Environment

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Published 01/12/2017

French farmer Marc Leprince pulls up a dead weed in an alfalfa field non-treated with weedkillers during an interview with Reuters in Greneville-en-Beauce, France, November [more…]

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Published 01/12/2017

An old windmill stands in front of wind turbines in a paddock near the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made [more…]

Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Quake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Published 27/11/2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. [more…]

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Published 27/11/2017

A Balinese man sits as Mount Agung volcano erupts at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. ChristoDENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - [more…]

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Rising Chinese ozone levels cause higher mortality: study

Published 27/11/2017

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rising ozone pollution in China’s cities has emerged as a major health risk, causing a rise in deaths from strokes and heart [more…]

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

Published 23/11/2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north [more…]

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

Published 22/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A nighttime view of Europe made possible by the "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a [more…]

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's research farm is pictured near Carman, Manitoba, Canada August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Prong/File Photo (This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to [more…]

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A destroyed home is seen from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey surveying the aftermath from Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands [more…]

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Published 10/11/2017

The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. [more…]