Environment

Mouse deer not seen for nearly 30 years is found alive in Vietnam.

Silver-backed chevrotain caught on camera after it was feared lost to scienceA distinctly two-tone mouse deer that was feared lost to science has been captured on film foraging for food by camera traps set up in a Vietnamese forest.The pictures of...

Activists floated a ‘sinking house’ down a U.K. river to make a point about climate change

The activists called it “another attempt to send an SOS to the government on climate inaction.”

Endangered hoiho penguin wins New Zealand's bird of the year poll.

Despite antisocial screaming and reclusive habits, the rare species triumphs in prestigious voteAn antisocial penguin that communicates by screaming has won New Zealand’s hotly contested bird of the year poll. But the victory of the hoiho, or yell...

NSW and Qld fires: Berejiklian declares state of emergency amid 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions – live.

Fears for Sydney and the Hunter with conditions set to worsen on Tuesday, while dozens of bushfires continue to burn across Australia’s east coast 12.02am GMT Meanwhile, Sydney radio host Alan Jones has blamed The Greens for the bushfire condition...

Eyeing the rise of environmentally conscious travel, Qantas pledges net zero emissions by 2050.

The aviation industry has already cut carbon emissions from each plane traveller in half since 1990, largely thanks to more fuel-efficient aircraft. (

A deadly virus affecting seals, seal lions could spread as sea ice levels decline, scientists say.

A 15-year study linked declining sea ice levels to the spread of a deadly virus that targeted seals, sea lions and otters. Scientists say that as climate change continues, the virus could potentially spread further.

The flood waters may be receding, but anger rises in weary Doncaster.

Torrential rain has cost one life and blighted communities that feel they are being left to fend for themselvesDriving north on a foggy Saturday morning on the M1, the signs say “Derbyshire flooding”. It sounds like the present continuous tense, o...

Warren and Booker lead candidates at environmental justice forum.

National Black Caucus of State Legislators hosts eventBooker defends support for nuclear powerOnly six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice, at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Relate...

Interior Chief’s Lobbying Past Has Challenged the Agency’s Ethics Referees.

Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.

Giant Greta Thunberg mural to watch over San Francisco's downtown.

Project by Argentinian artist Andrés Iglesias is poised for completion next week in eco-conscious citySan Francisco, a city that prides itself on its eco-consciousness, will soon have a giant likeness of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gaz...

Australian bushfires leave at least 2 dead, 7 missing and 100 homes destroyed.

This is one of Australia's worst bushfire seasons and parts of the country are crippled by severe drought.

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Norman Myers Dies at 85; Sounded Early Alarm on Environment.

He lobbied governments and wrote books, papers and articles to alert the public to looming disasters like mass extinction well before they were common knowledge.

Hawaii man dies after falling down lava tube hidden in his backyard.

The man was reportedly gardening in his backyard when he fell down the concealed lava tube.

'Death of a river': the ruinous design flaw in a vast Amazon rainforest dam.

Operator faces choice of weakening 14km barrier or potentially devastating a biodiversity hotspot The biggest hydroelectric project in the Amazon rainforest has a design flaw that poses a “very serious” threat to human life and globally important ...

UK flooding: woman's body pulled from water in Derbyshire, police say – live news.

Met Office says 117 flood warnings in place after downpours continued through the nightFloods force Sheffield shoppers to spend night in MeadowhallHave you been affected? Share your stories, pictures and videos 1.05pm GMT A woman’s body has been ...

'Greta Thunberg effect' driving growth in carbon offsetting.

NGOs report fourfold increases in investments in carbon-reducing projects in developing countriesGrowing concern about the climate crisis and the “Greta Thunberg effect” are driving huge increases in individuals and businesses choosing to offset t...

Scores of bushfires burn out of control in NSW and Queensland as temperatures soar.

Hot and windy weather has created volatile conditions along parts of Australia’s east coastParts of Australia faced an unprecedented bushfire threat on Friday evening as more than 100 blazes burned across coastal New South Wales and Queensland.Com...

'We had to buy blankets': floods force shoppers to spend night in Meadowhall.

Sheffield shopping centre cut off by rising waters as torrential rain deluges large parts areas and Met Office warns of more to come Dozens of people have been trapped in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre overnight after torrential rain cause...

Delhi’s smog blamed on crop fires – but farmers say they have little choice.

Poor north Indian farmers think they are scapegoats for a wider problemThe pounding beats of bhangra music blare out of Satish’s tractor as it roars across the charred, black earth of his farm. Fresh seeds are scattered in its wake. Yet hanging th...

Bird of the year 2019: tense wait for finals spot as round one vote deadline approaches - live.

The galah and the wedge-tailed eagle are locked in a battle for the final spot in the top 10. Which will go forward to the second round?Cast your vote for the Australian bird of the yearFull story podcast: what’s the big deal about bird of the yea...

Growing patch of garbage on Pacific Ocean endangering seabirds.

A recent analysis found that the patch is accumulating debris at a faster rate than scientists previously thought.

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Hundreds trapped in shopping mall amid severe flooding in north of England.

Shoppers at Meadowhall in Sheffield told not to leave by police and many trains cancelled after heavy rainHours of torrential rain in parts of northern England caused a stream to burst its banks, engulfing nearby cars and trapping hundreds of peop...

‘This is an enormous milestone’: Maple Leaf Foods goes carbon neutral.

The company announced earlier in the day that it believes it is the first major food company in the world to be carbon neutral.

Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say.

Meteorologists were addressing public concern, not the president's tweets, when they assured Alabamians that a hurricane would not hit them, according to new documents.

Couple stumbles across rare 'ice eggs' during Finnish beach stroll.

Frozen phenomenon on Hailuoto island occurs in right weather conditions, say expertsA rare collection of “ice eggs” has been spotted in Finland, a phenomenon experts say only occurs in unique weather conditions.Risto Mattila, who photographed the ...

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