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PM launches strategic plan for Ministry of Municipality

PM launches strategic plan for Ministry of Municipality

A Sustainable Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (2018-2022), with focus on key areas of urban planning, agriculture, fisheries, environment, municipalities and public and joint services ...

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as 'epic' rain falls

Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as 'epic' rain falls

Authorities on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped ‘epic amounts of rainfall’ across the southeastern United States ...

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth's ice sheets.

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and several more storm-related deaths were reported Friday as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas ...

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Powerful Hurricane Florence was tracking towards the US East Coast Tuesday, prompting authorities to order upwards of one million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm ...

Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Florence strengthened ‘rapidly’ on Monday and is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane, US forecasters said, as governors of three eastern US states declared an emergency ...

Britain to consider doubling charge on plastic bags

Britain to consider doubling charge on plastic bags

Since October 2015, large retailers in England have been legally required to impose the charge.

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.

Qatar’s macroeconomic environment tops MENA region

Qatar’s macroeconomic environment tops MENA region

Qatar’s macroeconomic environment remains solid and secured the first place in in the entire MENA region, a joint study by the World Bank Group and World Economic Forum shows.

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025 ...

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine life, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.