Environment

Little sun bear’s facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

Little sun bear’s facial mimicry reveals complex social skills

Published 21/03/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sun bears, the smallest of the world’s eight bear species, are generally solitary animals, content to spend most of their time alone [more…]

U.S. Air Force grounds Boeing’s KC-46 tankers over debris issue

U.S. Air Force grounds Boeing’s KC-46 tankers over debris issue

Published 01/03/2019

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air force said on Friday it had stopped accepting Boeing Co’s KC-46 tankers since Feb. 20 and is working with the [more…]

German Economy Minister: Do not want imported nuclear power to make…

German Economy Minister: Do not want imported nuclear power to make…

Published 28/01/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Monday said that he did not want Germany to compensate for a planned phase out of [more…]

Plastic finds second life in Portuguese street artist’s work

Plastic finds second life in Portuguese street artist’s work

Published 23/01/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A lemur made of damaged car bumpers and bin lids. An owl made from plastic junk. Colorful animals have popped up in [more…]

China’s State Grid to invest $5.7 billion into pumped hydro storage…

China’s State Grid to invest $5.7 billion into pumped hydro storage…

Published 09/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s State Grid Corp [STGRD.UL] will invest 38.7 billion yuan ($5.66 billion) to build five pumped hydro storage plants across the country, [more…]

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

Published 27/12/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor [more…]

Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

Published 14/12/2018

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he [more…]

Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

Published 13/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man was caught at New York’s JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the [more…]

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to…

Published 10/12/2018

JINAN, China (Reuters) - In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks [more…]

New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste,…

New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste,…

Published 29/11/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could [more…]