Global tree cover loss reaches a record high in 2016

In 2016, the world’s forests lost more than 73.4 million acres of tree cover — an area roughly the size of New Zealand, and a 51 percent increase from the year before.

Jimmy Carter wants to go on a peace mission to North Korea

PLAINS, Ga. — Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands constant flattery, spends all day watching cable TV and behaves in a wildly unpredictable way.

State Department Reportedly Revokes Visa Of Magnitsky Act Campaigner

The State Department has reportedly revoked a visa for British citizen Bill Browder, a hedge-fund manager-turned human-rights activist responsible for the Magnitsky Act.

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown

In the gritty industrial town of Yiwu, workers prepare jeans to be dyed in a vivid range of colors.

SABC News – 36 nabbed for rhino poaching nationwide:Monday 23 October 2017

The task team which deals with wild life crime confiscated three rhino horns, a number of vehicles, firearms, ammunition, and other items believed to be used in the commissioning of poaching.

Mueller now investigating Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta

WASHINGTON — Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.

Solar costs to fall further, powering global demand – Irena

* 80-90 GW new solar capacity to be added in 5-6 years

Growth in solar power beat all other energy sources in 2016, but Trump still...

Listening to the Trump administration advocate for reviving coal, one might get the impression that a fossil fuel resurgence is taking place in the U.S. and abroad. 

Japan’s Oldest and Largest Department Store Withdraws Products from Illegal Israeli Settlements

Earlier this month, the store was scheduled to host an event featuring Israeli wines, including wines made in illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen land.

Prominent Russian journalist is stabbed in the neck in attack at the Ekho Moskvy...

An unidentified person entered the radio station Ekho Moskvy on Monday and attacked journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer with a knife.

Tony Blair calls for second Brexit referendum

Tony Blair has said there must be a second referendum on the terms of the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, once those terms are known.

EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has canceled plans for three of its scientists to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday, an official said on Sunday.

Renewable Energy contributed to 13.2% of electricity in July. That is an all-time high...

Rapid increases in installed capacity and favourable weather conditions pushed renewable energy generation in India to an all-time high earlier this year.

Newegg sued for participation in alleged Ponzi scheme that defrauded billions of dollars

Online computer hardware and accessory store Newegg has been sued by four South Korean banks.

Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children ‘outcast and desperate’ in squalid Bangladesh camps, Unicef warns

At least 340,000 Rohingya Muslim children are living in dire conditions without adequate access to food, water and healthcare in Bangladesh refugee camps, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has said.

Declassified Files Lay Bare U.S. Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia

Indonesian soldiers stand guard over members of the youth wing of the Indonesian Communist Party, who were packed into a truck to be taken to a Jakarta prison in October 1965.

Israel sold high-tech weapons to Myanmar during its anti-Rohingya ethnic cleansing campaign

“Welcome to the Myanmar Navy,” said the caption on the Myanmar Navy’s Facebook page, in honor of the arrival of an Israeli patrol boat to Myanmar’s shore.

Turning Tables in Magnitsky Case, Russia Accuses a Nemesis of Murder

MOSCOW — The case of Sergei L. Magnitsky, the Russian tax lawyer who was imprisoned in 2008 on false charges and died in jail, began as a tragedy.