Over 80 percent of the water from underground wells across China’s plains is unfit for drinking because of contamination, according to statistics that alarmed many Chinese.
Species rule change considered
A government consultation on whether to change the rules governing how contractors deal with protected species when developing sites ends this week.
Beijing raises 'red alert' threshold for air pollution warning
From March, China’s capital will bring in new sliding scale for air quality, after issuing its first ever ‘red alert’ for the city in December
The Proof of Our Science Lies in the Telling
Communicating our science for the benefit of society.
Market integration could help offset climate-related food insecurity
Global market integration is key to buffering future commodity prices and food security from the negative effects of climate change on agriculture, says a Purdue University agricultural economist.
After Cecil Furor, U.S. Aims to Protect Lions Through Endangered Species Act
Five months after the death of Cecil the lion spurred outrage, the new rules will make it more difficult for hunters to bring lion trophies into the United States.
Paris climate change talks yield first draft amid air of optimism
Representatives of both countries and green groups say compared to Copenhagen five years ago, French summit has been more cordial and efficient Negotiators paving the way for a global climate change agreement in Paris have cleared a major hurdle, producing a draft accord in record time and raising hopes that a full week of minister-led talks can now clinch a … Read More
Bhutan has ‘most ambitious pledge’ at the Paris climate summit
Himalayan kingdom’s forests absorb three times more CO2 emissions than its population create, helping to make it the world’s most ‘carbon negative’ country, new analysis show.
India set to unveil global solar alliance of 120 countries at Paris climate summit
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi to announce new alliance of nations and industry on large-scale expansion of solar energy use in the tropics and beyond.
Beijing issues severe smog warning
Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.