reopened to freight trains, the line's owner Queensla...
08:00, 04/29/2019

Polluted water from China's Xiangshui blast to be cleaned up by end-May: Ministry China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment expects by the end of May to have cleaned up all polluted water from last month's deadly explosion at the ...
08:00, 04/29/2019

Environmental activists climb aboard Equinor drilling rig in Arctic Greenpeace activists on Monday climbed aboard a Seadrill drilling rig commissioned by Equinor to explore for oil and gas in the Norwegian Arctic, the ...
08:00, 04/29/2019

The volcanic eruption on Hawaii is now making an acidic fog As lava from Kilauea plunges into the Pacific Ocean, clouds of hot acidic steam are being blasted off – and the eruption shows no signs of slowing dow...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Fixing planet plastic: How we'll really solve our waste problem From bag bans to bacterial mulchers, many solutions are touted for the plastic waste crisis. Find out which work – and which don't – in our definitive...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused massive global warming The asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago caused dramatic climate change, which could mean we are underestimating how much the planet will w...
23:48, 04/28/2019

The curious fate of the eighth wonder of the world People travelled from far and wide to see New Zealand’s spectacular pink and white terraces. Then they were destroyed in a volcanic eruption – or were...
23:48, 04/28/2019

11 unmissable wonders of the natural world Seven wonders of the world? Too few! We dial it up to 11 with this selection of nature’s greatest hits – unique environments all too often in trouble...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Burning Planet: Fire's intriguing role throughout Earth history We view fire as a hazard, but a thought-provoking book argues it wasn’t always so – and helps us revise our thinking by looking back over geological t...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Night fishing with light-up lures that can be seen from space In this stunning photo snapped from the International Space Station, green LED fishing lures light up the night in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andama...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Guatemala volcano kills 75 as ash buries entire villages The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has exploded and spewed out molten rock and ash, killing at least 75 people in the country's most violent eruption for ...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Zambia to kill 2000 hippos because they might spread anthrax Over the next five years 2000 hippos are to be culled in Zambia, supposedly to stop them giving people anthrax, but the cull may inadvertently fuel th...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Europeans now burn more palm oil in their cars than they eat Palm oil consumption in the EU jumped by 7 per cent in 2017 because it is increasingly used as a biofuel – driving the destruction of orangutans’ habi...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Why are there so many devastating volcanic eruptions right now? High-profile volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are grabbing the headlines, but geophysics isn't responsible for connecting the two disasters...
23:48, 04/28/2019

A renewables revolution is afoot – but who will benefit? Donald Trump's commitment to coal is short-sighted and wrong-headed. A 100 per cent renewable future is coming – and other countries will reap the rew...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Britain’s hedgehog population has fallen 66 per cent in 20 years Britain only has 58 wild mammal species to start with, and many have declined sharply in number since 1995 – with hedgehogs suffering a particularly s...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Finally we can power the planet on renewables alone – here's how Ditching fossil fuels to go 100 per cent renewable is a dream within reach – thanks to new tech that keep things humming even when wind and sun aren’t...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Why tidal power won't solve the world's renewable energy needs There are widespread calls for the UK government not to abandon a trailblazing tidal power project, but this energy source is no green panacea, says H...
23:48, 04/28/2019

EU will limit the use of palm oil as car fuel but won’t stop it The European Union will make only minor tweaks to “renewable” energy policies that are actually increasing greenhouse gas emissions and driving defore...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Alarm as ice loss from Antarctica triples in the past five years The loss of Antarctica’s ice has been accelerating ominously since 2012, and could lead to big rises in sea level if the rate of loss keeps increasing...
23:48, 04/28/2019

The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought There were domestic dogs in North America 10,200 years ago, according to a re-examination of an ancient dog skeleton that looks like a small English s...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology: Bobby the whale and Attenborough Bobby the fin whale presides over the reopening of Cambridge University’s zoology museum – with David Attenborough putting the final specimen in place...
23:48, 04/28/2019

