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The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday.

Fury in Delhi as smog engulfs children's race, hits golf event

Hundreds of children ran a charity road race through poisonous smog in New Delhi on Thursday, triggering a storm of criticism about the damage to their health.

Death toll in Australia bushfires rises to four

The death toll from devastating bushfires in eastern Australia has risen to four after a man's body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland, police said Thursday.

Climate change poses 'lifelong' child health risk

Climate change will damage the health of an entire generation unless there are immediate cuts to fossil fuel emissions, from a rise in deadly infectious diseases to surging malnutrition, experts warned Thursday.

Rocky Mountain Power to use IoT to modernize its electricity grid

Itron has announced that Rocky Mountain Power will deploy its OpenWay Riva IoT solution and 250,000 OpenWay Riva electricity meters to modernize Rocky Mountain Power’s existing electricity system.

Greta Thunberg sails to Europe, sets course for UN climate summit

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg departed the United States on Wednesday, hitching a ride to Europe aboard a catamaran to attend a UN climate summit in Madrid.

Greta Thunberg bound for Europe as new adventures await

"Extremely educational" is how Greta Thunberg sums up her North American sojourn as she prepares to cross the Atlantic once more, this time bound back for Europe.

IEA says world needs 'laser-like focus' to bring down emissions

The world must do much more to slash emissions if it is to defuse the climate change time bomb and deliver sustainable energy for a growing population, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.

Dell plans to make greener electronics over the next decade

Dell, the computer manufacturer, has announced new plans to lessen its carbon footprint as well as cutting down on e-waste. The new targets were unveiled at a summit in Austin Texas alongside other initiatives on diversity, inclusion, and privacy.

Op-Ed: White noise improves hearing? Incredibly, yes.

Hearing loss is at plague levels. WHO estimates 466 million people worldwide have hearing loss at disability levels. 1.1 billion kids are estimated to be at risk of hearing loss. Now, someone’s found a way of improving hearing.

Italy hit by heavy rains, flooding in Venice

Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding.

Research: Workers are greener at home than at work

The company Instant Offices delves into how the workplaces can learn from some of the world's greenest cities including what the current top eco-friendly trends are. This is in the context of people being ‘greener’ at home than at work.

Strange disease threatens Caribbean coral reef

The breathtaking reds, yellows and purples of the Mesoamerican Reef have been turning sickly white, leading researchers on a desperate hunt to understand and fight the mysterious disease killing the Caribbean's corals.

Australia readies for 'catastrophic' bushfires

Thousands of firefighters fanned out across eastern Australia Tuesday as gale-force winds, scorching temperatures and tinder-dry bushland brought "catastrophic" fire conditions.

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought.

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.

Sydney region faces 'catastrophic' bushfire threat

Sydney residents were warned of "catastrophic" danger and a state of emergency was declared Monday as Australia girded for a fresh wave of devastating bushfires.

Russia releases last belugas from 'whale jail'

The last whales held in a notorious facility dubbed the "whale jail" in Russia's Far East were released on Sunday, the institute overseeing the operation said.

Eight dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Iceland students see chilling reality of melting glacier

Icelandic seventh-grader Lilja Einarsdottir is on an unusual field trip with her class: they're measuring the Solheimajokull glacier to see how much it has shrunk in the past year, witnessing climate change first-hand.

How carbon capture is on the road to becoming big business

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business according to a new study from University of California - Los Angeles. The study reviews various commercial opportunities for the green economy.

Cyclone kills two as Bangladesh, India evacuate two million

Cyclone Bulbul hit India and southern Bangladesh on Saturday, leaving two dead as authorities in the countries ordered more than two million people to get out of the path of the storm.

Australia bushfires leave three dead, at least 150 homes lost

Catastrophic bushfires in eastern Australia have killed at least three people and forced thousands from their homes, with the death toll expected to rise as firefighters struggle towards hard-to-reach communities.

Two dead, at least 100 homes lost in Australia bushfires

At least two people have died and 100 homes have been destroyed as an unprecedented number of bushfires tore through eastern Australia Saturday.

Mothers-to-be fear for their unborn in smog-choked Delhi

Heavily pregnant Rachel Gokavi spends most days shut away in her New Delhi home, desperate to shield her unborn child from the toxic air blamed for soaring miscarriage rates and infant deaths.

'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east

Australian firefighters warned they were in "uncharted territory" as they struggled to contain more than a dozen out-of-control bushfires across the east of the country on Friday.

Five killed, 120 injured in Iran earthquake

A night-time earthquake in northwestern Iran on Friday killed five people and injured 120, according to early reports on state television.The 5.

With bipartisan support, New Zealand passes zero-emissions bill

New Zealand has reached an agreement on climate change policy, passing the Zero Carbon Bill in Parliament, with opposition forces joining across the aisle to set a course for the country to radically reduce emissions by the year 2050.

Scores of Indian farmers arrested over polluting fires

More than 80 farmers have been arrested in northern India for starting fires that contributed to the recent pollution crisis in New Delhi and other cities, officials said Thursday.

New Zealand makes 'zero carbon' target law

New Zealand's plan to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 became law on Thursday, when it cleared its final hurdle in parliament.

In bear country Romania, cohabitation grows strenuous

When Maria Lacatus' son opened the barn door, it was already too late. "The bear had one of the pigs in its claws," the sobbing 86-year-old says.

EPA targets more coal ash and waste rules as roll-backs continue

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed relaxing two Obama-era regulations on waste products from coal-fired power plants, a move environmental groups say would prolong the risk of toxic spills or drinking water contamination.

Trump notifies UN of intention to withdraw from Paris agreement

World leaders and environmental groups have reacted with a mix of anger and dismay as Donald Trump has signalled the U.S.'s intention to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Over 11,000 scientists sign letter declaring climate emergency

A global team of scientists has warned that "untold human suffering" is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other factors related to climate change.

Dismay as US formally starts pullout from Paris climate accord

The United States has formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, triggering expressions of concern and regret from other major powers on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Insect apocalypse getting grim, severe population drops

Insects are critical operators in all ecologies. They pollinate, they support the food chain, and they manage a lot of materials in all types of environments. German studies indicate a 40% population crash, which is catastrophic.

Seas to rise dramatically even if greenhouse gases are curbed

Just as an oil tanker steaming ahead at full speed cannot stop immediately, so the dramatic rise in sea levels will continue even if the world manages to slash greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030, experts warned in a study published Monday.

US formally notifies UN of withdrawal from Paris climate accord

The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.

Amazon fires in Brazil fall to record low in October: official

The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil fell to a record low in October, even as blazes ripped across the Pantanal tropical wetlands, official data show.

Woman found dead in landslide after storm batters France

A 71-year-old woman was found dead Monday after being engulfed by a landslide in the French city of Nice, as the south of the country counted the cost from a brutal storm.

Taj Mahal gets air purifier as Indian capital chokes

New Delhi banned half the Indian capital's private cars from its roads on Monday as the megacity's 20 million people spluttered with stinging eyes in the worst pollution in three years.
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