Environment

AP Interview: Maldives ex-president says debt under audit

Feb 14, 2019

AP Interview: Ex-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed says the country is seeking to reduce the more than $3 billion he estimates it could owe China, some of which he says came in the form of "ill-gotten wealth"

Harrison Ford knocks Trump, others who 'denigrate science'

Feb 12, 2019

Harrison Ford pleads for protecting world oceans while calling out Trump, others who 'deny or denigrate science'

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

Feb 6, 2019

Study warns one-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, and the loss will be far greater if efforts fail

In Iran, parched lands hollowed by water pumping now sinking

Jan 24, 2019

Around Iran's capital, parched lands hollowed by excessive water pumping are now dramatically sinking

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

Jan 20, 2019

Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that saw riots last summer over acute water pollution and crippling power outages

Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

Jan 18, 2019

Volkswagen Group says it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

Jan 15, 2019

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air, a sign that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers

Jan 6, 2019

Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province

Indian firefighters battle air pollution in New Delhi

Dec 27, 2018

Indian authorities have ordered fire services to sprinkle water from high rise building to settle dust particles and stop burning of garbage and restrict building activity in the Indian capital as the air quality worsened this week

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

Nov 18, 2018

Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra

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