ICC prosecutors to step up focus on ecological crimes

Sep 16, 2016

ICC prosecutors to step up focus on ecological crimes

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Thursday put big business and politicians on notice of a greater focus on environmental destruction and illegal land grabs as possible crimes against humanity. In a new ICC internal policy, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said her office ...

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

Sep 16, 2016

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverge on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than 2 degrees Celsius. The broad challenge in meeting that goal — the ...

Hawaii prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

Sep 9, 2016

Hawaii prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

Hawaii officials on Thursday proposed a series of steps to fight coral bleaching that’s threatening the state’s reefs, including new marine protected areas, limits on fishing and controlling polluted runoff from land. Hawaii’s ocean temperatures have been rising as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere ...