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World Bank to loan Bangladesh $2bn for climate fight

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim Tuesday announced $2 billion in soft loans for Bangladesh to help one of the world's impoverished nations to fight climate change.
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EU draws fire for allowing 'overfishing' of Baltic cod

Brussels (AFP) - European Union ministers have agreed to cuts in Baltic cod catch quotas for next year that fall well short of calls by scientists worried about the stock's eventual collapse....
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More than 800 killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Florida hit

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Florida on Friday with howling winds and rolled northward up the U.S. Atlantic coast. ...
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Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said....
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The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live. ...
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400 acres donated to Yosemite National Park

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Robin Wainwright could have cashed-in on pristine grassland and forest he owned along the border with Yosemite National Park — building an upscale resort for a few fortunate guests....
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World's Largest Gorilla Species at Risk of Extinction

The population of the world's largest ape has collapsed over the last two decades. Fewer than 4,000 Grauer's gorillas remain in the wild, and now conservationists warn that the animals are at risk of extinction....
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Iran pistachio farms are dying of thirst

SIRJAN, Iran: The pistachio trees at the village in southern Iran are long dead, bleached white by the sun – the underground water reserves sucked dry by decades of over-farming and waste. ...
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Millions of US bees die from spray to fight Zika mosquitoes

Miami (AFP) - Beekeeper Juanita Stanley woke up stunned Monday morning when she realized the familiar buzz at her South Carolina apiary had gone silent....
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Louisiana residents without flood insurance face uncertainty

BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - Quenton Robins watched on Sunday morning as a giant metal claw clamped down on his mother's ruined belongings, snapping wooden cabinets with an audible crack as the operator of a giant mechanized arm slowly cleared a mound of debris from her yard in Baton Rouge....
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