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade The Barents Sea, home to a diverse array of wildlife, could be completely gone in just a few years – perhaps the most dramatic impact of climate chang...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Capitalism broke the planet. Here’s how it’s going to fix things The environment and high finance are strange bedfellows – but a new movement is raising billions to fight climate change. A breakthrough – or green ho...
23:48, 04/28/2019

The tiny oasis spared wrath of Hawaii's volcano A tiny stretch of road has escaped the lava flows from the latest eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which is still menacing a corner of Big Island...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Globetrotting film sends scientists on "relay race" of inquiry A documentary called The Most Unknown uses a global game of science “tag” as a cute way to frame humanity’s big questions – but it can all get a bit e...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Mass graves found on Scottish islands may be ancient tsunami victims A rare tsunami may have struck the islands of Shetland and Orkney off the UK’s north coast 5500 years ago, killing dozens of people who had to be hast...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Did ancient Mayan civilisation collapse because of a sudden drought? We have the best evidence yet that there was a prolonged drought at the time of the demise of the classic Mayan civilisation - and could explain why i...
23:48, 04/28/2019

A weird Pacific cycle could make the Arctic warm up even faster The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) is cyclical, switching from warm to cold phases every 20 years or so. When it switches again it could speed up A...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Global warming may become unstoppable even if we stick to Paris target There could be a planetary threshold beyond which the earth will keep warming even if we stop pumping out more fossil fuels - the so-called 'Hothouse ...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Don’t give up, we can survive even a Hothouse Earth Bad news on the climate should lead neither to despair nor unfounded optimism. Instead, we need to roll up our sleeves and prepare for life on a drast...
23:48, 04/28/2019

The Meg: Real Megalodon shark would eat Jason Statham for breakfast Jason Statham’s new film The Meg looks gloriously silly and good luck to it, but it got us thinking about what its giant prehistoric shark was really ...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Asteroid strike may have forged the oldest rocks ever found on Earth The oldest rocks ever found are over four billion years old and we don’t know how they formed – but a massive asteroid bombardment may be responsible...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Life may have begun on Earth 100 million years earlier than we thought A new timeline of early evolution suggests life on Earth began 100 million years earlier than we thought, while meteorites were still pummelling the p...
23:48, 04/28/2019

NASA’s deep-space mission to a $10 quintillion all-metal world The unique metal asteroid Psyche may be a space miner's fantasy – but there are better reasons to want to visit it, says mission leader Lindy Elkins-T...
23:48, 04/28/2019

New world map is a more accurate Earth and shows Africa's full size The “Equal Earth” projection shows the true area of continents such as Africa without greatly distorting their shapes and is already being adopted by ...
23:48, 04/28/2019

How a janitor wowed Darwin by solving the ice age mystery Self-educated ice sage James Croll cracked the conundrum of why Earth periodically freezes over. He was feted in his time, so why did the world forget...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Biodiversity in crisis: Earth’s giant construction projects mapped out The planet’s largest areas of undisturbed wilderness in Siberia and tropical rainforests are under threat from huge waves of development. Here’s what ...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Special report: The new megaprojects changing the face of our planet Across the world, new roads, railways, dams and power lines are encroaching on previously virgin territory – with untold consequences for Earth’s wild...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Earliest known animal was a half-billion-year-old underwater blob The weird ‘Ediacaran’ fossils have stumped scientists for decades - now fatty molecules found inside some of them confirm they are the most ancient an...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Dramatic pictures of the storm damage from Florence and Mangkhut Extreme storms Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut have caused destruction and taken lives across the globe this week, forcing millions to evacuat...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Front-runner in Brazil’s election wants to pull out of climate treaty The far-right winner of the first round of Brazil's presidential election wants to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and cut down the Amazon r...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Falling rocks can explode so hard that only nuclear weapons beat them If big rocks fall far enough they can explode with more energy than any non-nuclear bomb – and the ensuing shockwave can snap large trees half a kilom...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Huge fossil-like scars of the Anthropocene mark walls of Russian mine Vast machines have left the subterranean world of a potash mine in the Urals with ammonite-like whorls, photographed for a project to highlight lastin...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Supercharged geothermal energy could power the planet The next generation of geothermal plants will unlock more of Earth's bountiful, underground energy and could allow the technology to finally fulfil it...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Why Earth's water could be older than Earth itself How did water survive Earth's searingly hot birth? A radical new answer turns planetary history on its head – and could revolutionise the search for a...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Timefulness review – our impulsive and pugnacious age needs geology If you want to save Earth, argues a new book, quit sitting around in the present hoping for the best and learn to think really long term, like a geolo...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Anthropocene review – tough film makes case for human-created epoch From Kenyan children picking through plastic waste to swathes of Germany laid waste for coal mining, a film shows why we are in a new, human-created e...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Shallow Mexican seabed traps tsunamis so they strike land repeatedly A tsunami kept pinging back and forth for three days after being triggered by the 8 September 2017 Mexico earthquake, posing even more risk to human l...
23:48, 04/28/2019

