United States

'Super bloom' phenomenon draws sightseers to California city

Southern California's hillsides have put on their most gorgeous garment, a robe composed of countless golden poppies.

Africa

Cyclone Idai: Death toll rises to 200 in Mozambique

The number of people killed when cyclone Idai hit Mozambique has doubled and is expected to rise further.

Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai: Thousands cut off in Zimbabwe

After Mozambique, the cyclone battered neighbouring Zimbabwe, cutting off the eastern district of Chimanimani.

Indonesia

Death toll from Indonesia flash floods, mudslides rises

Almost 160 injured and dozens reported missing after heavy rain wreaks havoc in eastern Papua province.

Africa

Kenya to evict thousands to protect Mau forest

Facing a dilemma, Kenya's government displaces thousands of people, as it moves to protect East Africa's largest indigenous mountain forest.

United States

Beware the kids: US youth to join strike for climate

Students across the US plan to walk out of school in support of Green New Deal and broader international mobilisation.

Beware the kids: US youth to join strike for climate

Bangladesh

Rohingya 'tusk force' keeps refugees safe from deadly elephants

Volunteers teach people how to behave with elephants used to migrating through forest that now hosts refugee camps.

Rohingya 'tusk force' keeps refugees safe from deadly elephants

Malaysia

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as poisonings become 'more critical'

About 500 people, many of them children, received medical treatment after inhaling the fumes from dumped toxic waste.

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as poisonings become 'more critical'

Business & Economy

Fiat Chrysler to recall 862,500 vehicles over emissions failures

Voluntary move prompted by US regulator investigations and in-house testing to be carried out in phases this year.

Fiat Chrysler to recall 862,500 vehicles over emissions failures

Environment

'Social disaster': South Korea steps up fight against pollution

Pollution in Asia's fourth-largest economy was made worse by factors like coal power generation and vehicle emissions.

'Social disaster': South Korea steps up fight against pollution

Pollution

Study says air pollution killing more people than smoking

Scientists estimate pollution caused 8.8 million extra deaths in 2015, more than about seven million caused by smoking.

Study says air pollution killing more people than smoking

Kenya

Kenya: Environmental activists campaign against Lamu port project

Activists say the proposed Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project will damage the environment.

Counting the Cost

Car industry: What's the real cost of going electric?

Under pressure from trade tariffs, new CO2 rules and even Brexit, carmakers around the world are electrifying.

South Korea

South Korea plans artificial rain to reduce Seoul air pollution

President Moon hopes collaboration with China will improve air quality in the country.

India

These are the world's most polluted cities

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China are home to the 50 cities worldwide with the dirtiest air, new study shows.

India has the world's worst air pollution: report