Tag Archives: Environment

  • Quake fault straining underneath Kathmandu: study

    A massive underground fault line which ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu. ...

  • Wildfire claims more than 100 homes in Australia

    A bushfire which flared on Christmas Day has destroyed more than 100 homes in southern Australia, and officials warned the losses could have been worse. ...

  • Beijing issues second red alert ahead of smog

    Beijing issued its second-ever red alert for smog Friday ahead of severe pollution forecast to hit China's capital, weeks after putting emergency response plan into action. ...

  • Euphoria as landmark Paris climate deal adopted

    Cheering envoys from 195 nations on Saturday approved a historic accord in Paris to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate change. ...

  • Chennai grapples with deadly flood aftermath

    Residents in India's southern Tamil Nadu state Saturday were grappling with the aftermath of devastating floods as authorities stepped up relief work following the worst deluge in decades that killed over 250 people. ...

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. ...

  • Free Spirit Award 2015 to Ghazala Abdullah

    Ghazala Abdullah was awarded the Free Spirit Award 2015 for her unflagging crusade to save the trees in the Dharamshala area from illegal cutting. ...

  • Brahma Chellaney Saving Tibet’s unique heritage

    New Delhi must not remain a mere spectator to China’s actions in Tibet. India, home to Tibetan exiles, has a legitimate stake in Tibet’s future. ...

  • Pope urges world to act before climate change destroys planet

    Pope Francis on Thursday urged the world to act quickly to prevent "extraordinary" climate change from destroying the planet, saying rich countries must bear responsibility for creating the problem, and finance a solution. ...

  • China “building runway in disputed South China Sea”

    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. ...