Last month, oil magnate Royal Dutch Shell had an industrial accident, which asent one to two million gallons of oil straight into the ocen off the coast of Nigeria.
75 miles off the coast of the Niger delta, up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil were spilled, poisoning the water.
Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.
Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.
2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.
The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.
Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.
On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.
As global warming threatens the wellbeing of Alaskan walruses, the government has exacerbated the issue.
Expected rains have failed to arrive for successive seasons in and around Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, causing severe shortages of food and water for millions of people.