Natural environment

Policeman who hailed death of Gezi victim ‘pathological case,’ lawyer says

The trial into a policeman who hailed Gezi victim Berkin Elvan’s death on Facebook started Dec. 23, with the lawyer representing the victim’s family labeling the officer as a “pathological case who takes pleasure in the death of a 14-year-old.”

Oceans laden with 269,000 tons of plastic: study

The world's oceans are laden with nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution, international researchers said on Wednesday after a six-year study of conditions across the globe.
The findings in the journal PLOS ONE show that larger plastic debris usually lingers around the coast, but gets churned into tiny particles further from shore.

Central America's new coffee buzz: Renewable energy

That morning cup of coffee gives many of us a needed boost, but Central American coffee farmers have found a new source of energy in their beans: Turning agricultural wastewater into biogas.

An often-overlooked byproduct of the world's favorite stimulant, the water used to process raw coffee beans is usually dumped back into the environment untreated.

Istanbul airport contractor gets new setback on coal plant project

Cengiz Construction is facing its second setback in a week after its project to build a coal plant on the shore of the Marmara Sea was suspended by a local administrative court, on the grounds that the assessment regarding the environmental impact of the facility was inadequate.