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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Pic: AP.

Australia pledges $165 million to UN climate fund

By Wed, Dec 10, 2014 2:23PM UTC Comments Off Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Pic: AP.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Australia has made a surprise pledge of 200 million Australian dollars ($165 million) to a key U.N. climate fund....

20 Year Anniversary Celebration for MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design at Oxford Brookes University

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 5:37PM UTC Comments Off 20 Year Anniversary Celebration for MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design at Oxford Brookes University

On 31 October the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University held a 20 year anniversary celebration for the master’s degree in Sustainable Building: Performance and Design. The event took place at Headington Hill Hall and was attended by over forty alumni, staff and current students. The event began with an opening speech on the...

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:34AM UTC Comments Off A Chinese fishing vessel is seen stranded after it ran aground at the Tubbataha reefs. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year....

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:15AM UTC Comments Off Cambodian and Thai villagers presenting their case at SUHAKAM. Pic: EarthRights International.

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns -- but there is some cause to believe that may be changing...

September sets new global heat record

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 9:37AM UTC Comments Off Floodwaters flow to a lower area as villagers rebuild an embankment in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

September brought more record heat globally, and U.S. meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded....

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