Europe

Spain: 1,500 evacuated as fire hits famed national park

The flames enter Donana National Park, an important tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Forest fire in southern Spain hits Donana National Park

Weather

Hotter and drier again in the Middle East and US desert

Halfway through the year and we have already set new heat records

Hotter and drier again in the Middle East and US desert

Asia

Sri Lanka tea farmers struggle after devastating floods

Tea industry counts cost of natural disaster that claimed 200 lives and displaced more than 600,000 people last month.

Asia

Tea farmers struggle to recover from Sri Lanka floods

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to recover from last month's floods in the south of the country, in which hundreds of tonnes of the crop were destroyed by heavy rains and mudslides.

Africa

Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws.

United States

World is running out of sand, scientists say

Scientists say the world is running out of sand - a vital ingredient in the manufacture of concrete and glass, as human consumption far exceeds supply.

United States

US takes Yellowstone grizzly bears off endangered list

The US government has announced that grizzly bears living in and around the famous Yellowstone National Park will no longer be protected as an endangered species. This means people in states surrounding the park may be able to hunt the bears.

Africa

Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

Climate SOS

Beyond the poles, a long goodbye to glaciers

Non-polar glaciers are disappearing. Is it too late to preserve them?

Beyond the poles, a long goodbye to glaciers

Opinion

Criminalising Standing Rock

It is not the first time US government has used all means necessary to stifle activism and resistance.

Frank Barat

by Frank Barat

Frank Barat

Earthrise

US: People Power

earthrise meets the men and women at the forefront of the grassroots movement for US action against climate change.

Earthrise

China's Transport Revolution

earthrise investigates how the world's biggest CO2 emitter is taking the lead in the fight to stop climate change.

Earthrise

Driving Change

earthrise travels to China and the US to see how the world's environmental leadership is changing hands.

US & Canada

Record US heatwave forces airlines to cancel flights

A heatwave across the western United States is breaking records and that is causing concern about the supply of electricity with air conditioners being used heavily.

Europe

Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land

Portugal’s battle against forest fire continues on many fronts. At least 26,000 hectares of land have already been burned and 64 people have been killed.