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Coal use must be progressively phased out: UN chief

ANKARA UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the use of renewables has to increase while coal consumption must end. His remarks came on the occasion of the 19th Darbari...

Germany should cooperate with China in science: EFI

ISTANBUL  Germany should exchange knowledge and technology with China, a commission said in a report presented to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI),...

Swedish activist refuses environmental award

ANKARA Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg declined Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019, saying climate movement does not need awards. "I have decided to decline this prize. Here’s why: 'I am currently...

Environmental disasters across world in April 2020

ANKARA The fourth month of 2020 saw numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa, including severe flooding in Afghanistan, landslides in Papua New Guinea and Kenya and...

Public planting 11M trees for greener Turkey: President

ANKARA By planting millions of young trees, the nation is working to foster a new lush green Turkey, said the nation’s president on Monday. The public is planting 11 million saplings...

Extreme-weather related disasters jump dramatically: UN

GENEVA There has been a dramatic rise in extreme weather-related events in the past 20 years, a UN agency said, with reported disasters jumping from just over 4,000 in 1980-1999...

Scientists unravel genetic ancestry of Indonesian people

JAKARTA A recent study which combined a historical approach with genetics research concluded that the dichotomy between "native" and "migrant" should never have become a subject of debate in the...

How can governments use behavioral science in fighting coronavirus?

ANKARA  Findings of a Dublin-based study indicated seven areas where behavioral science can make practical and strategic contributions to the battle against coronavirus. Behavioral sciences incorporate insights from psychology about what...

At least 42 killed in western Cameroon landslide

ANKARA At least 42 bodies have been retrieved from the rubble after a landslide incident in western Cameroon, local media reported. The landslide occurred early Tuesday in Gouache neighborhood in the...

The world becomes cleaner, as emissions fall in April

ANKARA The global lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 led to a massive drop in carbon emissions in April. Besides the fall in industrial production and...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...