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Merkel urges Europe to rise to climate change challenge


BERLIN In the aftermath of Britain's departure from the European Union and the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Paris climate pact, the bloc's remaining members must take greater responsibility for "existential" challenges the world faces, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Merkel vows to put climate change at the center of G20 talks

BERLIN Addressing the challenge of climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming G20 summit of the world's largest economies in Hamburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Thursday.

Environment 1:30pm IST

Philippines open-pit mining ban has 'no legal basis': govt official

MANILA A ban on open-pit mining in the Philippines enforced by former environment minister Regina Lopez has "no legal basis" and is under review, a senior government official said, the first sign that drastic measures she had ordered could be challenged.

Environment 11:24am IST

G20 task force issues framework for climate-related financial disclosure

LONDON A global task force set up by the G20 has developed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose the financial impact of climate-related risks and opportunities, drawing support from more than 100 companies with $11 trillion of assets.

Environment 11:37am IST

Utah wildfire levels 13 homes, forces evacuation of 1,500 people

A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents raged largely unchecked in southwestern Utah for an 11th day, as an army of firefighters struggled to corral the flames. | Video

Environment 28 Jun 2017

House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military.

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Iraqi zoo gives rare glimpse of white lion

BAGHDAD An Iraqi zoo showed off a rare white lion cub to mark the animal's first birthday this week, as officials revealed that they hoped to welcome another of the rare big cats in the coming weeks.

Lifestyle, Environment 28 Jun 2017

From Prague to Mongolia, wild horses return to the steppes

GREAT GOBI B, Mongolia A quarter-century-old project to repopulate the steppes of Mongolia with wild horses was kept alive as four animals made the long trip back to their ancestral home from Prague Zoo.

Lifestyle, Environment 28 Jun 2017

Chinese reporters say blocked from Sichuan landslide coverage

XINMO, China Several Chinese journalists say they were pulled off reporting on the weekend's landslide in Sichuan on government orders as part of what they called increasing curbs on coverage of natural disasters under President Xi Jinping.

Environment 28 Jun 2017

Britain's progress on climate change is stalling, government advisers say

LONDON Britain's progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government's climate advisers said in a report on Thursday.

Environment 4:37am IST