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Pakistan's Karachi in danger of losing wildlife

KARACHI, Pakistan  Pakistan's largest city Karachi is today a picture of glossy skyscrapers, bustling shopping centers, shanty slums, and massive traffic jams like any other metropolis around the world. Although it...

South Africa staring down dire water crisis: Official

JOHANNESBURG As South Africa faces a serious water crisis, the country’s water and sanitation minister urged people Monday to use water sparingly before they start facing severe water restrictions. "South Africa...

EU spends $350B in environmental protection in 2018

ISTANBUL The European Union's member countries' expenditures reached €297 billion ($350 billion) in 2018, the 28-member-bloc's official authority said on Monday. National expenditure on environmental protection (NEEP) of EU members has...

Turkey should focus on plastic waste for economy, planet: Expert

ANKARA The production of raw materials from plastic waste is a key issue Turkey should focus on for its economic well-being and the planet’s future, according to a top engineer...

Climate refugees: Forgotten migrants in environment (3)

ISTANBUL Climate-related environmental disasters disrupt the right to life just as they hurt human health, according to the head of a refugee rights group. "Desperation describes their situation. No matter...

What is the life cycle of plastic in Turkey?

ANKARA What happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it into the waste bin? Experts say almost any plastic can be recycled, if you do it right. Unfortunately, more than...

Flamingos nesting in eastern Turkey ready to migrate

VAN, Turkey Flamingos nesting in Turkey's largest lake during the summer months are ready to migrate to warmer regions of Africa. The fluffy pink fowl with their slender necks add to...

New beetle species named after climate activist Greta

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg honored by having a new species of beetle named after her, says National History Museum

'Turkey aims to achieve zero waste by 2023'

KOCAELI, Turkey The concept of cities need to be reinterpreted as it requires new solutions on transportation, security and waste management, Turkey’s first lady said on Friday. Speaking at Kartepe Summit...

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...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...