Plastic bags dumped by the roadside blight the landscape in many placesImage caption: Plastic bags dumped by the roadside blight the landscape in many places
The island nation of Madagascar has a dubious accolade: it is the world-leader in deforestation.
New York has declared a public health emergency following a measles outbreak.
The Netherlands has its first resident wolf population in 140 years, according to ecologists.
Two-year-old Thayi loves the aerosol therapy room at Senegal's Albert Royer Children's Hospital, where she gets to fall asleep on her mother's lap, breathing deeply - something that is usually hard
The Kenyan press is reporting "an outcry" over a ban on all plastic bags coming into effect today.
Eritrean human rights activists have accused the EU of funding a scheme in Eritrea that uses "forced labour".
Roads are not only relatively empty of cars.
People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall.
Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated.
Forfeiting our commons
The Lancet’s Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition
President Obama's grand climate plan does not add up
Climate change can no longer be ignored
NGO demands withdrawal of Niyamgiri gram sabha notificatio