Environmental news stories from around the world, featuring the latest on pollution, flooding and conservation.
As only about 60 vaquita porpoises survive today the ban is crucial to avoid extinction of the species.
Migaloo was spotted in Iluka in northern New South Wales and also off the Gold Coast in Queensland.
The historic journey began on 9 March, 2015, with the aim of promoting clean energy.
Extrapolated data from a new survey suggests a third of solar industry jobs have been lost in the last 12 months.
Thousands of homes near LA were evacuated wildfires raged in drought-parched canyons north of the city.
Five year drought in California means fires are spreading with ease say firefighters.
Hottest day ever recorded was 56.7C in Death Valley in 1913, but that figure is disputed.
Final leg of Solar Impulse flight could be most difficult, because it's too sunny
The Chinese army has been deployed to rescue stranded villages and provide supplies
Quartz crystals from Long Valley caldera reveal how gas powering supereruptions accumulates in just a year.
Patches of ground on Bely Island bubbles underfoot in what is believed to be a newly recorded phenomenon.
Heavy downpours cause havoc in Beijing and other parts of China, leading to some of the worst flooding in years
The UK is getting ready for some severe thunderstorms and some might have an ominous red tint.
Massive magma reservoir is growing beneath the Toba caldera - but we are safe for thousands of years
Asteroid impact would have burned huge oil reserves, potentially blocking 90% of the sun for years.