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Atyrau besieged by mosquitoes

Population of mosquitoes in and around Atyrau has increased significantly making the mosquito problem more tangible then ever.

Atyrau besieged by mosquitoes
ALOS. Photo courtesy of global.jaxa.jp
New Japan satellite to survey disasters, rain forests

Japan is scheduled to launch a new mapping satellite on Saturday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rain forests.

New Japan satellite to survey disasters, rain forests
5.9-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan Wednesday and shook buildings in the capital, the Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

5.9-magnitude quake hits Taiwan
Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

Four people in Bosnia have died in flooding from the heaviest rainfall to hit the Balkans in over a century, officials said Friday, in what Serbia's premier has called a "horrible natural catastrophe".

Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia
Wildfires burn homes as California roasts

Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in roasting southern California on Wednesday as flames destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and an amusement park.

Wildfires burn homes as California roasts
Sun sets on Spaniards' solar power dreams

"The sun could be yours," the Spanish government promised in 2007, encouraging citizens to invest in solar power. Many who did now wish they could give it back.

Sun sets on Spaniards' solar power dreams
Photo courtesy of drclouthier.com
60% of China underground water polluted

Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.

60% of China underground water polluted
©Reuters/China Daily
More dead pigs found in China river

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday -- the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety.

More dead pigs found in China river
Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans: study

Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research.

Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans: study
©Reuters/Akhtar Soomro
Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling

Japan on Monday insisted it had made no decision on whether to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean next year, after a militant environmental group said Tokyo intended to evade an international court ruling.

Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt

Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
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Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage

Aksu Ferrousalloy plant will face a fine of $620 thousand for causing environmental damage in Kazakhstan.

Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage
Europe launches environment satellite

Europe on Thursday launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

Europe launches environment satellite
US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief

As the likely death toll from the monster landslide in the picture postcard valley town of Oso climbs into the dozens, that's a common feeling round here, more than a week after the catastrophe.

US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief
A combination picture shows the Sydney Opera House before Earth Hour, and during Earth Hour. 
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Earth Hour to tap crowdfunding for green campaigns

Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend's Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide.

Earth Hour to tap crowdfunding for green campaigns
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NCOC and Agip to dispute Kashagan fine

NCOC and Agip KCO intend to dispute the $737 million damage compensation for the break down at the Kashagan oil-field in court.

NCOC and Agip to dispute Kashagan fine
Island D at Kashagan field. ©Reuters
Kashagan operator fined $737 million for flaring

Kazakhstan ecologists are demanding that the Kashagan field operator pays a fine of $737 million to compensate the environmental damage.

Kashagan operator fined $737 million for flaring
©Reuters/John McEvoy
Forest fire hits 'sacred' Philippine mountain

A forest fire was raging atop a Philippine mountain, threatening endangered plants and animals in an area also considered by some local sects as a holy place.

Forest fire hits 'sacred' Philippine mountain
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'Smog insurance' offers to help Chinese breathe easier

Chinese companies have offered up a fresh idea to help pollution-weary travellers while cashing in on public concerns over dirty air at the same time -- smog insurance.

'Smog insurance' offers to help Chinese breathe easier
Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road

Thousands of cars will be banned from Parisian roads on Monday as the city tries to curb dangerous pollution levels by introducing alternate driving days for the first time in nearly two decades.

Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road