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Act on climate change to cut ‘outrageous’ pollution deaths: WHO

Fighting climate change is one of the best ways to improve health around the world, and the benefits of fewer deaths and hospitalisations would far...

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

Coal is center-stage at the UN summit, which is taking place three years after a landmark deal in Paris set a goal of keeping global...

Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

A group called “Extinction Rebellion” encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the country.... ...

India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens: official

India may halt the use of private vehicles in the capital New Delhi if air pollution, which has reached severe levels in recent days, gets...

World could feed itself if people ate less meat, cut waste: study

The world could feed its growing population without causing irreparable damage to the environment if people ate less meat, halved food waste and adopted better farming...

UN warns world must take “unprecedented” steps to avert worst effects of global warming

Society would have to enact "unprecedented" changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in...

Vietnam seizes eight tonnes of ivory, pangolin scales

Vietnamese authorities have seized more than eight metric tonnes of pangolin scales and ivory in one of the Southeast Asian country's largest wildlife trafficking cases...

World waste could grow 70 percent as cities boom, warns World Bank

Global waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank on Thursday, with South Asia and Sub-Saharan...

Philanthropies pledge $450 million to save forests, climate

Leading philanthropists pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to rescue shrinking tropical forests that suck heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, on the eve of...

After Bangkok climate talks, a ‘mountain to climb’, rights groups say

At the December summit in Poland, governments will meet to finalise guidelines for putting into practice the Paris accord, which has been ratified by about...

Delhi backs incentives for clean energy switch to combat pollution

Authorities in the Indian capital Delhi approved measures on Tuesday to encourage businesses to use clean energy as one of the world's worst polluted cities...

As tourists flock to Indian Himalayas, women lead plastics clean-up

Tsering Chondol, 60, remembers a time when the water that flowed through the town of Leh, high in the Himalayas in India's far north, was...

California battles its biggest ever wildfire, Trump vows support

US President Donald Trump struck a more conciliatory tone over California's raging wildfires on Tuesday, saying he was in constant contact with officials there, a...

Villagers ‘living between life and death’ as Pakistan’s glaciers melt

When a glacial lake burst in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan province in July, Sher Baz watched helplessly as the waters swept away his family home....

Koalas starve as residents destroy trees to stop bushfires on Australian island

Animal rescuers on an Australian island off the south coast say koalas are starving to death as residents cut down trees to prevent bushfires, destroying...