Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message on Friday at the close of a climate summit in San Francisco: Global warming is making the planet unlivable — but we know how to fix it.
Optimism trumps despair at climate summit
In the Brazilian state of Para, every week, authorities receive alerts showing them which parts of the Amazon forest have been chopped down, with photos to back it up.
Eyes in the sky aim to protect Earth's rainforests, resources
A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.
'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals
Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic — but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils across the UK has left people confused.
All the plastic you can and cannot recycle
China’s Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the country’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday, while welcoming a landmark deal struck with the Vatican on appointing new bishops.
China's Catholic Church pledges loyalty to party after Vatican deal
The globe-trotting travels of the UN’s environment chief have been sharply criticized in a draft internal audit as ‘contrary to the ethos of carbon emission reduction’.
UN environment chief criticized by UN over frequent flying
Four large sharks were killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.
Australia kills four sharks after tourist attacks
The Canadian government on Friday ordered a new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific taking into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on endangered killer whales along the coast.
Canada regulator to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline to Pacific

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