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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Deadly extreme weather on at least five continents is driven in large part by a record-breaking El Nino, but climate change is a likely booster too, experts said Monday.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Civic groups from across Taiwan congregated on the capital Saturday to call for a fight against harmful air quality and the phase-out of fossil fuel-based energy production on the island.
Russia 'warming quicker' than global average
Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the average for the rest of the world, the environment ministry said Friday, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing
Beijing residents woke up to a white Christmas Friday morning but with the sky obscured by thick toxic smog rather than snow after more than 100 million people across China had been warned to stay indoors.
California gas leak forces relocation of thousands since October
A massive natural gas leak has forced the relocation of more than 2,000 families in a California community, with many reportedly falling ill from the noxious fumes spewing into the air since October.
Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on residents of India's capital Thursday to cooperate with his ambitious plans to clean up the toxic air of the world's most polluted city.
Colombia hoping to 'repopulate the skies' with majestic condors
A pair of Chilean condors have been brought to a zoo in Medellin as part of an effort to reintroduce the majestic birds in Colombia, where they have become all but extinct.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Malaysian bauxite rush brings wealth, and worries
Malaysian farmer Surin Beris's palm plantation has been razed and bulldozers are tearing into its red soil, releasing potentially hazardous dust into the environment -- yet he couldn't be happier.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Obama administration enacts legal protections for lions
The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decades.
Ancient Mongolian dog tradition revived to protect flocks of sheep, leopards
Through three decades of marriage, they have wandered together across the rolling hills of Mongolia's northern Tuv Province, accompanied by their herd of sheep and stalked by the wolves and snow leopards that threaten their livelihood.
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