Greece has been given three months to fix its border controls, in a move that could allow other Schengen zone states to maintain internal border controls. It is under huge pressure from EU partners to
1. What is the problem? The world is getting warmer The average temperature of the Earth's surface has increased by about 0.85°C (1.4F) in the last 100 years. Up until 2015, 13 of the 14 warmest years
The World Economic Forum believes it will take another 118 years - or until 2133 - until the global pay gap between men and women is finally closed. Women are only now earning the amount that men did 2006,
As parts of the UK face the first of the wet winter weather, the National Trust wants action to manage threats to our storm-battered coastline. In a new report, the Trust says the UK is "ignoring known
China has announced it's abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate, amid concerns that the country's population is ageing too quickly. What difference has it made, speaking?
Tens of thousands of lifejackets abandoned on the Greek island of Lesbos by migrants have been described as an "ecological timebomb". Authorities on the island say they do not have the capacity to dispose
COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Climate change,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Global climate talks,World news Analysis of plans put forward by nearly 150 countries suggests temperatures
Nelson Mandela’s widow Graça Machel speaks of global leaders’ failure to rise to environmental challenge after day of impassioned speeches Published: 24 Sep 2014 Pledge comes on a day of impassioned speeches
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More than 600,000 refugees and migrants have made the journey to Europe this year in search of a better life. The majority go via the eastern Mediterranean from Greece to Turkey and through the Balkans.
As a new 5p charge on plastic bags rolls out in English supermarkets, BBC News takes a look at the numbers behind plastic bag use in England. You can learn more about the new law and recycling efforts
Since the dawn of the industrial age, the world has been steadily getting wealthier, despite setbacks such as the Great Depression and the more recent global financial crisis. We make more, sell more consume
The World Bank has said that for the first time less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015. The bank said it was using a new income figure of $1.90 per
In a bid to reduce waste, England has introduced a 5p charge on plastic bags. Scientists studying the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment have warned contamination could be passing up the
It is still startling to see the human river now coursing across Europe, streaming through fields, surging over borders or halting at formidable metal barriers. It is still shocking to see thousands of
As European countries continue to argue over a solution to the migrant crisis, thousands of people continue to cross the EU's southern borders. On the Greek island of Lesbos, large numbers of refugees
I'm just back from reporting on the European migration crisis in Berlin. In my last blog I offered some initial impressions from my time there. Here are a few more. Syrians are a small minority of those
The Calais migrant crisis is costing the road haulage industry £750,000 per day, with delays and queues holding up the flow of traffic. Many lorry drivers say they are also increasingly concerned for safety,
"We can't cope!" is the collective cry from across Europe, as the huddled masses spill onto its shores and scramble over hastily-assembled razor wire fences. "The numbers are too great. It's biblical!"
Humans' status as a unique super-predator is laid bare in a new study published in Science magazine. The analysis of global data details the ruthlessness of our hunting practices and the impacts we have
FTSE 100 chief executives (CEO) earn on average 183 times more than a full-time worker, research suggests. A report by the High Pay Centre, a think tank which monitors income distribution, shows that bosses
Every night hundreds of migrants risk their lives to reach the UK via trains and ferries from Calais. Some say new security measures mean it is now too dangerous - though most still harbour hopes of crossing.
The City of London is promising that high-rise buildings will be monitored to ensure they don't make conditions unbearably windy in surrounding streets. But why do skyscrapers have this effect and what
Around 3,000 migrants are camped around Calais in northern France. Many of them think life will be better in the UK than France - or many other EU countries - but are they right? Scenes of immigrants to