Amazon.com Inc employees who publicly demanded more aggressive action by the company to combat climate change have been told they violated company policy, with Amazon saying further infractions could end in firings, according to an employee climate activism group.
A severe drought is threatening South Africa’s wildlife industry, with game farmers keeping fewer animals and tourists visiting game lodges in smaller numbers.
The Trump administration will unveil new regulations, which would limit the types of projects like highways and pipelines that require environmental review and no longer require federal agencies to weigh their climate impacts, sources familiar with the plan said to Reuters.
Denmark sourced almost half its electricity consumption from wind power last year, a new record boosted by steep cost reductions and improved offshore technology.
Coal-fired utilities around New Delhi are still operating despite threats from the Indian authorities to close them down if they had not installed equipment to cut emissions of sulphur oxides by the end of 2019.
Financial services have been too slow to cut investment in fossil fuels, a delay that could lead to a sharp increase in global temperatures, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in an interview.
Rhino poaching in Botswana’s Okavango Delta has risen at an unprecedented rate with 23 white rhinoceros and eight black rhinoceros killed since October 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism said.
China will maintain its environmental protection goals and will not ease off on trying to achieve them even as the economy slows, an environment ministry official said.
Crude oil smudges have been spotted at some Brazilian beaches in the northeast state of Ceará, the country’s navy said, almost two months after the area was hit by another oil slick.
Russia and Ukraine have signed a five-year agreement safeguarding Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine.