Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
French luxury group Kering, owner of leathercraft brands such as Gucci, has joined forces with two international trade and conservation bodies to try to protect pythons, they said Friday.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tainan City was ranked as the cleanest city among five of the special municipalities, while Yunlin County was listed as the dirtiest area in Taiwan, the Conservation Mothers Foundation announced yesterday.
A frog named after Charles Darwin has gone extinct because of a deadly amphibian skin disease, scientists believe.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs and beef up their powers to punish polluters as part of a campaign to reverse the damage done by three decades of unchecked expansion.
International negotiations on how to set up new carbon markets to cut greenhouse gas levels broke down over the weekend in Warsaw, sources said, after developing nations refused to progress the issue before rich nations increase efforts to cut their own emissions.
The bill from natural and weather disasters is nearly US$200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, four times higher than in the 1980s, the World Bank said on Monday.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Brazil's environment minister demanded urgent action Thursday to reverse double-digit rises of as much as 52 percent in the rate of deforestation in some Amazon regions over the past year.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters, according to a new report Wednesday from 540 international scientists.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A leading environmental group on Monday called on authorities to keep tough fishing quotas on Atlantic tuna when governments meet next week to set industry rules.