Answer to Mongolia pollution is blowing in the wind
04/12/2012 8:46 am
Mongolia's economic boom has been built on the vast coal reserves that lie under its seemingly endless steppes, but it is turning to wind to power itself and fight the pollution that chokes Ulan Bator.
Ecuador's Yasuni dilemma: a reserve full of life, and oil
04/12/2012 8:46 am
The thumping whir of helicopters overhead sends a pack of terrified monkeys fleeing into the brush -- one clear sign of the impact of oil development in this incredibly biodiverse part of Ecuador's Amazon.
India's 'dancing bears' retire in animal rights victory
03/12/2012 4:29 pm
The sight of poorly fed and badly treated bears being forced to dance on the streets of India is a thing of the past as a campaign to wipe out the practice has finally borne fruit, activists say.
Overfishing threatens Pacific tuna
03/12/2012 4:10 pm
Asia-Pacific fishing experts on Sunday warned against depleting tuna stocks, saying the region needs to reduce its catch of the vulnerable bigeye species by 30 percent.
Eco campaigners bash Germany's gas-guzzling cars
03/12/2012 2:55 pm
Environmental campaigners have taken aim at famous German car brands like Porsche, Audi and BMW, criticising their high CO2 emissions as well as Germany's tax system they say promotes gas guzzlers.
Study sees 5C warming
03/12/2012 11:12 am
Levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are rising annually by around three percent, placing Earth on track for warming that could breach five degrees Celsius (9.0 degrees Fahrhenheit) by 2100, a new study published on Sunday said.
Ford Fusion wins LA car show green prize
30/11/2012 11:56 am
The 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car of the Year Thursday at the LA Auto Show, as the US carmaker boasted having gone from "laggard to leader" in the environmentally-friendly vehicle market.
Australia beaches reopen after red algal bloom
30/11/2012 11:00 am
Beaches around southeastern Australia's coastline reopened after a red algal bloom that glowed a phosphorescent blue at night forced them to close to the public.
'Time running out' for Kiribati: president
30/11/2012 10:53 am
The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is running out of time on climate change as seas rise, and is drafting plans including mass relocation of its people while the world procrastinates on the issue, the country's leader says.
China demand fuels illegal logging: report
30/11/2012 10:39 am
The preservation of the world's forests "is in China's hands", a top environmental campaign group said Thursday, accusing the biggest wood importer and consumer of fuelling the illegal timber trade.