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96% of Canadians Never Test Their Homes for Cancer-Causing Radon Gas: Poll
The Canadian Cancer Society has released a survey, stating that most Canadians do not test their homes for radon gas, the second-leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco.
Central Asian Glaciers May Melt Up to 80 Percent Due to Warming: World Bank
The World Bank reported that the glaciers in Central Asia could melt, causing floods, excessive heat and increased food prices.
Seoul, Los Angeles Bolster Cooperation in Disaster Prevention: Officials
Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon and Los Angeles' Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an agreement on cooperation in urban security, culture and transport, environment, disaster prevention and tourism on Monday.
Global Warming to Have Big Effect on World’s Poorest Nations: World Bank
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim claims that global warming over the next 20 years is predicted to affect the world's poorest nations most.
Japanese Authorities Report 23 Victims of Earthquake: Reports
Japanese authorities reportedly said that 23 people were injured after Saturday earthquake.
5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Moldova
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Moldova at 19:14 GMT Saturday.
Madagascar Plague Kills 40 People in 4 Months: WHO
The World Health Organization announced that at least 40 people have died from plague in Madagascar in the last four months.
Climate Change Reason to Use Nuclear Power as Primary Energy Source: IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report Thursday that slimate change mitigation is one of the key reasons for using nuclear power as primary energy source.
International Scientists Gather for Arctic Conference in Moscow
The participants will discuss pressing issues related to the development of arctic territories.
UN Chief Praises $9.4 Bln in Pledges to Green Climate Fund, Urges for More
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the pledges of more than $9.4 billion for the Green Climate Fund, but he asked for more contributions.
One Out of Three Women Worldwide Lack Access to Safe Toilets: UN
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that one out of every three women worldwide lack access to safe toilets.
China Plans to Slow Overall Energy Consumption Growth by 2020: Reports
The Chinese State Council represented plan to decrease level of energy consumption by 28 percent by 2020.
Hollande Meets Abbott in Canberra to Discuss Climate Change Issue
Francois Hollande and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed climate change and the need for a legally binding emissions deal in a joint press conference in Canberra on Wednesday.
Four Dead in New York State Snowstorm: Mayor
A lake-effect snow storm covering New York state’s Erie County caused four storm-related fatalities.
Natural Solutions Could Improve Water Quality for 700 Million People: Study
According a report by The Nature Conservancy, the continuing growth of urban populations together with climate change and the long-term degradation of drinking watersheds "poses increasing risks to urban water supply with serious implications for the future health and well-being of urban residents."
Japan Cuts on Illegal ‘Scientific Whaling’
Japan announced on Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will assure international opponents it is conducting genuine scientific research on expeditions in the region.
Polar Bear Population Declines by 40%: World Wide Fund for Nature
The World Wide Fund for Nature reported that the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has decreased by 40 percent, because of the change and a consequent loss of sea.
Interpol Asks for Public Help in Search of Environmental Crime Fugitives
Operation Infra Terra is a search for fugitives wanted by 36 states for crimes including illegal fishing, wildlife trafficking and trading in illicit ivory.
Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Occurs in Halmahera, Indonesia: Warning Center
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported Saturday about 7.3-magnitude earthquake which occurred in Halmahera, Indonesia.
World Likely to Meet 2020 Protected Land, Sea Areas Expansion Target: UNEP
The United Nations Environment Programme reported that the world is on track to meeting a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas on land and sea.
US Economy Expands 3.9% in Q3 on Consumer Spending
Russia Could Shelve South Stream if EU Sees No Risk in Ukraine Gas Transit
RT Ruptly Says Its Producer Arrested in Ferguson Protests
Russia Not to Nationalize Foreign Companies Assets in Response to Sanctions
Russia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Palestine: Emergencies Ministry
DPR to Lay Claims Over Whole Donetsk Region's Territory: Deputy PM
Hackers Leak US Document Scans With Plans to Supply Weapons to Kiev
German Foreign Minister Says Ukraine’s NATO, EU Membership Impossible
US, Canada, Ukraine Isolated Over UN Anti-Nazism Resolution: Lawmaker
Putin: Russia's Arctic Command to Become Operational in December
Highlights of US Protests Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in Pictures
Protesters Riot in Ferguson Setting Buildings, Cars Alight
Results of UN Vote on Anti-Nazi Resolution