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  • Syrian refugees help solve Jordan’s rubbish crisis

    The Jordanian government is struggling to contain a mounting rubbish crisis as garbage dumps across the country start to reach capacity.

    Syrian refugees help solve Jordan’s rubbish crisis
    Syrian refugees help solve Jordan’s rubbish crisis

    The Jordanian government is struggling to contain a mounting rubbish crisis as garbage dumps across the country start to reach capacity.

    02:11May 29, 2017

  • 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
  • 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
    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.

    02:27May 14, 2017

  • Somalia's displaced seek aid and security at camps

    Somalia's prime minister has announced that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in the country amid a drought in the Bay region.

    Somalia's displaced seek aid and security at camps
  • Lebanese rally to save Beirut's last green site

    Protesters in Lebanon are trying to halt the development on the last piece of parkland in Beirut.

    Lebanese rally to save Beirut's last green site
  • Salmon eating sea-lice effect Scotland’s fish exports

    Western Scotland - Whether its smoked, poached or grilled, salmon is a favourite fish for many of us. But the tasty meal's expected to become a lot more expensive.

    Salmon eating sea-lice effect Scotland’s fish exports
  • Saving the almost extinct vaquita porpoise

    Illegal fishermen in northern Mexico are being blamed for driving the world’s most endangered marine mammal to the brink of extinction. The vaquita lives only in the Sea of Cortez, and there are just 30 left.

    Saving the almost extinct vaquita porpoise
  • Wildlife flourishes on an untouched Chile island

    An international team of scientists has sailed thousands of kilometres from Australia to Antactica - and finally to Chile - to try and better understand climate change.

    Wildlife flourishes on an untouched Chile island