Least Developed Countries demand climate finance figures from rich nations by end of year
Peruvian ocean conservationist wins top honours in prestigious international award
World Environment Day
Austria Torrential Flooding Kills One, Leaves 2 Persons Missing
At least one person died and two other persons reported missing after torrential rains hit Austria on Sunday, according to reports.
The massive rainfall has caused widespread landslides and flooding that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes.
Mongolian Gold Miners Put Health before Wealth
Model Processing Plant Allows Artisanal Miners to Turn Their Back on Highly Toxic Mercury
Behind the unassuming brick walls of a remote compound in Mongolia’s Mandal district lies what may be part of the solution to the pressing health challenge posed by the use of mercury in artisanal small-scale gold mining.
Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin that is especially harmful to developing foetuses and young children. Once emitted, mercury can travel great distances through the atmosphere, causing global contamination of ecosystems, animals and the human food chain.
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