A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company dam threatens to cause an environmental disaster for Brazil, potentially snatching away livelihoods and driving the spread of disease, activists warned.
About 750 activists in the fields of the environment, culture and art as well as some university professors have written a letter to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani asking him to address the conditions of 13 detained environmentalists.
Kuwait has been criticized for its cover-up of an oil spill in the Persian Gulf waters as an environmental campaigning group says authorities did not issue proper warning about the disaster which now threatens human life on the beaches.
As Beijing choked on 'red alert' air pollution, Chinese delegates pledged to curb emissions at global climate change talks in Paris. A final accord was reached on Dec. 12 among nearly 200 nations seeking to avert future environmental disaster.
The US Interior Department announced Friday it is canceling future lease sales and will not extended current leases in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast, a decision that significantly reduces the chances for future Arctic offshore drilling.