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Past decade UK's second hottest in last century

ANKARA The past decade saw the second warmest temperatures in the last century in the U.K., as the country's climate is getting warmer, the U.K.'s Met Office announced Friday. "The 2010s...

Turkey shuts power plants for not installing filters

ANKARA Turkey shut down five thermal power plants completely and one other partially for failure to comply with the law to install filters, authorities said Wednesday. Four out of seven plants...

Year of climate strike: Climate change protests in 2019

ANKARA Along with a large number of protests that were based on political or economical aspects from Asia to Latin America, climate protests also hit the streets and squares around...

Turkey: Canal Istanbul gets environmental green light

ANKARA The planned Canal Istanbul Turkish megaproject got the environmental green light on Monday. The Environment and Urbanization Ministry gave the approval in a report submitted over a year after environmental...

Turkey recovers 48M tons of waste in 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish composting, co-incineration and other facilities recovered 48 million tons of waste in 2018, according to official figures released Monday. While eight composting plants processed 138,000 tons of waste to...

Carbon markets threaten people, planet: NGO

ANKARA Carbon markets are the reemergence of a threat to the world that could obstruct action on climate change, according to a non-governmental organization. "The world faces the reemergence of a...

Turkey: Students produce power bank from waste battery

HATAY, Turkey Group of students in southern Turkey produced power bank, called "Hassa" from waste laptop batteries. A group of vocational high school students in the Hassa district of Hatay province...

New Delhi air is world's most polluted: Watchdog group

NEW DELHI India’s capital New Delhi has the most polluted air in the world, according to an air quality watchdog. Two other Indian cities, Kolkata and Mumbai, also made the dirty...

Turkey’s largest observatory to operate in 2021

ERZURUM, Turkey  An observatory in eastern Turkey will receive the first light from space by the end of 2021. Construction of Eastern Anatolian Observatory (DAG), which continues only five months a...

Over 1,000 birds die in India

ANKARA Death of over 1,000 migratory birds in India’s western Rajasthan province has sent shock waves across bird watchers who are unable to comprehend what led to the mass deaths. Locals...

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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