AJ Impact

Coal dump: Australian pension giant seeks to clean up portfolio

Australia's No 2 pension fund aims to cut its coal investments by half as pressure grows to cut stakes in polluters.

Coal dump: Australian pension giant seeks to clean up portfolio

United States

Aggressive seaweed threatens Hawaii's remote reefs, could spread

The seaweed is producing mats as large as several football fields, killing everything found underneath.

Aggressive seaweed threatens Hawaii's remote reefs, could spread

Coronavirus pandemic

'Human failing': UN warns of rise in animal-to-human diseases

Experts urge governments to protect environment and curb climate change to prevent future pandemics.

'Human failing': UN warns of rise in animal-to-human diseases

AJ Impact

In blow to Trump, judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Ruling marks major victory for Standing Rock Sioux tribe that has vigorously opposed the pipeline.

In blow to Trump, judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Japan

In Pictures: Desperate searches as dozens die in Japan floods

Thousands of rescue workers search through the wreckage of houses to look for survivors as nearly 40 are feared dead.

In Pictures: Desperate searches as dozens die in Japan floods

Health

City in China's Inner Mongolia warns of suspected bubonic plague

Health officials issue alert forbidding hunting, eating of animals that could carry disease caused by deadly bacteria.

City in China's Inner Mongolia warns of suspected bubonic plague

Weather

Japan searches for survivors with nearly 40 feared dead in floods

Many elderly people are thought to have lost their lives after torrential rain lashed southern island of Kyushu.

Myanmar

Families mourn as Myanmar jade mine disaster kills more than 170

Rescue operations continue for a fourth day in the country's worst ever jade mine landslide, as more bodies are buried.

Families mourn as Myanmar jade mine disaster kills more than 170

NewsFeed

Family rescues bear swimming with head stuck in plastic jar

Family rescues a bear after they found it struggling with a plastic jar stuck on its head in a lake in Wisconsin.

Weather

Japan floods leave some 20 dead, more rains expected

Rescue helicopters pluck more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region as thousands join rescue operation.

Japan floods leave some 20 dead, more rains expected

Counting the Cost

Could a green recovery create jobs and reduce extreme poverty?

We examine the potential for a green economy to create jobs while combatting the climate crisis.

The Green Read

Face masks, gloves and a new breed of plastic pollution

The growing number of single-use masks and gloves found in our environment add to an unprecedented pollution problem.

Face masks, gloves and a new breed of plastic pollution

Nuclear weapons

Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia: Jakarta bans single-use plastic bags

Increased online shopping and takeaway food during the pandemic have added to the mountain of waste in the city.

AJ Impact

On the table? Pressure mounts for meat giants to face carbon tax

Carbon levies could wipe out billions in meat firm profits as gov'ts step up climate change fight, new report finds.

On the table? Pressure mounts for meat giants to face carbon tax