Environment

China to investigate local authorities’ efforts to control African…

China to investigate local authorities’ efforts to control African…

Published 15/07/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will carry out checks on local veterinary authorities in 10 provinces as it tries to [more…]

Later alligator: Chicago wants scaly resident out of local lagoon

Later alligator: Chicago wants scaly resident out of local lagoon

Published 10/07/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An alligator has taken up residence in a Chicago lagoon, surprising locals after a winter of polar temperatures in the third-largest U.S. [more…]

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Guangxi region

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Guangxi region

Published 07/07/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s southwestern region of Guangxi has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday. The new [more…]

U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk

U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk

Published 20/06/2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth [more…]

California ladybug swarm dozens of miles wide shows up on radar

California ladybug swarm dozens of miles wide shows up on radar

Published 06/06/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A swarm of many millions of ladybugs taking to the sky in Southern California this week to hunt for aphids has [more…]

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

Published 01/06/2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent [more…]

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea…

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea…

Published 20/05/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London’s Chelsea [more…]

Exclusive: Trump EPA did not await court ruling to loosen biofuel…

Exclusive: Trump EPA did not await court ruling to loosen biofuel…

Published 16/05/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration made it easier for oil refineries to get waivers from the nation’s biofuel law at least four months [more…]

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

Published 18/04/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi [more…]

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…]