China’s worst sandstorm in a decade forces cancellation of 400 flights

News 03/15/21, 18:02

The worst sandstorm in the last decade hit China's capital, Beijing, forcing the cancellation of 400 flights from the city's two main airports, aggravating the already high environmental pollution suffered by its inhabitants.  Likewise, urban traffic was disrupted and a large swath of northern China was also affected by the thousands ...

Monitoring group: Deforestation up 20% in Brazil’s Amazon

Enviroment 05/27/19, 15:58

A non-governmental group that has monitored the Amazon rainforest for two decades said Monday that the pace of deforestation increased 20% in the most recent nine months.Imazon said satellite imagery showed the region lost 2,169 square kilometers (837 square miles) of forest from August through April, up from 1,807 square ...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes new body for environmental policy

America 04/07/19, 23:02

The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro is considering a dramatic change in the council that oversees Brazil's environmental policy, replacing a broad-based panel of independent voices with a small group of political appointees, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Activists say they fear the move, which reflects Bolsonaro's oft-stated ...

Security on agenda of G-7 meetings in France

Europe 04/05/19, 02:41

The world's security challenges are at the top of the agenda of foreign and interior ministers of the Group of Seven countries who are gathering in France.Interior ministers in Paris are focusing Friday on environmental crime, including reckless deforestation, waste trafficking and protection of lands and wildlife.They will then detail ...

Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian Minister

Science 01/17/19, 16:49

Brazilian supermodel turned environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is pushing back against the agricultural minister in her homeland, along the way wading into a growing debate about the future of the Amazon.The brouhaha began Monday when Minister Tereza Cristina Dias accused Bundchen of tainting the country's image abroad. During a radio ...

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