Canada unveils carbon emissions offset market

Canada unveiled Wednesday a national carbon emissions market to help it meet its climate goals by allowing cities, farmers and others to sell credits for CO2 reductions to heavier polluters.

Key Iraq irrigation reservoir close to drying out

Iraq's Lake Hamrin, a once-vast reservoir northeast of Baghdad that is the sole source of water for irrigation across Diyala province, has nearly dried out, a senior official said Friday.

Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 12

The death toll from a cyclone that struck Mozambique this week climbed to 12 on Sunday after devastating wind and rain lashed the southern African country.

Strong earthquake shakes remote area in western China

A strong overnight earthquake shook a sparsely populated area in western China early Saturday and forced the suspension of high-speed rail service because of tunnel damage, authorities said. There were no immediate reports ...

Rare leopard captured in northern Iraq

An endangered leopard captured in Iraq's mountainous north had its hind leg amputated on Friday following a trap-inflicted wound, an AFP photographer said.

Powerful typhoon hits Philippines, nearly 100,000 evacuated

A powerful typhoon slammed into the southeastern Philippines on Thursday and was blowing across island provinces where nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from high-risk areas that could be devastated by flash floods, ...

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