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Israel scrambles to clean beaches after massive tar pollution

Israeli authorities on Sunday warned people to keep away from the country's Mediterranean shore to avoid a massive tar slick, as thousands of labourers and volunteers worked to clean contaminated ...

Israel volunteers clean the contaminated HaBonim beach, south the port city of Haifa, on 21 February, 2021

Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut

The largest US oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region ...

A police officer drives past a refinery in the industrial east end in Pasadena, Texas, US, 18 September, 2018

Encounter with a brown fish owl

It can be scary to look up at a tree while passing by to see a solemn own staring rather ominously from its yellow eyes

Encounter with a brown fish owl

UN security council to meet on global warming impact on world peace

The UN security council will hold a summit of world leaders Tuesday to debate climate change's implications for world peace, an issue on which its 15 members have divergent opinions.

 In this file photo a man walks over a dried irrigation canal in Morocco's oasis of Skoura, a rural oasis area of around 40 square kilometres, on 27 January, 2020. The UN Security Council will hold a summit of world leaders on 23 February to debate climate change's implications for world peace, an issue on which its 15 members have divergent opinions

India's glacier disaster highlights Himalayan dangers

The recent disaster is thought by experts to have been caused by a chunk of glacier 15 football fields long and five across breaking off, bringing with it part of a rock face

India's glacier disaster highlights Himalayan dangers

Traps and gaps of urban greening for Dhaka

A city planning with enough green spaces is very important for the citizens to live a healthy and peaceful life where they can breathe freely

Passersby choking on dust from a building which being demolished. This photo taken from Mohammadpur area, Dhaka, on 18 January 2020.

Implementing dev activities to ensure conservation of Sundarbans: Minister

"By implementing development activities in the south-western part of the country, we'll be able to ensure the conservation of the Sundarbans," environment minister Md Shahab Uddin said.

Implementing dev activities to ensure conservation of Sundarbans: Minister

Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year

Serious pollution caused around 160,000 premature deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year, even as air quality improved in some places due to coronavirus lockdowns, an environmental ...

Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year

Chief Raoni on 'final mission' to protect Amazon lands

Raoni, a chief of the Kayapo people in north-central Brazil, will make the appeal as part of a live webcast called "Protecting the Amazon".

Chief Raoni on 'final mission' to protect Amazon lands

EU readies reforms to energy treaty as climate criticisms mount

The European Commission is expected to propose reforms to an international energy treaty as early as Monday, EU officials said, after some governments have said the bloc should consider quitting the ...

Steam rises from the five brown coal-fired power units of RWE, one of Europe's biggest electricity companies in Neurath, north-west of Cologne, Germany on 12 March 2019.
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