China's environment minister says the country's new leadership will put greater emphasis on curbing the nation's "severe" pollution.
Environment Minister Xie Zhenhua says China has cut the amount of pollution emitted by its industries and cities over the past five years.
But Mr. Xie says pollution levels are still far too high and a con..
The EU should do more to help developing countries meet the challenge of global warming, the European Commission said today. In a communication, the EU executive proposed raising the policy profile of climate change in the bloc's development cooperation. Among strategic priorities identified are to support poorer countries in adapting to ha..
A major streamlining of EU rules on maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticides in foods and feed has been proposed by the European Commission. Pesticide makers broadly welcomed the plan, which officials said should remove longstanding obstacles to intra-community trade caused by differing national MRLs.
Under a draft regulation issued..
KYOTO-Two key international goals of securing safe water and basic sanitation are closely interconnected and should be addressed together, experts attending the Third World Water Forum said Sunday.
The U.N. Millenium Summit in 2000 established goals of cutting by half the proportion of the global population that does not have access to..
An emergency situation has been declared at the Port of Brisbane where up to 1.5 million litres of crude oil has leaked from a ruptured pipeline at the Santos terminal.
At this stage emergency crews have contained the oil to creeks and wetlands in an area of about eight hectares in the Lytton industrial estate.
But Tom James from Queensl..