Dramatic evidence of the break-up of the Arctic ice-cap has emerged from research during an expedition by the Canadian military. Scientists traveling with the troops found major new fractures during an assessment of the state of giant ice shelves in Canada's far north, reports BBC.
The entire RAF Nimrod fleet should be grounded, a coroner has urged as he concluded the inquest into the deaths of 14 servicemen in a crash. The fleet had never been airworthy, Andrew Walker said, recording narrative verdicts at the Oxford hearing.
High food prices have particularly hit vulnerable populations in many countries that spend a substantial part of their income on food, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.
The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) on International Biodiversity Day.
Britain's Conservative leader David Cameron says their first by-election gain since 1982 marks the end of New Labour. Mr Cameron told cheering supporters in Crewe and Nantwich that Labour had run a negative, xenophobic and class war campaign that completely backfired.
Oil prices jumped on Wednesday to a new record high, 134 US dollars a barrel, on concerns about low US crude stockpiles, the weak dollar, supply constraints and increasing demand.
OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah El-Badri maintained on Thursday that the oil market has gone crazy and blamed the situation on geopolitical tensions, speculation and the weak US dollar. We want moderate prices.
The extinction of animal species, as well as the reliance on a narrow range of crops, is a major threat to the planet's development and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday in a statement to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity.
World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy said on Tuesday that the negotiating documents put forward this week on agriculture and industrial goods trade proved a platform for intensified work in the coming weeks.
The French government has offered the fishing industry 110 million Euros after days of protests by fishermen over rising fuel costs. The president of the national fishing committee has called on crews to return to work.