The former chief executive of the carmaker Volkswagen has been charged in Germany over his involvement in the company's diesel emissions scandal. The public prosecutor in Braunschweig charged Martin Winterkorn and four other managers with fraud. VW said it would not comment on the indictments.1 comment
A spectacular fireball was recorded blazing across the night sky over Rio Grande do Sul and the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil around 3:21 a.m. local time (6:21 UTC) on Friday.Add your comment!
The Seychelles president has gone below the surface of the Indian Ocean to call for better protection for the world's seas. Danny Faure said that a healthy ocean was crucial for the survival of humanity in a broadcast made 124m (406ft) below sea level. He had joined a British-led expedition exploring the ocean's depths.Add your comment!
One of the world's most endangered whale species is experiencing a mini baby boom off the US state of Massachusetts. Researchers at the Center for Coastal Studies have announced they have seen three North Atlantic right whale mother and calf pairs in Cape Cod Bay.Add your comment!
New York’s Museum of Natural History said it was “considering its options” after discovering a private function booked to take place there would honour Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move attempted by his predecessor that was quickly rescinded following an international environmental outcry.
US biotech giant Monsanto is legally responsible for the ill health of a farmer who ingested its weed-killer product, a French court has ruled.
Residents of a hillside Rio de Janeiro favela risk finding hungry caimans at their front door after the city was hit hard by heavy flooding caused by torrential rain.
Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said on Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace.
Russian officials said on Monday they will work towards freeing all orca and beluga whales from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates.