Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Environment News

Colombia lost forest area the size of Sao Paulo in 2019: report

Apo - Colombia lost 159,000 hectares of forest -- an area the size of Brazilian megacity Sao Paulo -- to deforestation in 2019, according to an official report presented on Thursday.

Ukraine says forest fires under control

Kiev - Ukrainian firefighters have brought under control forest fires that have killed five people and left dozens homeless, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Yellowstone grizzly bear hunting ban upheld in US

Los Angeles - A ban on hunting grizzly bears for sport in the Yellowstone region of the northwestern United States was upheld Wednesday, in a victory for conservationists and several indigenous tribes.

Virus crisis threatens to set back oil platform decommissioning

London - Oil companies are being forced to cut spending due to a fall in global oil prices, threatening funds earmarked to dismantle dated off-shore rigs, despite environmental risks.

Pink ice in Italy's Alps sparks algae probe

Italy - Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change.

Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

Sahara dust cloud looms over Cuba, Caribbean and Florida

Havana - A massive cloud of Saharan dust darkened much of Cuba on Wednesday and began to affect air quality in Florida, sparking warnings to people with respiratory illnesses to stay home.

Plastic 'has entered' Antarctic terrestrial food chain

Paris - Scientists have found bits of polystyrene in the guts of tiny, soil-dwelling organisms in the Antarctic, raising concern that microplastics pollution has already "deeply" entered the world's most remote land-based food systems.

Ukraine flooding leaves three dead, hundreds homeless

Kiev - Three people have died and hundreds have fled their homes in western Ukraine following the worst flooding in a decade, authorities said Wednesday.

Sumatran tiger killed in suspected poisoning

Jakarta - A Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a suspected poisoning, an Indonesian official said Tuesday, a day after alleged poachers were charged with killing another of the critically endangered big cats in a separate case.

$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation

Paris - Investment funds managing close to $4 trillion in assets called on Brazil Tuesday to halt deforestation of the Amazon in an open letter warning that biodiversity loss and carbon emissions pose a "systemic risk" to their portfolios.

Water hyacinth pest chokes Iraq's vital waterways

- The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking -- but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the "land of the two rivers".

Burundi's new leader to 'continue on the path' of predecessor

Gitega - Burundi's new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, took office on Thursday during a colourful ceremony in which he vowed to "continue on the path" of his predecessor who died suddenly last week.

Burundi's new president Ndayishimiye to take office

Bujumbura - Burundi's newly elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye will be sworn in on Thursday, after the sudden death of his predecessor who left him an isolated nation in political and economic turmoil.

Russia says has removed fuel from river hit by Arctic spill

Moscow - Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday.

In virus lockdown, Europe's predators regain turf

Paris - The hunter-prey drama took place just outside wildlife enthusiast Ennio Ciccotti's window, in the central Italian town of Scanno.

Brazilian Amazon deforestation hits new record in May

Rio De Janeiro - Deforestation continued to surge in the Brazilian Amazon last month, according to official figures released Friday, showing it was the worst May and worst first five months of the year on record.

Pretty in pink: India crater lake changes colour overnight

Mumbai - A crater lake in India's western Maharashtra state has turned pink overnight, delighting nature enthusiasts and surprising experts who attributed it to changing salinity levels and the presence of algae in the water.

Thousands more evacuated from site of Indian oil-well blast

Connaught Place - Around 7,000 people have been evacuated from the surrounds of a deadly oil-well explosion in northeast India, authorities said Thursday, as environmentalists warned local wildlife was being hit by contamination.

Russia says 'years' needed to clean up Arctic spill

Norilsk - Russian investigators on Wednesday detained three staff of a power plant over a huge fuel spill in the Arctic, as response teams warned a full clean-up would take years.

Russian Arctic oil spill now threatens Arctic Ocean

Floating barriers hastily laid across rivers in the far north of Russia have failed to contain a major diesel fuel spill that has now spread to a lake near the Arctic Ocean and is threatening to flow into the Arctic Ocean.

Wildlife activists welcome China's new pangolin protections

Bejing - Wildlife activists on Wednesday welcomed China's decision to remove pangolin parts from its official list of traditional medicines, as Beijing steps up protection of the heavily-trafficked endangered mammal.

Two dead as fire rages after India gas well blowout

Tinsukia - Two workers have been found dead near the site of a huge fire ignited by gas that has been spewing from an oil field in India for two weeks, officials said Wednesday.

