Zurich-based insurance company Swiss Re has posted a net profit of $331m, down from $3.5 billion last year following a spate of natural disasters in 2017.
A German courts could today decide to ban heavily polluting vehicles from the city centres of Stuttgart and Düsseldorf to improve air quality.
Some British members of parliament (MPs) have pledged to stop using plastic during Lent.
The UK is enjoying a long-term decrease in the emissions of some of the major air pollutants, including nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide.
Battery supplier Samsung SDI has announced it will recycle cobalt from used smartphone batteries as a way to secure supplies of the metal.
Electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres in Iceland is likely to exceed that of all Iceland’s homes this year, according to Icelandic energy firm HS Orka.
The Queen has declared plastic straws and bottles will be banned from the Royal Estates.
Greenpeace is stepping up its battle with the Norwegian government after it ruled against claims that further opening up the Arctic for oil and gas exploration were unconstitutional.
Economic superpower China is planning a so-called Polar Silk Road in shipping lanes through ice opened by global warming across the top of the world.
With mounting levels of waste and plastic pollution, developing ways of dealing with trash has never been more urgent.
The debate about the use of palm oil is back on the agenda ahead of a European Union (EU) vote on the matter.
Risks threatening the world are accelerating but global leaders now have a “golden opportunity” to address problems.
Mudslides have killed at least 13 people in the US state of California after rain and flooding brought mud and debris onto roads and residential areas of Santa Barbara County.
An Iranian tanker carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil (around 1m barrels) is still burning today after it collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday.
For those concerned about the Earth’s rising temperature and the effect it is causing, there is some good news: the ozone layer is repairing itself.
The world’s insurers have had to pay out a record amount due to last year’s natural disasters, according to research from the world’s biggest reinsurance company, Munich Re.
The UK has broken 13 clean energy records in 2017, making it the country’s greenest year ever according to the National Grid.
The cost of living in an interconnected, technologically savvy world is starting to rack up.
French president Emmanuel Macron warned yesterday that “we’re losing” the fight against climate change. Macron was hosting the One Planet summit in Paris, where he was joined by the president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres.
With the rising popularity of Christmas jumpers stores are under pressure to produce hordes of the festive clothing for office parties, pub crawls, and family gatherings.
Singapore’s goal this year has been to prevent growth in its car population.
Environment ministers around the world have pledged a zero tolerance policy for plastic pollution for Earth’s oceans.
World leaders will gather in Paris tomorrow for the One Planet Summit to discuss a series of projects and make financial commitments to help tackle climate change.
World leaders concerned with how pollution is affecting the environment are in Nairobi this week for the third UN Environment Assembly.
Jordanian officials recently ordered the sinking of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane off the coastal city of Aqaba, with the dual intention of providing a site for marine life to flourish and attracting tourists to the unique underwater site.
Chernobyl, Ukraine — the site of the worst nuclear disaster in the world — will not be safe for human habitation for another 20,000 years.
Scientists have successfully transplanted coral on to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, designed to restore damage caused by climate change, pollution, and over fishing.
Coffee will soon fuel not only the bodies of London’s perennially exhausted inhabitants, but also its transport system.
A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide, Saul Luciano Lliuya, is suing the German energy company RWE for environmental damages.
Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk promised that the new Tesla semi-truck would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension”.