The Malaysian Department of Environment (DoE) has activated the National Open Burning Action Plan and the National Haze Action Plan to coordinate measures by government agencies in addressing open burning and the haze in the country.
Malaysian Environment Department activates two action plans to tackle haze
One quarter of the world's tropical land could disappear by the end of the century unless meat and dairy consumption falls, researchers have warned.
Researchers study impact of consumption trends on biodiverse regions
Iran has applied to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to register the historic beautiful region of Hawraman located in the western province of Kordestan in its list of the world heritage.
Iran proposes UNESCO to register Hawraman
Just hours after the high-profile financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead on Saturday, unsubstantiated theories about his death began to gain traction online.
How conspiracy theories spread after Jeffrey Epstein's death
The average waiting time for routine appointments with a general practitioner in the UK has reached almost 15 days, according to an annual poll of physicians — the first time the result of the survey has broken through the two-week barrier since its inception.
UK patients waiting more than two weeks for routine appointments, GPs warn
More than 10,000 firearms were bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month as part of its gun buyback scheme following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March.
Over 10,000 firearms returned in New Zealand after Christchurch attack
Britain’s biggest companies, investors and pension funds must come clean to investors on the financial risks they face due to the climate crisis, MPs have said.
City of London urged to attach 'climate risk' reports to pensions
Singapore will ban the domestic trade in ivory from September 2021, the government said on Monday, shutting the door to an important end-market for poached elephant ivory.
Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade from 2021
The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland, a massive island and autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of life.
Greenland residents traumatized by climate emergency
Australia has been urged to hasten its transition to renewable energy as climate change dominates the start of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Australia urged to hasten renewable uptake

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