Swiss reject law to help country meet Paris carbon emissions goal

Swiss voters rejected a trio of environmental proposals on June 13, including a new law intended to help the country meet its goal for cutting carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

A new CO2 law was narrowly rejected, with 51.6% of voters opposing it in a nationwide referendum conducted under the country's system of direct democracy.

Soil is the solution: Op-ed

What do you think of when you hear the word "desertification?" Sand dunes slowly encroaching on bountiful farmland? The Sahara and Gobi taking over Africa and Asia? Rivers and streams drying up? That's certainly part of it. But the key impact of desertification is the degradation of land - to the point where soil becomes so damaged that it no longer supports life.

HRW calls for transparency over lead contamination at Lesvos migrant camp

Greek authorities should release test results and other vital information about lead contamination at the Kara Tepe migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos to protect the health of residents and workers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

Former AgriMin Valeriu Tabara: Growing aridity impacts almost 70 pct of country's surface

In an interview for AGERPRES, former Minister of Agriculture and current head of the Academy for Agricultural Science Valeriu Tabara said that in Romania, the ongoing, undisputable climate change has brought along a gradual rise in temperatures in the last 15-20 years, by 2 - 2.5 degrees Celsius on average, thus triggering a soil drying process, particularly in the regions of Dobrogea, the Danu

At Least 13 People Died after Landslides in California

At least 13 are already the victims of the muddy streams that took home and destroyed an important road in Montessito, in the southern part of the US state of California. There are destroyed houses, whose inhabitants are missing. The area, hit by a storm and torrential rains, has recently been hit by forest fires as well.