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Report 'seriously' on Sweden, king tells global media

Stockholm - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has urged news organisations to report objectively on the Nordic nation, after US President Donald Trump drew attention to the country's immigration challenges.

Bill McKibben to speak at Vancouver event to stop Kinder Morgan

Vancouver - On March 4, in Vancouver, BC, a fundraiser, and movement-building event with Indigenous land & water protectors is taking place, allowing diverse groups to pull together in solidarity against the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline.

Body of tortoise 'Lonesome George' returned to Galapagos Islands

Quito - The embalmed body of the giant tortoise known as Lonesome George -- the last known member of a species that was wiped out with his death in 2012 -- returned home to the Ecuadoran Galapagos Islands.

Polish activists complain to EU about toxic smog

Varsovia - Polish environmental groups on Friday filed a complaint with the European Union against national and local authorities for failing to fight lethal levels of smog.

Indonesian orangutan brutally killed and eaten

Jakarta - A critically endangered Bornean orangutan has been shot dead, hacked to pieces and eaten by workers after straying onto an Indonesian palm oil plantation, police and activists said Thursday.

Environmentally-friendly concrete manufactured

Materials scientists have succeeded in developing an environmentally-friendly concrete. This is based on energy-efficient technology that harnesses largely low-temperature, water-based reactions.

Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated': study

Paris - Nearly half of endangered mammals and a quarter of birds are already harmed by climate change -- a much bigger segment than previously thought, researchers have found.

'Strange black soot' blankets Nigeria's oil hub

Port Harcourt - The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt used to be known as "The Garden City" because of its soaring palm trees and green open spaces.

Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

Sydney - Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Race for kilowatts empties Bosnian lake

Konjic - Bosnia's fisheries watchdog gazes over an expanse of sand and mud, a space once occupied by a large thriving lake but recently emptied in the race for electricity production.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

Bejing - China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country's toxic smog in response to rising public anger.

Op-Ed: Sustainable communities — Living in and embracing our environment

I came across an interesting article that suggested that we should make every day "Earth Day" by going green and embracing our environment. I quickly discovered that in a number of regions around the world, that is just what people are doing.

Pedal power revival in China as bike-share apps race for glory

Shanghai - Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: the humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of start-ups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly coloured ...

Honduras manages to stall pine-munching bugs' march

Siguatepeque - Over the past three years, Honduras has lost a quarter of its pine forests to a plague of bark-munching beetles.Now though, after a long campaign that saw soldiers wielding chainsaws to contain the bug invasion, a little green is growing back.

Spain's Balearic Islands hit by deadly olive tree bacteria

Madrid - A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected in Spain's Balearic Islands where authorities are racing to contain it, a regional government official said Friday.

Italy bows to howls over anti-wolf campaign

Rome - Italy on Thursday put on hold a controversial plan to cull five percent of its wolves, much to the relief of environmentalists and animal lovers who had mobilised across the country.

Howl of outrage in Italy over anti-wolf campaign

Rome - Italy was set Thursday to give an initial green-light to a plan to cull five percent of its wolves in a move that has sparked a national outcry.

Thai police seize record three tonnes of pangolin scales

Bangkok - Thai customs police on Thursday unveiled a massive three-tonne cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the "scaly anteater" has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.

Thai police seize record three tonnes of pangolin scales

Bangkok - Thai customs police on Thursday unveiled a massive three-tonne cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the "scaly anteater" has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.

Thai police seize record three tonnes of pangolin scales

Bangkok - Thai customs police on Thursday unveiled a massive three-tonne cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the "scaly anteater" has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.

World’s smallest porpoise on brink of extinction, scientists warn

Mexico - Mexico's vaquita marina is edging closer to extinction as scientists warned that only 30 were left despite navy efforts to intercept illegal fishing nets killing the world's smallest porpoise.

Macedonians send out SOS from Europe's oldest lake

Ohrid - A fishing boat glides across the shimmering surface of Europe's oldest lake, a haven of biodiversity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- one that conservationists warn faces multiple development threats.

Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

Paris - A diet of corn is turning wild hamsters in northeastern France into deranged cannibals that devour their offspring, alarmed researchers have reported.

Feds override locals and approve gas compressor near Boston

Weymouth - Federal energy regulators signed off on a plan to build a natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, despite the overwhelming and vehement objections of residents, local officials and members of the congressional delegation.

Feds override locals and approve gas compressor near Boston

Weymouth - Federal energy regulators signed off on a plan to build a natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, despite the overwhelming and vehement objections of residents, local officials and members of the congressional delegation.

UK court blocks Niger Delta pollution claims against Shell

London - A British court on Thursday blocked pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell by more than 40,000 Niger Delta residents demanding action over decades of oil spills in the region.

IEA urges Poland to curb reliance on coal

Varsovia - Poland should rethink its dependence on heavily polluting coal and focus instead on developing cleaner energy sources, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.
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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals can enter the environment through industrial and urban discharges  ag...
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals can enter the environment through industrial and urban discharges, agricultural run-off and the burning and release of waste. Photo: UNEP
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Sept. 10, 2013 scene of bush fires in Sydney, Australia's western suburbs and Blue Mountains.
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Flood at Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria
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President Barack Obama seen here in 2009, remarks on investments in clean energy and new technology. Environmental Defense Fund called Obama's budget proposal a "big net plus" for the environment.
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Heavy smog at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai  December 6  2013
Heavy smog at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, December 6, 2013
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Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20, 2012 northwest of Barrow, Alaska. Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest daily extent in the satellite record on Sunday, August 26, 2012, a record since surpassed.
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Chinese residents look at a flooded area caused by heavy rain in Beijing on July 20, 2016
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Fellow Dutch sympathizer and action star, Rutger Hauer asks for "common sense" in the trial of Sea Shepherd acitvist, Erwin Vermeulen.
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British Columbia salmon farm.
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A donkey transports firewood on the Mount Elgon slopes in Kapchorwa, eastern Uganda October 20, 2010. Transportation is a major problem in the area which has a poor road network.
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Wangari Maathai, the first ever African Woman to win the Nobel Prize for her commendable fight for the environment
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Residents of West Point, Liberia, hope that one day they will be relocated from the beach as the continuous environmental degradation has resulted in most of the land eroding into the Atlantic Ocean.
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A map of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
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Heavy duty machinery ready to be removed after the project, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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The world's largest sawdust dump is burning since 2013 in Irkutsk region of Siberia will continue burning for the next few years.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.

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