NGOs denounce Malaysia hydropower meeting
22/05/2013 8:32 am
Three dozen Malaysian NGOs on Tuesday denounced the world hydroelectric industry's decision to hold a conference in a Borneo state where dam projects have uprooted forests and native peoples.
Asia-Pacific leaders warn of water conflict threat
21/05/2013 4:06 pm
Fierce competition for water could trigger conflict unless nations cooperate to share the diminishing resource, leaders from Asia-Pacific nations warned on Monday.
Brazil court overturns conviction in US nun's murder
16/05/2013 10:00 am
Brazil's Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a landowner found guilty of the 2005 murder of US nun Dorothy Stang, ruling that his lawyer did not have enough time to prepare his defense.
State of war protects Chad's last elephants
29/04/2013 9:58 am
In an isolated wilderness in Chad, a war is being fought to save central Africa's decimated elephant herds from gangs of ivory poachers.
Nigerian oil theft soars to feed underground industry
22/04/2013 9:17 am
A trail along the river banks deep in the Nigerian swamps winds through forest before arriving at a clearing, where the ground is black from oil and soot, puddles shimmering with crude.
Everyday heroes: 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize winners
15/04/2013 12:53 pm
The Goldman Prize awards environmental activists.
UN court to hear Australia bid to halt Japan whaling
12/04/2013 9:16 am
Australia will fire the opening salvoes in a legal battle before the United Nations' highest court in June to try to stop Japan's whale hunt in Antarctica.
Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at UN world court
12/04/2013 8:59 am
Australia is to fire the opening salvoes in a legal battle before the United Nations' highest court in June aimed at stopping Japan's whaling research programme in Antarctica.
India uses drones to fight rhino poaching
09/04/2013 9:08 am
India said Monday it is deploying drones over a reserve to safeguard the rare one-horned rhino from poachers, the first time the country has employed aerial technology to protect wildlife.
Philippines asking $1.4 mn from US for reef damage
08/04/2013 11:34 am
The Philippines will ask the United States to pay 58 million pesos ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a US warship to a protected coral reef, the manager of the reef said Saturday.