Tag Archives: Environment

  • Undersea gas pipeline rupture causes fire in Gulf of Mexico

    Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Friday it suffered a rupture in an undersea gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames boiling to the surface in the Gulf waters. Boats had been dispatched to pump more water over the flames. ...

  • China’s emissions exceed all the developed countries combined: Report

    China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the US and the developed world combined, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm Rhodium Group. ...

  • Dalai Lama congratulates US President Joe Biden

    Congratulating Joe Biden for assuming office as the new US President, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama expressed gratitude for his support for Tibet, and appreciated him for rejoining the Paris climate accord. ...

  • Dalai Lama calls for unified global action on climate change

    The Dalai Lama called on world leaders Saturday to join forces in fighting climate change. "Now we should pay more attention about global warming," the exiled leader said in a video message to a virtual meeting of G7 parliamentary leaders. ...

  • Dam collapse in China could point to a ‘black swan’ disaster

    The dam at a small reservoir in China’s Guangxi region gave way last month after days of heavy rain in a collapse that could be a harbinger of sterner tests for many of the country’s 94,000 aging dams as the weather gets more extreme. ...

  • Arctic records its hottest temperature ever as mercury hits 38 degrees

    The Arctic is thought to have recorded its hottest ever temperature of 38C (100.4F) in Siberia, an astonishing 18C (32F) above the normal level for this time of year. ...

  • Dalai Lama calls for ‘universal responsibility’ on Earth Day

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called for people around the world on Wednesday to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic through a "genuine sense of universal responsibility". ...

  • Coronavirus quarantines lead to massive drop in air pollution

    As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, it’s forcing people to stay put, and wreaking havoc on the economy. Millions are either out of a job or working from home. ...

  • Greta Thunberg says meeting with Trump ‘would be a waste of time’

    Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg says she wouldn’t want to meet with President Trump even if given the opportunity. ...

  • Fields of fire drive Delhi’s air quality to unhealthy levels

    When it comes to air quality there are few worse places to live on the planet than New Delhi, and driving north out the Indian capital it is easy to see why, as plumes of smoke rise. ...