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Environment

China bans plastic bags in ecologically fragile Tibet

China has banned ultra-thin plastic bags in ecologically fragile southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region.

Study finds ice retreat on Mount Everest

Mount Everest has lost significant amounts of ice over the last 89 years, according to a group that recently travelled to Everest to take exactly the same picture that another explorer did in 1921.

Vietnam next after China and Philippines hit by major storm

Typhoon Conson has been downgraded Saturday to Tropical Storm Conson, after hammering the Philippines and China’s Hainan Island during the week.

EU Member States back new rules for auctioning of emissions allowances

EU Member States supported today proposed rules for auctioning emission allowances valid for the third trading period of the EU ETS starting in 2013 as well as allowances to be used by aircraft operators already as from 2012.