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Remote Scottish island runs on green 'Eiggtricity'
Greenpeace says nuclear risks rising in the EU
In a new report, Greenpeace is demanding immediate action to protect the bloc's citizens from a rising risk of nuclear accidents. The environmental NGO has found out that many nuclear power plants in Europe are too old.
When cities run out of air
Beijing is shrouded in smog again, three days after the city lifted it's orange alert for air pollution. The problem is a common one in Asia and across the world. So what exactly is smog, and how dangerous can it be?
Brazil's Atlantic Forest hides a deadly secret
Brazilian conservationists are risking their lives if they speak out about environmental atrocities occuring in the Atlantic Forest. Critics say the country's justice system is not doing enough to stop the violence.
Government advisory panel frowns on German energy reforms
A German panel of experts has called for the abolition of the Renewable Energy Sources Act. They argue that maintaining growth in the renewables sector has led to price hikes, but hasn't promoted climate protection.
Locals demand action as extreme weather ravages Argentina's cities
Extreme weather is ravaging Argentina's urban centers. Locals want to know how the government is preparing to protect them against flash floods, extreme heat and drought.
Seed bank celebrates ten years of food security
War, earthquakes and climate change can destroy crops and seeds, leaving us vulnerable to hunger. The Global Crop Diversity Trust was set up ten years ago to keep the world's food supply safe.
Does outing corporate polluters create change?
The Body Shop, Versace and dozens of other companies have been accused of including toxins and polluting microplastics in their products. How effective are name-and-shame campaigns in forcing companies to go green?
European Parliament endorses tougher car emissions limits
The European Parliament has backed the world's toughest carbon dioxide standards for new cars. While the move was welcomed by environmental campaigners, they said limits would take too long to come into effect.
Olympic Winter Games have damaging effect on Sochi’s environment
Conservation groups are criticizing the damage done to Sochi’s environment while the town prepared for the Olympic Winter Games. Many of them are now being harassed and silenced by Russian authorities.
Climate change threatens Philippines
Philippine climate activists say it's time industrialized nations took responsibility for the devastating impact of climate change on the developing world.
Turkey battles water shortage
Turkey has a serious water issue. The country is struggling with its worst drought in a decade. Climate change is only part of the reason; poor water management is also to blame.
China's rubber boom obliterates southern forests
A major increase in sales of car tires in China is being driven forward by a burgeoning middle class. Many of the tires are made from local rubber. That's good for business, but bad for the environment.