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Three more Iranian environmentalists arrested: website

Tehran - Three environmentalists have been detained in Iran, a conservative-linked news website reported late Friday, the latest in a series of arrests of wildlife campaigners in the Islamic republic.

Eight charged in Tanzania with conservationist's murder

Nairobi - A court in Tanzania on Friday charged eight people with the murder of renowned conservationist Wayne Lotter who was shot dead in Dar es Salaam in August.

Japan confirms oil from wrecked tanker hitting its beaches

Toukyo - Oil that has washed ashore on several southern Japanese islands is likely from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea last month, Japan's coastguard said Friday.

Liam Neeson's son, Daniel Neeson, talks eco-friendly fashion line Special

Liam Neeson's son, Daniel Neeson, chatted with Digital Journal about his eco-friendly clothing line, Pine Outfitters, where he has partnered with the National Forest Foundation.

Austria sues over EU approval of Hungary nuclear plant

Vienna - Staunchly anti-nuclear Austria lodged a legal complaint with the European Court of Justice on Thursday against the EU's approval of the expansion of a nuclear plant in neighbouring Hungary.

Funding evaporates for Nicaragua's $50 billion ocean-to-ocean canal

Managua - Nicaragua's ambitious dream of building a canal to rival Panama's famous waterway looks in peril as doubts pile up over whether its Chinese investor can cough up the $50 billion needed, analysts say.

EU court says Poland broke air quality laws

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Thursday found Poland guilty of violating air quality laws, in the latest clash between the bloc's authorities and the rightwing government in Warsaw.

Judges to rule on diesel bans in choking German cities

Leipzig - Judges are to rule Thursday on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy.

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Gaza - Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.

Poland illegally logged in ancient forest: EU court advisor

Luxembourg - Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, the legal advisor to the EU's top court said Tuesday, setting up a new clash between Brussels and Warsaw.

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

Frankfurt Am Main - One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".

Fukushima operator told to compensate for suicide of 102-year-old

Toukyo - A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to compensate relatives of a 102-year-old man who killed himself at the prospect of fleeing his home.

In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Mara - Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Daniel Neeson launches eco-friendly clothing line Pine Outfitters

Oscar nominated actor Liam Neeson's son, Daniel Neeson, has launched his eco-friendly clothing line, Pine Outfitters, which aids the non-profit organization, The National Forest Foundation.

Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City: AFP

Mexico - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital's quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.

Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study

Miami - The risk of extreme weather such as heat waves, floods and drought will rise significantly even if the commitments in the 2015 Paris climate accord are met, a study warned on Wednesday.

Dutch shipper slams 'toxic' court case

Rotterdam - A Dutch shipping group blamed for dumping vessels with harmful waste on Turkish and Indian beaches accused prosecutors Wednesday of waging a "populist" campaign against them, based on emotive environmental issues.

Coal-loving Poland struggles with killer smog

Warsaw - Smog kills tens of thousands of Poles each year, yet environmental activists say the right-wing government of the coal-loving nation has been dragging its feet on combatting air pollution.

Does fracking adversely impact on drinking water?

New research suggests a negative impact of hydraulic fracturing, intended to extract gas and oil, upon streams, plus downstream recreation water and drinking water. The research has been led by the University of Central Arkansas.
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