Seabed dying in the Baltic Sea
An increasing lack of oxygen at the bottom of the Baltic Sea is causing animal and plant life to die, with parts of the Gulf of Finland seabed resembling a desert, a European study published on Thursday showed.
French fries and fat kids - Asia’s next epidemic
Asia has a new epidemic on its hands – obesity – and the food industry should accept some of the blame. Now, governments need to respond to protect their citizens, says Roger Tatoud, but questions whether they have the courage to challenge big business.
Spain's water reserves fall further
Spanish reservoirs are now only 43.9% full, 1.4 percentage points less than a week ago, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday, indicating that drought and high temperatures were continuing to take their toll.
54,700 casualties in worst-ever North Korean floods
About 54,700 people were dead or missing and 2.5 million others homeless after last month’s floods in North Korea, the worst in the country’s history, an independent humanitarian group said Wednesday.
Presidents open African cross - border park
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique opened a key border crossing for an expanded international wildlife park on Wednesday, boosting regional hopes of a major new eco-tourist destination.
250,000 Katrina evacuees seen as “climate refugees”
Some 250,000 evacuees from last year's Hurricane Katrina on the southern U.S. coast may never return permanently to their homes and should be considered "climate refugees," whose ranks could grow until global warming is mitigated, an environmental expert said.
Heavy rains destroy temple, flood homes in Cambodia
Torrential rains in Cambodia have destroyed an ancient Hindu temple, forced thousands of people from their homes and left major highways impassable, government officials said on Wednesday.