One of the top petroleum producers, Norway owes its generous welfare state to oil production
A material whose use has rapidly grown in the past century, plastic is a massive contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and ecological pollution, WWF warns.
A key message from the IUCN Congress, taking place in the French city of Marseille, is that disappearing species and the destruction of ecosystems are existential threats on par with global warming.
A report titled The State of the World’s Trees says that well-known trees such as magnolias are among the most threatened, while oaks, maples and ebonies are also at risk.
Residents are beginning the mammoth task of clearing up and repairing damage inflicted by Ida, which left one million homes and businesses in Lousiana and Mississippi without power potentially for weeks and caused at least four deaths.
European countries are nine times more likely to be affected by devastating floods as the climate change risk increases, a new study says.
In Russia’s coldest region of Yakutia, fires have burned through an area larger than Portugal, with 50 forest fires currently ablaze.
Washington wants to wrap up operations at Kabul airport by August 31 under a deal with Taliban but allies fear the move risks abandoning Afghans who worked with western governments.
Children are uniquely vulnerable to climate change, which is proving to be devastating for their rights, the Children’s Climate Risk Index shows.
Rescue teams working in area where Ezine Stream flows into Black Sea, local media report, more than a week after severe floods devastated parts of northwestern Turkey.
Torrential rains that pounded the Black Sea provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu and Sinop cause flooding that demolishes homes, damages at least five bridges, sweeps away cars and renders numerous roads blocked.
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis appoints a new minister in charge of recovery from natural disasters in a bid to defuse growing anger over the struggle to curb wildfires that have charred thousands of hectares of forest.
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