Like it happened in the Falkland Islands earlier in the month a group of up to 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on Stewart Island in New Zealand. The animals were discovered by walkers late on Saturday, strewn along the beach of Mason Bay.
The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest reached its highest level in a decade this year, government data released on Friday showed, driven by illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture in the jungle.
Fifty six whales died after beaching at Pebble Island approximately five days before they were spotted on November 10 by a Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) pilot.
A dust storm that has swept across drought-stricken parts of New South Wales in Australia has shrouded Sydney's landmarks and sparked an air quality warning from the State Government. The dust storm, which stretches about 500 kilometers, reduced visibility to just meters in far western NSW including at Darling River and Broken Hill.
U.N. environment chief Erik Solheim resigned following widespread criticism of his excessive expenses on official global travel. The former Norwegian diplomat, politician and environment minister announced on the U.N. Environment Program's website that he would step down on Thursday after receiving the final report of the audit of his official travel by the U.N.'s internal watchdog on Saturday.
Almost 4 000 people were evacuated from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting on Monday, the country’s disaster agency Conred said.
A sperm whale found dead in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg of plastic waste, including 115 cups, in its stomach, park officials said on Tuesday. The 9.5m whale was found in waters near Kapota Island, part of the Wakatobi National Park, southeast of Sulawesi, the park said in a statement.
The number of people who remain missing in the wake of a pair of ferocious wildfires that have been blazing across both ends of California for more than a week spiked to more than 1,200 late Saturday.
London hosted the biannual meeting of the South Atlantic Fisheries Scientific Sub Committee which took place November 14/15 with the participation of officials and scientists from Argentina and the UK, and from the Falkland Islands.
The number of people listed as missing in one of California's deadliest wildfire has skyrocketed past 600, authorities said on Thursday as the remains of seven additional victims were found by rescuers.