Environment

UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

Apr 5, 2019

A report by the U.N. children's agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the impact of floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change

Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics

Apr 2, 2019

Egyptian province and major tourist destination to ban disposable plastics, from single use straws to plastic bags

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Mar 27, 2019

A team of American scientists is heading to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayas and glaciers that are melting due to global warming

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

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