North Pole and Polar Worlds review – why Inuit don't worry about north Exciting tales of heroic polar explorers make a great exhibition, but a book on the North Pole shows that times are too changed not to seek deeper nar...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Fossil blubber shows ichthyosaurs were warm blooded reptiles A fossil so well preserved that its skin is still flexible is revealing much more about the marine reptiles called ichthyosaurs that swam in the sea d...
23:48, 04/28/2019

How the stunning Earthrise became the world’s most famous photograph On Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 became the first crewed spacecraft to circle the moon. Emerging from its dark side, one astronaut reached for his came...
23:48, 04/28/2019

From the archives: Does dowsing really help you find water? The ancient practice of water divining is still used across the world to locate water sources. Forty years ago, we wondered whether it might actually ...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Brexit, 10,000 BC: The untold story of how Britain first left Europe Megafloods, broken backstops and retreating ice sheets combine in a geological epic: the dramatic story of Britain's protracted original exit from Eur...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Scientists chasing waterfalls discovered something they aren't used to We often think waterfalls indicate ancient tectonic or glacial activity – but it turns out they can form all by themselves without these external infl...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Gaia rebooted: New version of idea explains how Earth evolved for life The controversial Gaia hypothesis sees Earth as a superorganism adapted to be perfect for life. A weird type of evolution may finally show how that ac...
23:48, 04/28/2019

We've discovered a massive dinosaur-era river delta under the sea Some of the first dinosaurs may have lived and hunted on the largest delta plain ever discovered, which was 10 times the size of the Amazon river delt...
23:48, 04/28/2019

Landslides have increased by 6000 per cent on an Arctic island The landscape of Banks Island in the far north of Canada is being reshaped by global warming-triggered land slumps, and the situation is set to get mu...
23:48, 04/28/2019

In 2019, ‘reasons for hope’ in a world still on ‘red alert’: UN chief Guterres Last year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a red alert” over a range of dangers confronting the world, which “still persist”...
23:16, 04/28/2019

FROM THE FIELD: Liberia boosts efforts to guard against rising seas With rising sea levels due to climate change already affecting coastal communities in Liberia, there are fears that densely populated parts of the cap...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called f...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’ Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, is being thrown away each year, according to a new joint United Nations report – which excee...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Climate change recognized as ‘threat multiplier’, UN Security Council debates its impact on peace As climate change is increasingly recognized as a “threat multiplier” by scientists, political representatives, and civil society across the world, th...
23:16, 04/28/2019

World in grip of ‘high impact weather’ as US freezes, Australia sizzles, parts of South America deluged “High impact weather” has gripped much of the world so far this year, the UN weather agency, WMO, reported on Friday, with “dangerous and extreme cold...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Guterres underlines climate action urgency, as UN weather agency confirms record global warming In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warm...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African coast After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow...
23:16, 04/28/2019

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action 2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Mari...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Shrinking biodiversity poses major risk to the future of global food and agriculture, landmark UN report shows With the biodiversity of plants cultivated for food shrinking, the global population’s health, livelihoods and environment are under severe threat. Th...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before ins...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Ocean life faces ‘onslaught of threats’ from human activity, but tools exist to save it Underwater life is severely impacted by an “onslaught of threats,” but we already have the tools to positively influence ocean conservation, the UN sa...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Humanity ‘at a crossroads’ as damage to planet poses growing risk to health, UN environment agency warns Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report ...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Tropical Cyclone Idai affects 1.5 million across Mozambique and Malawi, as UN ramps up response A major aid operation is under way in Mozambique and Malawi to help victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has reached the densely-populated Mozambic...
23:16, 04/28/2019

