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  • Pakistan's Thar coal project: Villagers protest over environmental concerns

    Water's a precious commodity, especially in deserts. But the Thar desert in Pakistan has a problem with coal mine waste. Protesters say mining expansion and the creation of a giant lake threatens wildlife - and drinking water.

    Pakistan's Thar coal project: Villagers protest over environmental concerns
    Pakistan's Thar coal project: Villagers protest over environmental concerns

    Water's a precious commodity, especially in deserts. But the Thar desert in Pakistan has a problem with coal mine waste. Protesters say mining expansion and the creation of a giant lake threatens wildlife - and drinking water.

    02:44May 28, 2017

  • US sues Fiat-Chrysler over emission scandal

    The US government is suing Fiat-Chrysler, one of the world’s largest automakers, over the alleged use of illegal software to bypass emission controls on diesel cars.

    US sues Fiat-Chrysler over emission scandal
  • Seoul: $50m walkway moves city away from car dependency

    A new $50m walkway for pedestrians has opened in Seoul following a refurbishment of a busy motorway overpass.

    Seoul: $50m walkway moves city away from car dependency
  • Indonesia plans measures to protect peat reserve

    Global environmental experts are gathering in Jakarta to discuss ways to improve the world's peat reserves. Indonesia has the world’s largest peat reserve, and preserving it is crucial in combatting climate change.

    Indonesia plans measures to protect peat reserve
  • Report: $540bn-a-year loss threat for global agriculture

    A new report from the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), a prominent research and education institution based in the UK, says that many factors, including deforestation, climate change and urbanisation, could cost global agriculture $540bn per year.

    Report: $540bn-a-year loss threat for global agriculture
  • Australia activist wins environmental award for blocking mining company

    Wendy Bowman, who has a farm in Australia's Hunter Valley, resisted financial incentives and legal pressures in order to prevent her land from being used by a giant coal mining company.

    Australia activist wins environmental award for blocking mining company