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  • Lebanon hit by major water crisis

    While many parts of the Middle East suffer from low water supplies, Lebanon has long had enough to go around. But the country is facing a water crisis because of poor rainfall, droughts and government mismanagement.

    Lebanon hit by major water crisis
    Lebanon hit by major water crisis

    While many parts of the Middle East suffer from low water supplies, Lebanon has long had enough to go around. But the country is facing a water crisis because of poor rainfall, droughts and government mismanagement.

    02:33Jun 26, 2017

  • China: Rescue efforts called off in China after new landslides

    Rescue workers in China's Sichuan province have been ordered to leave the site of a landslide after fears of another slip. They had been searching for more than 90 people missing after the side of a mountain collapsed on Xinmo village on Saturday.

    China: Rescue efforts called off in China after new landslides
  • US farmers say sand mining destroying environment

    Farmers in the US say the booming sand-mining industry is threatening their future. The sand is vital to help extract oil and gas from deep underground.

    US farmers say sand mining destroying environment
  • Scores missing as search for China landslide survivors continues

    Emergency workers have recovered 10 bodies, a day after a landslide in China buried more than 60 homes. At least 93 people are still missing in Sichuan Province. The search for survivors is still going on, but hope is fading.

    Scores missing as search for China landslide survivors continues
  • Tea farmers struggle to recover from Sri Lanka floods

    Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to recover from last month's floods in the south of the country, in which hundreds of tonnes of the crop were destroyed by heavy rains and mudslides.

    Tea farmers struggle to recover from Sri Lanka floods
  • Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

    Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws.

    Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia
  • World is running out of sand, scientists say

    Scientists say the world is running out of sand - a vital ingredient in the manufacture of concrete and glass, as human consumption far exceeds supply.

    World is running out of sand, scientists say
    World is running out of sand, scientists say

    Scientists say the world is running out of sand - a vital ingredient in the manufacture of concrete and glass, as human consumption far exceeds supply.

    02:21Jun 25, 2017

  • US takes Yellowstone grizzly bears off endangered list

    The US government has announced that grizzly bears living in and around the famous Yellowstone National Park will no longer be protected as an endangered species. This means people in states surrounding the park may be able to hunt the bears.

    US takes Yellowstone grizzly bears off endangered list
  • Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

    In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

    Niger’s water crisis hits farmers
  • Record US heatwave forces airlines to cancel flights

    A heatwave across the western United States is breaking records and that is causing concern about the supply of electricity with air conditioners being used heavily.

    Record US heatwave forces airlines to cancel flights
  • Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land

    Portugal’s battle against forest fire continues on many fronts. At least 26,000 hectars of land has already been burnt and 64 people have been killed.

    Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land
  • US: People Power - earthrise

    earthrise meets the men and women at the forefront of the grassroots movement for US action against climate change.

    US: People Power - earthrise
    US: People Power - earthrise

    09:39Jun 20, 2017