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.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Climate change has caused Nepal's Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday upheld a European Union ban on imports of seal products, rejecting an appeal by Canada and Norway, in a landmark ruling that said animal welfare can trump trade.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.
The future may be bitter for chocolate lovers unless cocoa producers step up their output dramatically to satisfy an expected surge in demand from emerging market countries, an industry executive warns.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
A badly injured sea turtle's prospects are looking up — thanks to a new prosthetic fin designed by an Israeli team and modeled after the wings of a U.S. fighter jet.