NABIPUR, India/KULAI, Malaysia (Reuters) - When night falls in the Indian village of Nabipur, the backyard furnaces come to life, burning waste tires from the West, making the air thick with acrid smoke
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it has called an international meeting over Shell's refusal to dismantle old oil rigs containing thousands of tons of crude in the Northeast Atlantic.
Since 2015 the Australian government has committed more than $1.5bn of taxpayer funds to climate change projects that plant or protect native habitat. Over a slightly longer period it has also spent nearly
When Ronald Reagan got behind the effort to save the ozone layer, there was much less scientific consensus than there is now on climate change. “I had two private meetings a week with President Reagan,”
The battle to reduce Europe’s plastic waste could become a quarter of a billion dollars more expensive every year as the cost of recycled plastic soars. In recent months, the price of recycled plastic
A new model shows which areas of Earth will likely be hit the hardest by the changes caused by human activity, also revealing possible solutions. As many as five billion people, particularly in Africa
CHAMONIX, France (Reuters) - Victor, a nine-year old white-tailed eagle, set off this week on a mission to raise awareness of climate change in the Alps, which have already been hard hit by the rise in
Major countries that are promising to curtail funding for fisheries are nevertheless increasing handouts for their seafood industries. As global fish stocks that feed hundreds of millions of people dwindle,
With oak and chestnut forests, waterfalls and a rugged coastline, Samothraki has a wild beauty and a remoteness that sets it apart from other Greek islands. There are no package holidays here or even reliable
In recent weeks, children marched, nations made promises and teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg scolded world leaders for "failing us." But while one of the groups most vulnerable to climate change,
The dirty secrets of a huge fatberg discovered lurking under the seafront of a Devon town have been laid bare after scientists carried out an “autopsy” of the monster. As expected, household cooking fats,
By 2050, thousands of rivers and streams worldwide could pass a critical ecological threshold, new research shows. There’s more fresh water hidden below Earth’s surface in underground aquifers than any
Over the past couple of years, I ate meat a number of times. Usually burgers. How could I argue for radical change while eating meat for comfort? Future generations will almost certainly look back and
Europe's beloved horse chestnut tree is officially considered vulnerable to extinction, according to a new report. The tree is among more than 400 native European tree species evaluated for their risk
Delicate wash cycles should be avoided whenever possible, according to scientists who found they can release hundreds of thousands more plastic microfibres into the environment than standard wash cycles.