Aussie scientists turn to drones to protect sea turtles

Brisbane - Australian researchers have discovered they were underestimating numbers at the world's largest sea turtle nesting site after turning to drone technology for the first time.

Uproar as Uganda pursues plan to dam waterfall in national park

Ndaro - The boat edged as close as possible to the deafening surge of water roaring over Murchison Falls, giving tourists a hair-raising shot of one of Africa's awesome and terrifying natural spectacles.

China removes pangolin from traditional medicine list

Bejing - China has removed pangolin parts from its official list of traditional medicines, state media reported Tuesday, days after increasing legal protections on the endangered animal.

Huge fire breaks out at India gas well blowout

Guwahati - A huge fire broke out at an oil field near popular ecotourism spots in northeastern India on Tuesday, after gas that had spewed for two weeks from a blown-out well ignited, officials said.

Siberian oil spill contaminates Arctic lake

Moscow - An oil spill that sparked a state of emergency has contaminated a freshwater lake in the Russian Arctic, an official said Tuesday, after authorities claimed to have contained the pollution.

Russia sees melting permafrost behind Arctic fuel spill

Moscow - An unprecedented fuel spill that has polluted huge stretches of Arctic rivers was caused by melting permafrost, Russian officials said Friday, ordering a review of infrastructure in vulnerable zones.

Russia says has stopped spread of Arctic fuel spill

Moscow - Russia has managed to contain a massive diesel spill into a river in the Arctic, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry told AFP on Friday.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 110 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Environment


Environment Image

Earth Day 2015 in Edmonton.
Earth Day 2015 in Edmonton.
Tellurium on quartz (Moctezuma  Sonora  Mexico)
Tellurium on quartz (Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico)
Solid State
Extent of pollution from the Erika oil disaster off the west coast of France in 1999
Extent of pollution from the Erika oil disaster off the west coast of France in 1999
Wikipedia
Trees planted for the Live Green Toronto Festival.
Trees planted for the Live Green Toronto Festival.
The amount of food people throw out is the equivalent of buying groceries and leaving one bag in the...
The amount of food people throw out is the equivalent of buying groceries and leaving one bag in the parking lot, according to 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'
Hot Docs
People s Climate March  Edmonton.
People's Climate March, Edmonton.
One of the main features of the Town Branch Park will be the uncovered Town Branch Creek  which is c...
One of the main features of the Town Branch Park will be the uncovered Town Branch Creek, which is currently buried below the city.
Scape Studio
The outer bands of Hurricane Earl approaching Atlantic Beach  NC over the Oceanna Pier
The outer bands of Hurricane Earl approaching Atlantic Beach, NC over the Oceanna Pier
Uprooted Photographer
Sept. 10  2013 scene of bush fires in Sydney  Australia s western suburbs and Blue Mountains.
Sept. 10, 2013 scene of bush fires in Sydney, Australia's western suburbs and Blue Mountains.
Screen grab
Earth Hour in France
Earth Hour in France
Earth Hour France
A bin of discarded hummus discovered during  Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
A bin of discarded hummus discovered during 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'
Hot Docs
Corroded pipes polluting a river (St. Albans  U.K.)
Corroded pipes polluting a river (St. Albans, U.K.)
The Gowanus Project synthesizes multiple conditions that are changing the neighborhood  including se...
The Gowanus Project synthesizes multiple conditions that are changing the neighborhood, including sea level rise, the superfund cleanup and planning studies.
Gowanus Canal Conservancy and SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPC
Keto  Tilikum and Taku exhibit dorsal fin collapse.
Keto, Tilikum and Taku exhibit dorsal fin collapse.
Voice of the Orcas
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Earth Day 2015 in Edmonton. Elder Betty Letendre gives the opening blessing.
Earth Day 2015 in Edmonton. Elder Betty Letendre gives the opening blessing.
A view of Stanley Park in Vancouver  Canada
A view of Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada
elmada
Using a process called hydraulic fracturing or  fracking   toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into...
Using a process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into our drinking water.
Link TV
No pool exists that could possibly replicate the natural conditions of the ocean for captive orcas.
No pool exists that could possibly replicate the natural conditions of the ocean for captive orcas.
Voice of the Orcas
The winter solstice is almost here.
The winter solstice is almost here.
YouTube

Latest News
Top News