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Hope, caution from UK charities on World Oceans Day

LONDON The COVID-19 pandemic presents a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for the biggest experiment ever to find out what happens when humans are removed from the oceans, David Jones,...

Chernobyl nuclear disaster marks 34 years

ANKARA  The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a...

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...

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...

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),...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

Turkish scientists determine age of centuries-old tree

ANKARA Nuclear physicists in Turkey's Ankara University determined the age of an olive tree in country's west by using the luminescence dating method for the first time. Laboratory tests...

Turkey to plant 11 million saplings in Nov

ANKARA Turkey will plant 11 million saplings at 2023 different locations across Turkey on Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. local time (0811GMT). Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry Ministry launched a campaign, "Breath...

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...

Climate strikes, environmental protests in April 2020

ANKARA  In April, people across the world continued to stage strikes, demonstrations and protests calling for action against climate change and damage to the environment. Activists and concerned citizens alike continued...

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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...