Asia Pacific

Environmental campaigners see success of single-use plastic ban

Local government aims to reduce marine plastic by 70 percent over the next six months.

Europe

Germany to phase out coal use by 2038

Ministers are clear coal mines will disappear and that renewable sources of energy are the answer.

Asia

Sri Lankan elephants' struggle to survive

Elephants and people are in an increasingly dangerous confrontation.

Antarctica

Possible new record as Antarctica temperature soars

WMO seeks to obtain data after scientists on Seymour Island log temperature of 20.75C (69.35 Fahrenheit).

Possible new record as Antarctica temperature soars

Indigenous rights

'RCMP off Wet'suwet'en land': Solidarity grows for land defenders

Protests spread across Canada to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who say they were not consulted on a pipeline.

'RCMP off Wet'suwet'en land': Solidarity grows for land defenders

Environment

Antarctica: Second record-breaking hot day in a week

Experts say melting ice on the coldest continent is accelerating the rise in sea levels worldwide.

Opinion

Australian government is burning our children's future

Despite devastating fires, the Australian government is actively opposing any moves to limit climate damage.

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AJ Impact

EU withdraws Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

The changes will take place on August 12, 2020, unless EU governments or the European Parliament block them.

EU withdraws Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

AJ Impact

New BP chief promises net-zero emissions by 2050

The pledge, made by CEO Bernard Looney, puts BP ahead of goals set by industry rivals, including all US oil companies.

New BP chief promises net-zero emissions by 2050

Environment

In Pictures: Chinstrap penguin population declines in Antarctica

Scientists blame climate change for number of penguins in some colonies in West Antarctica falling by 77 percent.

In Pictures: Chinstrap penguin population declines in Antarctica

Inside Story

What caused desert locust outbreak in East Africa, South Asia?

The infestation is the worst in a quarter of a century and threatens the food supplies of millions of people.

Pakistan

Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine

The threat of a billion locusts sweeping across East Africa and South Asia feeding on farms and fields prompts urgent warnings.

Latin America

Chile drought enters critical phase

Almost half a million people in Chile struggle to access water

Weather

Two 'bomb' cyclones form at once in one ocean

A 'bomb' cyclone is defined as a low-pressure area that deepens by at least 24mb in 24 hours.

Two 'bomb' cyclones form at once in one ocean

Wild Animals

Botswana holds auction of elephant hunting licenses

Licences to hunt 60 elephants sold, the first to be allowed since President Masisi scrapped a blanket ban on hunting.

Botswana auctions elephant hunting licenses after lifting ban