China glacier melt speeds up in ‘wake-up call’ for world: Greenpeace

China glacier melt speeds up in ‘wake-up call’ for world: Greenpeace

A man stands near the Jianggudiru Glacier on Geladaindong Mountain, in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China on September 1, 2006. (REUTERS File Photo) SHANGHAI, November 20 (Reuters): Glacier melt at major sites in western China is accelerating fast, Greenpeace said on Tuesday, prompting thousands to evacuate in recent months and underscoring the vulnerability to climate change in a […]

Dutch government appeals order to speed up climate change battle

Dutch government appeals order to speed up climate change battle

Birds fly past a windmill in Kinderdijk, Netherlands. (REUTERS File Photo)   AMSTERDAM, November 16 (Reuters): The Dutch government on Friday said it would ask the country’s highest court to overturn a ruling ordering it to speed up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.   Last month, an appeals court upheld a 2015 ruling ordering the government […]

Shrinking Swiss glacier gets a climate-change postcard

Shrinking Swiss glacier gets a climate-change postcard

A detail view shows some of 100,000 postcards with messages against climate change, sent by young people from all over the world and stuck together to break the Guinness World Record of the biggest postcard, on the Jungfraufirn, the upper part of Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletschgletscher, near Jungfraujoch, Switzerland on November 16. (REUTERS Photo) […]

Satellite-tagged Amur falcon killed in Manipur

Satellite-tagged Amur falcon killed in Manipur

The male Amur falcon ‘Manipur’ that was killed by unknown miscreants. Photo: Suresh Kumar/IANS .   By Sahana Ghosh   Dimapur, November 16 (IANS/Mongabay) Days after it was satellite-tagged and released, an Amur falcon “Manipur”, eponymously named after the northeast Indian state bordering Myanmar, was allegedly shot down by unknown miscreants at a roosting site […]

As India fails to clean up its air, China is winning war on pollution

Beijing, November 15 (IANS): While New Delhi and other Indian cities choke amid worsening air conditions and half-hearted government measures, neighbouring China — the world’s largest polluter — is slowly winning its war against pollution.   Over a dozen Indian cities today are where their Chinese counterparts used to be some five years ago.   […]

Ben, Jennifer celebrate divorce with ice-cream trip

Ben, Jennifer celebrate divorce with ice-cream trip

After getting divorced, actor Ben Affleck and his ex-wife Jennifer Garner went on an ice-cream outing to celebrate their official split.   The former couple, who got officialy separated on Thursday, spotted enjoying ice cream together with their six-year-old son Samuel here, reports tmz.com.   Ben – who recently completed a stint in rehab for […]

Ozone layer recovering at 1-3 percent per decade: U.N.

Ozone layer recovering at 1-3 percent per decade: U.N.

School children hold umbrellas during an awareness campaign to protect the ozone layer as part of the International Ozone Day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on September 16, 2008. (REUTERS File Photo)   GENEVA, November 5 (Reuters): The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is recovering at a rate of one […]

U.N. sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia

U.N. sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia

Smoke rises from the chimney of a paper factory outside Hanoi, Vietnam on May 21, 2018. (REUTERS Photo)   GENEVA, October 30 (Reuters): Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions, according to a U.N. […]

Coral reefs, at risk from climate change, also imperilled by rats

Coral reefs, at risk from climate change, also imperilled by rats

LANCASTER, England, October 24 (Reuters): Coral reefs, the delicate marine environments threatened by global warming, are also suffering huge damage from rats, a new scientific study has found.   Rats – which arrived on many tropical islands by ship more than 200 years ago – do not directly harm the coral themselves, but they have set […]