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China’s new pollution rules will have global impact

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:00AM UTC Shanghai smog. Pic: Leo Fung (Flickr CC)

Operating a global system makes everything a global issue. Case in point: pollution-fighting measures in China are shaking up global coal markets. Recent legislation will ban the burning of the dirtiest coal in China’s urban areas, effectively limiting imports on coal that contains high levels of ash and sulfur starting

Cambodians protest resettlement deal with Australia

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014 1:08PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — About 100 people, including Buddhist monks, have protested outside of Australia’s embassy in Cambodia against a deal to be signed later Friday that will see asylum-seekers rejected by Australia resettle in Cambodia. A senior Australian minister says the bilateral agreement will cost the Australian government

Australia says refugees to resettle in Cambodia

By Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:10AM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian government minister says only refugees who volunteer will be resettled in Cambodia as part of a new bilateral pact. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison will sign the pact with Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng in Phnom Penh on Friday to resettle refugees that Australia

German families to sue Ukraine over flight MH17 crash

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:56AM UTC Ukrainian emergency workers carry a victim's body in a bag as pro-Russian fighters stand in guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Ffight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine last week. Pic: AP.

BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17.

Australia rallies for action on climate change

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 7:49PM UTC Parents join the rally the fight for the future of their children. (Photo: R. Yoon/The Green Journal AU)

Families and children turned out in numbers for Melbourne’s climate rally held on Sunday as part of the People’s Climate Mobilisation Australia.

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