Environment

'Watered down': Pacific leaders chide Australia on climate change

Pacific leaders criticise Australia over lack of action on 'existential threat' posed by global warming, rising seas.

'Watered down': Pacific leaders chide Australia on climate change

Environment

Bolsonaro angry as Norway stops funding Amazon protection

Over the last decade, Norway has donated more than $1.2bn to the Amazon Fund, which protects the Brazilian rainforest.

Bolsonaro angry as Norway stops funding Amazon protection

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's Jokowi formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

President proposes in state of the union speech to parliament on the eve of country's 74th independence anniversary.

Indonesia's Jokowi formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

AJ Impact

By the numbers: Illegal wildlife trade threatens species

Vietnamese wildlife trafficking networks drive global trade in elephant, pangolin, tiger and rhino parts, report finds.

By the numbers: Illegal wildlife trade threatens species

Greece

Greek wildfires 'being contained'

Firefighters optimistic they will tame giant blaze on Thursday, as winds die down.

EU water-bombers join Greece firefight

Asia Pacific

Shanghai imposes strict new recycling rules

The government is serious about tackling China’s waste problem.

Climate Change

Climate activist Greta Thunberg to set sail for US

The face of a new generation of eco-activists is taking her message on board a zero-emissions yacht, bound for New York.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to set sail for US

Asia

Floating farms in Bangladesh help farmers survive floods

Innovative floating farms are proving to be a sustainable solution for poor farmers in areas where land is often submerged by floodwaters.

Environment

Brazil: Is Bolsonaro a death sentence for the Amazon?

Environmentalists worry Brazil's government is opening up too much of the Amazon rainforest to business interests.

Brazil: Is Bolsonaro a death sentence for the Amazon?

AJ Impact

New report: Proposed Myanmar dam could displace thousands

Some worry that despite financial and social costs, much of the electricity proposed dam will generate will be exported.

New report: Proposed Myanmar dam could displace thousands

US & Canada

US weakens endangered species' protection for oil companies

Environmentalists say polar bears and arctic seals could be among those at risk from the new regulations.

Africa

Mountain gorillas of Central Africa slowly increase in number

It is a fragile success story. Their status went from 'critically endangered' for years to now 'endangered'.

Pollution

Tunisia chemical plants causing devastating pollution

Near a bustling port exporting phosphates lies a graveyard of trawlers, rotting boats of the fisherman whose livelihoods were destroyed by the chemicals washing into the bay.

Inside Story

Can Earth be saved?

Climate change is threatening the world's food supply, according to a UN panel.

AJ Impact

The next trade war?

Palm oil and deforestation are at the center of the dispute.

The next trade war? Indonesia threatens the EU