Gulf Times - environment
Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other charges Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a case that has caused an outcry in a country ...

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday.

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

Laws to protect environment being modified: minister

Laws to protect environment being modified: minister

Qatar's laws and legislation to protect and preserve the environment are strict, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, said on Tuesday.

Huawei chairman shrugs off threat of a ban in US

Huawei chairman shrugs off threat of a ban in US

Huawei's chairman on Sunday shrugged of the risk that President Donald Trump could issue an executive order banning the Chinese telecom giant, saying the company could succeed without the US market.

Farms taking part in premium vegetables initiative up to 130

Farms taking part in premium vegetables initiative up to 130

Sales of locally produced vegetables amounted to 301 tonnes in January as part of the initiative to market Premium Qatari vegetables, launched by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months, scientists warned Monday.

'Worst over': Australia begins flood clean-up

'Worst over': Australia begins flood clean-up

Weary residents in Australia's flood-hit northeast returned home Wednesday to begin a massive clean-up after almost two weeks of heavy rain, as the wild weather moved south to inundate more towns.

Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

At least eight people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday.

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.