The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), a group representing OB-GYNs from 125 countries, released a report detailing the detrimental health effects caused by even small exposure to common chemicals like the ones found in pesticides, plastics, and air pollution. The health problems are even greater for babies exposed in the womb, who face increased risks of cancer, reduced cognitive function, and even miscarriage or stillbirth.
New research has traced the unrest in Syria and unfolding European migrant crisis to a drought induced by worsening climate change. Could a similar fate be in store for Asia, a region most vulnerable to its impacts?
The World Bank said coal was no cure for global poverty on Wednesday, rejecting a main industry argument for building new fossil fuel projects in developing countries.
The Pacific Ocean's El Nino weather pattern that's brought drought to the Caribbean, Asia, eastern Africa, and western Canada could last until next April. US forecasters say the chances of this now stand at 90 percent.
Climate change, which already affects the ASEAN region through more intense and frequent heat waves, droughts, floods, and tropical cyclones, will become even more severe, an expert says.