UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday that a 15-year international effort to stem global warming has not halted the buildup of greenhouse gas emissions and that governments must take unprecedented action to reverse the trend.
Beleaguered British farmers suffering after several outbreaks of foot-and-mouth face a second threat as a new livestock virus, bluetongue, claimed the life of a Highland cow in Suffolk, east England.
Uruguay is South America most environmentally friendly country and together with Australia are the only two from the Southern Hemisphere to rank among the world's top ten greenest and most livable, according to a list published by Readers' Digest.
A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed Wednesday, but they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200 people.
A second outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been confirmed in Britain at a Stroude Farm, Egham, near the scene of the previous outbreak discovered on Wednesday in Surrey.
The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its lowest level this week since satellite measurements began nearly 30 years ago, opening up the Northwest Passage – a long-sought short cut between Europe and Asia that has been historically impassable, the European Space Agency.
As representatives from almost 200 Governments prepare to gather next week in Montreal, Canada on the 20th anniversary of the United Nations-backed treaty to protect the world's ozone layer, a senior UN official today called for intensified action to eliminate the use of hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) which damage it.
Paraguay's government declared a national state of emergency on Wednesday amid the worst ever forest fires there.
Scientists are trying to find the cause of the latest foot-and-mouth outbreak and establish whether it is the same strain which infected herds last month.
The United Kingdom farming industry has been plunged back into crisis with the confirmation of another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in Surrey. Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn had declared the UK free of FAM following an initial outbreak in August.