Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry launches an unprecedented global effort Monday to save the world's oceans under siege from overfishing, climate change and pollution.
Australia is home to some of the most pristine environment on Earth, but two of its most high-profile protected areas face threats to their status as World Heritage Sites at a UNESCO meeting starting Sunday in Doha.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
One of Africa's oldest national parks is under attack “from all fronts,” said its director Friday after 68 elephants were slaughtered over the past two months by poachers wielding chain saws and grenades and shooting them from helicopters.
One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials said as they mourned the loss of an “old friend.”
Friday, June 13, 2014
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday urged Canada to raise taxes on non-renewable resources including its oil reserves, which are the third largest in the world.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The clock is ticking for countries to lay the foundations of a 2015 deal to tackle dangerous climate change, ministers warned in Bonn on Friday.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Any individual or corporation illegally discharging excess amounts of toxic wastewater that consequently leads to any deaths will face a prison term of between seven years and life, according to an amendment to the Water Pollution Control Act passed at the Executive Yuan yesterday.
By absorbing carbon emissions from the atmosphere, the seas avert climate damage worth up to US$222 billion (163 billion euros) every year, according to an estimate released on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the U.N.'s weather agency saidon on Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing man-made, climate-altering greenhouse gases.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Beneath the calm waters of Lake Kivu lie vast but deadly reserves of methane and carbon dioxide, which Rwanda is tapping both to save lives and provide a lucrative power source.