New Zealand's rivers and lakes were given the country's first ever national standards for water quality on Thursday -- although critics said the standards would allow some waterways to get worse.

Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg see more severe nitrogen pollution than the rest of the EU countries, according to a newly released report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

CHINA’S agricultural yields could be hit by El Nino, a weather pattern that can bring drought in some parts while causing flooding in others, the agricultural ministry warned yesterday.

Some 14,500 people have been evacuated from their homes due to severe flooding in northeastern Argentina, state news agency Telam reported Monday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has intensified its response to the cholera outbreak in South Sudan after 63 people have lost their lives and 2,340 people treated for the disease.