Environment

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

Oct 17, 2017

Australian government rejects plan to generate 42 percent of country's power from wind, solar energy

Dutch team wins Australia solar-powered car race 7th time

Oct 12, 2017

A Dutch team has won a solar-powered car race across Australia for a seventh time, with a University of Michigan car taking second place in the biennial event

In Pacific, rising tensions evoke troubling nuclear legacy

Oct 7, 2017

Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands remains contaminated by radiation, part of a troubling nuclear testing legacy that continues to affect islands and people across the Pacific long after the U.S., Britain and France stopped their testing programs there

StarKist to pay $6.3M in American Samoa wastewater case

Sep 13, 2017

Officials say the world's largest supplier of canned tuna has agreed to pay a $6.3-million penalty for wastewater violations in American Samoa, where StarKist Co. is a major employer

Tony de Brum, global voice for fighting climate change, dies

Aug 23, 2017

Tony de Brum, the Marshall Islands former climate ambassador and a leading voice behind the Paris Agreement, has died at 72

UNESCO has 'serious concern' over Great Barrier Reef coral

Jun 3, 2017

A United Nations agency says it has "serious concern" about coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier and urges the government to work faster to improve water quality in the region

Priorities of coral and coal clash in Aussie Sunshine State

May 31, 2017

Unease and environmental concerns surround coal mine planned near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

New Zealand's ambitious plan to save birds: Kill every rat

May 12, 2017

People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, possum and stoat

Australia warns travelers to not bring in hitchhiking toads

May 11, 2017

Australian quarantine authorities have urged travelers through Asia to beware of hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe

1 dead, 14 sickened in New Zealand typhoid fever outbreak

Apr 4, 2017

An outbreak of typhoid fever among a church community in New Zealand has caused one death and left at least 14 other people hospitalized, health authorities said

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