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Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Hitachi on Thursday froze construction of a nuclear power station in Wales due to financing difficulties, dealing a major blow to Britain's energy strategy and leaving the Japanese firm with a huge bill.

Next UN climate conference to be held in Chile

Next UN climate conference to be held in Chile

The next UN climate conference is to take place in Chile and is set for either December 2019 or January 2020, according to the South American nation's Environment Ministry.

Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags

Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags

Young Nepalis created a map of the Dead Sea with used plastic bags Wednesday in a bid to set a new international record and raise awareness about the vast volumes polluting the world's oceans.

French govt holds crisis talks after 'yellow vest' riots

French govt holds crisis talks after 'yellow vest' riots

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe holds talks with party leaders on Monday as Paris scrambles to forge a response to violence by anti-government protesters that has left hundreds injured ...

India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens: official

India may halt private cars in capital next week if smog thickens: official

India may halt the use of private vehicles in the capital New Delhi if air pollution, which has reached severe levels in recent days, gets worse, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday.

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

China sent its first ever satellite built in partnership with another country into space on Monday, a device tasked with helping scientists better predict dangerous cyclones and climate change ...

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

Air pollution is slowly easing in EU countries but still causes nearly half a million early deaths each year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in its annual report published Monday.

At least 26 beaches affected by oil spill in southern France

At least 26 beaches affected by oil spill in southern France

Oil has washed up on at least two dozen beaches in the south of France following a collision between two cargo ships near Corsica some two weeks ago, according to local authorities and media reports.

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from S Africa

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from S Africa

Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials said Sunday.

MME nabs illegal hunter

MME nabs illegal hunter

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment's (MME) Environmental Protection, Reserves and Wildlife Department has spotted a person violating the relevant environment laws, after he posted a related video through Snapchat.

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year, according to a report Tuesday which dubbed 2018 ‘a year of extremes’.

Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

Thai bay made famous in 'The Beach' shut indefinitely

The glittering Thai bay immortalised in the movie ‘The Beach’ will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said Wednesday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.