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Environment

  • Nations narrow gap on make-or-break climate issue

    Rich and developing nations thrashing out a UN climate-rescue pact have moved closer on the make-or-break issue of compensation for damages caused by global warming, observers and negotiators said Thursday.

  • Earth has three trillion trees: study

    There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.

  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: Analysts

    Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday.

  • American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan

    Anti-dolphin-hunt campaigner Ric O'Barry was being held in western Japan on Tuesday after being arrested the previous night for not carrying his passport.

  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a visit to Alaska.

  • How will climate change affect your livelihood?

    As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"

  • Indonesian smog hits southern Thai provinces

    Thick haze has affected the navigation of small fishing trawlers and taxi boats in the south and caused health concerns on land.

  • Era of fossil fuels must end: manifesto

    A hundred prominent artists, academics and public figures signed a combative climate change manifesto released Thursday calling for an end to "climate crimes" and the era of fossil fuels.

  • Beijing has worst traffic congestion in China

    Beijing topped the traffic congestion list of 45 major domestic cities in the second quarter, and the frequent use of ride-hailing services was cited in a report as a major reason.

  • NASA sees unavoidable sea level rise ahead

    Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that three feet (one meter) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday.

  • Brazil builds climate tower in pristine Amazon jungle

    Deep in the pristine Amazon jungle, Brazil's newest skyscraper has a mission unlike any other: to save the world.

  • KL to discuss haze with Jakarta

    Malaysia Na­­tural Resources and Environment Minister Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar will be meeting his Indonesian counterpart to tackle the issue of transboundary haze.

  • Australia's coal city backs green future

    Australia's city of Newcastle, which claims to be the world's biggest coal export port, said Wednesday it will pull money out of fossil fuel industries and invest in more sustainable enterprises.

  • Ivory

    Thai Department of National Parks (DNP) workers carry pieces of ivory during a destruction of confiscated ivory exercise at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Bangkok on Wednesday. Thailand destroyed more than two tonnes of ivory -- a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.

  • Australians set stargazing record

    An Australian university said Saturday it had set a world record for the most people stargazing from one place, with hundreds of professional and amateur astronomers turning to the heavens.

  • Sumatran Rhino vanishes from M'sian jungles

    The Sumatran rhino is now extinct from Malaysia's jungles, a group of scientists has found.

  • Uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' over green ruling

    Its ski slopes are considered among the best in India while its stunning views are a magnet for hikers, horse riders and paragliders in the summer.

  • France to return 150 endangered tortoises to Madagascar

    Some 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport, the center that cared for them said Tuesday.

  • Giant panda gives birth in Malaysia

    A giant panda leant by China to Malaysia has given birth to a cub in captivity, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday, following a diplomatically tough year between the two countries.

  • Australia PM Abbott defends emissions target

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday defended Australia's carbon pollution reduction target as in line with those of other countries after the nation's climate change authority criticised the goal as "disappointing".