Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.
The Western Australia government said it would abandon its controversial catch-and-kill shark policy.
Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands of people trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century.
Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency as lava from an active volcano threatens nearby homes, which could be evacuated within days.
Australia's big kangaroos are thriving, but wildlife campaigners hold fears for their smaller cousins.
A Chinese factory that supplies Apple with parts has been operating with violations of basic standards for health, safety and environmental protection.
The outgoing head of the fisheries management body has warned that some tuna stocks were now so low they should not be fished.
Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon.
Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt.
The expedition dedicated to Kazakh scholar Shoqan Walikhanov has made the last observations on the way from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan.
A volcano erupted in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air.
In Kazakhstan's Mangystau Oblast, mullets wash ashore of the Caspian Sea.
Thieves who tapped an oil pipeline in northern Mexico caused a spill that contaminated the San Juan River, a key irrigation source for farmers.
The scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine.
Ramona Yesenia stood waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill
Tourists and locals braced for double trouble in Hawaii on Thursday as a rare pair of hurricanes took aim at the holiday paradise.
Kazakhstan’s National Hydrometeorological service reported a high level of hazardous air pollutants that appeared to look like a fog.
Russian Troitskaya GRES power plant has been fined $35 thousand by Kazakhstani environmentalists.
Kazakh Ministry and UNDP have shipped 80 tonnes of hazardous sovtol from Kazakhstan to France and disposed of it there.
A fire raging in California's Yosemite National Park advanced, threatening a grove of famous giant sequoia trees.
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