11 Oct 2015
The transition from fossil fuels must be carefully managed to avoid an economically disastrous bursting of the "carbon bubble," the World Bank's top climate official said on Saturday.
Decades of reliance on oil, gas...
07 Oct 2015
The Environment Ministry has warned against burning agricultural waste, particularly rice straw, in conjunction with rainfall on some Lower Egypt areas.
The ministry added in a statement Wednesday that the burning of wet...
06 Oct 2015
A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.
WWF has compiled a survey of...
06 Oct 2015
Tens of millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa are going hungry due to erratic weather and the situation is set to worsen as the El Nino weather pattern reaches its peak, the Red Cross said on Monday as it launched funding appeals...
03 Oct 2015
Standing waist-deep in a hole, South African maize farmer Tom van Rooyen digs at the side with a small pickaxe.
"There is moisture 25 centimeters down but nothing beyond that. If we get below-average rains, it will be a...
24 Sep 2015
India promises to hike renewable energy targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, in long-awaited pledges to be announced next week for upcoming UN climate change talks, a newspaper report said Thursday.
India, a major CO2 polluter,...
23 Sep 2015
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Tuesday joined more than 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals who have promised to divest from fossil fuels, as new research showed they hold total assets of US$2.6 trillion.
The report by investment...
21 Sep 2015
A tiger that mauled a New Zealand zookeeper to death will not be put down because the attack was "in line with his natural instincts", zoo officials said Monday.
Experienced zookeeper Samantha Kudewah died on Sunday...
20 Sep 2015
Not to alarm you, but your daily morning regimen might be harming the planet's oceans.
What's the culprit? Microbeads. They are tiny, plastic beads that many companies have added to body scrubs, cosmetics, soaps --...
20 Sep 2015
As elephant poaching in Africa by organized crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too.
In the remote wilds of northern Kenya's Samburu reserve,...