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China's Biggest Coal Power Plant Violates Emission Standards: Greenpeace
The Greenpeace analysis of China's government data showed that Shanghai's Waigaoqiao coal-fired power plant had been emitting pollutants over local emission standards 18 percent of the time.
Russian Space Agency Pushes Back Earth Imaging Satellite Launch to Friday
Technical hardships have postponed the launch of a spacecraft with a Kondor-E radar imaging satellite designed for ecological monitoring.
Environmentalists Warn of Deadly Consequences of Fracking
Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise called fracking, refers to the extraction of shale gas through the injection of high pressure liquid into soil. The technique has stirred up controversy in Europe and the US, prompting public protests.
Eruption Alert Raised on Japans Tokachidake Volcano
Japan's Meteorological Agency which provides round the clock monitoring of volcanic activity has raised the volcanic eruption alert to the second level for the Tokachidake region in Hokkaido.
Carbon Emissions Need More Commitment Than Lima Agreement: OSCE Official
Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment stated that more commitment is needed for the successful implementation of the recently reached Lima agreement.
WWF Praises Russia's Contribution to Green Climate Fund
World Wildlife Fund said that Russia made a wise decision to participate in the Green Climate Fund to help less developed countries strive toward low-carbon growth.
Endangered Northern White Rhinos on Brink of Total Extinction
Scientists will attempt to save the endangered subspecies of the northern white rhinos through artificial insemination, the WWF Russia coordinator told RIA Novosti.
UN Member States Fail to Agree on Steps to Cut Emissions Before 2020: WWF
Leader of World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Global Climate and Energy Initiative Samantha Smith stated that UN member states failed to agree on specific plans to cut emissions before 2020.
Negotiators at Climate Talks in Lima Reach Compromise Deal
The nations of the world have agreed to a compromise deal on climate change at the Lima Call for Climate Action conference Sunday morning.
India on High Alert as Bangladeshi Oil Spill Threatens Bengal Tigers
Bangladeshi authorities are desperately trying to diminish the devastating consequences of an oil spill in the Sundarbans, using manual labor to clean up the leak. India is on a high alert due to the ecological catastrophe.
World Apart at Global Climate Change Talks in Lima
Although the world's biggest polluters - the US and China - agreed to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, the international community is far from finding a working solution to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change.
Collective Response Free of Politics Needed to Tackle Global Warming: Pope
Pope Francis called for a response that could overcome an attitude of dishonesty and promote a culture of solidarity, meeting and dialogue, and is able to demonstrate the responsibility needed to protect the planet and humanity.
Bangladeshi Ecological Catastrophe Threatens Rare Dolphins, Bengal Tigers
An oil spill in Bangladeshi Sundarbans has become a 'national disaster', threatening the world's biggest mangrove forest, rare dolphins, Bengal tigers and other wildlife of the region, recognized as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Fossil Fuels Investors to Face Losses Due to Low-Carbon Agenda: UK Minister
UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change explained that long-term investments in fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas were unsafe as more countries were adopting low-carbon policies.
UN Chief Thanks G77, China for Efforts in Fight Against Climate Change
Ban Ki-moon expressed his gratitude to the G77, an intergovernmental organization of developing nations at the UN aimed at promoting collective economic interests and cooperation, for the progress that has been made on advancing the fight against climate change.
Putin’s Tiger Kuzya Returns Home
Kuzya, a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin, returned to Russian soil.
Australia to Contribute $165 Million to UN Climate Fund
Australian authorities have come under pressure after a number of the world’s leading countries announced their financial contributions to tackling climate change.
Russia Has 'Tremendous Potential' to Reduce Emissions: UN Secretary-General
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that Russia has "tremendous potential" to contribute to emissions reductions during the UN Climate Change Conference.
Olympic Venues Construction in Japan May Endanger Malaysian Rainforests
The Malaysian state of Sarawak is losing its tropical rainforests faster than any other place in the world driven by a timber industry riddled with corruption and illegality.
Number of Malaria Deaths Halved Since 2000: WHO
UN World Health Organization said in a report that the number of people dying from malaria globally fell by 47 percent from 2000-2013 and continues to drop steadily.
US Vote Against Anti-Nazi UN Resolution Politically Motivated: Moscow
US Drone Strike Kills at Least 5 Suspected Militants in Pakistan: Official
Russia to Prepare Response to Recent US, Canada Sanctions: Foreign Ministry
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Moscow Hopes EU Considers Flaws of Eastern Partnership Initiative
Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister
One Austrian Teenage Girl Recruited by IS Killed, Other Missing: Reports
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