Hong Kong launches plan to tackle waste crisis
21/05/2013 4:21 pm
Hong Kong on Monday launched a ten-year plan to reduce waste by 40 percent per person as part of efforts to catch up with other leading Asian cities and avert a looming environmental crisis.
British landfill transformed into nature reserve
13/05/2013 5:04 pm
A sprawling landfill site containing 50 years of rubbish from six London boroughs has been transformed into a 120-acre nature reserve for rare birds, bees and reptiles.
Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis
03/05/2013 9:20 am
An army of road sweepers and refuse collectors keep the streets clean in the heart of Hong Kong -- but on the outskirts, growing mountains of waste are testament to what campaigners say is an environmental crisis.
Space debris problem now urgent - scientists
26/04/2013 8:33 am
Governments must start working urgently to remove orbital debris, which could become a catastrophic problem for satellites a few decades from now, a space science conference heard on Thursday.
European lawmakers tighten rules on ship-breaking industry
19/04/2013 8:26 am
The ship-breaking industry, which critics say harms the environment and exploits low-paid workers in developing countries, faces tougher controls if plans approved by European lawmakers Thursday come into force.
Everyday heroes: 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize winners
15/04/2013 12:53 pm
The Goldman Prize awards environmental activists.
Philippines turns trash into clean energy windfall
27/03/2013 10:17 am
Teresita Mabignay does her ironing using free electricity on the slope of a garbage dump, an unlikely beneficiary of efforts to turn the Philippines' growing rubbish problems into a clean-energy windfall.
European recycling jumps 50% but still lags target
20/03/2013 9:59 am
Recycling of household waste rose by 50 percent in Europe over a decade but some countries are dragging their feet for meeting a target set for 2020, the European Environment Agency (EAA) said in a report issued on Tuesday.
Taiwan turns plastic junk into blankets, dolls
04/03/2013 8:46 am
Some 40 people stand ankle-deep in used plastic bottles in the yard of a recycling station in Taipei, stamping them flat in the first step of a process that will transform the junk into usable goods.
Illegal dump tarnishes 'green' Sochi Games
25/02/2013 10:08 am
Away from the construction bustle of Sochi's Olympic Park, where Russia will host the Winter Olympics next February, residents of a small community north of central Sochi have seen only the filthy side of preparations.