Warming is accelerating sea-level rise

WASHINGTON—Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea-level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate,...

US office to replace Obama rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON—The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being...

Climate change is hurting children the most

In the United States the 21 young people who are plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. United States will soon make their case against...

Former world’s garbage dump, China bans waste products

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands—China, once the final resting place for half the world’s trash, has just banned the import of certain plastic, paper and textile waste. Western...

Greenpeace’s ‘Rainbow Warrior’ visits PHL for ‘climate justice’

The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, will visit the Philippines on a 20-day journey for “climate justice.”  It will arrive in Manila on...

South Africa’s Cape Town faces the dreaded ‘Day Zero’ in...

JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s government has no immediate plans to allocate funds for drought alleviation in the water-deprived Western Cape Province, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula...

PHL reef status calls for urgent attention

The Great Barrier Reef’s condition is worsening with the devastating bleaching. Recent news reports said a big part of the World Heritage-listed reef off...

Regulators vote to protect more corals in Atlantic Ocean

PORTLAND, Maine—Federal fishing regulators last Tuesday approved a compromise they said would expand the amount of coral habitat preserved in the Atlantic Ocean while...

Cambodian forest protectors slain after confronting loggers

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Soldiers in northeastern Cambodia, an area where illicit logging and smuggling are rife, killed a forest-protection ranger, a military police officer and...

School gardens expanded to other Asean countries

The concept of school gardens has obtained wide support in the Southeast Asian region to focus on the nutrition of schoolchildren and introduce them...

Garbage on the beach

ZOUQ MOSBEH, Lebanon—Lebanon’s festering trash crisis came crashing ashore this week, after residents woke up to find a powerful winter storm had laid a...

India’s ban on dirty oil residue is big worry for...

Scraping the bottom of the oil barrel for cheap fuel may be turning into a multibillion-dollar headache for India’s largest crude refiner. The South Asian...

Survey: Mayors view climate change as pressing urban issue

BOSTON—US mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, so much so that many advocate policies that could inconvenience residents or even...

Water, water everywhere, costs more than you might think

fWASHINGTON, D.C.—Without reliable access to water, human beings cannot survive. Yet, three out of 10 people do not have a safely managed water supply,...

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

CHEYENNE, Wyoming—How does a bighorn sheep say “cheese?” Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know how to strike a pose. But...

Biz sector urged to reuse materials to reduce garbage

The business sector was urged to reuse discarded materials in other productive applications in their operations in order to help reduce garbage, which is...

US EPA awards Samsung for sustainability initiatives

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in technology and innovation, has received two awards for its sustainability initiatives from the United States Environmental...

‘Not your typical zoo’

When does a “pet lover” commit animal cruelty? When they start to think it is “cool” to buy nondomesticated wildlife for a pet, keep...

Nowhere to hide from climate change

TOGORU, Fiji—The water is nibbling away the beaches of Fiji. Not even the dead are allowed peace of mind. The graveyard of Togoru—a village...

Bais: The home of dolphins and whales

Like a sports team before a big game, we clasped our hands and bowed our heads in prayer—except that we were in the middle...