Environment

Pollution That Kills One in Four Children

Pollution That Kills One in Four Children

A new report from the World Health Organization found that nearly a quarter of children under five die from preventable environmental conditions By Sarah Gibbens PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2017 A girl wading through mountains of trash; a boy up to his neck in toxic waters—these photos show just some of the children exposed to potentially […]

Chile battles devastating wildfires: ‘We have never seen anything on this scale’

Chile battles devastating wildfires: ‘We have never seen anything on this scale’

The world’s biggest aerial firefighting aircraft has joined beleaguered firefighters in Chile as they battle the worst wildfires in the country’s recent history. More than 90 blazes have scorched 180,000 hectares, razed hundreds of homes, turned village schools to ashes and destroyed cattle herds and vineyards. A prolonged campaign to extinguish the flames has claimed […]

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives. The employees were notified by EPA officials on Tuesday […]

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as habitat shrinks

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as habitat shrinks

Scientists are warning that the cheetah, the fastest land animal, is rapidly heading towards extinction, with depleting habitats and poaching to blame for the plummeting numbers. According to a report published in the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, an estimated 7,100 cheetahs remain in the wild across Africa and a small area of Iran, […]

Arctic heatwave could break records

Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It […]