By Laurie Goering LONDON: Humans' collective inability to stem planet-heating emissions - which continue to rise despite pledges to slash them - is largely the result of failures to communicate the risks effectively, government officials and activists said this week. Even...
By Lungelo Ndhlovu BULAWAYO: When Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband in southwestern Zimbabwe and took the three donkeys she had bought with money...
By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI: Omkar Rathod was thankful for the company of hundreds of fellow migrant workers as they trudged home to far-flung villages once lockdown had shut Indian industry. But he didn't realise he would soon be competing with them...
By Amy Tennery NEW YORK: Houston Texans safety Michael Thomas said he believes a new era of athlete activism is taking hold four years after he made the then-risky decision to kneel down instead of standing during the pre-game U.S. National Anthem ceremony to...
By Rachel Savage LONDON: Caster Semenya, the South African double Olympic 800 metres champion, lost her appeal against World Athletics rules that women with high natural testosterone levels must take drugs to reduce them to compete in middle-distance races. Switzerland's top...
By Michael Taylor KUALA LUMPUR: The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted by two-thirds worldwide since 1970 as forests were felled to grow food, green group WWF said Thursday, warning that harming ecosystems hikes the risk to humans of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
By Laurie Goering LONDON: Taxes on frequent fliers, more wind and solar power, and better protection for nature should be key policies in Britain's push to meet its promise to cut emissions to net zero by 2050, a citizens' assembly advised the country's lawmakers...
By Cecile Mantovani, Matthew Green and Michelle Nichols GENEVA/NEW YORK: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere hit a record high this year, a United Nations report showed on Wednesday, as an economic slowdown amid the coronavirus pandemic had little lasting effect.
By Anuradha Nagaraj, Naimul Karim and Ban Barkawi CHENNAI/DHAKA/AMMAN: Nizar Kochery has been fighting for migrant workers' rights in the courts for decades, but he has never felt so overwhelmed. As the coronavirus pandemic forced tens of thousands of South Asian...
By Geoffrey Kamadi NAIROBI: Exposed to both drought and flash floods, Makueni was one of the first counties in Kenya to set up its own fund to help small-scale farmers cope with worsening climate change impacts, and dedicate local resources to tackling the problem.