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A full 44.7 million tonnes of so-called e-waste was generated around the world in 2016, up eight percent from 2014, according to the UN's International Telecommunication Union, the UN University and the International Solid Waste Association (AFP Photo/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / MANILA BULLETIN)

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

By Agence France-Presse The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged…

SNAIL’S PACE – A truck and some cars drive through the snow-covered E19 Highway in Kontich, as cold temperatures sweep across Belgium, Monday. (AFP)

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

By (AFP) High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international…

French President Emmanuel Macron attends the "Tech for Planet" event at the "Station (C) Yahoo

France awards millions in grants to US scientists

By (AP) Paris — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of…