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COVID-19: Saviour of the environment?

While the whole world is plagued with coronavirus, nature is returning to its glorious self. As people stay home and venture out less, the earth is becoming more livable in a sense.

Tanguar Haor

Cleaner hands, bluer skies: what has coronavirus done for us

Deaths, economic meltdown and a planet on lockdown: the coronavirus pandemic has brought us waves of bad news, but squint and you might just see a few bright spots

An aerial view of empty Faria Lima avenue on the first day of lockdown  in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 24 March.

'Rainforests losing ability to absorb carbon'

The world's tropical forests are rapidly losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions, with the Amazon rainforest at risk of turning from carbon sink to source within ...

Amazon forest. AFP file photo

Record temperatures spark fresh concern for Antarctic ice

As Antarctica became the latest place on Earth to smash its high temperature record, new studies are alerting humanity to the risks of continuing to warm the continent that is home to enough frozen ...

Record temperatures spark fresh concern for Antarctic ice

First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and offering hope that airlines may one day end ...

First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

Rising natural gas use drives record CO2 emissions

Global carbon emissions boosted by soaring natural gas use are set to hit record levels in 2019 despite a decline in coal consumption and a string of countries declaring a climate emergency, ...

Rising natural gas use drives record CO2 emissions

Denmark speeds up battle against greenhouse gases

Denmark announced Monday a plan to speed up its battle against greenhouse gases, targeting nitrogen emissions due to farming, in a decision criticised by the agricultural industry.New rules targeting ...

Denmark speeds up battle against greenhouse gases

'Greenwashing' row over EasyJet carbon pledge

British no-frills airline EasyJet on Tuesday began offsetting carbon emissions amid global concerns over climate change -- but flew into strong criticism from green campaigners who dismissed the move ...

'Greenwashing' row over EasyJet carbon pledge

Humanity's emissions '100-times greater' than volcanoes

Human activity churns out up to 100 times more planet-warming carbon each year as all the volcanoes on Earth, says a decade-long study released Tuesday.The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO), a 500-strong ...

Humanity's emissions '100-times greater' than volcanoes

Palm oil and Indonesia's raging forest fires

Forest fires raging across Indonesia have sent air quality levels across Southeast Asia plummeting as they belch out emissions that aggravate global warming.The country's palm oil industry bears much ...

Palm oil and Indonesia's raging forest fires
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