UK air pollution still down despite return to normal traffic – study

Air pollution has remained at lower levels in UK towns and cities despite a return to near-normal traffic levels after the easing of...

Europe losing forest to harvesting at alarming rate, data suggests

Europe has lost a vastly increased area of forest to harvesting in recent years, data suggests, reducing the continent’s carbon absorption capacity and...

Macron pledges 15 bln euros to bolster ecological conversion after Greens sweep local elections

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced an investment package worth 15 billion euros (16.89 billion U.S. dollars) over the next two...

Russian metal giant admits pollution in Arctic tundra

A Russian mining giant behind an enormous Arctic fuel spill last month said it had suspended workers at a metals plant who were responsible...

Maersk heads zero-carbon drive in shipping sector with $60 million research center

The world’s largest container shipper, A.P. Moller-Maersk MAERSKB.CO, will team up with industry majors to set up a research center in Denmark...

Foreign ministers flag climate change as major spark for conflicts

Climate change impacts - including growing food and water scarcity - are becoming increasingly important drivers of conflict and unrest around the...

Iran plans to revive Urumiyah Lake in seven years: official says

The Iranian government has allocated a toll budget of 3 trillion rials (63051900 Euros) to a plan which is expected to fully...

World Environment Day: 5 ways to cut back on disposable plastic in the pandemic

This Friday marks World Environment Day, a time when people across the globe unite to celebrate the planet and shine a light...

UK approval for biggest gas power station in Europe ruled legal

The UK government’s approval of a large new gas-fired power plant has been ruled legal by the high court. A legal challenge...

Cyclone Amphan makes landfall near India, Bangladesh after millions evacuate

The Bay of Bengal's fiercest cyclone in decades slammed ashore along the coastlines of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday after more than 2.6...

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds

Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human survival are on the rise across the world, suggesting that worst-case...

Virus has big impact on aircraft observing system: WMO

With a plunge of around 80% in climate measurements taken from aircraft, due to air travel all but collapsing due to coronavirus,...

UK watchdog deems Shell’s ‘drive carbon neutral’ ad campaign acceptable

A Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) advertising campaign promising customers they can “drive carbon neutral” has been deemed acceptable under Britain’s advertising rules...

Less air pollution means thousands fewer die

European countries under coronavirus lockdown have seen 11,000 fewer deaths in April compared to the same period last year due to a...

Greenland ice sheet shrinks by record in 2019

The kilometres-thick ice sheet that covers Greenland shrank by a record amount in 2019, and contributed about 40 percent of the rise...