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Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a ‘Chernobyl on ice’.

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

A Hawaii volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park on Friday.

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Around 1,000 people rallied in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday to protest the construction of homes for officials on forested land flanking a revered mountain ...

QGBC concludes successful ‘No Paper Day’

QGBC concludes successful ‘No Paper Day’

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, concluded its ‘No Paper Day’ campaign with an appreciation ceremony at QGBC’s headquarters recently.

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

Clashes as French police clear anti-airport protest camp

French anti-capitalist activists clashed with riot police at burning barricades Monday during a huge security operation to clear a rural protest camp at the site of an abandoned airport project.

QP among top 5 global companies leading in HSE, says Goic official

QP among top 5 global companies leading in HSE, says Goic official

State-run company Qatar Petroleum (QP) is among the top five international firms leading in the field of Health Safety, and Environment, according to an HSE expert who delivered the keynote address of the 2018 Qatar Process Safety Symposium held in Doha on Sunday.

Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Will we someday be able to fly without the guilt of causing environmental damage? A handful of firms and regulators hope that the electric revolution in cars will also take to the skies ...

Qatar backs global efforts in protecting environment

Qatar backs global efforts in protecting environment

Qatar pays great attention to protecting the environment, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said as organisations and establishments around the country ...

Sydney goes dark as global Earth Hour climate campaign kicks off

Sydney goes dark as global Earth Hour climate campaign kicks off

The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge went dark for an hour Saturday to kick off a global campaign raising awareness about the impacts of climate change.

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Governments should focus on ‘greener’ policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday.