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  • South Africa drought

    For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

    Before man-made climate change kicked in -- and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May -- the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface and affect rainfall.

  • Protecting children from climate change

    In the United States, the 21 young people who are plaintiffs in the case Juliana vs United States will soon make their case against the government for failing to take action against climate change.

  • Bangladesh 2nd worst country in curbing pollution

    Bangladesh is the second worst country in curbing environmental pollution, an Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranking report says.

  • China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

    For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage.

  • Wild-Wolf

    Wolf found in Belgium, first time in over 100yrs

    A wild wolf has been found in the northern Belgian region of Flanders for the first time in more than a century, an environmental group says.

  • Alpine air at work? Delhi eyes novel ways to battle smog

    Political apathy over the poisonous smog choking India's capital has led many like businessman Kamal Meattle to take matters into their own hands, with an office building he says pumps air as fresh as from the Swiss Alps.

  • Rare giant lily pads draw impressive crowds

    An off-the-beaten-path corner of Paraguay has become a tourist attraction this month as visitors flock to see a rare delight floating on a hidden lagoon: giant round water lilies spanning over 1.5 meters (five feet).

  • Bacteria makes blue jeans green

    They can be tight, flared, ripped at the knee. Jeans come in all styles and colours these days, but one hue will always be synonymous with the world's favourite garment: indigo blue.

  • Winter warmer, delayed due to depression in Bay

    Winter temperatures continue to feel warmer and warmer in Bangladesh. Compared to last year, this day is almost one degree warmer.

  • Tasmanian tiger

    Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

    The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists say, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.