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  • Indonesia: Plastic waste harming marine life

    More than 1.3 million tons of plastic waste from Indonesia ends up in the ocean every year. The pollution not only affects people’s health, but also marine life and tourism. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Bali.

    Indonesia: Plastic waste harming marine life
    Indonesia: Plastic waste harming marine life

    More than 1.3 million tons of plastic waste from Indonesia ends up in the ocean every year. The pollution not only affects people’s health, but also marine life and tourism. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Bali.

    02:40Feb 23, 2017

  • US crab fishermen fear future over climate change threat

    Crab fishermen in the US state of California fear global warming will put them out of business. US scientists have warned the Dungeness crab will be wiped out in 50 years. Other shellfish such as abalone are also threatened.

    US crab fishermen fear future over climate change threat
  • Kenya: Animals killed, ranches razed in herders' invasion

    Drought in northern Kenya is forcing herders to take drastic measures in search of water and grazing land for their animals. About 10,000 herders have invaded a major wildlife conservation area, burning ranches and killing elephants.

    Kenya: Animals killed, ranches razed in herders' invasion
  • High radiation levels discovered at Japan's Fukushima

    Unexpectedly high levels of radiation have been found inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power station. The plant was destroyed in the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan's east coast in March 2011.

    High radiation levels discovered at Japan's Fukushima
  • Al Gore warns of climate change consequences

    A summit on climate change was recently cancelled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But former US Vice President Al Gore decided to hold his own national meeting.

    Al Gore warns of climate change consequences
  • Haitians still unsafe from 2010 earthquake damage

    Seven years on from a devastating earthquake, Haitian families are still living in collapsed buildings, surrounded by rubble.

    Haitians still unsafe from 2010 earthquake damage
  • Emergency meeting in Zimbabwe on armyworm outbreak

    An outbreak of armyworm caterpillars from the Americas is devastating crops in several African countries, prompting an emergency meeting of experts to discuss how they can fight back.

    Emergency meeting in Zimbabwe on armyworm outbreak
    Emergency meeting in Zimbabwe on armyworm outbreak

    An outbreak of armyworm caterpillars from the Americas is devastating crops in several African countries, prompting an emergency meeting of experts to discuss how they can fight back.

    01:58Feb 15, 2017

  • Fall armyworm wreaks havoc in southern Africa

    An emergency meeting is being held in Zimbabwe about a pest which is devastating crops in southern Africa. Fall armyworms crossed the Atlantic Ocean to invade Zambia last year and now they are munching their way through crops in South Africa.

    Fall armyworm wreaks havoc in southern Africa
  • Evacuations ongoing as California dam danger lessens

    More than 180,000 people in northern California have been forced to leave their homes after a spillway from the Oroville Dam was found to be damaged. At 230 metres high, the dam is the tallest in the United States.

    Evacuations ongoing as California dam danger lessens
  • Mass evacuation ordered in California over dam collapse threat

    More than 180,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in the US state of California after warnings that part of the tallest dam in the country could collapse.

    Mass evacuation ordered in California over dam collapse threat
  • Mongolia herders hit by extreme weather

    Herders in Mongolia say erratic weather events are destroying their way of life. Dry summers that are often followed by extreme winters are killing many of their animals, making it difficult to earn a living. Al Jazeera's Pearly Jacob reports.

    Mongolia herders hit by extreme weather
  • Damaged California dam prompts urgent evacuations

    An immediate evacuation has been ordered for tens of thousands of people living in the US city of Sacramento. The Oroville Dam's auxiliary spillway has failed, forcing the evacuations of several counties in California.

    Damaged California dam prompts urgent evacuations