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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.

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity.

Minister highlights efforts to save wildlife, environment

Minister highlights efforts to save wildlife, environment

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie said that the ministry was working diligently through strategic plans consistent with the National Development Plan to preserve the 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.