Tag Archives: Environment

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Tibetan students march for global climate strike

    Chanting slogans and carrying placards, exile Tibetan students joined the global climate crisis protests taking place around the world. ...

  • Lobsang Wangyal The world needs you — go Greta go!

    Greta Thunberg is a miracle. Her convictions on the climate change driving global warming, mass extinction of species, and environmental disaster, has drawn the attention of the world. ...

  • Brazil deploys warplanes to fight Amazon rainforest fires

    Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest. ...

  • Brazil faces global backlash over Amazon fires

    The Amazon rainforest, often referred to as the lungs of the Earth, has been ravaged by a record number of fires this year, sparking global outrage over Brazil’s environmental policies. ...

  • Tibet’s climate, land use policy not China’s internal affair: Sangay

    CTA President Sangay on Sunday said at a time when climate change is gaining momentum, Tibet’s climate and land use policies should not be treated solely as ‘internal affairs’ of China. ...