Environmental news stories from around the world, featuring the latest on pollution, flooding and conservation.
Nuclear plants need to be protected against natural disasters occurring once every 10,000 years.
Shifts in atmospheric circulation quickly created the Sahara Desert less than 6,000 years ago.
Climate change will halve Vietnam's coffee plantations by 2050, but destroying forests for more plantations would make the problem worse.
Those with asthma, heart or lung problems, or with babies in London warned to take care when outdoors.
The overall number of tornadoes hasn't increased, but they're coming in bigger, more dangerous clusters.
The decade saw freakishly bad weather – and if the cold didn't kill you, famine, disease or poverty might.
Protesters have spent months rallying against the pipeline project, saying it poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.
Eruption in 946CE released more climate forcing gasses than any other volcano in last 2,000 years.
Plummeting temperatures created freezing conditions – and glorious photo opportunities – across Britain.
The expedition aims to tackle gender inequality in science and boost female leadership in fighting climate change.
The rate of deforestation in the Amazon is on the rise again. Over the past four years it has risen 35%.
Banda Detachment will 'explain how one of Earth's deepest sea areas became so deep'.
Skyscraper at centre of city has been sinking and tilting since it was completed in 2009.
Fast-melting glacier is breaking apart in a manner previously unseen in an Antarctic ice sheet.
A report from the Arctic Council identifies approaching social and ecological tipping points.