ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

Myanmar sentences Chinese nationals to life for illegal logging

2015-07-23 09:55

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Myanmar after a court in the southeast Asian nation sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging.

Eco-friendly pope encourages cities

2015-07-20 16:48

The eco-friendly pope is rallying like-minded green mayors from around the world at the Vatican.

ArcelorMittal turns to rabbits to go green

2015-07-19 15:05

The company will spend €1.1 billion (R14.8 billion) to turn carbon monoxide into ethanol using a microbe normally found in the gut of rabbits.

Earth's degradation threatens major health gains

2015-07-16 17:07

The unprecedented degradation of Earth's natural resources coupled with climate change could reverse major gains in human health over the last 150 years.

Controversial Canadian rubbish heads to Philippine landfill

2015-07-14 16:26

Tons of imported Canadian rubbish has been sent to a northern Philippines landfill, ending a two-year standoff with activists who called for the waste to be returned to Canada, officials say.

Massive tsunami debris removal in Alaska

2015-07-13 22:02

A massive clean-up effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris, some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling.

Hundreds of wildfires ravage Canada

2015-07-10 07:39

Large areas in Canada are battling several hundred fierce forest fires that have caused thousands to flee their homes, local authorities say.

A man's quest to capture the world’s 17 penguins on film – our Jackass included

2015-07-06 14:32

It may be hard to imagine a penguin chilling next to a river with lush rainforest foliage as a backdrop. But this image is just one of many privileged moments that an Australian photographer has captured on his quest.

Supreme Court rejects BP, Anadarko over Deepwater Horizon spill penalties

2015-06-29 22:15

The US Supreme Court has rejected bids by BP and Anadarko Petroleum to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Obama interviews Attenborough over climate change

2015-06-29 09:18

US President Barack Obama switched roles with British naturalist David Attenborough for an interview to ask him about the global effort required to combat climate change.

 

Greenpeace: China air pollution levels fall

2015-07-22 08:28

Air pollution levels in China’s cities improved in the first six months of this year but remained far worse than global and domestic standards, environmental campaign group Greenpeace says.

ArcelorMittal turns to rabbits to go green

2015-07-19 15:10

The company will spend €1.1 billion (R14.8 billion) to turn carbon monoxide into ethanol using a microbe normally found in the gut of rabbits.

North Pole fishing banned

2015-07-16 22:35

Nations with territory in the Arctic have agreed to ban unregulated fishing in the rapidly melting international waters around the North Pole.

Groups want Shell's Arctic plans stopped after ship damaged

2015-07-15 10:15

Ten environmental groups are calling on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to stop Shell from drilling in Arctic waters because one of the company’s icebreakers is scheduled for repair.

13 detained in Heathrow runway protest

2015-07-13 22:02

Police have detained more than a dozen climate change activists at London's Heathrow Airport.

From sewer to paradise - the German way

2015-07-13 22:02

It's a daunting project: Hundreds of kilometres of reeking open sewers in Germany's Ruhr region are to be turned back into the river Emscher and its tributaries.

It’s never too early to green your kids

2015-07-07 15:13

5 ways to get your kids to live a more green lifestyle.

Florida mangroves razed for boat show

2015-06-30 19:14

New revelations that a long strip of protected mangrove trees have been illegally razed amid preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show has outraged Florida environmentalists.

China's UN climate pledges expected

2015-06-29 14:16

China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a report says, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.

SA, Brazil, China, India in push for climate financing

2015-06-29 06:35

South Africa, Brazil, China and India have voiced disappointment over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.

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