Australia helps Indian Ocean neighbors enhance rescue skills

Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations.

United States

Disturbing survey finds trash, needles, feces littering streets of San Francisco

San Francisco has a reputation as one of the prettiest cities in the world, but a survey of more than 150 downtown blocks has revealed streets covered with garbage, human excrement and even hypodermic needles.


Congo approves logging near carbon-rich peatlands

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's environment ministry said on Tuesday it had reinstated thousands of square kilometers of logging concessions in its equatorial forests, a move environmentalists fear could cause huge volumes of greenhouse gases to be released.


Townsville isn't an outlier. It shows with clarity what Australia could become | Jason Wilson

In Townsville, the biggest city on the Great Barrier Reef coast, a focus on jobs that are no longer there obscures the facts about the death of the reefWhen I was a child in Townsville in the 1980s, the Great Barrier Reef still seemed immovable. It was a


Best PSVR deals – these are the best prices on PlayStation VR bundles and deals

What is PlayStation VR? Sony’s virtual reality head-mounted display (or headset) works with its PlayStation 4 console and camera. Just slip it over your head, and the stereoscopic 3D display will place the screen in front of your eyes. Coupled with


Plastic bans worldwide will dent oil demand growth, says BP

But oil giant expects demand for crude to grow and not peak until late 2030sBans around the world on single use plastic items such as carrier bags will dent growth in oil demand over the next two decades, according to BP.However, the UK-headquartered oil


Poland broke EU law over logging of ancient forest

Poland’s logging of the ancient Białowieża Forest breaks European Union nature protection laws, a senior EU judge said today, in the latest twist in the strained relationship between Warsaw and Brussels.


Gove backs seasonal workers scheme for UK farms after Brexit

Environment Secretary says the case for special arrangements for seasonal workers is "compelling".

United States

'Sloppy and careless': courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow, and even reverse, the EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration’s ‘disregard for the law’In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aime


EU advocate says Poland broke law by logging in forest

The European Union's top advocate says Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests.


US F-16 dumped 2 fuel tanks near fishermen at Japan lake

A U.S. fighter jet has dumped fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, narrowly missing a dozen fishermen catching clams in the water.


It's time football started to take cycling seriously | Robin Ireland

Few clubs cater for fans who choose to cycle to the ground, but simple changes could help reduce traffic jams and pollution on match daysI am a football fan and I am a cyclist. These identities do not need to be mutually exclusive – so why is it often s

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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.

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Prepare for 'more frequent and intense flooding', warns UK Environment Agency

Due to an increase in patterns of intense weather, the Environment Agency warns the public to prepare for higher risk of flooding.


Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state.


Researchers could speed up sexual maturity to save northern corroboree frogs

Introducing frogs to lower elevation areas would help them reach sexual maturity fasterResearchers are hoping to increase the population of one of Australia’s most endangered frogs by helping them reach sexual maturity earlier. The number of wild northe


Labor's environment group wants party to make clear its stance on Adani mine

Labor environment action network says ALP needs to take a stand on a project ‘that’s not in the national interest’Labor’s influential internal environmental lobby group has called on the federal party to clarify its stance on the controversial Ada

United States

Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.


Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico

Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution.


'Fantasy documents': recovery plans failing Australia's endangered species

Expired, unfinished or undeveloped: conservationists call for more transparency and accountability in species management systems Less than 40% of Australia’s nationally-listed threatened species have recovery plans in place to secure their long-term sur

United Kingdom

Unilever releases details of its entire palm oil supply chain

The £44billion industry has been linked to deforestation and human rights abuses

United Kingdom

Adorable baby black rhino becomes 40th born at Kent wildlife reserve

Staff at Port Lympne Reserve are dedicated to breeding endangered species.


Treasury 'showing shambolic conflict of interest' over fracking firm

Director of Third Energy, which wants to frack in North Yorkshire, is Conservative donorCampaigners have accused the Treasury of allowing the appearance of a conflict of interest over its examination of an energy company at the forefront of fracking in th

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