More than a dozen forest fires raging in Chile

Sixteen forest fires continued to rage across various parts of Chile Tuesday, but 14 other blazes were brought under control, the National Forestry Corporation, or Conaf, said.

China raises alert level to warn of extreme pollution

China Saturday issued an orange alert, the most serious warning after a red alert, citing the dangerous pollution levels registered in various parts of the country that have forced expressways to close and flights to be either delayed or cancelled.

‘Substitute building materials can limit environmental damage’

Research should be directed at expeditiously developing alternative building material as heightened construction activities were taking a toll on the environment through "unprecedented sand mining from river beds", adviser to the Prime Minister, TKA Nair said Thursday.

China punishes officials for not acting against polluters

China`s ministry of supervision Thursday revealed 10 major cases of environmental damage in which local officials were punished for failing to prevent or act after severe pollution.

Mayan civilisation collapse blamed on environmental damage

The collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage, says a US archaeologist.