The Maldivian Red Crescent and the Maldivian Medical Association have raised a total of MVR2.5million (US$162,127) for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal.

Over 50 percent of Pakistan''s population is living below the poverty line, a World Bank report titled "World Development Indicators (WDI) 2015" maintains.

Black carbon (BC) aerosols impact climate and air quality. Since BC from fossil versus biomass combustion have different optical properties and different abilities to penetrate the lungs, it is important to better understand their relative contributions in strongly affected regions such as South Asia.

The Addu City Council has on Thursday said that they are preparing to sign a contract with a company that would collect waste from households in the city.

Health Minister Iruthisham Adam has stated that Maldivians on average start smoking at a very young age and that habit usually starts from home.

The ministry of environment and energy has launched a waste management campaign today to raise awareness among the public.

The environment ministry has signed contracts to build waste management centres in four islands in Noonu atoll and an incinerator shed in Raa atoll Vandhoo.

Khulna Correspondent :A three-day international workshop on climate change, participated by 12 nations and 22 development partners, concluded here on Sunday.Organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The new green tax for tourists will be introduced in Maldives from November 2015 at a rate of US$6 per bed per night. Read more in November 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Maldives.

Kathmandu: Maldives believes it is time to walk the talk on climate policies jointly-supported by all South Asian countries, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen said at the 18th SAARC Summit here We