Strong quake rattles Greece

An earthquake struck western Greece, but no injuries or damage has been reported. The US Geological Survey said the 5.7 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 33 kilometres. The Athens Geodynamic Institute measured the quake at 5.4 and said

Climate Camp Targets RBS

The latest Climate Camp protest is targeting the Edinburgh headquarters of the government owned Royal Bank of Scotland. Around 100 activists are on site now – setting up marquees, eco-toilets and kitchens. Workshops and training sessions are also taking place

Russian heat wave dents hopes of climate “winners”

Russia’s summer heat wave has dimmed prospects that northern countries will “win” from climate change thanks to factors such as longer crop-growing seasons or fewer deaths from winter cold, experts say. Canada, Nordic countries and Russia have been portrayed as

Mexico City bans plastic shopping bags

Shops in Mexico City risk being fined up to 90,000 dollars if they give customers plastic shopping bags in defiance of a new environmental law that has come into effect, officials said Friday. The law, adopted in August 2009 and

Nearly 60 whales die in New Zealand mass stranding

Nearly 60 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach in New Zealand on Friday, conservation officials said. The mass stranding of a pod of 73 whales was discovered mid-morning and Carolyn Smith from the Department of Conservation

22 mile underwater oil slick, detected in the Gulf

Experts said Thursday they have mapped a 35-kilometer (22 mile) long underwater plume of oil that spewed from BP’s ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, seeming to challenge US government assertions that most of the oil has disappeared. The oily underwater

4 million homeless in Pakistan

The number of people rendered homeless by the devastating floods in Pakistan has risen to more than 4 million, making the critical task of securing greater amounts of aid more urgent, the United Nations said. The UN had earlier said

Food supplies most at risk in Afghanistan and Africa

Afghanistan and nations in sub-Saharan Africa are most at risk from shocks to food supplies such as droughts or floods while Nordic countries are least vulnerable, according to an index released on Thursday. “Of 50 nations most at risk, 36

Norway to pay 30 million dollars to save Indonesian forests

Norway agreed Thursday to advance 30 million dollars to Indonesia in the first installment of a planned billion-dollar scheme to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. After two days of talks in Jakarta, Norwegian officials said they were

Clegg to outline green firms plan

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was outlining plans to support green businesses as the coalition Government attempts to move on from the row over benefit cuts. Mr Clegg, who is standing in for David Cameron during the Prime Minister’s holiday,