Nobel peace prizewinner Rae Kwon Chung offered Kazakh authorities to create an eco-city fully maintained by alternative sources of energy.
The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream began its big decline in the 1940s.
The first 10 months of this year have been the hottest in modern times, while last month was the third warmest October over since 1880.
An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left at least 200 people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread.
An orangutan living in an Australian zoo has created a jazz riff.
Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth's hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat.
A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.
Thousands of people took to the streets of a city in eastern China to protest against a possible Sino-French nuclear project.
President Francois Hollande finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015.
Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial tiger temple with skins and fangs.
Developing countries spent more on renewable power than rich ones for the first time last year.
Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other diseases: WHO
Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches.
Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.
US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders including the Rockefeller Family Fund.
A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.
Finnish authorities are investigating a mysterious spike in levels of radioactive caesium-137 detected over Helsinki.
Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.
French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.
Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.