Voices of young climate action activists ‘give me hope’ says UN chief In the wake of Friday’s demonstrations by schoolchildren across the world against climate change inaction, the UN Secretary-General has said he unders...
23:16, 04/28/2019

‘Break the cycle’ of disaster-response-recovery, urges top UN official, as death toll mounts from Cyclone Idai The destruction unleashed by Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, continues to claim lives and displace thousands, in what the UN’s top di...
23:16, 04/28/2019

UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping ...
23:16, 04/28/2019

‘Revved up climate action’ needed to counter ‘prolonged’ and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: Guterres Cyclone Idai and the mounting death toll is “yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on...
22:48, 04/28/2019

10 million Yemenis ‘one step away from famine’, UN food relief agency calls for ‘unhindered access’ to frontline regions With Yemen now in its fifth year of conflict between pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is calling for “unhind...
22:48, 04/28/2019

‘Race against time’ to help women who bore brunt of Cyclone Idai: UN reproductive health agency  As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) s...
22:48, 04/28/2019

Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Mo...
22:48, 04/28/2019

Cholera surges, children in urgent need one month after Idai slammed southern Africa: UNICEF One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the internat...
22:48, 04/28/2019

New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in Tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept into northern Mozambique on Thursday evening bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 225 kilometres per hour (140 mi...
22:48, 04/28/2019

UN appeals for international support as flood waters rise in wake of second Mozambique cyclone With Mozambique and Comoros battling heavy rains and raging flood waters in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth – the second major storm to hit southern Afric...
22:48, 04/28/2019

Canadian capital of Ottawa declares state of emergency as waters swell Rising waters were prompting further evacuations in central Canada on Thursday, with the mayor of the country's capital, Ottawa, declaring a state of ...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Going Dutch on clean energy? Polluters push for state to split the bill In a meeting at the economic affairs ministry in The Hague late last year, Tata Steel's Dutch chief Theo Henrar pledged he would spend hundreds of mil...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Cyclone kills one, leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking ou...
22:00, 04/28/2019

U.S. opens criminal probe into Ford emissions certification The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co's emissions certification process in the United States, the automak...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe's forests Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe's spruce forests which defin...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Brazil led world in rainforest losses in 2018 despite decline from 2017: research group Brazil led the world in rainforest destruction last year, although deforestation in South America's largest country fell by 70 percent compared to 201...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Canadian capital Ottawa, Montreal brace for heavy flooding Canada's capital city of Ottawa readied on Friday for heavy flooding as rains were set to further engorge the swollen Ottawa River, while Montreal dec...
22:00, 04/28/2019

'Dream come true': Two new national parks born in Chilean Patagonia The foundation created by the late creator of U.S. clothing brands Esprit and The North Face turned over 407,000 hectares (1 million acres) of forest,...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Flooding starts in Mozambique after cyclone, death toll rises to five Mozambican officials on Saturday urged those living near two rivers in the country's north to move to higher ground, as Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy r...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Brazil's indigenous tribes protest Bolsonaro assimilation plan Thousands of people representing the more than 300 tribes native to Brazil marched to government offices in Brasilia on Friday to protest the policies...
22:00, 04/28/2019

UK fracking tsar quits after six months The British government's fracking tsar Natascha Engel said on Sunday she had quit the role after just six months because government policy was prevent...
22:00, 04/28/2019

German government warming toward carbon tax: paper Germany looks set to introduce an economy-wide system of carbon emissions pricing after senior officials from both parties of Berlin's governing coali...
22:00, 04/28/2019

