Qatar coral reef at risk

High sea temperatures off the coast of Qatar threaten precious coral reef and have caused mass deaths among 20 types of fish.


Nearly all seabirds will eat plastic by 2050

2015-08-31 22:08

Most sea birds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists project that 99% will have done so by 2050.

Slow-melting ice cream is here

2015-08-31 21:10

The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream.

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf

2015-08-31 19:59

Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges.

Obama gets cold feet

2015-08-31 19:05

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his trip to Alaska.

UN climate talks to begin with hope

2015-08-31 17:59

Chances that governments will work out a UN accord to combat climate change in December seem brighter than in the run-up to a failed attempt in 2009.

Wildfire destroys 2 000ha in northwest Spain

2015-08-31 15:19

Fire-fighters, soldiers and residents are battling to extinguish a wildfire that has destroyed at least 2 000ha of woodland and fields in north-western Spain.

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Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

2015-08-31 13:40

Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it, a report says.

China needs further action to stop water pollution - vice premier

2015-08-31 08:07

China faces a 'formidable task' to clean up its rivers and lakes and needs a fundamental change in attitudes to prioritise the environment over economic development at all cost, vice premier Wang Yang says.

Egypt oil spill covers nearly a mile of Nile River

2015-08-30 09:29

Egypt's official news agency MENA says a pipeline at a southern power plant has burst, covering a kilometer and half of the Nile River with fuel oil.

Climate change talks: There is no planet B

2015-08-29 15:37

Diplomats are set to gather in Bonn, Germany, to thrash out the draft of a climate-rescue pact to be adopted at a year-end UN conference in Paris.

The world needs hydro power

2015-08-28 21:21

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

Firefighting deadly for river

2015-08-28 16:23

The tiny Jagst River considered a natural jewel in south-western Germany now faces deadly contamination after a fire.

McDonald's dumps farm after video shows animal cruelty

2015-08-28 10:05

McDonald's Corporation and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists.

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins die

2015-08-27 22:11

They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.

Alaska villages melting away

2015-08-27 19:32

Alaska's climate is warming at a rate twice global averages forcing communities dependent on the cold to relocate, or perish.

Rare anteater dies of burn wounds

2015-08-27 17:32

A rare ground pangolin has died from burn wounds after she was rescued from alleged poachers in Zimbabwe last week.

Climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east

2015-08-27 15:28

In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province illegal homes belonging to migrants who have fled drought-prone areas are blossoming.

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

2015-08-31 09:26

Scientists are 'overwhelmingly unified' in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry says, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

China seizes 620 turtles, tortoises smuggled from Vietnam

2015-08-30 18:06

Chinese border patrol officials have seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam.

Erika dissipates as tropical storm

2015-08-29 17:05

Erika, a tropical storm that was losing strength as it hit Haiti with heavy rains and strong winds, has dissipated, the US National Hurricane Centre says.

Obama defends Arctic drilling decision

2015-08-29 13:09

Two days before heading to Alaska to raise climate change awareness, US President Barack Obama has defended his controversial decision to allow Shell to drill in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea.

Washington zoo's panda cub is a boy

2015-08-28 19:38

The US National Zoo's surviving giant panda cub is a boy and was fathered by the zoo's male panda.

Astronomers uncover evidence of galaxy metamorphosis

2015-08-28 12:02

From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so, researchers report.

Amazon green's death investigated

2015-08-28 08:07

Brazilian federal police are investigating the apparent murder of an environmentalist who defended one of the last virgin stretches of rain forest in the eastern Amazon.

Stellenbosch solar project lights up

2015-08-27 21:08

Thinking small, South Africans have developed an affordable solar power prototype that stumped Google.

Knut's death puzzle solved

2015-08-27 18:26

Scientists have solved the riddle 4 years after Knut the polar bear died at the Berlin zoo

Fracking caused Canadian quake

2015-08-27 16:41

Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has triggered one of the world's largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice.


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