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Water pressures rise in Pakistan as drought meets a growing population

Pakistan's water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south...

Dust storms drag New Delhi air quality back to dangerous levels

Air quality in New Delhi plummeted to a dangerous level on Wednesday, putting residents at risk, mainly due to dust storms from western India, a senior...

In polluted India, engineers find novel way to fight diesel exhaust

But a team of Indian engineers has figured out how to capture some of the generator exhaust and turn it into ink, keeping the emissions...

Pollution turns India’s white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green

India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.... ...

With world’s worst air, Indian city struggles to track pollution

In the world's most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often...

Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef will receive A$500 million ($379.10 million) in new funding to restore water quality and protect the coral from starfish attacks, government...

Four tigers die within one month in CNP

Posing a challenge to government's objective of doubling tiger census by 2022, four rare spotted tigers have died within one month in Chitwan National Park...

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions

Humans apparently targeted big species for meat, while smaller creatures such as rodents escaped, according the report examining trends over 125,000 years.... ...

Battle to save Africa’s elephants is gaining some ground

The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened.... ...

Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University...

Britain needs tougher law to tackle “air quality catastrophe”: lawmakers

Britain should introduce new, more ambitious legislation to tackle poor air quality after failing to deal with the problem, lawmakers said on Thursday.... ...

Vehicle pollution still rising in Germany–agency

Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2017, largely thanks to the closure of coal-fired power plants, but car-makers and factories still need to do more...

Beijing issues 3-day major smog alert, third this year

Beijing declared its third major smog alert of 2018, and the second this month, just a day after being named the top performer among 28...

Washington state moves to protect endangered killer whales

With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a 30-year low, Gov Jay Inslee on Wednesday directed state...

Over 260,000 entities to pay environmental tax in China: Xinhua

More than 260,000 companies and other entities in China that discharge pollutants will have to start paying an environment tax in April, state news agency...