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit org...
19:16, 04/28/2019

‘The best-selling brand today is fear’: UN chief highlights urgent need to address global ‘deficit of trust’ Warning against the dangers of widespread fear and mistrust in our planet, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, told journalists on...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against ...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Guterres in Davos: ‘Dysfunctional’ response to common problems, shows need for effective multilateralism The world’s problems are “more and more integrated” but the response to them is increasingly “fragmented” and “dysfunctional”, UN Secretary-General An...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN chief 'commends' leadership of Greece and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as name dispute draws to final close The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Greek Parliament over its ratification of a name change for the former Yugosla...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN chief of peace operations honours fallen Chadian ‘blue helmets’ serving in northern Mali After 10 Chadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed in a terrorist attack on 20 January, the UN chief ...
19:16, 04/28/2019

‘Open, cordial, and frank discussions’ held over future Somalia-UN relationship Discussions described in a joint statement as “open, cordial and frank”, took place on Wednesday, between Somalia’s top two politicians and the UN pol...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Radio still a powerful worldwide tool for ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’: Guterres Radio is a powerful tool that continues to promote “dialogue, tolerance and peace,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in message ...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN chief hails victory of ‘political will’ in historic Republic of North Macedonia accord The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that shou...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN decolonization successes can ‘inspire us today,’ UN chief tells Special Committee Since the early 1960s, the United Nations decolonization committee has “accompanied many territories in their journey”, Secretary-General António Gute...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Parliamentarians directly called to take action on global issues by UN chief Addressing parliament elected officials from around the world gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday for an annual hearing, U...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Make progress or risk redundancy, UN chief warns world disarmament body A new global vision for arms control is needed and States must not “sleepwalk” into a new nuclear arms race, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday....
19:16, 04/28/2019

‘I don’t like to give up': veteran UN envoy reveals how two decades of quiet diplomacy gave birth to North Macedonia Last June, a historic agreement settled a 27-year-long name dispute between two countries, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. One m...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Marking Sir Brian Urquhart’s 100th birthday, UN honours life-long servant of ‘we the peoples’ Secretary-General António Guterres is wishing Sir Brian Urquhart, the legendary long-time United Nations official, a very happy 100th birthday, joinin...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Mine ban agreement ‘has saved countless lives’, but ‘accelerated efforts’ needed to end scourge for good: Guterres Although a landmark convention banning Anti-Personnel Mines has saved “countless lives” and limbs over the past 20 years, “accelerated efforts” are ne...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by Ethiopia plane crash which killed 157, including at least 21 UN workers An Ethiopian  Airlines flight crashed shortly after take off from the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing more than 150 people on board. The UN  Se...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Let us keep ‘their spirit of service alive’: Guterres leads tributes to UN workers who died in Ethiopia crash United Nations flags flew at half-mast around the world on Monday to honour the more than 150 people killed in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, incl...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN must provide redress for minorities placed in toxic Kosovo camps, says rights expert An independent rights expert appointed by the Human Rights Council has called on the United Nations to “provide justice and remedies” to displaced peo...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN ‘comes together in sadness and solidarity’ to honour staff who died on board Ethiopian Airlines flight Ceremonies were held at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva on Friday, to remember and honour the staff who died on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Encouraging progress made in 2018, in ‘zero tolerance’ effort to end sexual exploitation and abuse across UN The United Nations recorded a total of 259 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) during 2018, according to the latest report by Secretary...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Ferry capsizes near Mosul, UN chief offers solidarity, support ‘as needed’  As many Iraqis across the country celebrated Norwuz, the first day of spring, a passenger ferry in the Tigris River capsized on Thursday, prompting Se...
19:16, 04/28/2019

On International Day, UN stands in solidarity with some 20 detained staff Marking International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to UN personnel ab...
19:16, 04/28/2019

UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quartet meeting in Tunis Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, Tu...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Peacekeeping: A 'great opportunity' to develop professionally and personally A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said th...
19:16, 04/28/2019

A world first: Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission Although United Nations Regional Commissions have been in existence for more than 70 years, for the first time ever, each one is currently headed by a...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation? Some advocates of global climate action think the pact would be stronger if the United States simply left, rather than remaining in and demanding big ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine....
19:00, 04/28/2019

E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board A spokesman for the agency’s administrator said he would consider replacing the academic scientists with representatives from industries the agency is...
19:00, 04/28/2019

In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule Senators voted 51 to 49 to block a measure that would have undone a regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land...
19:00, 04/28/2019