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Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a ‘dumping ground’, officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste.

Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

Four people died in 'unbearable' heat while travelling by train in northern India, which has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks, officials and passengers said Tuesday.

Victims of Formosa spill in Vietnam seek compensation

Victims of Formosa spill in Vietnam seek compensation

Lawyers in Taiwan launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the industrial conglomerate Formosa on Tuesday, on behalf of thousands of Vietnamese whose livelihoods were ruined by a toxic spill ...

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from plastic waste donated by local residents or collected from the sea, organisers said Tuesday, as part of a sustainability push.

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.

EU court rejects historic citizen's climate case

EU court rejects historic citizen's climate case

The European Court of Justice has thrown out a landmark case brought by 10 families who sued the European Union over the threats climate change poses to their homes and livelihoods, lawyers said Wednesday.

GECF lecture focuses on climate change impact on environment

GECF lecture focuses on climate change impact on environment

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum’s (GECF) Monthly Gas Lecture in Doha focused on climate change and was led by two experts from Unesco and Qatar University.

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.

Nepal to send team to clean Mount Everest

Nepal to send team to clean Mount Everest

Nepal will send a dedicated team to Mount Everest this climbing season to collect garbage and retrieve bodies littering the world's highest peak, officials said Thursday.

Vodafone launches cloud services for businesses

Vodafone launches cloud services for businesses

Vodafone continues its commitment to help Qatar’s businesses succeed in a digital world with the launch of Vodafone Cloud, offering enterprises computing resources to host their business applications ...

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales

Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years.

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

Outside the French Mediterranean port of Marseille, at Fos-sur-Mer, one of the largest industrial and port zones in Europe has been spewing a noxious cocktail of fumes for years.