Russia complies with all of its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol but calls for prompt steps to draft a new international climate agreement, presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said at the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference 2014 in Guiyang, the capital city of Southwestern China's Guizhou Province, on Friday, July 11, reports ITAR-TASS.
Ukraine used to be the granary of Europe, an agriculture super-power, with its famous chermozem (black earth). Won't all that Poroshenko-NATO puppets bombing over and over again poison the very soil which feeds us all?Are Ukrainian products going to be healthy? Enrique Zahora, Spain
The New Zealand authorities allowed petroleum exploration and gas drilling in 3,000 square kilometers of a marine mammal sanctuary off the West Coast of North Island - the habitat of Maui dolphins. The situation for highly endangered rarest dolphin is dire, and the government is making it worse, the Green Party said today.
Plans to locate Australia's first nuclear waste dump in a remote outback area were dropped Thursday after a long battle with traditional Aboriginal landowners.
On Tuesday the government of Canada approved a controversial Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia. The approval was expected as Canada needs additional infrastructure to export its growing oil sands production, and the project’s importance has only grown after the US delayed a decision on TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline.
Norwegian coastguards on Friday removed a Greenpeace ship from a controversial Arctic drilling site where it was trying to prevent oil explorations, the environmentalist group said.
Despite various calls from advocates, California lawmakers rejected a proposal to label GMO foods on Wednesday. It seems that government officials don’t believe it is in the people's interests to know if they are buying food that contains genetically modified ingredients.
Norwegian police have removed seven Greenpeace activists who boarded a Statoil oil rig in the Barents sea to protest plans to drill a new Arctic site, the company said Thursday.
Climate change has caused Nepal's Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday.A new study by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) shows that the area covered by glaciers has decreased by 24 per cent between 1977 and 2010.
The billboards cutting through cloudless skies in one of English towns have more to them than just poem lines, beautifully inscribed on their surface. The material used to carry the 122-word poem is made from a unique formula developed in the University of Sheffield in the UK. Another one of its professors, award-winning playwright and novelist Simon Armitage, has, by the way, authored the lines of "In Praise of Air" jumping off the picturesque "page."
About 189,000 litres (50,000 gallons) of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area due to a break in an above-ground pipeline near San Fernando Road in Atwater Village in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to a report on the NBCLA news website.
The Siberian Federal District reported 52 forest fires on an area of 53,644.1 hectares as of Thursday morning, the district department of the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) said.
A train carrying oil has derailed in Colorado with six oil-tankers over turned, Associated Press reports Saturday. The train consisted of 100 tank cars. The incident occurred at 8:00 local time (18:00 in Moscow) near the town of La Salle, about 70 kilometers North of Denver. A quantity of oil has spilled which emergency services are cleaning up to limit the consequences of the incident.
A newly published White House report states the inevitable: boiling temperatures, frequent devastating floods, and raging wildfires signal climate changes are finally reaching Americans. The findings could hardly strike as surprising, but the credibility of the source of the data this time is of importance.
Famed photojournalist Dominic Nahr, who has been tasked with documenting Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, said the aftermath of the disaster at the nuclear power plant is worse than what he had seen in conflicts areas in East Timor and Somalia, Japan Daily Press reported Monday. "People in Fukushima look calm but are more depressed, accepting their situation," Nahr was quoted as saying during an interview in Tokyo.
Police in Taiwan fired water cannons on Monday to disperse hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters refusing to give up their campaign despite a government pledge to halt work on the island's fourth nuclear power plant. The protesters had been occupying a main Taipei boulevard since Sunday, demanding the government scrap plans to begin operation of Taiwan's nearly completed fourth reactor.
Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has refused to help clean up a uranium mine located within a national park in the country, saying it is the responsibility of its subsidiary, the Guardian reported Thursday.
More than a half of China's underground waters are too polluted to drink, according to official reports. Local media are extremely concerned over the extent of ground water pollution in the country despite the government's pledges to address the issue. In early March, Beijing launched a major anti-pollution campaign, but experts fear that the interests of local landowners will make it hard to succeed.