11:13 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Way back in 1999, before he became China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the “survival of the nation”. Sixteen years later, that threat looms ever larger, casting a forbidding shadow over China’s energy and food security and demanding urgent solutions with significant regional, and even global, consequences.
6:18 pm April 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
The conservation agency in Jambi together with the province's police force detained two people on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skin in Berbak National Park, Indonesian media reported on Wednesday.
7:15 am April 14, 2015 | No Comment
Warming seas may spell the end to traditional British food favorites such as haddock and chips, researchers said on Monday.
2:41 pm April 13, 2015 | No Comment
Japan’s pro-nuclear lobby pledged on Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster.
9:17 am April 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
Plummeting sardine populations could lead to a complete ban on harvesting the small oily fish off the US West Coast starting later this year, officials with the Pacific Fishery Management Council said on Tuesday.
8:01 am April 8, 2015 | No Comment
Californians cut their water use by a “dismal” 2.8 percent in February, officials said on Tuesday, days after the state’s governor demanded 25 percent reductions to counter a historic drought.
7:24 am April 8, 2015 | No Comment
Oil giant Shell filed a legal complaint Tuesday against Greenpeace protestors who have boarded an Arctic-bound oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman said.
1:59 pm April 7, 2015 | No Comment
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signaled on Monday he would not bow to foreign pressure to commit to cuts in carbon emissions, instead pledging to use more clean energy and traditional methods to lead the fight against climate change.
7:40 am April 7, 2015 | No Comment
The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world’s most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists said on Monday.
7:06 am April 7, 2015 | No Comment
US scientists said on Monday they have found a way to use discarded corn husks and stalks to make cheap hydrogen fuel that doesn’t pollute the environment like fossil fuels.
8:10 am April 6, 2015 | No Comment
With climate change threatening Australia’s already meager alpine skiing resources, the Snowy Mountains might not seem an obvious choice for the first international foray by US ski giant Vail Resorts, which last week agreed to pay $136 million for Perisher Ski Resort.
10:55 am April 4, 2015 | No Comment
The Obama administration on Friday finalized its recommendation to expand protected areas of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, calling on Congress to block about 12 million acres (5 million hectares) from oil and gas drilling.
11:30 am April 3, 2015 | 1 Comment
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, is home to more than 1,600 species of fish. If two mining companies from India have their way, the region will soon also host one of the world’s largest coal shipping ports.